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FAIRFAX, VA, March 16 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced that its AMS Advantage(R) ERP solution was selected by Pima County, AZ, home of Tucson, in a competitive procurement of 11 bids to replace their existing legacy systems. The PimaCore project, valued at US$22 million over 10 years for software, maintenance, and professional services, will utilize AMS Advantage's full suite of built-for-government ERP modules, including financial management, performance budgeting, and human resources management.
"CGI's team and their AMS Advantage ERP solution are the best fit for Pima County," said C.H. Huckelberry, County Administrator of Pima County. "Their solution is built to accommodate fund accounting and public sector procurement, which is distinctly different from other software systems that are built to support the private sector and then modified to accommodate unique public sector system requirements."
With close to 8,000 employees and an annual budget of more than $1 billion, Project PimaCore will transform Pima County's financial and related business systems to provide the efficiency, transparency, and accountability necessary for the effective performance of County government. This new system will meet the increasing demand for timely, accurate, and consistent information, and will provide the County with easy access and visibility into their business operations.
"At CGI, we are committed to providing our clients with quality IT solutions that are built specifically for the unique needs of government," said Pat Colacicco, Vice-President of CGI's AMS Advantage group. "We welcome Pima County as our newest client. We look forward to building a long term partnership with the County, focusing on transforming their future business operations through this important implementation."
About AMS Advantage
From cities, counties, states, and school districts, 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.
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 26,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in North America, Europe and India. As at December 31, 2009, CGI's order backlog was $11.4 billion. CGI shares are listed on the NYSE (GIB) and the TSX (GIB.A) 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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