CGI partners with City of Los Angeles to provide cloud migration and digital application services, building on three-decade relationship

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Deployment of CGI Advantage® ERP to digitally transform government services for City

FAIRFAX, VA, May 9, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) has been awarded a 10-year, US$43 million Managed Advantage contract from the City of Los Angeles for cloud-hosting and managed digital application services in support of the City's accounting, budgeting and financial reporting systems. The award is the latest engagement between the City of Los Angeles and CGI, which also supports and maintains the municipality's enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems through the CGI Advantage ERP platform.

"We need a partner that can learn our business and provide opportunities for efficiency or innovation. CGI has proven to be a trusted partner for us as we continue to use technology to improve the lives of residents, businesses and visitors across the City of Los Angeles," said City of Los Angeles CIO Ted Ross. 

The City's award follows other CGI Advantage ERP on-premises clients that have elected to transition to CGI's cloud and managed services to improve the stability of mission-critical business operations. The approach provides additional recovery and business continuity capabilities and provides the opportunity to shift the focus of the City's professionals from IT back-end operations to more strategic initiatives.

CGI's cloud platform expedites the provisioning and scaling of infrastructure and applications. This approach reduces total cost of ownership by eliminating the need to purchase and maintain costly hardware and software. Through Managed Advantage, the City ensures its access to future upgrades and secures the availability of highly specialized IT talent while realizing operational savings. Government departments that use the system will see improved service and a more stable business IT platform. The cloud-based system will also strengthen and simplify the digital experience of members of the business community that conduct business with the City.

"Managed Advantage offers unmatched flexibility for reducing costs and mitigating risk for clients," said Daniel Keene, Senior Vice-President of CGI's Advantage ERP program. "We look forward to continuing our trusted partnership with the City of Los Angeles and are committed to putting our transformative cloud solution to work protecting these critical government functions."

CGI helps clients reach their digital transformation needs by creating a clear roadmap for organizations to clearly focus on value and enable them to increase efficiency throughout the enterprise.

"We are proud to provide a service that is a critical part of the City's digital transformation initiative which is providing more effective engagement with its citizens and other stakeholders," said Dave Delgado, Senior Vice-President, U.S. West operations for CGI.

About CGI
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 70,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services, including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance and infrastructure management, as well as 150 IP-based services and solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com.

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SOURCE CGI Group Inc.

For further information: Investors, Lorne Gorber, Executive Vice-President, Global Communications and Investor Relations, lorne.gorber@cgi.com, +1 514-841-3355; Media, Alison Hallett, Vice-President, U.S. Communications, alison.hallett@cgi.com, +1 703-267-5915

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