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PARIS, France, March 4, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) has been selected by efluid, a subsidiary of French energy supplier Groupe UEM, to participate in the maintenance of the company's client management and billing software package, also called efluid, which is dedicated to the utilities market. The contract with CGI has been renewed for 15 years.
Co-developed by Groupe UEM and CGI in 2002, efluid allows public services organizations to manage all of their electricity, gas, urban heating, water, purification, public lighting, Internet and cable television distribution and supply activities. It covers the acquisition and management of meter data, billing and collections, as well as materials management and intervention planning.
To date, 41 companies in France, including Groupe EDF, have adopted efluid for the management of technical installations and the support of more than two million end clients.
"The signing of this long-term contract serves to consolidate the partnership established with CGI in 2002," said Francis Grosmangin, President of efluid.
"CGI has been partnering with Groupe UEM and efluid for more than 12 years," added Jean-Michel Baticle, President of CGI for the France, Luxembourg and Morocco regions. "This renewal, which makes CGI the sole integrator for efluid, is reflective of the long-term partnerships that our company is committed to developing with clients. It also testifies to CGI's competencies in the public services sector."
About the efluid software package
A multi-product solution, efluid can support distribution and supply activities for a wide range of public service areas, including electricity, water/purification, gas, urban heating and video communications. It covers all types of businesses, industries, local communities, professionals and individuals. For all of these client segments, the package offers a full range of functions, including contract and intervention management, billing and collections, customer relationship management (traceability and usage), the acquisition and management of metering data, and more.
Publisher of the software package that bears its name, efluid is a subsidiary of Groupe UEM, a producer, distributor and supplier of electricity and gas in the city of Metz and 141 surrounding areas. Supported by a team of some 100 employees, including 70 engineers, the company has delivered its efluid software solution for over 10 years for the benefit of more than 30 clients. Learn more at http://www.efluid.com/site/index.php.*
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com.
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