News : Solvay Selects CGI to Modernize IT Applications Support Operations
France, Paris, Oct 17, 2016 -- CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) announces the signing of an IT modernization contract with Solvay, a chemical and materials company. Solvay has chosen CGI to modernize its applications support operations, currently managed by Solvay Business Services (SBS) for its employees. Solvay is partnering with CGI to achieve the following business objectives:
Modernize and harmonize applications support and maintenance
Continuously improve service quality
Enhance the value creation associated with these services
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To help Solvay realize these benefits, CGI will deliver maintenance services globally from on shore in France, near shore from Portugal and from offshore delivery centres.
"Having the right partner with the proper experience, insights and flexibility is crucial to support our business services strategy around the world," said Xavier Lancksweirt, General Manager, Solvay Business Services (SBS). "CGI’s expertise and international scope will help us to drive the performance of our information technology and support services to enhance Solvay’s efficiency and agility."
"I’m proud of the trust that Solvay has shown in CGI by awarding us with this contract," said Jean-Michel Baticle, President of CGI’s operations in France, Luxembourg and Morocco. "Our global footprint was a definite plus in our selection, as was our proven know-how in transformational application services and the strong similarities of our two corporate cultures. We will put our business and technology expertise to work to satisfy Solvay’s collaborators and thus contribute to the company’s success."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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At CGI, we are in the business of satisfying clients. For more than 35 years, we've partnered with U.S. defense, civilian and intelligence agencies to support their mission-essential needs at every stage of program, product and business lifecycle. As a global leader in information technology, our portfolio of services is customizable to meet the unique needs of our federal clients. We deliver end-to-end services and solutions including application management, infrastructure management, systems integration and consulting, business process services, and cloud computing.
Solvay Healthcare Ltd is a part of the Solvay group of Companies, a pharmaceutical sales and marketing organisation, who, through sharing knowledge with healthcare providers and patients enable them to utilise products. The Solvay group employs 30,000 people in 50 countries. Its four activity sectors include pharmaceuticals, chemicals, plastics and processing.
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