CGI Ranks Second in Global Trade Review Readers' Poll for Leading Trade Services & Supply Chain Providers

September 15, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
New York, NY - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced that readers of Global Trade Review (GTR) ranked CGI as the second leading trade services and supply chain provider in it's 2008 customer survey on the trade services and supply chain market.

Global Trade Review, a leading international trade finance magazine, polled their readers to identify the leading players in trade services. The survey focused on which IT solution firms were actively meeting the latest technological innovations in the trade services area, including advancements in supply chain finance. GTR will post the results in their 2008 September/October issue, which coincides with SWIFT's annual Sibos conference in Vienna, Austria.

"CGI is honored to be recognized by readers of GTR as a leader in the trade services market," said Steven Starace, Director of Trade and Supply Chain Finance at CGI. "We have transformed our trade platform, Proponix360, to match the changing industry trends, including supply chain finance, to provide the infrastructure and technology to support a bank's global trade business. We are proud of our ability to provide banks with innovative technology solutions that enable them to form stronger, collaborative relationships with their trade clients."

About Proponix360
CGI's Proponix360 is a customizable Software as a Service (SaaS) that delivers all the software, infrastructure and support resources necessary to power a bank's global trade business and the full range of supply chain finance services. Banks can provide additional services that generate more revenue from their corporate customers and add new sources of revenue from their customers' trading partners. Furthermore, the bank can gain sustainable competitive advantages with always-current features and rapid time-to-market. And as a hosted service, Proponix360 provides predictable operating costs, significant processing efficiencies, always-current features, and faster time to market for new capabilities.

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 in over 100 offices across 16 countries. 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 June 30th, 2008, CGI's order backlog was $12.03 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:


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