CGI AND SHERLOCK ANTITHEFT PARTNERSHIP ADDS VALUABLE VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION TO AUTOPLUS DATABASE
CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB) and Sherlock Antitheft Marking inc. today
announce a partnership that will add Sherlock’s vehicle identification data to
CGI's AutoPlus suite of products and services.
AutoPlus - Canada's most comprehensive personal auto insurance database - contains more than 30 million policies from over 70 companies. This consumer database is accessed by approximately 8,000 insurance brokers and agents more than two million times per year.
Sherlock‘s vehicle identification process uses sandblasting and electronic engraving to mark 52 known and confidential locations on an automobile. This identification of the vehicle (cross referenced with the Vehicle Identification Number) is kept in a database that is exclusively accessed by police, public authorities, insurance companies and going forward, the AutoPlus database.
"Including our intensive antitheft marking data in CGI's AutoPlus suite of products will assist our mutual clients to confirm the identity of the vehicle they insure plus help prevent vehicle theft and fraud in Canada," says Gerry Garand, Business Development Manager (Ontario), Sherlock Antitheft Marking inc.
“This initiative demonstrates CGI’s ongoing commitment to improve our services,” says Wayne Beck, Vice-President, Consulting Services, CGI. “Indicating that the vehicle has been ‘marked’ by Sherlock will maximize the value of both CGI’s and Sherlock’s products for clients.
“This is an important next step in CGI’s ongoing strategy to enhance the overall value proposition of the AutoPlus Service,” adds Wayne Beck.
About Sherlock Antitheft Marking inc.
Since 1983, Canadian company Sherlock Antitheft Marking inc. has provided auto theft deterrent products that protect client investments from organized criminal groups involved in vehicle theft. The Sherlock Intensive Marking process is a patented marking system installed by a network of professional service providers. Website: www.sherlock.ca .
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 25,000 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 (US$3.3 billion) and at March 31st, 2007, CGI's order backlog was $12.3 billion (US$10.8 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.
For more information:
Vice-President, Consulting Services
Director of Communications, Canada
Sherlock Antitheft Marking inc.
Director, Ontario Business Development
National Director, Business Development