Microsoft

Offering end-to-end Microsoft capabilities

CGI has been a Microsoft partner for more than 15 years, earning more than 100 Microsoft advanced certifications globally. We are a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, as well as one of only a few Microsoft global system integrator partners in the world. CGI is also a member of Microsoft’s invitation-only High Potential (HiPo) Partner Program.

With more than 8,000 certified professionals working with various Microsoft technologies across the globe, we offer clients in-depth expertise and experience in the implementation, support, management and integration of Microsoft solutions. Clients benefit from the strength of our partnership in a number of ways, including:

  • Access to senior Microsoft product and research and development teams
  • Expertise of CGI professionals who have evaluated pre-release products to better address client needs
  • Joint development sessions with experts from both Microsoft and CGI to find innovative ways to solve business issues

CGI’s Global System Integrator Partnership with Microsoft

As one of the few Microsoft global system integrator partners in the world, CGI has access to senior Microsoft resources in marketing, product management, research/development and support, as well as access to a dedicated partner team. This level of access provides us with advanced insight into Microsoft’s product roadmap and development strategy, which allows us to better guide our clients in using Microsoft technologies to grow their businesses.

Microsoft’s High Potential (HiPo) Partner Program

As a member of Microsoft’s invitation-only HiPo Partner Program, CGI has access to deep technical expertise to drive the development of new innovative solutions for clients. The focus of this program is on how new technology can be used to solve complex business problems for both commercial and government organizations.

Areas of expertise

CGI has in-depth expertise in applying Microsoft technologies and solutions within the following business areas:

Functional areas

Microsoft technology areas

Application development and Integration

.NET, C#, Visual Studio

Advanced data analytics

PowerBI, Machine Learning, SQL Server

Collaboration and messaging

Office365, Skype for Business, Exchange

Enterprise content management

SharePoint

Customer relationship management

Dynamics CRM

Enterprise resource planning

Dynamics AX and NAV

Desktops, virtual desktops and mobility

Windows 10

Hybrid cloud deployment and management

HyperV, Cloud OS, Azure

Internet of Things integration

Azure IoT Suite

Project and portfolio management

Enterprise project management

Microsoft cloud services

CGI also offers specialized Microsoft cloud services to help clients effectively transition to the cloud and manage their cloud environment, including:

  • Migration services for Microsoft technology: We help organizations migrate their legacy IT infrastructure to the latest Microsoft technology. We offer specialized expertise, methodologies and project accelerators to migrate servers, workstations and messaging platforms onsite, to a private cloud, to the Microsoft public cloud (Office 365, including email, SharePoint, Azure) or to a hybrid environment. One of our accelerators (CGI Migration Director) reduces project costs and addresses change management during the migration project resulting in an enhanced end user experience.
  • Managed Azure and Office 365 services
  • IoT-powered industry solutions

Microsoft partner awards

CGI’s commitment to excellence in delivering Microsoft services and solutions has resulted in industry recognition and awards, including:

  • Microsoft Intelligent Systems Partner of the Year Award (2014): CGI received this award for working with Microsoft to develop an innovative elevator maintenance solution for ThyssenKrupp Elevator (TKE), which manages more than 1.2 million elevators worldwide. Using the latest IoT and cloud technologies, the solution facilitates a more proactive and predictive maintenance approach through the use of real-time data, resulting in improved elevator uptime, resource planning, cost forecasting and maintenance scheduling.
  • SAP-Microsoft Unite Partner Connection of the Year Award (2014): CGI won this award for developing a solution called SIGMA for ProRail that enables employees to manage the condition of rail lines within the Netherlands’ national railway network infrastructure. The solution, based on ArcGIS Server, combines different types of railroad track data and presents it in multiple dimensions, providing the business intelligence to improve safety and efficiently manage the daily transportation of 1 million passengers and 115,000 tons of goods.
  • Microsoft Intelligent Systems Partner of the Year (2014): CGI won the 2014 Microsoft Intelligent Systems Partner of the Year Award for demonstrating excellence in the innovative development and implementation of business solutions based on Microsoft technology. CGI was recognized for an IoT-based enterprise asset management system that uses sensors to report on asset performance and maintenance in real time. The solution was initially developed for a large European rail organization, but can be used across multiple sectors to reduce costs and improve asset performance.

Contact us to learn how we help drive your performance and profitable growth through our Microsoft services and solutions.