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FAIRFAX, VA, Jan. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A), a leading provider of
information technology and business process services, today announced
that the City of Mesa, Ariz., selected CGI's built-for-government AMS
Advantage® enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution in a competitive
procurement to replace its existing legacy systems. The CityEdge
project is valued at US$15.6 million over five years for software,
services, and maintenance.
"This project represents one of the largest business process changes in
the history of the City," said Chris Brady, City Manager, City of Mesa.
"As a full-service, local government with a billion dollar plus budget,
Mesa requires a technology solution with sufficient capabilities for
our size and breadth of services that is also built for the unique
needs of government operations. We fully expect the AMS Advantage
solution will dramatically reduce the need for City-specific
customizations, enable operational efficiencies, and expand our
capabilities as we move to a single solution for financial management,
budgeting, and human resource management."
The CityEdge project will transform the City's business systems by
eliminating the current siloed environment that houses its legacy
financial, personnel, payroll, and timekeeping systems. With AMS
Advantage, the City will implement a fully-integrated solution with a
single source of data that is critical to drive timely business
decisions and meet the needs of increased transparency and
accountability in government.
"CGI's AMS Advantage provides the best-fit, lowest-risk ERP solution
available to state and local government," said Daniel Keene,
Vice-President of CGI's AMS Advantage program. "We are honored to
welcome another major Arizona municipality to the AMS Advantage client
community. CGI looks forward to building a long-term partnership with
the City of Mesa and helping them meet their transformation goals."
About CGI's AMS Advantage
From cities, counties, states, and school districts, 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.
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 at 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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exclusively relate to historical facts constitute "forward-looking
statements" within the meaning of that term in Section 27A of the
United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of
the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are
"forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian securities
laws. These statements and this information represent CGI's intentions,
plans, expectations and beliefs, and are subject to risks,
uncertainties and other factors, of which many are beyond the control
of the Company. These factors could cause actual results to differ
materially from such forward-looking statements or forward-looking
information. These factors include but are not restricted to: the
timing and size of new contracts; acquisitions and other corporate
developments; the ability to attract and retain qualified members;
market competition in the rapidly evolving IT industry; general
economic and business conditions; foreign exchange and other risks
identified in the press release, in CGI's Annual Report on Form 40-F
filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (filed on EDGAR
at www.sec.gov), the Company's Annual Information Form filed with the Canadian
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only as of the date on which they are made. In particular, statements
relating to future performance are forward-looking statements and
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to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements or
forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.
Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these
forward-looking statements or on this forward-looking information. You
will find more information about the risks that could cause our actual
results to differ significantly from our current expectations in the
Risks and Uncertainties section.
SOURCE CGI GROUP INC.
For further information:
Colin Brown Manager, Investor Relations
Linda Odorisio Vice-President, US Communications