CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of end-to-end information technology and business process services, has extended its relationship with Daimler Financial Services (DFS) by an additional 5 years to 2017. CGI provides a full end-to-end applications management service for international Vehicle Asset Financing providing DFS with a cost-effective service to streamline and standardize its business processes, while at the same time maximizing operational savings by utilizing CGI’s industry leading outsourcing services.
“DFS is pleased to extend this contract and looks forward to a much improved business partnership with CGI, especially with its new upgraded status as a Preferred Supplier,” said Markus Sontheimer, Director IT Financial Services and Sales. “CGI has been a long term partner of DFS and we will further develop our working relationship to share our goals and provide quality services. We expect to maximize on CGI’s knowledge and expertise and work together to help DFS remain the first choice provider of financial services for our dealers and customers.”
“CGI has been a provider to Daimler for over 8 years and is pleased to once again strengthen this relationship”, said Joe Saliba, President Europe and Australia, CGI. “We are pleased that Daimler Financial Services have extended our agreement and continues to look to CGI to meet their long term IT needs. This multi-million euro contract extension strengthens our relationship even further and will serve as foundation to expand and deepen our partnership with Daimler.”
In collaboration with Daimler, CGI is commercializing Phoenix for the worldwide asset finance market. Lead from its delivery centres in the United Kingdom, CGI is leveraging DFS’ specialist financing knowledge and CGI’s market leading financial solutions and IT development expertise to incorporate Phoenix into CGI’s financial solutions portfolio. With Daimler as its charter customer, CGI’s initial target market is asset financing for the automotive and other high value manufacturing industries.
Founded in 1976, CGI 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 in over 100 offices across 16 countries. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices in Canada, the United States of America, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in North America, Europe and India. CGI's annualized revenue run rate is currently $3.8 billion and as at June 30, 2009, its order backlog was $11.8 billion. CGI's shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index as well as the S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology and MidCap Indices. Website: www.cgi.com.
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