CGI SELECTED BY STATE OF CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO BUILD NEXT GENERATION ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE SOLUTION
CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of information
technology and business process services, announced today that it has been
selected by the State of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to
deliver its web-based AMS Advantage® 3
enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business intelligence (BI) solution for
use by both Caltrans’ headquarters and district offices. The 4-year contract is
valued at US$20.2 million.
CGI will implement its built-for-government AMS Advantage Financial Management solution to meet the State’s need to modernize its aging technology and address the increasing complexity of funding sources and legislative changes. The solution includes business intelligence tools and a data warehouse to provide reporting and data analysis, as well as Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) to link Caltrans’ legacy and future systems. The comprehensive solution will help Caltrans better manage its US$14 billion budget, improving operational efficiency, accountability and access to information.
“The State of California has been our partner for over 25 years. We are delighted to expand our relationship and begin delivering results for Caltrans,” said Josetta Bull, Vice-President, CGI, State of California. “CGI is in the business of satisfying clients. Our successful work in eight (8) other state DOTs is both a testament to the strength and quality of our application and an indicator of our commitment to the State and Local marketplace. We look forward to putting it all to work for Caltrans.”
From cities, counties, states, schools and universities, CGI’s AMS Advantage ERP solution works for government at all levels and helps its public sector clients, including the largest U.S. city and county, better serve 90+ million citizens. Designed specifically for 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 a significant improvement in operational efficiency, reliability and overall performance.
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 27,000 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 $3.8 billion and at March 31st, 2008, CGI's order backlog was $12.04 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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