The state government computer system, which will allow state agencies to share financial information, data and a host of records, is expected to be fully up and running in 2015. The state Department of Transportation will start using part of the computer system in January.
"There will be different parts of it that will be working at different times," Phillips said.
State agencies now operate 100 separate accounting and management programs. The CGI-developed system will replace most of those. The company has a 10-year contract.
President Barack Obama has sharply criticized the health insurance website developed by CGI, saying it's "too slow" and "people have been getting stuck during the application process..."
CGI's defenders have said that the company built the website properly using the federal government's specifications. But problems popped up during "integration work," after CGI handed the project off to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, according to Canadian media reports.
According to CGI's website, the company has contracts with more than 2,000 government organizations. CGI is the sixth-largest information technology company in the world. The company has 69,000 employees.
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