CGI's AMS Advantage(R) Recognized for Successful Implementations with Client-Nominated Awards

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    FAIRFAX, VA, Sept. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE:  
GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process
services, today announced it received two "Best Fit Integrator" awards from
the Center for Digital Government at the third annual Best Fit Integrator
Recognition Awards Dinner held recently in Sonoma, California. CGI was honored
for its enterprise resource planning (ERP) work with Monterey County,
California, and the City and County of Honolulu.
    The "Best Fit Integrator Exceptional Service Award in Finance and
Administration" recognizes an integrator's role as a key change agent or
catalyst for process or operational change in the agency or jurisdiction. A
client since 1985, Monterey County recently upgraded its legacy mainframe
system to the Web-based AMS Advantage(R) Financial Management solution. The
County is now live with AMS Advantage Performance Budgeting, Financial
Management, and Learning Management, providing real time access to accurate
information, reducing redundant data entry and paper-based processes. The ERP
project in Monterey County spans 27 departments, including the County's
    "CGI's AMS Advantage software is designed and built for state and local
government," said Ed Munez, ERP Project Manager, Monterey County. "They
deliver in-depth experience and expertise with a solution that meets our
unique needs through configuration, not customization. Another big plus is
that there is no finger-pointing with CGI - there is one organization that is
accountable for getting the job done."
    CGI was also recognized for its work with the City and County of
Honolulu. Having partnered with the City and County since 2006, CGI recently
celebrated the on-time and on-budget completion of phase one of the project,
the implementation of AMS Advantage Financial Management.
    "CGI has set itself apart from the other vendors that service the City
and County of Honolulu," said Gordon Bruce, chief information officer, City
and County of Honolulu. "In addition to the quality work delivered, they
provide a 'local' flavor to consulting. They have worked hard at developing a
true partnership with the City and they have been very effective at seamlessly
integrating their resources with the City's resources to create a spirited,
integrated team environment."
    "CGI is honored to again be nominated by our clients as a Best Fit
Integrator," said Pat Colacicco, Vice-President of CGI's AMS Advantage
program. "For the past two years, we have been recognized for our work in
various categories for this award, including 'elegant design' and 'tailored
teams' for clients like Los Angeles County, California and Wake County, North
Carolina. We are proud to continue this tradition with Monterey County and
City and County of Honolulu and look forward to continued success and

    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
government agencies.

    About CGI

    Founded in 1976, CGI 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 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 of
America, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in North
America, Europe and India. CGI's annualized revenue run rate is currently $3.8
billion and as at June 30, 2009, its order backlog was $11.8 billion. CGI's
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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Media: Linda Odorisio, Vice-President, US Communications, (703) 267-8118,

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