CGI-AMS, part of CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB), today announced the availability of its Partner Business Suite, a solution designed to handle every facet of a carrier's relationship with data services providers. Partner Business Suite enables additional revenue streams by helping drive speed to market for new content and applications and minimizing network exposure. A key benefit of the Partner Business Suite is to maximize the revenue potential of multiple 3rd party providers.
The announcement of Partner Business Suite coincides with CGI-AMS's release 5.2 of Tapestry®, a modular solution for convergent rating, billing, and enterprise order management. "With Tapestry and Partner Business Suite, CGI-AMS enables providers to offer and bill the data-rich convergent offerings needed to compete in today's market," said Nazzic Turner, senior vice president of CGI-AMS.
The Partner Business Suite supports carriers and content aggregators by providing unique functional "breadth and depth" with true, end-to-end support-from service inception to delivery, and the capability to handle the most advanced data services scenarios. For carriers and aggregators seeking to offer a full range of data services, Partner Business Suite offers these benefits:
- increased profits by improving speed to market for new services, and the ability to provide a broad range of services by streamlining the partner relationship process and automating key elements including test and certification of new services
- ensured viability of all data services by managing the cost of introducing and supporting the products through standardized toolkits and interfaces
- enhanced support for strategic partners with advanced capabilities around customer targeting, revenue sharing, and reporting that integrate campaign management tools with strong data analytics and distribution capabilities
- increased revenues by enabling opportunistic, short-term deals that allow carriers to quickly deploy time-sensitive content tied to specific events like the Olympics, a new movie, or a sporting event
Through the careful design and utilization of industry-standard components, the Partner Business Suite can be rapidly deployed within a carrier's environment, or easily hosted by CGI-AMS. It interacts with the network, OSS, and BSS environments through industry-leading components.
Tapestry is a state-of-the-art rating, billing, and order management product suite to support convergent products and enterprise order management. Installed and proven in North America and Europe, Tapestry meets the demands of the retail, wholesale, and complex business markets in Europe and North America. Tapestry has been IPDR certified since 2002. Tapestry is a registered trademark and is covered by the following U.S. patents: 6,456,986, 6,415,259, 6,240,422, 6,410,098, 6,463,439 and 6,415,298. For more information on Tapestry, please visit www.cgi.com/tapestry/.
Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent information technology and business process services firms in North America. CGI and its affiliated companies employ approximately 25,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in India and Canada. CGI's annualized revenue run rate is currently CDN$3.8 billion (US$2.8 billion) and at March 31, 2004, CGI's order backlog was CDN$12.0 billion (US$9.1 billion). CGI's shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the TSX Composite Index as well as the S&P/TSX Canadian Information Technology and Canadian MidCap Indices. Website: www.cgi.com.
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