Gemcom InSite 2.1 Delivers Enhanced Functionality To Global Mining Companies

    Latest Version Includes Multi-Site Reporting, Internationalisation

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - Gemcom Software International Inc. (TSX:GCM),
the largest global supplier of specialised mining productivity solutions,
today announced the release of Gemcom InSite 2.1, the latest version of
Gemcom's industry-leading mine performance management solution. With an InSite
system, mining companies are able to improve operational performance by
rapidly deploying a system that captures data from disparate mining
applications and operational data sources, tying the information together
through a web portal that delivers measures, reports and analytics.
    "Mining companies today are focused on achieving operational excellence
in global operations through management of key performance indicators," said
Peter Orr, senior product manager for Gemcom InSite. "InSite enables mining
engineers and mine managers to monitor KPIs, analyse problems and respond
immediately. It is a versatile solution that captures, validates and reports
production data in both open pit and underground operations. With release 2.1,
InSite provides companies with the capability to compare operational
performance across multiple mines and to deliver information to users in their
local language."
    The Multi-Site Consolidated Reporting feature of InSite 2.1 enables
mining companies to continuously track the progress of their operations
against corporate goals. InSite 2.1 provides flexible data synchronization
configurations to support a range of corporate wide area network systems. By
consolidating data from local operations at the regional and corporate level,
companies can track overall performance against corporate totals, averages,
budgets and plans. Senior management gain access to up-to-date planning and
production data from all sites and the ability to analyse costs by equipment,
activity, region and other factors.
    Using the new Internationalisation Framework in InSite 2.1, mining
companies can roll out a common mine performance management solution out
across all their operations. System users are able to utilise the same
calculated measures, KPIs and report in the language of their choice,
including English, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. All the
information comes from a shared data warehouse, ensuring all users see the
same data.
    "Merger and acquisition activity in the mining industry is driving
consolidation, and costs are skyrocketing," said Dan Miklovic, vice president,
Gartner. "As such, many resource-centric companies are looking to IT to
improve mining operations from ore extraction through processing and enable a
more flexible business operating model."
    Gemcom's global services capabilities enable it to work collaboratively
with its clients wherever they are located when deploying InSite solutions.
Using this approach, along with its mining, business and IT expertise, Gemcom
is able to tailor each solution to the unique mining challenges and objectives
of each company and operation it supports. By doing so, best practices can be
combined with the solution's data management framework to deliver added value
to the operation through optimised business processes and centrally available
mining data.
    InSite 2.1 reflects Gemcom's commitment to working with its clients to
add new, robust functionality and flexibility to the system, which has been
deployed throughout the world.
    For more information on Gemcom InSite 2.1 or to download product images,
please visit

    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, CVRD, De Beers and Newmont,
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. For more information, please visit

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

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For further information: Investor Communications, Garth Albright, Chief
Financial Officer, (604) 684-6550,; Nick Hurst,
Vice President, The Equicom Group, (403) 538-4845,;
Corporate Communications, Mark Bese, Marketing Communications Manager, (604)
684-6550 ext. 4481,; South Africa Communications,
Lisa Basmadjian, Marketing Coordinator, +27 11 805 0277,; Australia Communications, Jenny Packer,
Marketing Coordinator, +61 8 9420 1313,

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