Accenture Financial ERP for Army Now Live; John Goodman Comments

A new Accenture-made financial management system for the U.S. Army has gone live, the company announced Tuesday.

The General Fund Enterprise Business System is intended to help the Army conduct audits and manage business processes at 227  bases and offices in 71 countries, including the U.S., Kuwait, Germany and South Korea.

More than 52,000 system users will use the system to process an estimated 1 million transactions per day for the Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve.

“Our defense clients are facing tremendous financial and budgetary pressures,” said John Goodman, head of the company’s defense and intelligence agency business.

According to the company, this is the first time the Army has a single source for financial, real property, cost management, performance data and a core system of record for the Army’s general fund.

GFEBS is designed to replace 107 Army legacy accounting, financial and asset management systems and integrate 50 additional systems.

Twenty legacy systems have been retired to date, the company said.

The Defense Department will:

  • Deploy the system to regional unified combatant commands
  • Use it for property management at bases
  • Process foreign national payroll
  • Integrate the system with medical logistics

For deployment, the company held 4,000 in-person training sessions to help Army military and civilian personnel navigate the new system and created targeted training for overseas installations, National Guard and active-duty Army units.

Accenture will operate a round-the-clock help desk for system users.

The company is also helping the Defense Department use analytics for supply chain forecasting.

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