Commonwealth of Kentucky transforms budgeting, recruiting systems with CGI's AMS Advantage(R)

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    FAIRFAX, VA, Aug. 25 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A;
NYSE:   GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process
services, today announced the Commonwealth of Kentucky expanded its AMS
Advantage(R) ERP system with the AMS Advantage Talent Management module and
will now add the Performance Budgeting (PB) module. This phase of the project
is scheduled to be completed by August 2009.
    The new web-based AMS Advantage PB tool provides governments with an
integrated budget preparation package that enables the real-time budget
formulation, analysis and reporting capabilities required to measure and
achieve states' financial goals.
    This latest extension comes after the Commonwealth won a "Best of
Kentucky" award for its Career Opportunities System (COS) at the Kentucky
Digital Summit in April. Named "Best Application Serving a Public
Organization" for its outstanding information technology contribution to the
public sector, the COS utilizes CGI's AMS Advantage Talent Management solution
powered by Kenexa BrassRing to allow applicants to create and manage their
state employment applications online.
    "The COS, including CGI's AMS Advantage Talent Management System, has
provided significant improvement to both our public and government operations"
said Carla Hawkins, a commissioner with the Personnel Cabinet for the
Commonwealth of Kentucky. "In its first four months, over 18,000 applications
were completed online, an increase of 25 percent over the previous process and
office visits have dropped from 100 per day to below 20. Agencies have
benefited from an expanded geographic recruiting pool, as well as process
efficiencies and employee morale. Even better, our citizens no longer have to
drive hundreds of miles to the capital to apply for positions that may only be
a couple of miles from their homes."
    "CGI and the Commonwealth of Kentucky have been partners since the mid
1980s and we congratulate the state on its recent award," said Bob Hannum,
Senior Vice-President, CGI. "Over the last 10 years, the Commonwealth of
Kentucky has truly transformed its government operations with the help of AMS
Advantage. We look forward to delivering additional business results in the

    About AMS Advantage

    From cities, counties, states, school districts and universities, CGI's
AMS Advantage ERP solution works for government at all levels and has helped
public sector clients better serve 90+ million citizens. Designed specifically
for state and local government, the solution incorporates CGI's 30 years of
expertise and experience in the public sector market. AMS Advantage helps
governments achieve the highest level of accountability while enhancing
services to their constituents through integrated functionality, workflow and
configurable processes. The result is significantly increased efficiency,
improved access to information and reduced total cost of ownership.

    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 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 30th, 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
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    About Kenexa and CGI

    CGI and Kenexa are strategic partners to provide solutions to state and
local governments. A leading end-to-end provider of software, proprietary
content, services and process outsourcing company, Kenexa is committed to
providing services for more efficient recruiting, on-boarding and retention of
employees. Together they provide CGI clients with a proven, scalable and
dependable offering for recruiting, hiring and retaining a competitive
workforce backed by in-depth experience working with state and local

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