VANCITY RENEWS CORE IT SERVICES RELATIONSHIP WITH CGI AS IT FOCUSES ON KEY BUSINESS STRATEGIES
CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB) a leader in information technology (IT) and business process services, is pleased to announce the renewal of its contract with Vancity. This renewal will see the two organizations continue to work together for up to seven additional years. <br><br>
The contract, managed through Inventure Solutions Inc. (a Vancity Company) that provides IT solutions to the Vancity Group, is for the maintenance, support and development of Vancity's core banking ABLix software. CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB) a leader in information technology (IT) and business process services, is pleased to announce the renewal of its contract with Vancity. This renewal will see the two organizations continue to work together for up to seven additional years.
The contract, managed through Inventure Solutions Inc. (a Vancity Company) that provides IT solutions to the Vancity Group, is for the maintenance, support and development of Vancity's core banking ABLix software. CGI has managed this component of Vancity's operations since 1998 and will continue to do so, enabling Vancity to focus resources on the implementation of its key business strategies.
"We value the trust that Vancity has placed in our company and our ability to keep their core banking application functioning at a level that their members have grown to expect," said Paul Mackley, Vice-President, Services to Credit Unions, CGI.
CGI has provided services and solutions to Canadian credit unions for over 30 years. CGI's long-standing mission is to provide credit unions with the core banking functionality that helps them compete with global players, while maintaining their local community values.
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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