Enterprise Systems

 

Enterprise systems (ES) are large-scale application software packages that support business processes, information flows, reporting, and data analytics in complex organizations. While ES are generally packaged enterprise application software (PEAS) systems they can also be bespoke, custom developed systems created to support a specific organization's needs. Types of enterprise systems include: enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, Enterprise planning systems, and Customer relationship management software.

 

Although data warehousing or business intelligence systems are enterprise-wide packaged application software often sold by ES vendors, since they do not directly support execution of business processes, they are often excluded from the term.

 

Enterprise systems are built on software platforms, such as SAP’s NetWeaver and Oracle's Fusion, and databases.  From a hardware perspective, enterprise systems are the servers, storage and associated software that large businesses use as the foundation for their IT infrastructure. These systems are designed to manage large volumes of critical data. These systems are typically designed to provide high levels of transaction performance and data security.

 

 

Army Enterprise Systems

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General Fund Enterprise Business Systems (GFEBS)

GFEBS develops, acquires, integrates, deploys and sustains enterprise-wide financial and procurement management capabilities to support Army’s current and future missions.  GFEBS is the Army’s new web-enabled financial, asset and accounting management system that standardizes, streamlines and shares critical data across the Active Army, the ARNG and the USAR. GFEBS uses Systems Applications and Products in Data Processing software, a COTS ERP solution.

 

Moving forward, GFEBS plans to negotiate roles and responsibilities with Financial Management and Comptroller by identifying subject matter experts on business process related issues, working with users to address problems, analyzing business processes, analyzing system or training problems, and proposing changes to  Support. GFEBS will also review cost estimates to right-size sustainment and will support the maturation of the Functional Governance Board process.

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Logistics Modernization Program (LMP)

LMP sustains, monitors, measures and improves the modernization national-level logistics support solution; transitions services from contractor to organic support without performance degradation; delivers new capabilities to achieve Business Systems Information Technology and DoD Enterprise Transition Plan objectives; addresses strategic Army/DoD business transformation elements; and supports DoD/Army ERP integration efforts and related end-to-end processes.

 

LMP supports the Army national-level logistics mission to develop, acquire, field and sustain the world’s best equipment and services, providing Soldiers with a decisive advantage. LMP delivers an enterprise system for AMC with a fully-integrated suite of software and business processes, providing streamlined data on maintenance, repair and overhaul; planning; finance; acquisition; and on weapon systems supplies, spare parts, services and materiel.

 

LMP Increment 1 is deployed to more than 50 locations with approximately 21,000 users throughout AMC and related major subordinate commands, depots, and arsenals, as well as the Defense Finance and Accounting Service.

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Global Combat Support System – Army (GCSS-Army)

GCSS-Army fields an Army automated information system as the primary tactical logistics enabler to support Army and joint transformation of sustainment using an ERP system; reengineers current business processes to achieve end-to-end logistics and provides unclassified feeder data to applicable command and control systems; and, implements tactical financial processes relating to supply and maintenance.

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Integrated Personnel and Pay System – Army (IPPS-A)

IPPS-A supports the Soldier in the core mission of conducting operations; promotes and maintains effective military personnel management; and ensures that accurate and timely military personnel data – including delivery of benefits – are available at all levels of management and oversight.

 

IPPS-A will provide the Army with an integrated, multi-component, personnel and pay system that streamlines Army HR, enhances the efficiency and accuracy of Army personnel and pay procedures and supports Soldiers and their families. The tool will be web-based, will be available 24 hours a day and will be accessible to Soldiers, HR professionals, combatant commanders, personnel and pay managers and other authorized users throughout the Army.  IPPS-A addresses major deficiencies in the delivery of military personnel and pay services and also provides internal controls and audit procedures that prevent erroneous payments and loss of funds.

 

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Army Contract Writing System (ACWS)

ACWS provides a single enterprise contract writing and management system to obtain business process efficiencies; supports compliance with the Federal Financial Management Act of 1996; integrates with existing ERP solutions; and decreases the number of complex interfaces while fostering audit readiness.

 

ACWS is projected to be an acquisition category IAM program that will replace Standard Procurement System (SPS)/Procurement Desktop-Defense and Procurement Automated Data and Document System. ACWS will comprise approximately 8,000 users at 280 sites in the CONUS and OCONUS.

