CGI'S AMS Advantage(R) gains market strength: posts over US$320 million in new bookings in 2008



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    FAIRFAX, VA, Jan. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE:  
GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process
services, announced today that new, upgraded or expanded contracts for its AMS
Advantage enterprise resource planning (ERP) system topped US$320 million in
calendar year 2008, including strategic wins in California and Ohio.
    "As governments of all sizes brace for tough times, it's clear they
recognize the need to get the very best from their financial systems by
reducing costs, increasing efficiency and establishing greater
accountability," said Pat Colacicco, Vice-President of CGI's AMS Advantage
group. "Over US$320 million in 2008 sales prove that our ERP system, AMS
Advantage, demonstrates the value and capability to deliver on those
expectations."
    In 2008, CGI won new AMS Advantage contracts from the California
Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the City of Cleveland. Long-time
AMS Advantage clients, including the City of Los Angeles; Volusia County,
Florida; Monterey County, California; and Springfield, Illinois, upgraded to
the Web-based version of the built-for-government ERP system. Orange County,
California, the City of New York, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and Baltimore
County Schools (Maryland) all extended their service contracts for a value of
over US$200 million as budget-strapped state and local governments strive to
maintain high quality citizen services.

    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 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 fiscal 2008
revenue was $3.7 billion and at September 30, 2008, CGI's order backlog was
$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.

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market competition in the rapidly-evolving IT industry; general economic and
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forward-looking statements or on this forward-looking information. You will
find more information about the risks that could cause our actual results to
significantly differ from our current expectations in the Risks and
Uncertainties section.




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Communications and Investor Relations, (514) 841-3355, lorne.gorber@cgi.com;
Media: Linda Odorisio, Vice-President, US Communications, (703) 267-8118,
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