The Department of Health Chooses Logica, Now Part of CGI for

The Department of Health Chooses Logica, Now Part of CGI for Delivery
of Payroll for its Arms Length Bodies 
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/12 -- CGI Group Inc.
(TSX:GIB.A)(NYSE:GIB), a leading provider of information technology
and business process services and McKesson UK, a trusted healthcare
technology solutions and services provider, today announced that they
have been selected as preferred supplier to provide fully managed
payroll services to the Department of Health (DH)'s Arms Length
Bodies (ALBs).  
This announcement is in line with the Government policy of delivering
efficiencies through the sharing of back office functions. It is
expected to deliver an excellent level of support to DH's ALBs, which
enable the NHS to operate effectively. These organisations will
employ over 30,000 staff (headcount) and include the Health
Protection Agency and the NHS Commissioning Board. 
CGI was chosen through Logica's inclusion as sole supplier under the
highly successful Government Procurement Services framework for
payroll, HR and finance and will provide full end-to-end payroll
processes and services, alongside McKesson UK, using the NHS
Electronic Staff Record (ESR) system. ESR is an Oracle-based, DH led
initiative; it is the world's largest integrated HR and payroll
system and the solution spans the NHS in England and Wales.  
Paula Sussex, Vice-President Public Sector, UK, CGI said, "The GPS
framework is an extremely effective way for the public sector to both
make cost savings but also to ensure a consistently high level of
service across organisations. Our partnership with McKesson to
deliver an accurate and reliable payroll service that will allow the
Arms Length Bodies to get on with their key roles in delivering the
UK's health services without having to worry about a back office
Frank Rutley, Vice President, UK Workforce Solutions, McKesson UK,
said, "Achieving efficiencies and cost savings in the public sector
is no longer about technology alone. In today's environment, it is
critical that providers work together to share expertise and
knowledge to the benefit of the customer. McKesson is delighted to
have been selected as a partner to CGI. McKesson will offer the depth
and breadth of technical and project management resource to ensure a
successful project delivery, ongoing cost savings and efficiency
The managed payroll services implementation will begin immediately,
with an option for DH to evaluate how DH's ALBs can further modernise
and streamline back office services using the Government Procurement
Service's Framework.  
The seven year contract for DH's ALBs builds on CGI's experience in
delivering payroll systems and services for organisations across the
UK public sector. It now provides payroll services to over 90
Government Procurement Services framework clients.  
About CGI 
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the sixth largest independent
information technology and business process services firm in the
world. With approximately 72,000 professionals 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
more than 100 proprietary solutions. Further to the recent completion
of the Logica acquisition, CGI's annualized revenue is approximately
C$10.4 billion, with an estimated order backlog of approximately
C$17.7 billion, CGI's shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the
NYSE (GIB) and are included in the FTSE4Good Index. Website: 
About McKesson UK  
McKesson UK is the trusted provider of high quality, integrated
health and social care solutions and services. A subsidiary of
McKesson Corporation - the largest healthcare IT company in the world
- McKesson UK has partnered with the NHS for more than two decades
and is proud of its unrivalled experience of meeting the unique
demands made by the NHS. 
Specialising in clinical and administrative information technology,
workforce and medical imaging solutions, McKesson supports the NHS to
deliver the best possible care to patients and achieve improved
efficiency using the latest innovations and technology.  
With solutions and services in virtually every NHS organisation,
McKesson have proven themselves a reliable partner and supplier, and
as operators of the world's largest integrated HR and payroll system
- the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) - McKesson pays 7% of the
working population in England and Wales, a workforce of more than 1.4
million NHS employees.
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