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Accenture Federal Bags $729M Army Contract to Unify Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

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Accenture Federal Bags $729M Army Contract to Unify Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

Accenture Federal Services announced that it has been awarded a $729 million contract to help the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command transform multiple enterprise resource planning systems into a single, consolidated model. The wholly-owned Accenture subsidiary said the unified model aims to improve efficiency, enhance readiness and reduce costs.

Under the contract, AFS will be called upon to support the Army Shared Services Center with organizational change management, agile development and quality assurance, among other capability support functions. The company is expected to put to use its expertise in finance, management and information technology consulting to help the Army move toward a unified ERP supported by innovative approaches and industry best practices, an Accenture executive said.

Vince Vlasho, senior managing director of AFS’ defense portfolio, said the six-year contract provides the firm an opportunity to help the Army sustain its legacy systems while enhancing modernization through advanced technologies, such as automated enterprise services.

AFS has successfully supported the Army on other advanced technology initiatives, including a cloud-based payroll and accounting project known as the Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation Non-Appropriated Fund Integrated Financial Management System, AFS said Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Retired Army Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence, who now sits as the deputy director of AFS’ defense portfolio, said the company will focus on bringing proven commercial capabilities using its understanding of the unique needs of the military to define and optimize processes and achieve productivity improvements.

Accenture said its government business component has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest U.S. federal organizations. The company touted its access to specialized skills across 40 industries as it delivers consulting services enabled by an extensive network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers.

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