Posts Tagged ‘ERP’

“Aquisition Incident Review Team” for ECSS Failue Issues Executive Summary

The team assembled to review the cancellation of ECSS has finally made public its executive summary. When reviewed by the SASC the program was described as “one of the most egregious examples of mismanagement in recent history”. But the answers to the SASC Chair and Senior Minority member have yet to be made public. Little […]

AF ERP – Failure Brings Out Stovepipe Liability & Blame Setting Starts

So the AF Enterprise has given up the ghost of an ERP solution in favor of improving its legacy platforms to pass CFO audits and create a viable financial statement. Thus the stovepipe mentality wins again. Each functional area is working hard to make up for years of keeping their data systems on life support […]

Update – AF Times Story on ECSS Cancellation

Looks like the AF Times got the scoop again (NOT!) that ECSS was canceled. Think they got the clue from the final cancellation of the CSC contract and their move to let go the last of the personnel (115 this round) that were supporting the prototypes. Over the last few months AF supply managers have […]

Is AF Understanding BPM – ERP Update

Updates to: PEO Strategy , BPM for ERP and ECSS Cost Estimate After fielding ERP pilots under ECSS that had huge manuals to explain process, it appears the passion for ERP technology is ending. AF leadership has again ended the effort for ERP deployment, opting instead for the strategy they offered last time the program […]

Maj Gen Olson Interview No Surprise on ERP Merger – But Will It Work?

In what may be his last interview as the PEO for AF ERP work before moving on to PEO C2ISR, Maj Gen Craig Olson outlined the plan to integrate the acquisitions to gain efficiency and improve results. Not a difficult task given the total lack of results so far. The interview link below provides the […]

DOD Deputy Chief Management Officer Will Take On ERPs – At least standard process

Beth McGrath, the DOD’s Deputy Chief Management Officer, has figured out that ERPs failures are pointing to the need for common business processes but has not yet learned that the ERPs are not the cost effective way to get that result. Quoted from an interview with FederalNews Radio, McGrath says: “”We want to ensure as […]

AF ERP cost $1B and does very little – like other ERP’s Plus GSA Cans Oracle

The AF has finally “come out” about its ECSS ERP to the congress. As reported by Federal News Radio today, AF Comptroller, Dr. Jamie Morin, let Congress in on the dirty little secret, ERP isn’t working! The article relates many examples from Logistics to Personnel where ERP programs have busted budgets and produced little. Check […]

ERP News From Another Blog

Not often that I push someone’s analysis but you all have to read this one! It shares the insider view of what its like to get on the Oracle ERP train and not have a nickle to get off (MTA song reference intended). Mr. Dennnis Howlett Irregular Enterprise Bolg Article

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

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 […]

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