Montreal, Quebec, October 27, 2003

The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) has chosen CGI to implement an organization-wide electronic document management system. CGI will act as systems integrator implementing software developed by their business partners Hyland Software, Inc. (OnBase) and Kofax, Inc. (Ascent Capture). The system will provide the SHA with a web-based document management system incorporating: imaging, workflow, records management, COLD, digital signatures, and e-forms development and management. SHA plans to fully implement the system within all SHA departments after the pilot implementation has proven its effectiveness. 

What CGI will deliver
CGI's electronic document management solution will help SHA manage their ever-increasing documentation requirements, adhere to paperwork reduction initiatives and more efficiently deliver services to their diverse customer base. The system will provide a fully configurable, comprehensive environment to effectively capture, digitally store, access and search important resident and property information. The web-based system will allow authorized personnel to have access to information as readily as their nearest Internet connection, regardless of their location or the time of day. The system will enable SHA to improve efficiency, integrate systems, automate tenant re-certification processes, reduce paperwork and storage space, and meet and maintain compliance with U.S. Department of Urban Housing and Development (HUD) rules and regulations.

CGI domain expertise
CGI's electronic document management experts help organizations analyze their business requirements, develop and implement a seamless solution, train users, and provide post-implementation review. CGI's government solutions professionals have helped federal, state and local government agencies to eliminate waste within operations through improved inter-agency/department communications, develop more efficient forms and application maintenance and delivery, simplify report generation from legacy databases, and automate 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.

About CGI
Founded in 1976, CGI is the fourth largest independent information technology services firm in North America, based on its headcount. CGI and its affiliated companies employ 20,000 professionals. CGI's annualized revenue run-rate is US $2.1 billion and at July 29, 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. Website:

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