We recognise that smaller, more agile businesses are great incubators of new concepts and ideas, and we believe that by working with SMEs we are delivering to our clients the best, most-efficient solution possible.

At CGI we are committed to building strong relationships with SMEs and in 2016 re-launched our SME Accelerate Programme. This now reaches across all of our UK business.

Our commitment is to provide an opportunity for smaller entities to work with us in delivering key solutions to our clients, so we mutually benefit from niche and specialist businesses who share our passion to deliver the best.

SME Accelerate is all about building our community of members that we can rely on to deliver with the same ability and passion as we do.

The SME Accelerate Programme delivers shared benefits:

  • CGI leverages SMEs relationships and skillsets
  • The Client is provided with innovation and excellence
  • The SME has the opportunity to expand engagement into new markets and clients

Focus Areas

CGI focuses on and cultivates key horizontal areas in order to promote cross-industry solutions, capabilities and market trends. The following areas are where we would be interested in SME engagements in order to bring better solutions to our clients.

Big Data Analytics

Big data is becoming a reality for many businesses and government organisations. Therefore, we are looking to partner with SMEs that can help our clients improve their:

Customer data Patient care Citizen safety and security

Cloud

Moving to the cloud allows many organisations to reduce their costs, while also ensuring security and compliance with data sovereignty regulation. Current market trends are accelerating demand for cloud services. We are therefore looking to engage with SMEs that can assist our clients with their:

  • Data centre consolidation and application portfolio rationalisation
  • Adoption of IT as a service and cloud service brokerage models
  • Multiple clouds as purpose-fit workloads
  • Dedicated private cloud
  • Technology refresh cycles
  • Increased adoption of SaaS
  • Requirement for PaaS
  • Charge back filling
Cyber Security

At CGI, cyber security is part of everything we do.  For more than 35 years, we have helped clients manage complex security challenges. As a result, we understand security from all angles. As such, we look to talk to SMEs who can help in the following areas:

  • Threat intelligence
  • Forensics
  • Cyber education and training
  • Identity and access management
  • Cloud security
Digital Transformation

CGI can help clients evolve from discrete digital organizations into connected digital enterprises by supporting their digital transformation needs. As such, we are looking for SMEs to help CGI in meeting our IT and business priorities for digital transformation in the following areas:

  • Improving customer / citizen experience
  • Generating customer and business insights for better and faster decision making
  • Protecting clients from cyber and other emerging threats
  • Optimizing and modernizing to reduce run costs
  • Developing real-time, end-to-end digital processing
  • Adopting new delivery models (e.g., SaaS, PaaS, cloud, outsourcing)
Internet of Things (IoT)

CGI are at the heart of The Internet of Things (IoT) transformation. Across all industries, we are helping our clients revitalize the way they do business. As such are interested in hearing from innovative SMEs that are providing a significant contribution in this space. Our current areas of focus are around:

Devices Data Science and Data analytics (industry specific)

Industries

CGI has 40 years of experience and continued business growth. We offer financial strength and business rigour to support some of the UK’s biggest and most successful brands. CGI is committed to building strong relationships with SMEs in all of our industries in our UK Business.

Therefore, we are looking for SMEs that have expertise within one or more of CGI's industries. This includes the work we are doing with our Central Government clients where CGI has an objective set forth by the UK Cabinet Office that states that 33% of CGI’s external spend within our Central Government procurements is to be spent with SME suppliers by 2020.

Solutions

CGI's full-service offering is complemented by a large portfolio of IP-based software solutions. View CGI's comprehensive portfolio of best-in-class technology solutions.

 

CGI’s SME Accelerate Programme is dedicated to identifying potential joint  opportunities where an SME has a service or solution that can be applied alongside CGI’s offerings, so that together we are delivering the best, most-efficient solution possible to the client.

Therefore, it is important that an SME aligns to CGI key verticals and offers CGI a complementary service or solution, whilst not being in competition with CGI.

Successful SMEs work alongside CGI to identify opportunities so that together we are both expanding our sales and go to market efforts.

If you believe you meet this criteria and are interested in applying to join CGI’s SME Accelerate Programme then please contact us.

SME Accelerate Programme - Engagement process

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