30TH Annual CGI Forum Brings State and Local Government AMS Advantage ERP Community Together



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    FAIRFAX, VA, Oct. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE:  
GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process
services, today announced the 30th annual CGI Forum, the premier event for the
AMS Advantage(R) enterprise resource planning (ERP) client community, which
will take place October 19-22, 2008 in Hollywood, California. The event offers
CGI's state and local government clients the opportunity to network with their
peers, gain insights from product experts on how to better utilize their
software and discover the latest solutions from CGI to help create
efficiencies in their organizations.
    "For 30 years the CGI Forum has offered our clients the best in AMS
Advantage education, networking and best practices," said Pat Colacicco,
Vice-President of CGI's AMS Advantage ERP program. "We are proud of our long
history in the state and local government market and even prouder of our long
term partnerships with our clients."
    CGI's AMS Advantage solution was one of the first ERP systems built
specifically for the unique needs of government. As part of a continuing
partnership with clients, the CGI Forum helps attendees discover new ways in
which AMS Advantage can solve their business challenges and deliver greater
value to their organizations. Since its beginning in 1978, the CGI Forum
continues to be a vehicle for clients to learn, provide feedback and product
direction and network with peers from government jurisdictions across the
United States.
    CGI Forum 2008 provides a number of activities, such as a Technology
Showcase, where clients can learn more about AMS Advantage directly from CGI's
product experts, as well as various user networking events, keynote speakers
and peer-to-peer roundtable discussions to exchange ideas. Attendees also will
learn about CGI's new grant opportunity tracking module, available with
release 3.8 of AMS Advantage, which broadens the solution's robust public
sector grants management capabilities to record and view the global lifecycle
of a grant, from opportunity identification to the audit/close-out stages in
order to analyze funding streams that are in the pipeline.
    "Attendees value returning to the CGI Forum year after year to expand
their knowledge of the solution and to connect with fellow governments across
the country on best practices," said Fran Pinkston, User Group Steering
Committee Chair from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. "Through this event, CGI
really shows its commitment to delivering the best quality ERP solution and
equipping users with the resources and tools to achieve the highest level of
organizational performance."

    For more information, please visit the CGI Forum 2008 website:
www.cgi.com/forum2008.

    About AMS Advantage

    From cities, counties, states, school districts and universities, CGI's
AMS Advantage ERP solution works for government at all levels and has helped
public sector clients better serve 90+ million citizens. Designed specifically
for state and local government, the solution incorporates CGI's 30 years of
expertise and experience in the public sector market. AMS Advantage helps
governments achieve the highest level of accountability while enhancing
services to their constituents through integrated functionality, workflow and
configurable processes. The result is significantly increased efficiency,
improved access to information and reduced total cost of ownership.

    About CGI

    Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent
information technology and business process services firms in the world. CGI
and its affiliated companies employ approximately 27,000 professionals in over
100 offices across 16 countries. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business
process services to clients worldwide from offices in Canada, the United
States, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in North
America, Europe and India. CGI's annual revenue run rate stands at
$3.8 billion and at June 30, 2008, CGI's order backlog was $12.03 billion. CGI
shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in
the S&P/TSX Composite Index as well as the S&P/TSX Capped Information
Technology and MidCap Indices. Website: www.cgi.com.




For further information:

For further information: Investors: Lorne Gorber, Vice-President, Global
Communications and Investor Relations, (514) 841-3355, lorne.gorber@cgi.com;
Media: Linda Odorisio, Vice-President, US Communications, (703) 267-8118,
linda.odorisio@cgi.com


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