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BOSTON, MA, Nov. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A;
NYSE: GIB), a global leader in information technology (IT) and business
process services is pleased to announce that it has expanded its partnership
with NSTAR, Massachusetts' largest investor-owned electric and gas utility.
CGI will provide NSTAR with energy efficiency application management services,
throughout the term of the 3-year contract.
Under the agreement, CGI will provide functional and technical
enhancements and application support services for eTRAC, NSTAR's custom built
energy efficiency tracking system.
For over a decade, NSTAR has been implementing energy efficiency programs
that are designed to serve the needs of its residential, low-income,
commercial and industrial customers. The eTRAC system, already in production,
was designed and built jointly by NSTAR and CGI's global delivery team.
"CGI's delivery team was extremely effective in delivering a high quality
application that is now managing our energy efficiency programs," stated Gene
Zimon, Chief Information Officer, NSTAR. "Transitioning application management
services to CGI was the logical next step given their extensive experience in
application management outsourcing for Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies."
"CGI is pleased to continue our work with NSTAR", said Paul Raymond,
Senior Vice-President, CGI. "CGI employs a scalable staffing approach coupled
with dedicated subject matter experts that truly understand NSTAR's business
needs. This allows CGI to identify, design and deliver solutions that provide
tangible value for our customers."
eTRAC is a Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)/Oracle(R) solution
tailored for enhanced tracking, management and reporting of NSTAR's electrical
and gas energy efficiency programs. Features include a browser-based user
interface to streamline business processes, workflow management to track
project tasks from the initial customer contact through to project completion,
integration with up-to-date information from NSTAR Customer and financial
systems and flexible data reporting and extract capabilities.
NSTAR is the largest Massachusetts-based, investor-owned electric and gas
utility. The company transmits and delivers electricity and natural gas to
1.4 million customers in Eastern and Central Massachusetts, including more
than one million electric customers in 81 communities and 300,000 gas
customers in 51 communities. For more information, visit www.nstar.com
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 26,000 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 and at September 30th, 2007, CGI's order
backlog was $12.0 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:
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For further information: Investors: Lorne Gorber, Vice-President, Global
Communications and Investor Relations, (514) 841-3355; Media: Steve Bosic,
Director, Corporate Communications, (978) 946-3249