CGI's AMS Advantage Recognized for Successful Implementations with Client-Nominated Awards
CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced it received two "Best Fit Integrator" awards from the Center for Digital Government at the third annual Best Fit Integrator Recognition Awards Dinner held recently in Sonoma, California. CGI was honored for its enterprise resource planning (ERP) work with Monterey County, California, and the City and County of Honolulu.
The "Best Fit Integrator Exceptional Service Award in Finance and Administration" recognizes an integrator's role as a key change agent or catalyst for process or operational change in the agency or jurisdiction. A client since 1985, Monterey County recently upgraded its legacy mainframe system to the Web-based AMS Advantage® Financial Management solution. The County is now live with AMS Advantage Performance Budgeting, Financial Management, and Learning Management, providing real time access to accurate information, reducing redundant data entry and paper-based processes. The ERP project in Monterey County spans 27 departments, including the County's hospital.
"CGI's AMS Advantage software is designed and built for state and local government," said Ed Munoz, ERP Project Manager, Monterey County. "They deliver in-depth experience and expertise with a solution that meets our unique needs through configuration, not customization. Another big plus is that there is no finger-pointing with CGI -- there is one organization that is accountable for getting the job done."
CGI was also recognized for its work with the City and County of Honolulu. Having partnered with the City and County since 2006, CGI recently celebrated the on-time and on-budget completion of phase one of the project, the implementation of AMS Advantage Financial Management.
"CGI has set itself apart from the other vendors that service the City and County of Honolulu," said Gordon Bruce, chief information officer, City and County of Honolulu. "In addition to the quality work delivered, they provide a 'local' flavor to consulting. They have worked hard at developing a true partnership with the City and they have been very effective at seamlessly integrating their resources with the City's resources to create a spirited, integrated team environment."
"CGI is honored to again be nominated by our clients as a Best Fit Integrator," said Pat Colacicco, Vice-President of CGI's AMS Advantage program. "For the past two years, we have been recognized for our work in various categories for this award, including 'elegant design' and 'tailored teams' for clients like Los Angeles County, California and Wake County, North Carolina. We are proud to continue this tradition with Monterey County and City and County of Honolulu and look forward to continued success and partnership."
About The Center for Digital Government
The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. The Best Fit Integrator award contenders were evaluated across 12 categories based on nominations gathered from state and local government agencies.
Founded in 1976, CGI 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 in over 100 offices across 16 countries. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices in Canada, the United States of America, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in North America, Europe and India. CGI's annualized revenue run rate is currently $3.8 billion and as at June 30, 2009, its order backlog was $11.8 billion. CGI's 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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