Solutions for Tough Times in the State and Local Marketplace
“As the Economy Falters, So Do State Budgets," The New York Times, March 17, 2008
“States Are Hit Hard by Economic Downturn," The Washington Post, March 31, 2008
“29 States Faced Total Budget Shortfall of at Least $48 Billion in 2009," Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, June 2008
As you can guess from these headlines, many state and local government executives are either in the midst of or are preparing for tough times ahead. Making up for projected budget shortfalls ultimately leads to hard looks at government revenues and spending, and finding innovative ways to fill the gaps. Such decisions are never simple and executives must be armed with the facts.
These budgetary demands add to the already large list of immense pressures that governments face today.
Now, more than ever, state and local government decision makers recognize the role technology - and technology partners - play in improving performance, identifying efficiencies, delivering better service and strengthening constituent satisfaction. Advanced technologies, using new types of infrastructure, better software, new processes and Web-based delivery systems, provide increased opportunities for governments to improve their information management.
The bottom line: Your citizens count on you to prudently manage government affairs and finances, to improve the lives of the neediest citizens, to provide for public safety and to ensure a good quality education to the young.
You can count on CGI to help you deliver on that commitment.
For more than 35 years, CGI has partnered with state and local governments to help them navigate through tough times. From enterprise resource planning to revenue collection, we believe the strategic deployment of IT, the use innovative business solutions and the right delivery partner grant state and local governments the freedom to focus on providing critical services that citizens demand while making the most of limited resources.