CGI Group Inc.

CGI Group Inc.

July 22, 2011 08:31 ET

State of Alaska Selects CGI's AMS Advantage ERP to Modernize Legacy Technology

Technical maintenance and upgrades to be supported through CGI's managed services offering

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA--(Marketwire - July 22, 2011) - CGI Group Inc. (NYSE:GIB)(TSX:GIB.A), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced that the State of Alaska's Department of Administration has selected CGI's built-for-government AMS Advantage® enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution and managed services in a competitive procurement to replace its existing legacy systems. The Statewide Administrative Systems Replacement Project is valued at US$54M for seven years for software, services and maintenance, with six option years valued at an additional US$16.6M.

"We are excited to move forward with CGI on this project, which will improve our business processes, create efficiency and provide better visibility and transparency of business data for decision-makers," said Becky Hultberg, Commissioner of the State of Alaska Department of Administration.

The State will implement the full suite of CGI's AMS Advantage ERP solution, including the financial management, human resource and payroll and procurement modules. CGI will provide services for project management, business process redesign, system configuration and development, data conversion and training. The State will subscribe to CGI's managed services offering, Managed Advantage, for application maintenance, technical upgrades and help desk support.

"With AMS Advantage, the State of Alaska has chosen a fully-integrated ERP solution that is critical to drive timely business decisions," said Daniel Keene, Vice-President of CGI's AMS Advantage program. "By also selecting our managed services for software maintenance, the State removes the burden of supporting these daily non-critical technical operations and allows them to concentrate their workforce on important citizen services. We are thrilled to partner with the State of Alaska to continue their modernization efforts."

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 centers of excellence in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. As at March 31, CGI's annualized revenue was approximately C$4.5 billion and its order backlog was approximately C$12.6 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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