CGI Transforms Wake County, North Carolina's Budget and Financial Processes with AMS Advantage(R) ERP

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    FAIRFAX, VA, July 25 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A;
NYSE:   GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process
services, announced today that it has modernized Wake County, North Carolina's
core budgeting and financial processes with its built-for-government AMS
Advantage Financial Management and Performance Budgeting solutions. This
project completes two of three phases to replace the County's legacy
financial, budgeting and human resources systems with the full AMS Advantage
enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite. This phase, valued at $1.9 million,
is part of a project effort totaling $9.5 million. The third phase will
implement AMS Advantage Human Resources Management to go into production in
    With AMS Advantage Performance Budgeting, Wake County has consolidated
all budget information, forms and documentation into a single application,
providing real time budget access, formulation and analysis. In addition, the
AMS Advantage Financial Management solution moves the County's financial
processes to one platform, significantly decreasing contract and payment
processing time and allowing for electronic invoicing. Both phases of the
project have enhanced the County's internal controls, eliminated paper-based
processes and increased staff efficiency by enabling a focus on data analysis
instead of data management.
    "AMS Advantage will save us thousands of labor hours just during this
first budget season. With the supporting documentation and justifications
housed electronically within a single system, meetings with the County Manager
will no longer require stacks of files and notebooks, rather a single laptop
where the answers are just a click away," said Johnna Rogers, Wake County
Budget and Management Services Director. "The robust features and
configurability of AMS Advantage Performance Budgeting has enabled us to
significantly improve our budget and decision-making processes."
    "As the seventh fastest growing county in the U.S., we were looking for a
financial product to meet our needs for the next several decades. We found it
with AMS Advantage," said Melinda Canady, Wake County Finance Director. "The
integration of Performance Budgeting, Financial Management, and the soon-to-be
Human Resources Management will dramatically improve our processes and access
to management information. We look forward to continued improvement with CGI
as our partner."
    "CGI's AMS Advantage is the leading ERP solution for state and local
governments. With a record of improving operations, AMS Advantage increases
accountability and access to vital management information while reducing
clients' total cost of ownership," said Dave Cavan, Vice-President, CGI. "Wake
County's success in their first two phases is a great achievement, and CGI
looks forward to working with the County to deliver additional high quality
business results with AMS Advantage Human Resources Management."

    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 27,000 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 $3.8 billion and at March 31st, 2008, CGI's order backlog
was $12.04 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: Linda Odorisio, Vice-President, US Communications, (703) 267-8118,

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