The End of an ERP Era – 10 years in the failing

ECSS Users Confounded Looks

ECSS Users Try The Vehicle Mgmt Piece

If you are a tracker of ERP failures, take a look at the $986.5M no-go project by the USAF. The project scheduled to complete in 2013 at contract award had slipped to 2016 and the cost had grown from $600M range to the $1B range of a total program planned at “just” $1.5B total for eLog21 systems. Only the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) portion has delivered, an element I suggested as AFMC CIO prior to the ERP launch. That effort is at version 3.0 and data to fully populate the system is being cleaned up. The system is so good, you will see in a prior post that it scared the nuclear community into revisiting the security of information it makes so readily available!

Here is a brief history of the ERP integration effort pulled from the archives of the Dayton Daily News:

CSC Awarded $627.8M Contract ($1.5B Program) – April 9, 2007

Small Business Worry – Dec 7, 2010

Hundreds of Jobs At Risk if ECSS Cut – Dec 8, 2010

Turner says ECSS Contract Stable – Feb 18, 2011

AF Awards $94M More for ECSS in Modification – July 5, 2011

ECSS Phase 1 Halted – Sep 15, 2011

CSC Begins Layoffs – Sep 22, 2011–1257792.html

CSC Permanent Layoff of 114 Local Employees – Jan 11, 2012

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