KPMG report reveals success of CGI's Sm@rtering solution in processing data from millions of smart meters

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LISBON, Portugal, Sept. 28, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - A recent KPMG report, "Sm@rtering Volume Tests - Monitoring Report," validates the high volume data processing capabilities of CGI's Sm@rtering solution. KPMG auditors monitored a study conducted by CGI to measure Sm@rtering's effectiveness in processing data from five million smart meters. The report confirms Sm@rtering's success in processing all relevant data for all key business processes involved.

"CGI has been at the forefront of advanced meter infrastructure (AMI) management since the AMI concept first emerged and developed Sm@rtering to manage the collection and processing of AMI data," said CGI Vice-President Paulo Luz, who leads CGI's Energy and Utilities business unit in Portugal. "As the energy market becomes increasingly smarter, utilities must be prepared to handle more data than ever before and need robust, intelligent solutions."

Sm@rtering has an intuitive web-based user interface and enables a utility to integrate—within a single solution—water, gas and electricity meters, as well as residential, commercial and industrial customers. It also can be readily implemented in multiple geographies.

"CGI continues to invest in Sm@rtering to address evolving market needs," said Nigel Spooner, Vice-President of Global Utilities for CGI. "New functionality, for example, was recently added to Sm@rtering's AMI Supervision & Grid Control module, giving utilities a unique advantage when integrating with external systems and next-generation low voltage network sensors. This new functionality was also validated by KPMG in its report."

Sm@rting is an outcome of CGI's extensive AMI experience, which includes developing with client EDP the smart grid in Portugal as part of the InovGrid project. InovGrid was selected by the European Commission and Eurelectric as a leading smart grid reference project in Europe.

As part of the InovGrid venture, Sm@rtering was used to manage approximately 400,000 smart meters in private homes across Portugal and Spain. This success, combined with the new KPMG report, positions Sm@rtering as a world-leading solution for managing data in today's increasingly data-driven energy market.

To learn more, access the full KPMG report or its executive summary.

About CGI
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 of approximately C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Web site:



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