CGI Group Inc.

CGI Group Inc.

April 12, 2013 08:06 ET

Arizona to modernize financial management systems with CGI Advantage® ERP

Award sets stage for more efficient, cost-effective operations statewide

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA--(Marketwired - April 12, 2013) - CGI Group Inc. (NYSE:GIB) (TSX:GIB.A), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced that the State of Arizona has selected the company's built-for-government CGI Advantage enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for statewide financial management. The contract is valued at US$53 million over eight years.

In selecting CGI Advantage, Arizona will retire its 20-year-old legacy statewide financial system, AFIS, as well as other agency financial systems, and begin its move to an enterprise-wide financial management solution. The CGI-hosted solution will help Arizona government eliminate the redundancy and inefficiency of using multiple, disparate state agency financial systems, thereby lowering the costs of maintenance and operation. CGI Advantage improves performance overall by enabling agencies to standardize business processes and to operate with timely access to a single source of data.

"Our vision is to re-engineer our business processes and leverage the best practices and innovative technology provided by CGI Advantage. This will allow us to implement efficient, cost-effective solutions to improve the performance of government through value-driven operations. We look forward to partnering with CGI in meeting these objectives and modernizing the way we do business," said State Comptroller D. Clark Partridge.

"We are thrilled that Arizona is partnering with CGI to transform their financial management operations," said CGI Senior Vice-President Dave Delgado. "Our CGI Advantage solution has a long history supporting both state and local government organizations in Arizona and we are honored to be selected to meet Arizona's statewide financial management needs."

"Our ability to deliver a built-for-government solution with a single point of accountability for software and services continues to resonate in the market. We welcome the State of Arizona into the CGI Advantage program and look forward to a long, successful partnership," added CGI Vice-President and CGI Advantage Program Leader Daniel Keene.

About CGI

Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. With approximately 71,000 members located in offices and global delivery centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, CGI offers a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. CGI's annualized revenue is in excess of C$10 billion, with an estimated order backlog of approximately C$18.3 billion; its shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the FTSE4Good Index. Website:

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