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CGI and Workday Announce Strategic Alliance for Managing Human Capital for Canadian Clients by Leveraging the Power of the Cloud

Montreal, Quebec, January 18, 2011 -  

CGI Group, Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced a strategic alliance with Workday, Inc., the leader in SaaS-based enterprise solutions for global human resources (HR), payroll, and financial management.  Under the terms of the agreement, CGI can recommend and deploy Workday solutions to its Canada-based clients.

This alliance combines CGI’s consulting, systems integration, and business processes services in the areas of payroll and e-recruitment with Workday Human Capital Management (HCM), Financial Management, Initiatives, and Spend Management solutions.  The comprehensive offering addresses the challenges facing Canadian businesses in their management of their global workforce.

“In today’s knowledge driven economy, our clients recognize the competitive advantage that comes from having the right people, in the right role, at the right time,” said Doug McCuaig, President, Canada, CGI.  “Workday and CGI bring to bear a solution suite which enables our clients to optimize the alignment between their organizations, workers, and related business processes—and because it’s delivered in the cloud, it’s extremely scalable and cost effective.”

“Today’s high performing organizations require visibility into their workforce along with powerful tools to align workers in support of business goals,” said Jeff Pulver, Vice-President of business development, Workday. “The combination of CGI and Workday provides Canada-based organizations a single, comprehensive solution that enables them to manage and optimize their global workforce.”

With a focus on payroll and HCM services, CGI provides consulting, systems integration, and managed services to companies that place a high value on acquiring, developing, and retaining their employees.

About Workday
Workday is the leader in SaaS-based enterprise solutions for global human resources, payroll and financial management, providing new levels of business agility for a fraction of the cost of buying, deploying and maintaining legacy on-premise systems.  More than 175 companies, spanning mid-sized organizations to global Fortune 500 businesses with employees in more than 75 countries, have selected Workday.  Workday Human Capital Management and Workday Financial Management use modern, standards-based technologies to provide an unparalleled level of agility, ease-of-use, and integration capability.  For more information about Workday, please visit

About CGI
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 Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. As at 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 TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in both, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index. Website:


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