 

ACWS will function in low bandwidth/disconnected status for expeditionary forces, and will support unclassified networks, classified networks and contracting requirements. is expected to utilize centralized services such as Clause Logic; standardized business rules including contract line item number structure and the like; and standard data schemas like Procurement Data Standard and Standard Financial Information Structure.

 

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Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program (AESIP)

The Army continues to modernize its ERP business systems to simplify operations, optimize processes, and provide an accurate, Enterprise view of business information to all users. AESIP is a key component of this initiative. AESIP integrates business processes and systems by serving as the Enterprise hub for the Army’s logistics and financial ERP business systems:

General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS), the Army’s financial system Global Combat Support System - Army (GCSS-Army), the tactical logistics system, Logistics Modernization Program (LMP), the national logistics system.

 

Description: AESIP enables integration by linking business processes and data across existing IT systems. This integration optimizes business processes and supports Enterprise level information requirements. AESIP has successfully delivered a Web-based solution for the creation and management of customer and vendor master data and implemented an optimized messaging and hub services capability.

 

AESIP houses and enables the Army Enterprise material master which provides the Army a single authoritative source for material data supporting all Army constituent (modernized and legacy) systems. This Army Enterprise material master provides the catalyst to manage, control, create, change, archive, and validate data, while providing a single global view of material thus, providing the basic building blocks for Product Lifecycle Management/Weapon System Management. Implementation of the Enterprise material master has enabled inventory management, accountability, pricing, accounting functions, and Material Requirements Planning (MRP) operations to be seamlessly integrated into the Army Enterprise vision.

 

Products and Services, AESIP services include:  Enterprise hub services, Enterprise master data management, Business intelligence and analytics.

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-Systems Analysis and ERP Topics:

 

1-Systems Analysis

2-Systems Analysis and Design Methods

3-Software Cost Estimating

4-Data Warehousing

5-Business Intelligence: A Managerial Approach

6-Decision Support and Business Intelligence Systems

7-IT Multimedia Glossary

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1-Systems Analysis

1-The Modern Systems Analyst

2-Information Systems Building Blocks

3-Information System Development

4-Systems Analysis

5-Data Modeling

6-Process Modeling

7-Network Modelling

8-Object Modeling

9-Systems Design and Construction

10-Architecture and Process Design

11-Database Design

12- Input Design and Prototyping

13-Output Design and Prototyping

14-Interface Design and Prototyping

15-Software Design

16-Object-Oriented Design

17-Systems Implementation

18-Systems Support

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2-Systems Analysis and Design Methods

1-Systems Analysis Objectives

2-Information System Building Blocks

3-Information Systems Development

4-Project Management

5-Systems Analysis

6-Fact-Finding Techniques for Requirements Discovery

7-Modeling System Requirements with Use Cases

8-Data Modeling and Analysis

9-Process Modeling

10-Object-Oriented Analysis and Modeling Using the UML

11-Feasibility Analysis and the System Proposal

12-Systems Design

13-Application Architecture

14-Database Design

15-Output Design and Prototyping

16-Input Design and Prototyping

17-User Interface Design

18-Object-Oriented Design and Modeling Using the UML

19-Systems Construction and Implementation

20-System Operations and Support

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3-Software Cost Estimating

0-Software Cost Estimating (CLB023)

1-Define the System and Cost Drivers

2-Collect and Analyze Data

3-Select a Model

4-Develop and Test the Estimate

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4-Data Warehousing

1-Introduction to Data Mining, Warehousing, and Visualization

2-The Data Warehouse

3-Data Mining and Data Visualization

4-Machines That Can Learn

5-Executive Information Systems

6-Designing and Building the Data Warehouse

7-The Future of Data Mining, Warehousing, and Visualization

8-Data Warehousing Concept

9-Data Warehousing Paper

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5-Business Intelligence: A Managerial Approach

