FAIRFAX, VA, Dec. 12, 2018 - CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) announced a long-term agreement for IT management and software services that will allow the association to focus on its core mission of enhancing the effectiveness and advancing the common interests of the state boards of accountancy as they license and regulate U.S. certified public accountants and firms nationwide.
"We are excited about our collaboration with CGI and the opportunity to work with an industry expert in the delivery, management and governance of end-to-end IT services, as we focus even more intently on the NASBA mission and strengthen our ongoing commitment to members and stakeholders," said NASBA President and CEO Ken L. Bishop. "This collaboration will not only provide access to some of the industry's most innovative professionals and technology, but also the ability to scale our IT capacity and capabilities."
CGI will provide IT services inclusive of application development and maintenance, infrastructure operations and engineering, management of cloud services, end-user support and service desk. This will deliver increased predictability and transparency of IT project timeframes and costs while allowing access to technology advancements from CGI's ongoing investment in IT execution. CGI and NASBA will also implement a joint governance model that will feature sustained reporting and analysis of performance at all levels of the association's critical IT systems.
"We are proud to support NASBA and its members with services and solutions that not only leverage lessons learned from engagements around the world, but also offer the flexibility to respond to NASBA's evolving requirements. This relationship will bring together a diverse set of talented people to think, collaborate and innovate in order to achieve NASBA's strategic objectives," said Vijay Srinivasan, Senior Vice-President, CGI. "The ability to leverage a global knowledge base with our local presence, and continuously scale appropriately will help NASBA realize the most efficient and effective use of its vital IT systems."
Since 1908, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) has served as a forum for the nation's Boards of Accountancy, which administer the Uniform CPA Examination, license more than 650,000 certified public accountants and regulate the practice of public accountancy in the United States. NASBA's mission is to enhance the effectiveness and advance the common interests of the Boards of Accountancy in meeting their regulatory responsibilities. The Association promotes the exchange of information among accountancy boards, serving the needs of the 55 U.S. jurisdictions. NASBA is headquartered in Nashville, TN, with a satellite office in New York, NY, an International Computer Testing and Call Center in Guam and operations in San Juan, PR. Learn more at nasba.org.
Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world. With 74,000 professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from IT and business consulting to systems integration, outsourcing services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. With annual revenue of C$11.5 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Learn more at cgi.com.
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CGI, Investors, Lorne Gorber, Executive Vice-President, Investor and Public Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 514-841-3355
Media, Alison Hallett, Vice-President, U.S. Communications, email@example.com, +1 703-267-5915
NASBA, Thomas Kenny, Chief Communications Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 615-880-4237