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STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 15, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) is pleased to announce that PostNord Group, a leading logistics company in the Nordic region, has renewed its payroll outsourcing contract for five years, with the option of a two-year extension. CGI will continue to manage PostNord's payroll processes for approximately 26,000 employees across its Swedish operations.
PostNord has outsourced its payroll processes to CGI since 2005 with the objectives of increasing quality and flexibility. "At PostNord, we have challenging payroll demands, and our collaboration with CGI has ensured those challenges are met, that quality is maintained, and that delivery is cost-effective," said Finn Hansen, Chief HR Officer, PostNord. "Flexibility, in particular, is vital, and the agreement will allow us to continue to focus on effectively managing variable costs."
"PostNord is at the front edge when it comes to using modern technologies to streamline its business processes," said Fredrik Almén, Vice President IP and BPS, who leads CGI's business process services practice in Sweden. "CGI has in-depth experience in delivering HR and payroll services, as well as other BPS services, including business system, cash flow control, and document and data services. We look forward to continuing to evolve PostNord's payroll processes to meet its current and future needs."
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 annualized revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$18 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com
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For further information: Investors and media: Lorne Gorber, Senior Vice-President, Global Communications and Investor Relations, [email protected], +1 514-841-3355; Swedish media: Anna Carlson, PR and Communications, [email protected], +46 (0) 073 398 0119