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FOR: CGI Group Inc.
TSX SYMBOL: GIB.A
NYSE SYMBOL: GIB
JULY 10, 2014
CGI wins SAP-Microsoft award for innovative solution
CGI improves field worker productivity for ProRail through a unique mobile
ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwired - July 10, 2014) - CGI
(NYSE:GIB)(TSX:GIB.A) and client ProRail, a Dutch railway network operator,
received the SAP-Microsoft Unite Partner Connection Innovation Award on June 4,
2014, during the SAPPHIRE NOW Orlando 2014 conference.
CGI developed a mobile application in collaboration with ProRail that enables
the company to manage maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) work in an easy,
quick and affordable way. Users can upload their MRO information, including
requests and work completed, providing ProRail with a transparent and real-time
overview of MRO-related performance and costs.
The SaaS-based application is designed for use on the Windows 8 tablet. CGI is
the first company worldwide using this type of application to automate user
processes. The technology combines cloud technology from Microsoft and SAP as a
back-office system onto a mobile platform.
Sake Algra, senior vice president for CGI in the Netherlands, noted: "We
are extremely proud of winning this award. Our collaboration with ProRail has
led to a truly innovative solution that is generating significant benefits for
ProRail. We put in place a solid, mobile infrastructure that can be implemented
by other companies that want to better manage field activities."
Henk Bothof, CIO, ProRail: "ProRail is honored that our collaboration with
CGI led to winning the SAP-Microsoft Unite Partner Connection Innovation Award.
We are pleased with the good relationship we have with CGI and their
contribution to a safe and reliable railway in the Netherlands. We are
confident that we will continue to develop other innovative solutions together
from which Dutch residents will benefit."
ProRail and CGI have been working together since 2005. CGI is helping ProRail
to operate a timely and safe railway based on its extensive expertise with
traffic control systems.
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$19 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Senior Vice-President, Global Communications
and Investor Relations
Sander van den Born
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
+31 (0)20 571 3777
INDUSTRY: Aerospace and Defense - Electronics and Communications, Computers
and Software - Networking, Government - Security (law enforcement, homeland
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