CGI to Operate City of Norfolk's ERP System in the Cloud

CGI to Operate City of Norfolk's ERP System in the Cloud 
FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/18/12 -- CGI Group Inc.
(TSX:GIB.A)(NYSE:GIB), a leading provider of information technology
and business process services, today announced that the City of
Norfolk, VA will transition operation of its enterprise resource
planning (ERP) system to the CGI Advantage(TM) cloud, operating in
CGI's secure data center. The contract is valued at US$19.9M over
nearly 12 years.  
A client since 1978, the City of Norfolk utilizes CGI's
built-for-government CGI Advantage ERP solution. Under the new
contract, CGI will host the system and securely manage day-to-day
operations under its Managed Advantage program, which includes
application maintenance, technical upgrades, disaster recovery
services, and client support. The City will benefit from a single
point of accountability for software, services, and hosting as well
as a predictable cost over the contract term for product upgrades,
infrastructure, and maintenance.  
"In addition to improved system stability, our ERP users will benefit
from the availability of new functionality as part of the upgrade
embedded in our transition to Managed Advantage," said David
Sullivan, Director of Information Technology, City of Norfolk, VA.
"CGI provided us with compelling reasons to make the shift to the
cloud - reduced risk around system reliability and disaster recovery,
access to CGI's economies of scale that will save the City money over
the contract term, and the ability to avoid future staffing
challenges, particularly when it's time to implement upgrades." 
CGI's Managed Advantage cloud-based program reduces total cost of
ownership by eliminating the need for clients to purchase and
maintain dedicated hardware and software. The Managed Advantage
program supports states, counties and cities across the U.S.,
including Colorado, Maine, Wyoming, Wake County, NC, and the City of
Tucson, AZ.  
"Managed Advantage offers government organizations ready access to
CGI's ERP expertise and services at a predictable cost," said Larry
Honarvar, Vice-President of CGI's Managed Advantage program. "We're
pleased to provide the City of Norfolk with a more efficient and
effective ERP solution through our Managed Advantage program."  
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 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 a
wide range of 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$17.6 billion; CGI's shares are listed on the NYSE (GIB) and the TSX
(GIB.A) and are included in the FTSE4Good Index. Website:
www.cgi.com.  
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Contacts:
Investors:
Lorne Gorber
Senior Vice-President, Global Communications and
Investor Relations
514-841-3355
lorne.gorber@cgi.com 
Media:
Linda Odorisio
Vice-President, US Communications
703-267-8118
linda.odorisio@cgi.com
 
 
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