Sierra Systems Group Inc.

Sierra Systems Group Inc.

December 01, 2008 12:00 ET

Sierra Systems Contributes to Alberta Premier's Award of Excellence Gold Medal Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 1, 2008) - Sierra Systems Group Inc., a leading information technology and consulting services company, announced it was part of a project team that recently received the Alberta Premier's Award of Excellence (PAE) Gold Medal.

The Sierra project team was part of the Agricultural Financial Services Corporation's myAFSC Website and Electronic Forms project that was one of only six recipients of the PAE Gold Medal. The PAE recognizes superior client services and business practices in the Alberta public service.

The Risk Management division of the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) delivers stabilization, disaster and insurance programs to agricultural producers. The purpose of the myAFSC website is to improve customer service through a new business channel - a website enabling its clients 24-hour access to their business interactions.

Sierra's role in the project was to provide project management, analysis, Java development and architecture skills for the Electronic Forms project. This piece of the overall project extended AFSC's existing web application, myAFSC, and provided Canadian Agricultural Income Stabilization (CAIS) participants with the ability to submit their supplementary information forms via the web.

"The myAFSC project was AFSC's first experience with Sierra Systems and we were very pleased with the result," stated Blair Neal, Manager Program Development and Policy for AFSC. "To deliver a high quality end-product being used daily by the agricultural producers of Alberta is one thing, but to do it on time and under budget truly speaks to the success of the project. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Sierra Systems in the future."

"It's been a real honour for Sierra Systems to have worked with the AFSC team on this project," explains Abe Van Dorp, VP Central Public Sector for Sierra Systems. "We're pleased that we were able to combine our ability to provide innovative solutions that address our clients' business needs together with our market-leading client satisfaction to help AFSC achieve this impressive award."

The PAE program stresses both process and outcomes, and recipient teams must provide evidence that the team consistently demonstrated the Alberta Public Service values of respect, integrity, accountability and excellence. The rigorous selection process involves an initial review of submissions by an internal leadership team, an external review of the short list and recommendations by a team of quality management experts from the private sector and the final selection by the Premier.

About Sierra Systems

Sierra Systems' expertise in management consulting, systems integration and managed services has enabled Sierra to become a trusted advisor to many of the world's leading private and public sector organizations. Since its founding in 1966, Sierra Systems has been enabling client success in justice, health, government and other key industries by deploying innovative solutions that deliver rapid time to value. With 17 offices across North America, Sierra's consultants are never far from their clients. For more information, visit

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