Gemcom Software Solutions Recognised by Leading Publication, Industry Report


    Gemcom Surpac Software Recognised By Mining Magazine For Excellence In
    Resource Modelling, Mine Planning

    VANCOUVER, Jan. 29 /CNW/ - Gemcom Software International Inc. (TSX:GCM),
the largest global supplier of specialised mining productivity solutions,
today announced that its Gemcom Surpac(TM) software has been selected as the
winner of Mining Magazine's 2007 award for "Mine Planning and Resource
Modelling" software. The Company also announced that top industry analyst firm
Gartner, Inc. has recognised Gemcom with a "Strong Positive" rating, the
highest available, in its report "MarketScope for Manufacturing Operations
Management, 2007."(1)
    "Once a year Mining Magazine calls upon a panel of industry experts and
editors from the Mining Communications family of publications to recognise the
best the mining industry has to offer," said Paul Moore, editor, Mining
Magazine. "In choosing this year's winners, we reviewed the recent sales,
technology improvements and product launches across the mining industry in
2007. It's clear that Gemcom has taken the Surpac product to a new level with
the launch of its latest version."
    "Mining Magazine is one of the most distinguished publications covering
the world of mining and Gemcom is privileged to have been included in the
select group of mining suppliers, technology and service providers that have
been recognized," said Robert Selzler, Gemcom's vice president of marketing.
"In our opinion, recognition by an independent third party like Gartner
represents a significant validation of our industry-leading solution Gemcom
InSite, which we offer to our global customer base. I believe these
acknowledgements underscore the vibrancy of our products and Gemcom's
commitment to excellence and innovation."
    Gemcom Surpac is the world's most popular geology and mine planning
software. The software delivers efficiency and accuracy through ease-of-use,
powerful 3D graphics and workflow automation that can be aligned to
company-specific processes and data flows. Surpac addresses all the
requirements of geologists, surveyors, and mining engineers in the resource
sector.The latest version has multi-lingual capability, enhanced graphics and
visualisation, and improved usability and workflow efficiency. The product
also includes a new underground design module.
    Used by mining operations all over the world, Gemcom InSite(TM) 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.
    Mining Magazine has been recognising top performers in various
mining-related fields since 2004. Gemcom was the only company to win an award
for software this year. Gemcom, along with award winners in other categories,
is profiled in the January 2008 edition of Mining Magazine.
    More information on Gemcom Surpac and the 2007 Mining Magazine Award logo
are available on Gemcom's website at

    About Mining Magazine

    Mining Magazine is the industry's leading global title covering mining
and mineral operations from an operational viewpoint. The title has a long
pedigree, dating back to 1909, when it was founded by then future US
president, Herbert Hoover. The title is part of mining publishing group Mining
Communications Ltd, which also includes the leading global mining newspaper,
Mining Journal and is the organiser of the highly successful annual Mines and
Money event.

    About the Gartner MarketScope

    The MarketScope is copyrighted December 21, 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is
reused with permission. The MarketScope is an evaluation of a marketplace at
and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain
vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner.
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the
MarketScope, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors
with the highest rating. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied,
with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose.

    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, Vale, 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. Gemcom is listed on the TSX under
the ticker "GCM." For more information, visit

    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 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.

    (1) Gartner, Inc., "MarketScope for Manufacturing Operations Management,
        2007" by Andrew Hughes and Dan Miklovic, December 21, 2007

     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: 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,

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