CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced the successful implementation and go-live of CGI’s AMS Advantage® Human Resource Management (HRM) payroll system at Los Angeles County, replacing the County’s 30-year-old CWPAY system with the new eHR Payroll System. The County’s new payroll system is the capstone to the multi-phased rollout of its long-term enterprise resource planning (ERP) project with CGI that includes previously implemented financial, budget and procurement systems.
With the new eHR Payroll System, the County now uses a fully integrated, built-for-government ERP system. Through the new system, the County was able to institute several changes to their payroll processes, including transitioning to a semi-monthly payroll and basing pay on scheduled work days vs. calendar days. These changes, and the overall modernization of the County’s payroll system and processes, were seamlessly implemented through extensive collaboration between the County and CGI. CGI’s AMS Advantage HRM solution accommodated these changes effectively due to the foundation of government processes upon which it is built.
“The unique built-for-government attributes of CGI’s AMS Advantage ERP solution allow us to approach complex financial and human resource system replacement projects in a spirit of configuration, not customization,” said Dave Delgado, Vice-President of CGI’s Public Sector West. “CGI is proud to continue to deliver best-fit, low-risk IT solutions to Los Angeles County.”
“With this AMS Advantage go-live, the County has experienced a smooth transition to a new payroll system,” said Robert Davis, Assistant Auditor-Controller, Los Angeles County, Calif. “The overall success of the County’s effort is a testament to the strength of the implementation team both at the County and CGI. CGI is a valued partner as we continue to modernize and improve financial and human resources services for the County.”
“We are a proud partner of Los Angeles County and understand the complex nature of their business operations,” said James Colbert, CGI Vice-President and Implementation Project Manager. “With this go-live, CGI and the County upgraded payroll services to more than 105,000 employees without any major issue, allowing the County to remain focused on the needs of its constituents.”
About CGI’s AMS Advantage
From states, counties, cities and school districts, CGI’s AMS Advantage ERP solution works for government at all levels and has helped public sector clients better serve 90+ million citizens. Designed specifically for state and local government, the solution incorporates CGI’s 30 years of expertise and experience in the public sector market. AMS Advantage helps governments achieve the highest level of accountability while enhancing services to their constituents through integrated functionality, workflow and configurable processes. The result is significantly increased efficiency, improved access to information and reduced total cost of ownership. Through the AMS Advantage Human Resource Management and Payroll solution, thirty-two state and local governments pay almost 1 million employees per month.
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 26,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in North America, Europe and India. As at March 31, 2010, CGI's order backlog was $11.4 billion. CGI shares are listed on the NYSE (GIB) and the TSX (GIB.A) and are included in both, the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com.
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