The Army wants innovative ways to deliver enterprise resource planning services.
These massive business systems, known as ERPs, replace numerous small-scale systems with department-wide installations that can modernize the management of finances, logistics and other business operations. Within the Defense Department, these systems have been the target of audit reports for running over budget and suffering years-long schedule delays.
In a move to bring innovation to the delivery of its ERP services, the Army is developing a contracting strategy to acquire ERP services for Army organizations, including the project manager of Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program, which is responsible for the Army’s logistics ERP portfolio; the project manger for the General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS), which oversees the Army's financial general fund ERP portfolio; and the the Army Shared Services Center, according to draft documents released by the Army.
The shared services center was created in 2008 to act as an organic lead system integrator for ERP portfolios.
A draft request for proposal to industry is expected by summer.
Contractors will be required to support the Army’s financial auditability goals and provide a host of services, including help desk, maintenance and configuration management.