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NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 11 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE:
GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process
services, today announced that readers of Global Trade Review (GTR) ranked CGI
as the second leading trade services and supply chain provider in it's 2008
customer survey on the trade services and supply chain market.
Global Trade Review, a leading international trade finance magazine,
polled their readers to identify the leading players in trade services. The
survey focused on which IT solution firms were actively meeting the latest
technological innovations in the trade services area, including advancements
in supply chain finance. GTR will post the results in their 2008
September/October issue, which coincides with SWIFT's annual Sibos conference
in Vienna, Austria.
"CGI is honored to be recognized by readers of GTR as a leader in the
trade services market," said Steven Starace, Director of Trade and Supply
Chain Finance at CGI. "We have transformed our trade platform,
Proponix360(TM), to match the changing industry trends, including supply chain
finance, to provide the infrastructure and technology to support a bank's
global trade business. We are proud of our ability to provide banks with
innovative technology solutions that enable them to form stronger,
collaborative relationships with their trade clients."
CGI's Proponix360 is a customizable Software as a Service (SaaS) that
delivers all the software, infrastructure and support resources necessary to
power a bank's global trade business and the full range of supply chain
finance services. Banks can provide additional services that generate more
revenue from their corporate customers and add new sources of revenue from
their customers' trading partners. Furthermore, the bank can gain sustainable
competitive advantages with always-current features and rapid time-to-market.
And as a hosted service, Proponix360 provides predictable operating costs,
significant processing efficiencies, always-current features, and faster time
to market for new capabilities.
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 30th, 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: Investor Relations: Lorne Gorber,
Vice-President, Global Communications and Investor Relations, (514) 841-3355;
Media: Lee LoPriore, Executive Consultant, (843) 881-2441