Navy ERP, the Navy’s massive enterprise resource planning system, went live in a commercial cloud last week. Officials said it was likely the largest ERP cloud migration in North American history.
Michelle Jacobs, the director of DLA’s hosting office, said the agency is using commercial cloud services to host more than 60 percent of its applications and wants to move toward a software-as-a-service model.
After years of work inventorying its legacy business information technology systems and building more modern ones to replace them, the Army says it has an aggressive plan in place to cut its number of business IT systems in half.
The Defense Department has spent well over a decade and tens of billions of dollars to buy enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems with the hope that they would help the military adopt modern, automated business processes and pave the way to financial auditability. But a strikingly small number of DoD financial managers think the systems have done anything to make their jobs easier.
The Army Logistics Maintenance Program eliminated $2 billion in costs for old systems maintenance and cut $4 billion in “spare” parts the Army doesn’t need.
Four years after launching the General Fund Enterprise Business System, Project Manager Col. Matt Russell said that most users in the organization have fully adopted it, and it’s time to focus on upgrades.
At least some of DoD’s enterprise resource planning costs have been driven by duplicative hardware and other infrastructure investments, and the Defense Information Systems Agency thinks it can help.
Col. Darby McNulty, the project officer for Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army, said the Army still faces many challenges in getting soldiers their active-duty pay.
The Air Force’s personnel experts team up with cyber pros to fix downtime on the service’s HR systems, which have serious domino effects each time there’s an outage.
Brian Marvin, vice president Sales, Public Sector, BMC, joins host John Gilroy to discuss how his company can help agencies achieve their IT goals. July 21, 2015