Gemcom Software International Inc.

Gemcom Software International Inc.

June 30, 2005 15:21 ET

Gemcom Partners with Business Objects to Launch New In-Site™ Product

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - June 30, 2005) - Gemcom Software International Inc. (TSX:GCM) today announced it has entered into an Original Equipment Manufacturer's (OEM) agreement with Business Objects (NASDAQ:BOBJ), the world's leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Gemcom will include BusinessObjects™ XI, the industry's most advanced and complete business intelligence platform, in its forthcoming release of In-Site™, an innovative mine production information management system.

"Business Objects business intelligence software is used by organizations worldwide to gain better insight into their business, improve decision making, and optimize performance," said Wyatt Mullin, vice president of worldwide OEM sales at Business Objects. "The embedding of BusinessObjects XI within InSite™ provides Gemcom customers with direct access to our advanced reporting, query and analysis, performance management, and data integration functionality to improve operational performance. We look forward to working with Gemcom to build a strong relationship that leverages Gemcom's extensive mining domain knowledge and a mature suite of mine planning tools to help joint customers gain a competitive advantage."

"The In-Site™ platform enables Gemcom to deliver mine production management solutions that allow mine managers to pinpoint the areas of their operations that are underperforming," said Omid Ejtemai, Gemcom's Executive Vice President. "Sealing this deal with Business Objects allows us to provide innovative solutions to this common problem at mine sites. It's another example of how Gemcom builds its platform to meet the expanding needs of our clients."

With the forthcoming release of In-Site™, Gemcom will establish a new benchmark in mine production information systems. In-Site™ builds upon the proven capability of Gemcom's ProdTrak product.

"In-Site™ will define the next generation in production information management systems for the mining value chain," said Peter Orr, Gemcom Senior Product Manager. "In-Site™ extends the powerful activity-event tracking capability of Gemcom's production information management solutions to the mining enterprise as a whole, with the best-of-breed business intelligence technology provided by Business Objects."

"In-Site™ will give Mine Managers the engine they need to optimize decision making throughout their operation.

In-Site™ captures and integrates activity data from equipment systems across the mining value chain into a single production data warehouse," continues Orr. "Using advanced business intelligence technology from Business Objects; In-Site™ gives mine production managers both Performance Dashboards that summarize production performance at a glance as well as web-based Production-Detail Reports that provide the information needed to make daily production decisions."

"In-Site™ is the first product in this market to extend near real-time production capability across the entire mining enterprise and provides executives with a web-based near real-time view of the entire mining operation," concludes Orr.

About Gemcom Software

Gemcom is a global provider of Mine Production Management Solutions (In-Site™). Established in 1985, the Company delivers technical mining applications, professional services, training, and support. Reliable, timely information provided by Gemcom's In-Site™ permits greater control throughout the mine lifecycle, which can translate into significant productivity gains.
Gemcom has a customer base of more than 1000 mine sites in over 90 countries, including such industry giants as Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Codelco, CVRD, De Beers, Noranda, Rio Tinto, and Teck Cominco, which rely on Gemcom's software to facilitate economic decision-making at their operations.

About Business Objects

Business Objects is the world's leading business intelligence (BI) software company. With more than 30,000 customers worldwide, including over 80 percent of the Fortune 500, Business Objects helps organizations gain better insight into their business, improve decision making, and optimize enterprise performance. The company's business intelligence platform, BusinessObjects™ XI, offers the BI industry's most advanced and complete platform for reporting, query and analysis, performance management, and data integration. BusinessObjects XI includes Crystal Reports®, the industry standard for enterprise reporting. Business Objects has also built the industry's strongest and most diverse partner community, with more than 3,000 partners worldwide. In addition, the company offers consulting and education services to help customers effectively deploy their business intelligence projects.

Business Objects has dual headquarters in San Jose, Calif., and Paris, France. The company's stock is traded on both the Nasdaq (BOBJ) and Euronext Paris (ISIN:FR0004026250 - BOB) stock exchanges. More information about Business Objects can be found at

Business Objects and the Business Objects logo, BusinessObjects, and Crystal Reports are trademarks or registered trademarks of Business Objects S.A. or its affiliated companies in the United States and/or other countries. All other names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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