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CGI Selected By Monterey County, CA To Transform Its Financial, Budgeting And Human Resources Systems With AMS Advantage(R) ERP
Jun 09, 2008 (08:06 AM EDT)


FAIRFAX, VA, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CGI Group Inc. , a leading provider of information technology and business process services, announced today that Monterey County, California, has selected CGI's AMS Advantage(R) enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite to replace its legacy financial, budgeting, human resources and payroll systems. The contract, valued at $US 9.4 million over a 4 year term, continues a 24-year relationship between the County and CGI.

CGI will partner with Monterey County to implement its full suite of AMS Advantage ERP solutions. An AMS Advantage Financial Management user since 1985, the County will modernize its financial system and integrate the AMS Advantage Performance Budgeting and Human Resource Management solutions.

The new system will lay the foundation for Monterey County's e-government initiatives, streamlining its strategic planning while improving the efficiency of daily operations. The new system will integrate the functions of financial planning, budget development, financial statement generation, procurement, payroll processing, and personnel record administration. By automating and streamlining workflow processes, improving management reporting, and centralizing data, the County will improve performance, and increase its responsiveness to citizen needs

"Upgrading to CGI's web-based AMS Advantage solution is a huge step forward for Monterey County," said Auditor/Controller Mike Miller. "The new system will greatly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the fiscal and human resources oversight and management of our County. CGI has partnered with Monterey County for over 20 years and knows our business. This, coupled with software specifically designed for the public sector, are major factors in our decision to continue our relationship with the company."

"CGI's AMS Advantage delivers the most robust ERP solution built exclusively for state and local government," said Josetta Bull, Vice-President, CGI. "CGI is in the business of satisfying customers and our selection by Monterey County is testament to our commitment to provide the right combination of software, services and expertise. Monterey County is a valued, long-term client and we look forward to continuing our partnership and delivering additional business results."

About AMS Advantage

From cities, counties, states, school districts and universities, CGI's AMS Advantage ERP solution works for government at all levels and has helped public sector clients better serve 90+ million citizens. Designed specifically for state and local government, the solution incorporates CGI's 30 years of expertise and experience in the public sector market. AMS Advantage helps governments achieve the highest level of accountability while enhancing services to their constituents through integrated functionality, workflow and configurable processes. The result is significantly increased efficiency, improved access to information and reduced total cost of ownership.

About CGI

Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent information technology and business process services firms in the world. CGI and its affiliated companies employ approximately 27,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in North America, Europe and India. CGI's annual revenue run rate stands at $3.8 billion and at March 31st, 2008, CGI's order backlog was $12.04 billion. CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index as well as the S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology and MidCap Indices. Website: www.cgi.com .

Forward-Looking Statements

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CONTACT: Investors: Lorne Gorber, Vice-President, Global Communications lorne.gorber@cgi.comand Investor Relations, (514) 841-3355, ; Media: LindaOdorisio, Vice-President, US Communications, (703) 227-6161,