City Utilities of Springfield Missouri Awards CGI Contract to Deliver an Enterprise Mobile Workforce Management Solution



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    SPRINGFIELD, MO, Sept. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A;
NYSE:   GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process
services, is partnering with City Utilities of Springfield Missouri (CU), a
community-owned utility serving southwest Missouri with electricity, natural
gas, water, telecommunications and transit services. CGI will deliver an
enterprise-wide Mobile Workforce Management (MWM) solution that will automate
and monitor the work sharing between all operational and customer systems
delivering services to CU's customers.
    CGI's utility solutions team will implement its PragmaCAD MWM solution to
coordinate the movements and operations of CU's field workforce by automating
resource allocation, scheduling, assigning, and dispatching of field work
across the organization. The solution will be integrated with customer
information (CIS), geographical information (GIS), and outage management (OMS)
systems, in addition to its natural gas compliance application, to ensure
field resources respond to customer needs as fast as possible.
    CGI's solution and implementation approach will allow CU to take
advantage of workflow functionality during the project implementation stage.
The goal is to ensure that CU benefits from the PragmaCAD features as soon as
possible. The project is structured into three (3) phases; phase one to manage
CIS generated orders such as field services, special meter reading, power
quality, and electric services. Phase two will automate the natural gas
distribution operations, and phase three will integrate electric transmission
and distribution services.
    "CGI's MWM solution best met our field mobility requirements,
particularly the ability to configure the software to meet our specific
enterprise needs," said Mike Moore, Director - Telcom & Operations Technology,
at CU. "PragmaCAD will allow us to improve our field productivity and will
help our field resources record and manage their work throughout the day,
while reporting results in real time. The flexibility and scalability of the
solution, and its integrated real-time scheduling engine will enable us to
continuously improve the customer experience."
    "CU is an industry leader that requires state-of-the-art solutions," said
André Bouchard, Sector Vice-President for CGI's Utility Solutions and
Services. "We are pleased that they look to us to meet their expanding
technology needs."

    About City Utilities of Springfield

    City Utilities of Springfield (CU) is a progressive, community-owned
utility serving southwest Missouri with electricity, natural gas, water,
telecommunications and transit services. CU's 106,000 customers enjoy utility
prices among the lowest in the United States, the convenience of one bill for
all utilities, and dependable hometown services delivered with a personal
touch. For more information, visit www.cityutilities.net.

    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 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: Lorne Gorber, Vice-President, Global
Communications and Investor Relations, (514) 841-3355


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