CGI EXTENDS PARTNERSHIP WITH NSTAR TO ENHANCE AND MAINTAIN ENERGY EFFICIENCY APPLICATION SERVICES
CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB), a global leader in information
technology (IT) and business process services is pleased to announce that it has
expanded its partnership with NSTAR, Massachusetts' largest investor-owned
electric and gas utility. CGI will provide NSTAR with energy efficiency
application management services, throughout the term of the 3-year contract.
Under the agreement, CGI will provide functional and technical enhancements and application support services for eTRAC, NSTAR’s custom built energy efficiency tracking system.
For over a decade, NSTAR has been implementing energy efficiency programs that are designed to serve the needs of its residential, low-income, commercial and industrial customers. The eTRAC system, already in production, was designed and built jointly by NSTAR and CGI’s global delivery team.
“CGI’s delivery team was extremely effective in delivering a high quality application that is now managing our energy efficiency programs,” stated Gene Zimon, Chief Information Officer, NSTAR. “Transitioning application management services to CGI was the logical next step given their extensive experience in application management outsourcing for Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies.”
“CGI is pleased to continue our work with NSTAR”, said Paul Raymond, Senior Vice-President, CGI. “CGI employs a scalable staffing approach coupled with dedicated subject matter experts that truly understand NSTAR’s business needs. This allows CGI to identify, design and deliver solutions that provide tangible value for our customers.”
eTRAC is a Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)/OracleTM solution tailored for enhanced tracking, management and reporting of NSTAR’s electrical and gas energy efficiency programs. Features include a browser-based user interface to streamline business processes, workflow management to track project tasks from the initial customer contact through to project completion, integration with up-to-date information from NSTAR Customer and financial systems and flexible data reporting and extract capabilities.
NSTAR is the largest Massachusetts-based, investor-owned electric and gas utility. The company transmits and delivers electricity and natural gas to 1.4 million customers in Eastern and Central Massachusetts, including more than one million electric customers in 81 communities and 300,000 gas customers in 51 communities. For more information, visit Website: www.nstar.com.
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 Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in North America, Europe and India. CGI's annual revenue run rate stands at $3.7 billion and at September 30th, 2007, CGI's order backlog was $12.0 billion. CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) 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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