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CGI to build IT systems for Plexxus

TORONTO – Plexxus, and CGI Group Inc. have announced the signing of a five-year (68 month), $33.6 million agreement. Under this agreement, CGI will support Plexxus in the design, build, implementation and management of on-going IT services, including SAP supply chain and finance systems for Plexxus, a not-for-profit organization and its 12-member hospitals.

“Plexxus selected CGI because we believe they have the flexibility and industry experience we require,” said David Yundt, President and CEO, Plexxus. “As we move forward, we’re confident that CGI will provide us with cost effective, reliable and agile IT services that will help enable us to achieve our business objectives.”

Plexxus’ mandate is to provide business support solutions to its member healthcare organizations that improve service levels and maximize non-clinical efficiencies, resulting in savings that can be reinvested in direct patient care. In choosing CGI to support development and operation of its SAP shared service solution, Plexxus will transform supply chain and transactional finance services for its members.

“From the outset, CGI was conscious that Plexxus requires a complete financial and supply chain management system that allows its member hospitals greater control over purchasing power and cost management through a shared system,” said Doug McCuaig, President, Canada, CGI.

CGI provides a full suite of health IT solutions that reduce operating costs, advance the quality of care, and promote health with an emphasis on shared services tailored to the healthcare sector, electronic health records (EHR), health information exchange (HIE), chronic disease management (CDM), quality initiatives and operational efficiency improvements. As a trusted health IT services partner, governments, provincial ministries, hospitals, health systems, HIE organizations and health insurers rely on CGI’s healthcare solutions and services to achieve success. Website:

About Plexxus
Plexxus is a not-for-profit shared service organization. Its mandate is to provide supply chain, as well as transactional finance, human resources and payroll services to member healthcare organizations. The objectives of Plexxus are to improve service levels and maximize non-clinical efficiencies, resulting in savings for members that can be reinvested in direct patient care. In its last fiscal year Plexxus returned $6.9 million in savings to its member hospitals. For more information, visit

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 26,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in North America, Europe and India. As of June 30, 2010, CGI’s order backlog was $11.4 billion. Website:

Posted August 26, 2010