We recognise that smaller, more agile businesses are great incubators of new concepts and ideas, and we believe that by working with SMEs we are delivering to our clients the best, most-efficient solution possible.Learn more
At CGI we are committed to building strong relationships with SMEs and since 2016 we have been growing relationships that support our UK business through the SME Accelerate Programme.
We provide an opportunity for smaller organisations to work with us in delivering key solutions to our clients, so we mutually benefit from niche and specialist businesses who share our passion to deliver the best.
SME Accelerate is all about growing our community of members that we can rely on to deliver with the same ability and passion as we do.
CGI focuses on and cultivates key horizontal areas in order to promote cross-industry solutions, capabilities and market trends. The following areas are where we would be interested in SME engagements in order to bring better solutions to our clients.
Big data is becoming a reality for many businesses and government organisations. Therefore, we are looking to partner with SMEs that can help our clients improve their:
Customer data Patient care Citizen safety and security
Moving to the cloud allows many organisations to reduce their costs, while also ensuring security and compliance with data sovereignty regulation. Current market trends are accelerating demand for cloud services. We are therefore looking to engage with SMEs that can assist our clients with their:
At CGI, cyber security is part of everything we do. For more than 45 years, we have helped clients manage complex security challenges. As a result, we understand security from all angles. As such, we look to talk to SMEs who can help in the following areas:
CGI can help clients evolve from discrete digital organizations into connected digital enterprises by supporting their digital transformation needs. As such, we are looking for SMEs to help CGI in meeting our IT and business priorities for digital transformation in the following areas:
CGI are at the heart of The Internet of Things (IoT) transformation. Across all industries, we are helping our clients revitalize the way they do business. As such are interested in hearing from innovative SMEs that are providing a significant contribution in this space. Our current areas of focus are around:
Devices Data Science and Data analytics (industry specific)
CGI has over 45 years of experience and continued business growth. We offer financial strength and business rigour to support some of the UK’s biggest and most successful brands. CGI is committed to building strong relationships with SMEs in all of our industries in our UK Business.
Therefore, we are looking for SMEs that have expertise within one or more of CGI's industries. This includes the work we are doing with our Central Government clients where CGI has an objective set forth by the UK Cabinet Office that states that 33% of CGI’s external spend within our Central Government procurements is to be spent with SME suppliers by 2020.
CGI's full-service offering is complemented by a large portfolio of IP-based software solutions. View CGI's comprehensive portfolio of best-in-class technology solutions.
CGI’s SME Accelerate Programme is dedicated to identifying potential joint opportunities where an SME has a service or solution that can be applied alongside CGI’s offerings, so that together we are delivering the best, most-efficient solution possible to the client.
Therefore, it is important that an SME aligns to CGI key verticals and offers CGI a complementary service or solution, whilst not being in competition with CGI.
Successful SMEs work alongside CGI to identify opportunities so that together we are both expanding our sales and go to market efforts.