Accession Number : ADA590682
Title : Beyond Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP): The Next Generation Enterprise Resource Planning Environment
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
Personal Author(s) : Odell, Laura A ; Farrar-Foley, Brendan T ; Kinkel, John R ; Moorthy, Rama S ; Schultz, Jennifer A
Report Date : Feb 2012
Pagination or Media Count : 124
Abstract : The Department of Defense (DoD) has invested billions of dollars in business enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. However, they are not meeting schedules, cost, or performance expectations. Senior Defense leaders are increasingly aware that the economic environment demands the DoD move from defense readiness at any cost to defense readiness at the best value. The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) reviewed the ERP systems to: (1) identify the best way to leverage current DoD systems that are meeting objectives (2) explore potential alternatives or add-ons to ERPs (e.g., Business Process Modeling/Management (BPM) solutions, Software as a Service (SaaS)). Situational agility, or predicting how future pipeline technologies and analytic techniques may improve on or replace current methods, must be an enabler of innovation, not a compliance enforcer, to fulfill needed capabilities. ERPs must provide a jumping-off point for integrating other beneficial technologies in the portfolio (e.g., cloud computing, mobile applications, and business intelligence).
Descriptors : *PLANNING , *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , ECONOMICS , PIPELINES
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Economics and Cost Analysis
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE