Navy christens ERP financial management system

Navy christens ERP 1.1 financial management system

The Naval Supply System Command’s Weapon Systems Support unit transferred the final pieces of its financial system of record to the new Navy Enterprise Resource Planning (Navy ERP), a modern platform that promises to streamline Navy supply chain financial management.

In a ceremony to mark the milestone, the office pulled the plug on the Material Financial Control System (MFCS), the last major financial system associated with its legacy Uniform Inventory Control Program.

MFCS was the precursor of the Navy ERP, an integrated financial management system that will standardize Navy business operations and provides efficiency and visibility across the enterprise.

"This proved to be one of the most difficult to systems to shutdown because of the potential impact to the customer and the level of detail required to accomplish the task," said Karen Meloy, Vice Commander of NAVSUP WSS.

NAVSUP WSS is the Navy's supply chain manager, providing worldwide support to its aviation, surface ship and submarine communities.

The command is now running Navy ERP Release 1.1, which will provides improved financial operations, program management and workforce management functions.

Navy officials say the conversion is a major step toward converting the Navy’s business affairs into one updated, standardized, interconnected system that will also assist in the Navy's efforts to support its warfighters.

"Standing up MFCS was one of the hardest things our program office had to do,” said Ron Stein, the deputy comptroller in Philadelphia. “Many hours were spent customizing the system to fit the needs of our customer.”

"Communication was the key to this success," added Capt. J.B. Theirault, NAVSUP WSS Comptroller. "Our objectives were many, but we accomplished them through teamwork and collaboration. It was a total team effort."

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