City of Mesa, AZ Selects CGI’s AMS Advantage ERP to Improve Efficiency and Operations
CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced that the City of Mesa, Ariz., selected CGI’s built-for-government AMS Advantage® enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution in a competitive procurement to replace its existing legacy systems. The CityEdge project is valued at US$15.6 million over five years for software, services, and maintenance.
“This project represents one of the largest business process changes in the history of the City,” said Chris Brady, City Manager, City of Mesa. “As a full-service, local government with a billion dollar plus budget, Mesa requires a technology solution with sufficient capabilities for our size and breadth of services that is also built for the unique needs of government operations. We fully expect the AMS Advantage solution will dramatically reduce the need for City-specific customizations, enable operational efficiencies, and expand our capabilities as we move to a single solution for financial management, budgeting, and human resource management.”
The CityEdge project will transform the City’s business systems by eliminating the current siloed environment that houses its legacy financial, personnel, payroll, and timekeeping systems. With AMS Advantage, the City will implement a fully-integrated solution with a single source of data that is critical to drive timely business decisions and meet the needs of increased transparency and accountability in government.
“CGI’s AMS Advantage provides the best-fit, lowest-risk ERP solution available to state and local government,” said Daniel Keene, Vice-President of CGI’s AMS Advantage program. “We are honored to welcome another major Arizona municipality to the AMS Advantage client community. CGI looks forward to building a long-term partnership with the City of Mesa and helping them meet their transformation goals.”
About CGI’s 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 31,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices and centers of excellence in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia Pacific. As at September 30, 2010, CGI's revenue was C$3.7 billion and its order backlog was C$13.3 billion. CGI shares are listed on the NYSE (GIB) and the TSX (GIB.A) and are included in both the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com.
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