CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB) announced today that it has signed a seven-year information technology (IT) outsourcing contract with Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP).
Under the agreement, CGI will manage BRP’s SAP infrastructure support, business intelligence applications, websites, as well as the e-commerce application that allows retailers and distributors to do business with BRP around the world. The contract also includes the support of this application.
“CGI has demonstrated that it has the expertise to provide us with the information systems we need to allow BRP to improve its efficiency,” stated Réal Deslauriers, Vice-President, Program Office and Information Systems for BRP.
“BRP manufactures its products on three continents and distributes them in more than 80 countries,” added Pierre Turcotte, CGI’s Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Quebec. “With our global delivery network, we are able to provide BRP with leading-edge IT solutions and services allowing them to win and grow internationally. We are delighted that a company with such a rich heritage and promising future has chosen CGI to respond to its IT needs.”
CGI assists manufacturers in building, implementing and managing the complex business and IT strategies critical to success. CGI’s comprehensive manufacturing capabilities enable clients to attain continued improvements in sales, margin, cost and asset utilization. From individual projects that target specific transformation program areas to full transformative outsourcing services in areas such as technology and applications hosting and call center support, CGI’s manufacturing expertise and flexible global delivery model allow clients to best compete and win.
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 25,500 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 North America, Europe and India. CGI's annual revenue run rate stands at $3.7 billion (US$3.5 billion) and at June 30th, 2007, CGI's order backlog was $12.4 billion (US$11.6 billion). CGI 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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