|By Marketwired .||
|September 26, 2013 07:30 AM EDT||
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 09/26/13 -- CGI (NYSE:GIB)(TSX:GIB.A) today announced that it has been selected by Shell as a lead Key Application Services (KAS) supplier. The new agreement will support Shell's Technical and Competitive IT (TaCIT) unit, which is responsible for providing innovative technical IT solutions and services, in support of the Upstream and Downstream business, including IT for Shell's Capital Projects. TaCIT sits in Shell's Projects & Technology business.
"Shell is a leader in developing innovative solutions in the energy industry, and its TaCIT team is key in delivering a vast range of applications and technology capabilities to meet the needs of both its upstream and downstream businesses," said Tim Gregory, president of CGI's U.K. operations and executive sponsor of CGI's relationship with Shell. "In our role as a global Key Application Services supplier we will work with Shell TaCIT to enhance their industry position with the right solutions, enabling them to more effectively and efficiently deliver and operate. A significant benefit of the relationship is that together we have the competence and expertise to deliver new capabilities to advance Shell's business strategies."
The agreement will see CGI supporting TaCIT's critical business and technical applications in three key portfolios:
-- Subsurface and Wells -- Engineering and Smart -- Projects and Technology CIO Services
CGI will leverage best practice productivity processes and tools to assist Shell TaCIT in maintaining top quartile performance from their information technology portfolio. In addition, CGI will capitalise on innovative solutions, supporting Shell's ambition to become the most innovative and competitive Energy company. CGI will deliver projects and managed services to support Shell globally from four primary locations: the Netherlands, North America, the UK and India, and will also co-locate with Shell wherever technical assistance is required.
CGI has supported Shell for over fifteen years across several geographies and businesses.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 69,000 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 annualized revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$18 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com.