PARIS, FRANCE–(Marketwired – July 7, 2014) – CGI (NYSE:GIB) (TSX:GIB.A) has been selected by Michelin to serve as the preferred partner for all of its procurement, marketing, sales and corporate finance applications and their development, related to its activities in Europe and North America.
Based on an innovative co-management model, CGI will support Michelin’s transformation program with easy-to-use solutions that can be readily made available to users. The objective is to facilitate daily tasks, while assuring system security and integrity. Specific examples include the optimization of production management at Michelin, as well as the acceleration of new product launches.
“One of the missions of the Direction Groupe Systèmes d’Information (DGSI) is to improve the efficiency of business processes,” underlined Agnès Mauffrey, Director of DGSI at Michelin. “To do so, we must provide easy-to-employ, standardized, up-to-date and ergonomic solutions within short timeframes, along with a collaborative and technology-driven environment that is aligned with the expectations of every individual and community in a mobile world. What’s more, everything must be provided at a competitive cost, with the security of information assured.”
Under the terms of the new contract, CGI will be supplying Michelin with consulting, design, and computer application maintenance and support services in Europe and North America. CGI will also be applying its agile methodology and business intelligence know-how, as well as its extensive information technologies expertise by way of its French and American teams located in Clermont-Ferrand and Greenville (South Carolina), respectively.
“As a partner for the past 28 years, Michelin is renewing its confidence in CGI through the awarding of this strategic contract, ” emphasized Jean-Michel Baticle, President of CGI – France, Luxembourg and Morocco. “We are proud to be supporting Michelin in the pursuit of its objectives.”
Michelin is dedicated to helping to enhance mobility and creative value while demonstrating respect for customers, people, shareholders, the environment and facts. Since 1889, Michelin has constantly innovated to facilitate the mobility of people and goods. Today, it is setting the benchmark across every tire and travel-related services market, while leading a global strategy to drive sustainable, profitable growth. To succeed in its new phase of assertive growth and meet its objectives, Michelin can capitalize on such competitive advantages as its technological leadership, superior products and services, demonstrated brand appeal, operational efficiency and robust balance sheet.
Some key figures: 111,200 employees, 67 production sites in 17 countries, 20.2 billion euros in net sales, 1.98 billion euros in investments, 100% of research and industrial sites ISO 14001-certified.
For more information: http://www.michelin.com/corporate
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). Website: www.cgi.com.
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