HWE Mining Selects Gemcom InSite to Drive Cost Efficiencies



    Gemcom InSite to standardise production reporting, measurements, support
    continuous improvement initiatives

    PERTH, Australia and VANCOUVER, Canada, March 27 /CNW/ - Gemcom Software
International Inc. (TSX:GCM), the largest global supplier of specialised
mining productivity solutions, today announced that HWE Mining, Australia's
largest contract miner of iron ore, will implement Gemcom InSite(TM) as its
production management system.
    Gemcom InSite will introduce new mine production management capabilities
to HWE Mining by enabling the company to leverage operations data in
production reporting, measurements and analytics. HWE Mining manages complex
and cost-intensive mining activities on behalf of mine owners that include
drill and blast, loading and hauling, processing, train loading,
infrastructure management and maintenance.
    "Gemcom and its InSite system will enable us to further improve
efficiency across various mining operations," said John Jones, HWE Mining's
General Manager. "InSite delivers end-to-end coverage of both mining and
processing activities. This will enable us to report on and analyse the
performance of our operations as well as control costs and increase
productivity. It also gives us the ability to standardise metrics and KPIs to
support our continuous improvement initiatives."
    "The Gemcom InSite system will play a critical role in supporting HWE
Mining's strategic initiatives," said Rick Moignard, Gemcom's president and
CEO. "With our global reach and a strong local presence in Australia, Gemcom
can deploy, scale and support InSite systems wherever HWE Mining has
operations."

    Benefits InSite will deliver to HWE Mining include:

    
    -   Standardised production reporting, key performance indicators and
        measurements across operations.

    -   Automatic data capture from mining applications, with the ability to
        manually upload data when required, to a secure, central database.

    -   Anytime, anywhere access to production information for staff at mine
        sites and corporate offices.

    -   An enhanced ability to retain and train staff by employing a
        user-friendly, cutting-edge solution.
    

    Used by mining operations all over the world, Gemcom InSite is an
industry-leading mine performance management solution, delivering planning and
production 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.

    About HWE Mining

    HWE Mining is a leader in the Australian resources industry. It operates
14 mine sites throughout Australia and New Zealand and is Australia's largest
contract miner of iron ore. HWE Mining provides a complete mining service
including drill and blast, load and haul, processing, train loading,
infrastructure management, maintenance and other related services for open pit
and underground mines. Part of Leighton Contractors' Mining Division, HWE
Mining combines the strength of Australia's premier contract mining and
services provider with its reputation as a leader in large-scale materials
handling and minerals processing, offering unparalleled expertise and total
service capabilities to mine owners. For more information, visit
www.hwe.com.au.

    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.

    This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning the
future performance of Gemcom's business, its operations, and its financial
performance and condition. These forward-looking statements are based on
management's current expectations and judgment. The Company cautions readers
that all forward-looking information is inherently uncertain and actual
results may differ materially from the assumptions, estimates, or expectations
reflected or contained in the forward-looking information, and that actual
future performance will be affected by a number of factors, including but not
limited to economic conditions, technological change, and changes in
competitive factors, many of which are beyond the Company's control. Risks and
uncertainties that could affect Gemcom's business are discussed more
extensively in the MD&A section of the Company's most recent annual report and
annual information form, which are available on the Company's website or on
SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Future events and results may vary significantly from
what management currently foresees. These forward-looking statements are made
as of the date of this release and management assumes no obligation to update
or revise these statements to reflect new events or circumstances.

    
    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.
    





For further information:

For further information: Gemcom Investor Communications: Garth Albright,
Chief Financial Officer, (604) 684-6550, galbright@gemcomsoftware.com; Nick
Hurst, Vice President, The Equicom Group, (403) 538-4845,
nhurst@equicomgroup.com; Gemcom Corporate Communications, Mark Bese, Marketing
Communications Manager, (604) 684-6550 ext. 4481, mbese@gemcomsoftware.com;
Gemcom Australia Communications, Jenny Packer, Marketing Coordinator, +61 (8)
9420 1313, jpacker@gemcomsoftware.com; HWE Mining Corporate Communications,
Jessica Bowker, Communications Manager, +61 (8) 9389 4869,
jessica.bowker@hwe.com.au

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