1-Introduction to Business Intelligence

2-Data Warehousing

3-Business Performance Management

4-Data Mining for Business Intelligence

5-Text and Web Mining

6-BI Implementation: Integration and Emerging Trends

7-Portfolio of Options

8-Effective Performance Measurement

9-Problems with Dashboard Displays

A-Chaos Theory

B-Data Warehousing Concept

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6-Decision Support and Business Intelligence Systems

1-Decision Support Systems and Business Intelligence

2-Decision Making, Systems, Modeling, and Support

3-Decision Support Systems Concepts, Methodologies, and Technologies

4-Modeling and Analysis

5-Data Mining for Business Intelligence

6-Artificial Neural Networks for Data Mining

7-Text and Web Mining

8-Data Warehousing

9-Business Performance Management

10-Collaborative Computer-Supported Technologies and Support Systems

11-Knowledge Management

12-Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems

13-Advanced Intelligent Systems

14-Management Support Systems: Emerging Trends and Impacts

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-Enterprise Resource Planning Topics:

 

1-Enterprise Systems for Management

2-Enterprise Resource Planning

3-Enterprise Resource Planning

4-Enterprise Management Information Systems (Laudon)

5-Electronic Commerce Fundamentals

6-E- Commerce

7-Computers Price

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1-Enterprise Systems for Management

1-Introduction to Enterprise Systems for Management

2-Systems Integration

3-ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE

4-DEVELOPMENT LIFE CYCLE

5-Implementation Strategies

6-Software and Vendor Selection

7-OPERATIONs AND POSTIMPLEMENTATION

8-Program & Project Management

9-Organizational Change and Business Process Re-Engineering

10-Global, Ethics and Security Management

11-Supply Chain Management

12-Customer Relationship Management

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2-Enterprise Resource Planning

1-Business Functions and Business Processes

2-The Development of Enterprise Resource Planning System

3-Marketing Information Systems and the Sales Order Process

4-Production and Supply Chain Management Information Systems

5-Accounting in ERP Systems

6-Human Resources Processes with ERP

7-Process Modeling, Process Improvement And ERP Implementation

8-RFID, Business Intelligence (BI), Mobile Computing, and the Cloud

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3-Enterprise Resource Planning

1-A Foundation for Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

2-Re-engineering and Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

3-Planning, & Implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning

4-ERP Systems: Sales and Marketing

5-ERP Systems: Accounting and Finance

6-ERP Systems: Production and Materials Management

7-ERP Systems: Human Resources

8-Managing an ERP Project

9-Supply Chain Management and the e-marketplace

10-Integrated Case Study: Bandon Group, Inc.

11-Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems

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4-Enterprise Management Information Systems (Laudon)

1-Managing the Digital Firm

2-Information Systems in the Enterprise

3-Management Strategy

4-Electronic Business

5-Ethical and Social Issues

6-Enterprise Hardware and Software

7-Managing Data Resources

8-Telecommunications and Networks

9-Internet: Infrastructure for Digital Firm

10-Enterprise Applications and Process

11-Knowledge Management

12-Management Decision Making

13-Redesigning the Organization

14-Change Management

15-IS Security and Control

16-Model Driven Architecture

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5-Electronic Commerce Fundamentals

1-Introduction to E-Commerce

2-The Internet and the Web

3-Web-Based Tools

4-E-Commerce Software

5-Security Threats

6-Implementing Security

7-Electronic Payment Systems

8-Strategies for Marketing

9-Purchasing & Support 

10-Strategies for Web Auction

11-International, Legal, Ethical, & Tax 

12-Business Plans for Implementing

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6-E- Commerce

1-Concepts and Essentials of Electronic Commerce

2-E-marketplaces and Economic Impacts

3-Retailing in Electronic Commerce (E-Tailing)

4-Market Research and Advertisement in Electronic Commerce

5-Company-Centric B2B

6-B2B Exchanges and Services

7-E-supply Chain, Intrabusiness, Corporate Portals, C-commerce

8-E-Government, E-learning, C2C, Knowledge Management

9-Mobile Commerce and Pervasive Computing

10-Auctions

11-E-Commerce Security

12-Electronic Payment System (B2C, B2B)

13-Order Fulfillment and Other Support Services 

14-EC Strategy and Implementation

15-The Economics of EC

16-Launching a Successful Internet Business

17-Legal and Social Impacts and EC Future

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