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CGI first SAP services partner to achieve this certification in Canada
MONTREAL, Jan. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group, Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE:
GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process
services, today announced that it has been certified by SAP AG (NYSE:
SAP) in using the Run SAP® methodology to perform solution implementation for customers. As such,
CGI will implement end-to-end solution operations standards for
clients, delivering enhanced efficiencies, reduced downtime and costs.
"By adopting the Run SAP methodology into our own implementation
standards, we are going beyond the implementation of the solutions
required by our customers," said Stuart Forman, Sector Vice President,
Global SAP Practice, CGI. "We are now providing our customers the
proven methodology for managing their SAP applications through
end-to-end solution operations standards. This will empower our
customers to manage their SAP applications more efficiently and at a
Run SAP methodology is a phased methodology based on world-class
knowledge. It provides best-practice procedures, content, services,
training and tools for end-to-end solution operations, along with a
standardized and proven implementation method. The Run SAP methodology
focuses on application management, business process operations, and
administration of SAP solutions. The methodology describes how support
should be implemented across the lifecycle design, set-up, operations
and optimization. In addition, with its best-practice documents for
solution operations, it describes how to implement end-to-end solution
operations for different SAP software-based business processes.
"We applaud CGI's achievement as an SAP services partner certified in
the Run SAP methodology," said Dr. Uwe Hommel, Executive Vice President
of Active Global Support at SAP AG. "By adopting the end-to-end
solution operations standards provided by the Run SAP methodology, CGI
will deliver to its customers a higher level of effectiveness and
SAP customers will realize the benefits of operating with the end-to-end
standards. SAP standards for solution operations are a prerequisite for
the continuous improvement of SAP solution operations. Not only do they
enable automation, reducing the cost of operations, but also improved
traceability and an audit trail, helping companies to achieve cost
efficiency, quality assurance and compliance enablement.
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
31,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process
services to clients worldwide from offices and centers of excellence in
the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia Pacific. As of September
30, 2010, CGI's revenue was C$3.7 billion and its order backlog was
C$13.3 billion. CGI shares are listed on the NYSE (GIB) and the TSX
(GIB.A) and are included in both the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and
the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com.
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SOURCE CGI GROUP INC.
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