Solution Leverages Secure Cloud Technology to Reduce Costs for State and Local Governmen ts
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FAIRFAX, VA, May 4 /PRNewswire/ - CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB) ( TSX: GIB.A), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced a built-for-government cloud computing solution for its AMS Advantage enterprise resource planning (ERP) product.
By making AMS Advantage available as a comprehensive service that includes all infrastructure, software and support, CGI brings state and local governments the economies of scale and flexibility of cloud computing to reduce costs, increase agility and drive innovation in their ERP programs.CGI's AMS Advantage cloud solution expedites provisioning and scaling of a client's ERP infrastructure and applications while preserving each client's autonomy and independence. The solution reduces total cost of ownership by eliminating the need to purchase and maintain costly hardware and software, and by charging only for resources that are used. The solution also includes regular upgrades to prevent obsolete technology and expensive system replacements, protecting scarce taxpayer dollars. Built for government's stringent data privacy and security requirements, the solution is delivered from CGI's U.S. data center facilities using a secure and robust private cloud environment. One of the first CGI clients to deploy in this cloud environment is the State of Maine. Part of CGI's comprehensive managed services offering for AMS Advantage, the cloud-based solution can include all necessary hardware, software, operations management, release maintenance, help desk services, security, disaster recovery and functional and technical support. "CGI's AMS Advantage cloud solution allows our clients to implement the leading, built-for-government ERP solution with a predictable pricing model without upfront capital expenditures," said Daniel Keene, Vice-President of CGI's AMS Advantage program. "This solution is part of the continuing evolution of the technical, functional and strategic ERP services we provide to clients, from improving transparency for citizens through performance dashboards and mobile access, to managing end-to-end service centers for their financials, payables and human resources." About CGI's AMS Advantage From states, cities, counties and school districts, 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 35 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 31,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices and centres of excellence in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. As at March 31, 2011, CGI's annualized revenue was approximately C$4.5 billion and its order backlog was approximately C$12.6 billion. CGI shares are listed on the NYSE (GIB) and the TSX (GIB.A) and are included in both the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com. SOURCE CGI GROUP INC.