CGI develops eRIMS application for public housing authorities
The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (Cleveland, Ohio) has chosen CGI to implement its Electronic Forms Application (EFA) for the Authority's Section 8 Department. The application was designed specifically for public housing authorities and is an expansion of CGI's electronic records and information management system (eRIMS) that automates the processing, storage and retrieval of information for government agencies. The component-based eRIMS-EFA system is fully configurable and will allow CMHA to electronically create, access and manage all forms used to manage the Section 8 Voucher Program.
What CGI will deliver
CGI's eRIMS-EFA system will help CMHA manage its ever-increasing document requirements, adhere to paperwork reduction initiatives and efficiently deliver services to its customer base. The system will allow Section 8 administrators to create and update standard forms, as required by the CMHA Section 8 department. Forms completed and submitted by users will be automatically captured, indexed, converted and stored as images in the eRIMS image repository. The forms builder within the application will allow administrators to create new forms and modify existing ones. The system will enable CMHA to improve efficiency, standardize form utilization, reduce paperwork and storage space, and efficiently comply with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rules and regulations.
CGI domain expertise
CGI is a national leader in providing records management solutions to the government sector. Subject matter experts in CGI's government services practice developed eRIMS specifically for government agencies to improve processes and deliver more efficient services to their clients. eRIMS has helped state and local government agencies eliminate waste by improving inter-agency and department communications, developing a more efficient system to create and deliver forms, simplifying report generation from legacy databases and automating agency-wide paper-intensive applications. CGI's information technology professionals have extensive experience in document-based Internet and network technologies and have the ability to quickly create and deploy Integrated Document Management (IDM) solutions for different applications, platforms and markets.
Founded in 1976, CGI is one of the largest information technology services firms in North America. CGI and its affiliated companies employ 20,000 professionals. CGI's annualized revenue run-rate is US $2.1 billion and at September 30, 2003, CGI's order backlog was US $9.1 billion. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices in the United States, Canada and Europe. 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.
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