Handicare partners with CGI through transformational outsourcing agreement to drive its digital transformation

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STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 28, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) is partnering with Handicare, a leading Swedish-based provider of lifting aids, operating in 30 countries worldwide, to modernize the company's global IT environment and drive its digital transformation. CGI will provide transformational outsourcing services, including IT application administration, application development, IT infrastructure services and the use of new digital technologies, to provide long-term cost efficiencies while modernizing and transforming Handicare's IT environment and processes.

CGI will focus on optimizing the delivery of IT services and modernizing systems and processes, and serve as the company's primary service integrator, managing all vendors and operational issues. In addition, CGI will help drive Handicare's transformation by providing a broad range of digital skills and technologies. Through the partnership, Handicare will free up resources to focus on its core mission, while becoming more agile, customer centric and competitive.

"Our long-term partnership with CGI will create the right conditions for the next steps we must take in transforming how we interact with and serve our customers," said Asbjorn Eskild, CEO at Handicare Group. "It will give us access to extensive expertise and proven solutions."

"We are pleased with the confidence Handicare has placed in us and look forward to helping it successfully modernize and transform its enterprise-wide IT operations," said Pär Fors, CGI's Senior Vice-President and Business Unit Leader in Sweden. "Our new agreement delivers what clients increasingly expect from an IT partner, including a global, long-term commitment, experience in legacy modernization, and digital capabilities to transform IT for the future."

About CGI
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 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, 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.

 

SOURCE CGI Group Inc.

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