Rotterdam, 24 August 2022 - Rail operator ProRail has selected CGI (NYSE:GIB) (TSX:GIB.A) as one of four partners for the development and management of their custom software. It concerns a 10-year framework agreement worth a total of €400 million. The collaboration between ProRail and CGI, which builds on a 16-year relationship, is aimed at further increasing the quality and speed of ProRail's software development and management.
As one of the strategic partners, CGI will be responsible for the agile development and management of applications based on the SAFe methodology in the areas of Adaption, Testing and Training. A business and safety-critical environment, crucial for the daily control and adjustment of the train run. The agreement also includes the implementation of innovative concepts that have a direct impact on the acceleration and quality of software development. This leads to more frequent implementations, fewer disruptions and higher customer satisfaction.
Arjen Boersma, CIO at ProRail, says: “We enable the growing need for sustainable mobility in the Netherlands, together with our partners. That means 30% more passengers and 50% more goods per train in the coming years. Digitisation and data-driven working play an important role in this. We look forward to the continuation of the many years of cooperation. CGI has also proven to be a good and reliable partner in recent years. With CGI as one of our IT partners, we are also confident that they will make a significant contribution to our goals for the future. We look forward to continuing the long-standing collaboration. CGI has also proven to be a good and reliable partner in recent years"
Dirk de Groot, President, Northwest and Central-East Europe at CGI, added: "We have been involved in ProRail's mission-critical IT projects since 2006 and are proud that our collaboration has intensified over the years. The continuation of our collaboration for the coming years shows that ProRail has great confidence in our services. From our Rail Delivery Center we work together with ProRail and its other partners on the further modernisation of the rail network and the transformation to data-driven working methods. The position that ProRail occupies in solving the socially relevant mobility issue makes the work extra interesting for our employees."
As a railway manager, ProRail is responsible for the maintenance, renewal, expansion and safety of the Dutch railway network. As an independent party, ProRail allocates space on 7,000 kilometers of track, regulates all train traffic (1.4 million journeys per working day) and builds and manages stations. ProRail does this with a focus on society and with an eye for the future. In this way, ProRail connects people, cities and companies by rail, now and in the future. And makes pleasant travel and sustainable transport possible and ensures that it is safe on and around the railway.
Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world. With 88,500 consultants and other professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. CGI Fiscal 2020 reported revenue is C$12.16 billion and CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB).
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