MINMETAL Chile Selects Cyco AutoManager Meridian

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MlNMETAL S.A., one of Chile's largest engineering and construction management companies, has selected Cyco AutoManager Meridian for the management of all its engineering data and related administrative documentation.

Microgeo S.A., a provider of IT solutions for the engineering environment, and Cyco Software, the leading provider of engineering data management (EDM) solutions, announced today that MlNMETAL S.A., one of Chile's largest engineering and construction management companies, has selected Cyco Auto-Manager Meridian for the management of all its engineering data and related administrative documentation.

MINMETAL provides integrated solutions in the Mining & Metals, Infrastructure and Industrial markets. With an average workforce of 400 engineers, constructors, technicians, and support staff, the company takes on full engineering, construction, procurement and operational responsibilities for its clients. Their services generated investments of over US$ 3 billion in 2003.

In 2002, Minmetal started a comprehensive investigation to obtain the right data management system that would allow the company to efficiently manage CAD drawings and related documents in combination with comprehensive search functions throughout the entire product data life-cycle.

Cyco Auto-Manager Meridian was selected after careful analysis of a number of different products. Cyco Software's flagship EDM system was selected mainly because of its extensive customization options, integration with enterprise automation systems, compatibility with a range of different CAD applications and its competitive price.

MINMETAL also notes Cyco Software's strong global presence and its support organization in Chile through Microgeo as a major reason to adopt Cyco Auto-Manager Meridian.

"Cyco Auto-Manager Meridian offers the possibility to develop the complex workflow's that the production of our drawings and documents require," said Roy MacKennedy, Chief Information Officer with MINMETAL. "MINMETAL has gained absolute control with Cyco Auto-Manager Meridian of all components that influence the production of electronic documents. We have achieved immediate results after its implementation by being able to store drawings automatically and retrieve them at any point in the design, engineering and construction phase."

"We are happy to see MINMETAL's confidence in our company and the Cyco Auto-Manager Meridian solution," said Robert Richter, Commercial Manager for Microgeo S.A. Microgeo has been MINMETAL's technical software supplier for over a decade. "This impressive EDM project was implemented with the enormous ability and hard work of the MINMETAL technical team, that was trained in all the fundamental aspects of the product, in conjunction with the specialized consulting services of Microgeo."

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About Microgeo S.A.

Microgeo is specialized in the implementation of document management projects based on the Cyco Auto-Manager Meridian and Cyco Auto-Manager Teamwork products for companies in the Engineering, Architecture, Manufacturing, Energy, Construction, Mining and Forestry markets. Microgeo designs, develops and implements solutions, improving document management and distribution processes for these companies.

About Cyco Software

Cyco Software provides Engineering Data Management (EDM) and Application Integration solutions for multiple vertical industries, including manufacturing, energy, government, pharmaceutical, retail and telecommunications. Cyco Software has almost two decades of industry experience with more than 16,000 clients and over 275,000 users in 50+ countries worldwide. The company has offices in the U.S.A, U.K, Germany, and The Netherlands and an extensive global network of established partners. Cyco Software ensures a high level of service and support on a truly worldwide scale for its leading software solutions Cyco Auto-Manager Meridian and Cyco Auto-Manager TeamWork. For more information, please visit http://www.cyco.com, or call (800) 323-2926 ext 110 (Americas) or +31 (0) 70 413-3700 (Europe).

About MINMETAL

In 1972, a group of professionals, determined to satisfy the growing needs of consulting services in the Mining & Metals markets, joined forces and established MINMETAL. For more than 30 years, MINMETAL has successfully faced all challenges in different economic sectors, incrementing its services and diversifying its target segments to provide Integrated Solutions in the Mining & Metals, Infrastructure, and Industrial markets. Today, MINMETAL is one of Chile's largest engineering and construction management organizations, with an average workforce of 400 engineers, constructors, technicians, and support staff that has generated services in investments of over US$ 3 billion.

Cyco Software, Cyco and Auto-Manager are registered trademarks of Cyco Software BV. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. (c) 2004 Cyco Software, Inc. All rights reserved.

Contact Information:

Arjan Timmermans

(800) 323-2926

arjan.timmermans@cyco.com

CYCO SOFTWARE

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