CGI Group Inc.

CGI Group Inc.

October 05, 2011 08:31 ET

CGI and Wyoming State Auditor's Office Sign Contract for Managed Services to Transition Their ERP System to the Cloud

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 5, 2011) - CGI Group Inc. (NYSE:GIB)(TSX:GIB.A), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced that the Wyoming State Auditor's Office has renewed its enterprise resource planning (ERP) Managed Advantage contract and will transition operation of its system to CGI's AMS Advantage® cloud, operating in CGI's secure data center. The contract renewal is valued at US$28.7 million over 5 years.

The Wyoming State Auditor's Office, which uses CGI's built-for-government AMS Advantage solution for integrated financial and human resource management, joined the Managed Advantage program in 2002. The program provides secure day-to-day ERP operations management, including application maintenance, technical upgrades, disaster recovery services, and client support. By transitioning to CGI's AMS Advantage cloud platform, the Wyoming State Auditor's Office receives expedited provisioning and scaling of infrastructure and application environments while reducing costs.

"It's a win-win for the Wyoming State Auditor's Office as we can now leverage CGI's AMS Advantage cloud and the new contract extension to reinvest in our solution and obtain increased capacity and services bundled at a predictable cost," said Cynthia Cloud, State Auditor, State of Wyoming. "We're pleased to continue our longstanding and successful service relationship with CGI and the Managed Advantage program."

"Moving to the AMS Advantage cloud allows forward-thinking agencies like the Wyoming State Auditor's Office greater predictability and control of their technology dollars as well as increased focus on their core mission," said Daniel Keene, Vice-President of CGI's AMS Advantage program. "We are honored to continue our relationship with the State Auditor's Office and are pleased that Wyoming continues to acknowledge the importance of a single point of accountability for their ERP system."

About CGI's AMS Advantage

From states, cities, counties and school districts, CGI's AMS Advantage ERP solution works for government at all levels and has helped public sector clients better serve 90+ million citizens. Designed specifically for state and local government, the solution incorporates CGI's 35 years of expertise and experience in the public sector market. AMS Advantage helps governments achieve the highest level of accountability while enhancing services to their constituents through integrated functionality, workflow and configurable processes. The result is significantly increased efficiency, improved access to information and reduced total cost of ownership.

About CGI

Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent information technology and business process services firms in the world. CGI and its affiliated companies employ approximately 31,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices and centres of excellence in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. As at June 30, 2011, CGI's annualized revenue was approximately C$4.2 billion and its order backlog was approximately C$12.7 billion. CGI shares are listed on the NYSE (GIB) and the TSX (GIB.A) and are included in both the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index. Website:

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