EMERGING TECHNOLOGY

CGI Federal readies customers for G-Invoicing federal mandate with new versions of its Momentum® ERP solution

CGI Federal | September 01, 2022 | Read time : 02:04 min

CGI Federal News
As federal agencies modernize their systems to process intragovernmental Buy/Sell transactions, CGI Federal has upgraded nearly 20 federal government clients in the past year to the latest versions of its ERP solution Momentum®, providing customers the functionality needed to comply with the latest federal mandates. This upgrade allows federal agencies to fully interact with the new U.S. Treasury Government-Invoicing (G-Invoicing) platform with full serviceability for their mission-critical operations, including creating and storing interagency agreements, creating orders, tracking performance and transferring funds.

CGI Federal has worked closely with the U.S. Treasury Department since 2019 in the creation of the latest requirements and included this G-Invoicing functionality, along with operational updates to its Momentum customers across all supported releases. Momentum customers benefit from full automation of all G-Invoicing processes, including general terms and conditions integration, pull only and push/pull order integration models and full support of the related billing, collecting, payment, adjustment and accrual processes. The latest release also enhances the supporting Momentum functionality for reimbursable agreement management, including G-Invoicing components.

"Implementing mandatory G-Invoicing processes creates a daunting challenge for many federal agencies, As we move forward in supporting our clients with G-Invoicing implementations to keep up with the October 1 federally-mandated deadline, we continue to enhance Momentum's functionality to best support evolving business processes. CGI Federal's Momentum product team proactively monitors Treasury post-mandate enhancements so that our built-for-government ERP solution continues to keep pace with future Treasury changes."

-John B. Owens II, Senior Vice-President and Enterprise Solutions Group lead at CGI Federal.

About CGI Federal:
CGI Federal Inc., a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Inc., is dedicated to partnering with federal agencies to provide solutions for defense, civilian, healthcare and intelligence missions. Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world. With 88,500 consultants and other professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. With Fiscal 2021 reported revenue of C$12.13 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB).

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ASGN | October 04, 2022

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