CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) today announced the signing of a five-year contract with Carrefour. The new agreement is an extension of a partnership that was formed in 2007. Under the contract, CGI will be responsible for the maintenance and development of more than 250 Carrefour France IT applications, from procurement activities to revenue inflow activities, for its 1,200 hypermarkets and supermarkets in France. CGI will also provide 24-hour-a-day personalized support.
“We have been working with CGI’s France-based teams for nearly 10 years,” said Renaud de Barbuat, Director of Information Systems at Carrefour France. “We were seeking a partnership of trust that would give us the opportunity to adopt an industrial approach so as to ensure the management of our information systems while lowering costs. By continuously improving its services while also offering new solutions, CGI has shown its added value and its commitment on a day-to-day basis.”
“As a testament to the quality of a partnership built 10 years ago, Carrefour has decided to extend its association with CGI for the next five years,” said Jean-Michel Baticle, President of CGI in France, Luxembourg and Morocco. “Carrefour has once again entrusted us to ensure the maintenance and development of a vast majority of its IT systems in France while supporting its hypermarkets and supermarkets, as well as warehouses and headquarters, for a total of more than 250 applications in a large distribution chain. This strategic project marks a further step in the on-going improvement and commitment of our teams. It demonstrates the ability of CGI’s teams to take action on our clients’ most critical issues.”
About Carrefour France
Carrefour has over 4,500 stores in France operating in four formats (hypermarket, supermarket, convenience and cash & carry). For 50 years, Carrefour has been a partner in the daily lives of millions of customers, offering them a wide range of products and services at the lowest prices. So as to keep pace with new consumer modes and make shopping easier for its customers, Carrefour has developed a number of multi-channel solutions (e-commerce, Drive, Click and Collect, mobile applications). In all its activities Carrefour embraces its economic, social and environmental responsibilities, and is committed to the quality of its products and its customers’ satisfaction. For more information, visit: www.carrefour.com (press area), www.carrefour.fr
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Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog of C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB).Website: www.cgi.com.
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