$39 million contract extends CGI's enterprise resource planning (ERP) partnership with state through 2026
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FAIRFAX, VA, Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) today announced the award of a contract from the State of Maine that extends the company's scope of work for the Office of the State Controller through 2026 with US$39 million of added revenue. Through one of its many flexible delivery models for CGI Advantage® ERP, Managed Advantage, CGI will provide managed services and solutions that strengthen cloud security, improve financial management and streamline case workflow for 139 state agencies.
"The state will benefit from CGI's innovative private-cloud approach to reduce risk and deliver to our needs," said Maine's State Controller Doug Cotnoir. "The solution offered us the ability to leverage CGI's knowledge and experience without the need for us to provide our own infrastructure, security or technical expertise. This approach provides us the greatest level of efficiency and keeps our focus and attention on serving the needs of the state."
CGI has been a trusted IT partner to Maine since 1989, when the state implemented CGI Advantage Financial Management, a solution that modernized outdated systems plagued by redundant data entry points, slow processing times and a reliance on paper transactions. In 2005 the state once again chose CGI to upgrade its systems to the web-based solution featuring a centralized and integrated finance, budget and procurement environment. During this modernization, the state consolidated systems and streamlined processes, achieving greater efficiency and control through real-time budgeting information and the introduction of online forms, workflow processes and approvals. The new system was launched on-time and on-budget in 2007 and has since been serving 139 state agencies – and more than 100,000 vendors – including the departments of Education, Environmental Protection, Human Resources, Labor, Public Safety and Transportation, and the Treasurer.
CGI's innovative and secure cloud-based ERP model offers Maine a long-term solution that enables ongoing innovation and responsiveness to the state's current and future IT requirements. As part of a commitment to deliver innovation and predictable maintenance costs in the coming years, a local team of CGI professionals will continue to provide service based on in-depth knowledge of the state's systems.
"Maine is one of many states that have partnered with CGI for ERP modernization, reflecting our long-term investment in ERP technologies over the last four decades," said Daniel Keene, Senior Vice-President of CGI's Advantage program. "CGI's ERP solution is built-for-government, specifically to meet the processing, regulatory and funding requirements unique to the public sector."
"We are thrilled to extend our partnership with the State of Maine and demonstrate the power of our cloud-based services," said Steve Starace, Senior Vice President of CGI's U.S. Northeast operations. "Having been honored as a "Best Fit Integrator" from the Center for Digital Government for our work in Maine in 2012, CGI will continue its strong commitment to the State through building on a legacy of IT innovation and outstanding service to the Office of the Controller."
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 65,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as 150 IP-based services and solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com.
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