Two U.S. states successfully go-live with major financial system modernizations

Two U.S. states successfully go-live with major financial system modernizations 
CGI Advantage(R) ERP powers Colorado, West Virginia to process nearly
$5 billion in transactions in first month of operations 
FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/21/14 --  CGI (NYSE:
GIB)(TSX: GIB.A) today announced that the states of Colorado and West
Virginia have successfully launched new financial management systems
utilizing the unique built-for-government capabilities of its CGI
Advantage enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.   
In the Rocky Mountain state, the Colorado Operations Resource Engine
(CORE) replaces a legacy 22-year old accounting system that was
written in COBOL with outdated green screen technology. The new
accounting system integrates budget and purchasing functions,
allowing the State to replace multiple aging and redundant systems
with a single source of reliable and transparent fiscal data for the
majority of the state's financial operations. CGI provides full
managed services for the state and U.S.-based hosting. 
"CORE will help Colorado departments and agencies reach new levels of
efficiency and effectiveness," said Kathy Nesbitt, Executive Director
of the Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration. "It's a
transformative solution that will serve our citizens for years to
come and I applaud the outstanding work of our state team and CGI."  
In West Virginia, Our Advanced Solution with Integrated Systems
(wvOASIS) replaces more than 100 outdated business applications, many
over 20 years old. wvOASIS supports a wide range of business
functions, including financial, human resources, payroll, and
procurement management and standardizes core processes to improve
statewide access to information and reporting.  
"We are proud to be the technology partner for CORE and wvOASIS and
applaud the tremendous efforts of both teams for reaching these
significant milestones," said Daniel Keene, Senior Vice President,
Advantage Program, CGI. "CGI Advantage continues to prove that our
built-for-government solution reduces implementation risk and
provides best value to our clients. We are committed to delivering
high quality solutions for our growing user community, including
Colorado and West Virginia, while reducing total cost of ownership,
providing more efficient government operations, and continuing to
drive innovation in our clients' ERP programs."  
CGI has more than 37 years of ERP software and service delivery for
federal, state and local governments, and has implemented more than
400 government ERP systems, including those in Massachusetts,
Kentucky, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, and West Virginia.
Recently, six of the last seven states to move forward with ERP
modernizations chose CGI as their technology partner, and two of the
nation's most populous local jurisdictions -- New York City and Los
Angeles County - also utilize ERP systems powered by CGI. 
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 of approximately C$19
billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB).
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