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FAIRFAX, VA, Aug. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A;
NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process
services, today announced that the Center for Digital Government presented CGI
with a "Best Fit Integrator" award at the second annual State and Local
Government Integrator Summit in Colorado Springs, CO. CGI was honored for its
work on the eWake Project in Wake County, NC, under the categories of 'Elegant
Design' and 'Tailored Teams' in the areas of finance and administration.
CGI has worked with Wake County since December 2005 to replace their
legacy mainframe financial, HR and budgeting systems with the integrated AMS
Advantage enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to improve data access,
decrease manual, paper-based processes, improve information timeliness, reduce
duplication in data entry, and achieve an enterprise-wide technology vision.
The 'Elegant Design' category recognizes innovative but practical solutions,
like the eWake Project, that have resulted in a substantial improvement in
financial or operational performance and service delivery capacity.
"The results and synergy we achieve based on CGI's solution, delivery
excellence, expertise and experience is greater than the sum of its parts,"
said William Scanlon, applied technologies manager, Wake County. "Our senior
leadership and users look to CGI as a trusted advisor in decisions to support
our business processes and further our modernization efforts. Together we look
to the future and our strategy for year-over-year improvement. And that is
really where the 'best fit' and trusted partnership with CGI comes into play."
CGI's work with Wake County also won in the 'Tailored Teams' category,
that, according to the Center for Digital Government, recognizes "when
integrators make teams materially bigger and better than they were."
"The County searched long and hard for the best partner, and we have
found that partner with CGI," said Scanlon. "The people from CGI are smart,
collaborative, creative and hardworking, and they are all dedicated full-time
to the business of their government clients. They are committed to working
with us side-by-side, every day to achieve our goals throughout the project.
They have solid experience, and their 'can do' attitude underpins everything
"CGI is thrilled to again be nominated by our clients as a Best Fit
Integrator," said Caroline Rapking, Vice-President, CGI. "In 2007, we received
the award for our work on the Electronic Countywide Accounting and Purchasing
System (eCAPS) for Los Angeles County, which implemented AMS Advantage for the
nation's largest county. We are proud of our ability to provide government
agencies with innovative technology solutions, and even prouder of our team's
excellent work in partnership with Wake County."
About The Center for Digital Government
The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory
institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and
local government. The Best Fit Integrator award contenders were evaluated
across 12 categories based on nominations gathered from state and local
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 in over
100 offices across 16 countries. 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 June 30, 2008, CGI's order backlog was $12.03 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: www.cgi.com.
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