Calian Wins A $10 Million City of Toronto IT Professional Services Contract
(All amounts in this release are in Canadian Dollars)
OTTAWA, ONTARIO - June 22, 2015 - Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX:CTY) is pleased to announce that its IT Professional Services line has been awarded a contract worth approximately $10 million to provide the City of Toronto with a Time Attendance and Scheduling (TAS) system; SAP Human Capital Management (HCM) modernization and a Cross Application Time Sheet (CATS) implementation. Calian will be delivering this project over an 18 month period.
Deploying and managing a diverse workforce governed by collective agreements and service commitments is a complex task. Calian is well-positioned to provide the City of Toronto with a modern, flexible and efficient system to manage the staff hours of City employees given its proven track record in the successful delivery of complex multi-party, enterprise-wide programs.
Calian has assembled a consortium of world class partners to deliver this solution. Calian assumes the role of Prime contractor accountable for the successful orchestration of the people, processes and technology required to deliver the business improvements, resource efficiencies and cost savings with a modern scalable system. The project will be supported by Axsium Group Limited, a best of breed implementation partner for several workforce management solutions; Kondor Consulting Group, an SAP HCM PartnerEdge Service Partner; Kronos, the global market leader in workforce management solutions; and SAP.
"Calian is pleased to have been selected to work with the City of Toronto on this strategic and important project that will contribute to the improved operations of the City," stated Sandra Cote, Vice President, IT and Professional Services at Calian.
"This is an exciting win for our IT services line," stated Kevin Ford, President and CEO. "It strengthens our existing relationship with the City of Toronto and assists in the evolution of our IT services offerings at the municipal level."
About Calian IT Professional Services
Calian's IT Professional Services team has the experience and expertise to support complex IT initiatives and manage discrete IT functions in support of our customers' business and technology needs regardless of platform or applications. Customers choose Calian to deliver quality IT Professional Services in IT Consulting, Cyber Security and IT Products.
Calian employs over 2,300 people with offices and projects that span Canada, U.S. and international markets. Calian operates under two distinct divisions. The Business and Technology Services division is headquartered in Ottawa. This division's capabilities include the provision of professional services to private and public sector organizations in health, training, engineering and IT services. Calian's Systems Engineering Division (SED), based in Saskatoon, plans, designs and implements complex communication systems for many of the world's space agencies and leading satellite manufacturers and operators. SED also provides contract manufacturing services for both private sector and military customers in North America. Known for its unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction, Calian seeks to be the best Canadian company to work for, buy from and invest in.
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