Volusia County, Florida, upgrades to CGI's web-based AMS Advantage ERP solution



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    FAIRFAX, VA, Oct. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE:   GIB)
announced today that Volusia County, Florida, has selected its web-based,
AMS Advantage(R) 3 enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for the upgrade
of its finance and human resources information systems -continuing its 20 year
relationship with CGI. The two and a half year contract is valued at up to
US $5.7 million.
    Prior to the selection, Volusia County had the Government Finance
Officers Association (GFOA) perform a due diligence analysis to evaluate the
best ERP solution available in the market. Based on the findings, the county
selected CGI's AMS Advantage solution as providing the best value and
functional fit for the county. "GFOA helped us analyze our needs and select
the ERP solution that would best serve them," said Charlene Weaver, Chief
Financial Officer, Volusia County. "The analysis resulted in AMS Advantage."
    AMS Advantage is the backbone of Volusia County's ERP operations. The
solution enables the county to efficiently perform both their strategic
planning and daily operations, such as financial planning, budget development,
financial records maintenance, financial statements generation, procurement,
payments, payroll processing and personnel records administration. With the
upgrade to the web-based version, the County will improve performance as well
as their efficiency and effectiveness in response to changing business and
citizen needs.
    AMS Advantage will help the county streamline workflow and processes and
improve management reporting. "CGI's solution provides the breadth of
built-for-government functionality we need," added Ms. Weaver, "with the
web-based technology we want. This combination translates into implementation
and software cost savings as well as a lower total cost of maintenance for the
county."
    The first phase of the project will integrate human resource management
functions, including payroll, Employee Self Service (ESS), position control
and benefits administration. Phase 2 of the project will integrate financial
management functions, including budgetary controls, payment processing, a
common requisition and receiving system and Vendor Self Service (VSS).
    "Volusia County has used AMS Advantage since 1981 for their financial and
human resources operations," said Pat Colacicco, Vice-President, CGI AMS
Advantage Program. "To be selected once again as their foundation for
responding to changing business needs clearly demonstrates we are providing
the right combination of software, services and expertise."
    "Volusia County is a long term client and we are pleased that they are
continuing to partner with us," concurred Bob Hannum, Senior Vice-President,
CGI. "Our Advantage public sector program is an important part of our public
sector offering and we look forward to successfully completing this project
with the Volusia team."
    From cities, counties, states, schools and universities, CGI's AMS
Advantage ERP solution works for government at all levels and has helped over
190 public sector clients better serve 90+ million citizens. Designed
specifically for 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 annual revenue
run rate stands at $3.7 billion (US$3.5 billion) and at June 30th, 2007, CGI's
order backlog was $12.4 billion (US$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.




For further information:

For further information: Investors: Lorne Gorber, Vice-President, Global
Communications and Investor Relations, (514) 841-3355, lorne.gorber@cgi.com;
Media: Linda Odorisio, Vice-President, US Communications, (703) 227-6161,
linda.odorisio@cgi.com


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