Maricopa County selects CGI to modernize ERP system leveraging company's private cloud

Maricopa County selects CGI to modernize ERP system leveraging company's 
private cloud 
CGI Advantage(R) 3.10 solution to produce better financial management
data at lower cost 
FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/21/14 -- CGI
(NYSE:GIB)(TSX:GIB.A) today announced that it has been awarded a
contract to modernize the Maricopa County, Arizona financial
management system and to provide future operational support. The
contract is valued at US$44.6 million over 10 years. 
Maricopa County joins the growing CGI Advantage user community on the
heels of the State of Arizona contracting last year as well as
another US state that selected CGI in late 2013 to modernize its ERP
operations - a contract valued at US$78.6 million over 10 years.  
In upgrading to CGI's Advantage 3.10 private cloud solution, Maricopa
County gains a more efficient, effective financial management system
- for the first time integrating its financial, budget and
procurement activities on a common technology platform. The upgrade
will produce better, more accessible information, tighter cost
controls, and enhanced support overall for county programs and
services.  
"County residents expect and deserve high quality government
services," said Shelby L. Scharbach, Chief Financial Officer,
Maricopa County, Arizona. "Moving our major financial functions to a
single, modern technology platform helps us streamline the business
of government while enhancing our ongoing transparency efforts for
citizens, County officials, and lawmakers. We're excited to continue
our partnership with CGI in this endeavor."  
"CGI has served Maricopa County since 1993 and we are gratified that
this dynamic partnership is continuing as the County transitions to
leverage CGI's market leading ERP managed services," said CGI Senior
Vice-President Dave Delgado. "Upgrading the County's enterprise-wide
administrative system to CGI's built-for-government private cloud
delivers powerful new capabilities in a secure environment, including
more effective application data sharing; enhanced transparency; and
workflow and auditing across multiple county departments," added
Daniel Keene, Senior Vice-President of the CGI Advantage Program.  
Five of the six U.S. states that have recently moved forward with
modernizing their ERP have selected CGI as their IT partner. The CGI
Advantage program has seen more than 50% growth in the last two
fiscal years through new state projects, a growing local government
business and reoccurring managed services revenue.  
About CGI  
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent
information technology and business process services firm in the
world. Approximately 68,000 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 a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annual revenue in
excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$18 billion,
CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website:
www.cgi.com. 
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Investors
Lorne Gorber
Senior Vice-President, Global Communications and
Investor Relations
lorne.gorber@cgi.com
+1 514-841-3355 
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