CGI Group Inc. will host an enterprise resource planning system in a cloud computing infrastructure, which the company hosts in a secure data center.
The company said it won a 12-year, $19.9 million contract to host Norfolk, Va.’s ERP system in CGI’s Advantage cloud, continuing the company’s 34-year long working relationship with the city.
Through its Managed Advantage program, the company hosts the ERP system and manages daily operations for application maintenance, technical upgrades, disaster recovery and client support.
“We're pleased to provide the city of Norfolk with a more efficient and effective ERP solution through our Managed Advantage program,” said Larry Honarvar, vice president of CGI's Managed Advantage program.
David Sullivan, the city’s IT director, said the company moved to a cloud with the goal of addressing system reliability and disaster recovery and avoiding staffing challenges during upgrades.
According to CGI, Norfolk will use the system as a single point of accountability for software, services. hosting, product upgrades, infrastructure and maintenance.
Colorado, Maine, Wyoming, Wake County, N.C. and the city of Tucson, Ariz. also use the Managed Advantage program.