Gemcom Software International Inc.
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Gemcom Software International Inc.

May 13, 2008 21:08 ET

Gemcom InSite Awarded Most Innovative Vertical Industry Software by Leading Computing Technology Association

Second Software Award for Gemcom This Year

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 13, 2008) - Gemcom Software International Inc. (TSX:GCM), the largest global supplier of specialised mining productivity solutions, has won its second software award for 2008 with Gemcom InSite™, its industry-leading mine performance management solution. InSite won the Computing Technology Industry Association's (CompTIA) SoftwareCEO Software Innovation Award for Most Innovative Vertical Industry Software.

CompTIA is the leading trade association for the world's information technology industry and its SoftwareCEO Software Innovation Awards recognise innovative software products and new business models in eight different categories. These awards recognise products, ideas and business models that break with conventional software ideas and processes producing results that go well beyond marginal improvements on existing solutions. In seeking to determine these breakthrough achievements in delivering innovative software products to market, each product is evaluated on:

- Scope of the innovation - What business problem/opportunity does the innovation address and what is the size of the problem/opportunity?

- Impact of the innovation on software or the software industry - What practical results (sales, users, profits, etc.) has the innovation had on a software product or the software industry? The innovation must be new and have both a current and future impact; and

- How novel is the innovation - How does the innovation break with traditional ideas or processes?

"Recognition of InSite as a key industry technology by a leading global IT association like CompTIA is a fantastic achievement for us," said Robert Selzler, Gemcom's vice president of marketing. "The Innovation Awards specifically look at the positive impact software solutions have on solving industry problems, which underlines the important role that InSite has to play in the mining industry."

Winners were announced at CompTIA's Software Marketing Perspectives Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, California. Gemcom succeeded against six other finalists in the Most Innovative Vertical Industry Software category which was judged by a panel of software industry experts.

"This year's SoftwareCEO Software Innovation Awards competition featured more than 90 entries, a record number," said David Sommer, chief operating officer, CompTIA, and publisher of SoftwareCEO. "It's a testament to the creativity and vibrancy of the software market, which continues to produce products and services that deliver real business value to customers. By winning this award, Gemcom has demonstrated it is at the forefront of innovation."

Gemcom InSite delivers planning and production management information through a highly-flexible web portal that draws upon a single source of integrated data. The system provides role-based access to key performance indicators, reports, production metrics, cost measures, safety and environmental indicators. Gemcom recently signed agreements with two major Australian companies, mining and civil construction contractor Macmahon Holdings Limited (ASX:MAH) and Australia's largest iron ore contract miners, HWE Mining, for the implementation of Gemcom InSite as their business support application and production management system. For more information on InSite, visit www.gemcomsoftware.com/insite.

In January, Gemcom announced that its Gemcom Surpac™ software had been selected as the winner of Mining Magazine's 2007 award for "Mine Planning and Resource Modelling" software.

About SoftwareCEO.com

SoftwareCEO is a resource-packed electronic newsletter and web portal built by software executives for software executives. It's the software industry's "Page One" for information and advice on software marketing, software sales, software business, software pricing and financing, and software services. For more information, visit http://www.softwareceo.com.

About CompTIA

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the voice of the world's $3 trillion information technology industry. CompTIA membership extends into more than 100 countries and includes companies at the forefront of innovation; the channel partners and solution providers they rely on to bring their products to market; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their technology investments. For more information, please visit www.comptia.org.

About Gemcom

When mining companies seek to increase mine productivity, they turn to Gemcom for technology and services. The Company is home to world-renowned mining solutions like GEMS, Surpac, Minex, Whittle, and InSite and to industry thought-leaders who are pushing the boundaries of what's possible in mining. Established in 1985, Gemcom has a global reach delivering comprehensive solutions in all major mining centres in more than 90 countries. Every major mining company, including BHP Billiton, Codelco, De Beers, Newmont and Vale, is a Gemcom client. Through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions, the Company has become the largest global supplier of specialised mining productivity solutions. Gemcom is listed on the TSX under the ticker "GCM". For more information, visit www.gemcomsoftware.com.

Gemcom, the Gemcom logo and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Gemcom Software International Inc. GEMS, Surpac, Minex, Whittle, MineSched, PCBC and Gemcom InSite are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Gemcom Software International Inc.

Contact Information

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    Garth Albright, Chief Financial Officer
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    (604) 684-6550
    Email: galbright@gemcomsoftware.com
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    (403) 538-4845
    Email: nhurst@equicomgroup.com
    or
    Gemcom Software International Inc.
    Mark Bese, Marketing Communications Manager
    Corporate Communications
    (604) 684-6550 ext. 4481
    Email: mbese@gemcomsoftware.com