Global Combat Support System – Army (GCSS-Army) is one program with two components. The first component, GCSS-Army Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Solution, is an automated information system that serves as the primary tactical logistics enabler supporting Army and Joint transformation for sustainment. The program re-engineers current business processes to achieve end-to-end logistics and integration with applicable command and control (C2) and Joint systems. The second component, Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program (AESIP), formerly known as Product Lifecycle Management Plus, integrates Army business functions by providing a single source for enterprise hub services, master data and business intelligence. GCSS-Army uses commercial off-the-shelf ERP software products to support rapid force projection in the battlefield functional areas of arming, fixing, fueling, sustaining and tactical logistics financial processes.
MAT provided program support, ERP SME support, data migration, SAP Business Intelligence / Business Warehousing (BI/BW) implementation, and financial systems analysis for GCSS-Army. Program support includes assistance with operational planning, scheduling, coordination, and execution of missions. The data migration task encompasses conversion preparation and system administration to ensure any issues with the data conversion site or hardware is provided to the customer. Comprehensive troubleshooting support is also provided to resolve database conflicts during data conversion. Other data migration tasks include, collecting historical data files for archiving and initial system configuration, supervising other subcontractors and independent consultants supporting the fielding initiative, providing Over-the-Shoulder (OTS) support coordinating solutions with other contractors, government employees and customers for training, networking, hardware or software issues.
In support of the SAP BI/BW task, MAT provides SME support for business objects (BOBJ) Enterprise & SAP BI/BW solution architecture and integration as well as business process analysis, using business process modeling (BPM) tools, analyzing business rules integration in conjunction with DoD architecture standards. The financial systems analysis task includes MAT personnel using their extensive background in DoD financials to assist in the implementation of the financial modules of SAP, identify opportunities for improvement, develop policies and procedures, and provide leadership and technical guidance to other personnel in performing these tasks. Our team analyzes complex DoD resource management and financial process requirements, ensures processes developed by the Program are in compliance DoD and Army Finance regulations / policies. We assess financial operations, identifying opportunities for enhancement, and assists technical resources in developing solutions for units transitioning into GCSS-Army using GFEBS and other financial programs. We also evaluate staged data to ensure that all financial transactions matched as finance and logistics operations integrated as SARSS transactions are converted to GCSS-Army.