CGI Group, Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced that it has been certified by SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) in using the Run SAP® methodology to perform solution implementation for customers. As such, CGI will implement end-to-end solution operations standards for clients, delivering enhanced efficiencies, reduced downtime and costs.
“By adopting the Run SAP methodology into our own implementation standards, we are going beyond the implementation of the solutions required by our customers,” said Stuart Forman, Sector Vice President, Global SAP Practice, CGI. “We are now providing our customers the proven methodology for managing their SAP applications through end-to-end solution operations standards. This will empower our customers to manage their SAP applications more efficiently and at a lower cost.”
Run SAP methodology is a phased methodology based on world-class knowledge. It provides best-practice procedures, content, services, training and tools for end-to-end solution operations, along with a standardized and proven implementation method. The Run SAP methodology focuses on application management, business process operations, and administration of SAP solutions. The methodology describes how support should be implemented across the lifecycle design, set-up, operations and optimization. In addition, with its best-practice documents for solution operations, it describes how to implement end-to-end solution operations for different SAP software-based business processes.
“We applaud CGI’s achievement as an SAP services partner certified in the Run SAP methodology,” said Dr. Uwe Hommel, Executive Vice President of Active Global Support at SAP AG. “By adopting the end-to-end solution operations standards provided by the Run SAP methodology, CGI will deliver to its customers a higher level of effectiveness and efficiency.”
SAP customers will realize the benefits of operating with the end-to-end standards. SAP standards for solution operations are a prerequisite for the continuous improvement of SAP solution operations. Not only do they enable automation, reducing the cost of operations, but also improved traceability and an audit trail, helping companies to achieve cost efficiency, quality assurance and compliance enablement.
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 31,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices and centers of excellence in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia Pacific. As of September 30, 2010, CGI's revenue was C$3.7 billion and its order backlog was C$13.3 billion. CGI shares are listed on the NYSE (GIB) and the TSX (GIB.A) and are included in both the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com.
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