WESTERN WIRELESS SELECTS CGI-AMS NETCREDIT™ SOLUTION TO STRENGTHEN CUSTOMER ACQUISITION STRATEGY
NetCredit solution offers flexibility and real-time decisioning capabilities to leading communications provider
CGI-AMS Inc., the wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.SV.A; NYSE: GIB), a global leader in technology and business process services, announced today that its electronic lending services network solution, NetCredit, has been chosen by Western Wireless (NASDAQ:WWCA), a leading provider of communications services in the Western United States.
NetCredit provides real-time online access to an array of electronic credit services. CGI-AMS Inc., the wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.SV.A; NYSE: GIB), a global leader in technology and business process services, announced today that its electronic lending services network solution, NetCredit, has been chosen by Western Wireless (NASDAQ:WWCA), a leading provider of communications services in the Western United States.
NetCredit provides real-time online access to an array of electronic credit services. With NetCredit, information and application services flow instantly and seamlessly between a vendor and third-party data providers, application channels, and customers. Customer risk and real-time applications can be analyzed and assessed in seconds.
Western Wireless will utilize NetCredit to improve the efficiency of customer acquisitions, significantly reducing the time it takes to sign on new customers. As a result, Western Wireless anticipates that it will be able to add new qualified customers more quickly and at a reduced cost than their current system.
“Keeping pace with a continually evolving telecommunications landscape is one of the most critical challenges service providers face,” said John Neuman, executive director of customer operations, Western Wireless. “We selected NetCredit because it is extremely flexible and adapts to our strategic growth needs-we now have a three-dimensional view of each and every potential customer.”
The collaboration with Western Wireless encompasses hardware, software and services necessary for the implementation of and training for the NetCredit solution. The project is scheduled to kick off July 16, 2005.
“Western Wireless is at the forefront of communications service providers that utilize automated lending technology-a proven differentiator when signing on customers and maintaining a competitive advantage,” said Michael Keating, senior vice president CGI-AMS. “We are proud to partner with Western Wireless as they continue to blaze a path of growth and innovation.”
About Western Wireless Corporation
Western Wireless Corporation, headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, serves over 1.3 million subscribers in 19 western states under the Cellular One® and Western Wireless® brand names. Western Wireless and its subsidiary, Western Wireless International Corporation, serve over 1.5 million customers in six international markets, and own a minority interest in a seventh market.
CGI-AMS Inc. is the wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent information technology and business process services firms in North America. 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 Canada, the US, Europe and India. CGI's annualized revenue run-rate is currently CDN$3.8 billion (US$3.0 billion) and at March 31, 2005, CGI's order backlog was CDN$12.9 billion (US$10 billion). CGI's shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.SV.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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