Genesee County to benefit from secure, affordable, cloud-based, built-for-government ERP
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FAIRFAX, VA, Sept. 21, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) today announced that Genesee County, MI has signed a five-year contract to use CGI Advantage360®, a software as a service (SaaS) enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.
Earlier this year, CGI was selected by the Michigan Municipal Services Authority (MMSA) through Michigan's MiDEAL initiative, an extended purchase program allowing local government entities to use state contracts for purchasing goods and services. In Michigan, CGI Advantage360 provides localities, large and small, budget constrained or not, with common access to a proven budget, financial, procurement and human resource management solution at increasingly reduced subscription rates.
Genesee County becomes the latest locality to join this state-wide partnership. Other clients under the MMSA agreement are the City of Grand Rapids and Kent County.
"Several factors made this the right choice for Genesee County," said County Controller Keith Francis. "First, MMSA carefully vetted this solution based on best financial practices for Michigan local governments. Second, CGI Advantage is built for government and addresses our specific needs and concerns for leveraging technology to improve operating efficiency and better serve our customers, the citizens of Genesee County. Lastly, the SaaS approach gives us all of the benefits of ownership without the overhead costs required to operate and maintain a complex enterprise solution. We are excited to join this growing user community."
"We welcome Genesee County to this growing partnership in Michigan and look forward to demonstrating the powerful capabilities of CGI Advantage," said CGI Senior Vice President John Roggemann. "Our innovative, SaaS-based solution provides local government with state of the art tools and best practices packaged uniquely for government," added CGI Advantage Senior Vice President Daniel Keene.
About the Michigan Municipal Services Authority (MMSA)
The Michigan Municipal Services Authority is a "Michigan public body corporate" created in 2012 through an Interlocal Agreement between the cities of Grand Rapids and Livonia. The Authority is a "virtual" city empowered to exercise the common powers, privileges, and authority of the cities across geographic boundaries. The purpose of the Authority is to engage in cooperative activities with local governments and other public agencies. Website: www.michiganmsa.org.
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 a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog of approximately C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB).Website: www.cgi.com.
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