CGI Launches Tapestry(R) 7.1 - Latest release further increases Tapestry's competitive advantage in Quad-Play and IMS support



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    FAIRFAX, VA, Oct. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE:  
GIB), today announced the release of Tapestry(R) 7.1, with new major features
in its modular rating, billing, and order management solution.
    "With the rapid adoption of next generation services, traditional and new
communication service providers have experienced an exponential increase in
order fulfillment complexity. Current offerings, many consisting of both
in-house and partner-provided components, result in an order fulfillment
function that is overwhelmed by unpredictable order modifications. This
negatively impacts the customer experience while increasing the cost of order
fulfillment", said Rene Sotola, Vice-President, CGI.
    "The newest release of Tapestry is the leap forward in order management
capabilities communication service providers urgently need" added Rene Sotola.
"Tapestry leverages its rules-based business logic engine to intelligently
react to the numerous, highly complex cross order activities and modifications
by automatically rolling back and reevaluating impacted order orchestration
activities."

    
    Tapestry 7.1 introduces the following advanced features designed to
    handle the next generation of convergent products and services:

    - Intelligent rollback - Tapestry's Service Manager detects order and
      cross-order changes. Upon detection. it determines the impacted portion
      of the order(s) and automatically rolls back, reevaluates and optimizes
      the impacted order management activities, reducing order-to-cash and
      enhancing the customer experience.

    - Enhanced looping - New instances of the order management activities are
      automatically created for each cycle of the loop, increasing
      traceability and cost optimization.

    - New and improved orchestration definition - Tapestry now supports
      SME-driven fully graphical orchestration design as well as the full
      lifecycle of orchestration definition from business logic creation
      through deployment. This function includes the ability to easily export
      business logic to multiple test and production environments, decreasing
      time to market.

    - Enhanced interoperability - Tapestry 7.1 extends support to HTTP,
      HTTPS, FTP, SFTP and Web Services with extensibility for future
      connectivity, reducing deployment costs to both legacy and modern Web
      Services and SOA environments.

    - Enhanced Dashboards, reporting and metrics - Preconfigured customizable
      reports and dashboards support the common order management
      orchestration activities, providing business intelligence to the root
      causes of order fallout as well as the real-time status of orders.
    

    About Tapestry

    Tapestry is a state-of-the-art rating, billing, and order management
solution suite to support convergent solutions and enterprise order
management. Installed and proven in Europe and North America, Tapestry meets
the evolving demands of a dynamic communications market. For more information
on Tapestry, please visit www.cgi.com/tapestry.

    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 25,500 professionals. 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 $3.7 billion (US$3.5 billion) and at June 30th, 2007, CGI's
order backlog was $12.4 billion (US$11.6 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: Business Development: Mike Monark, Director,
Tapestry Marketing, (303) 215-3699, mike.monark@cgi.com; Media Relations:
Linda Odorisio, Vice-President, US Communications, (703) 227-6161,
linda.odorisio@cgi.com


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