Reported Status of Department of Defense's Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
March 30, 2012
In October 2010, we reported on the status of the Department of Defense's (DOD) enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. In that report, we noted that several of these systems were not being implemented on schedule and within budget, necessitating the extended use and funding of existing, duplicative, stove-piped systems. DOD considers the successful implementation of these systems critical to transforming its business operations and addressing long-standing weaknesses in areas such as financial and supply chain management. DOD officials also stated that these systems are critical to ensuring the department meets its mandated September 30, 2017, goal to have auditable consolidated financial statements. As agreed, our objective was to provide updated information on DOD's reported status for each of these ERP systems as of December 31, 2011.