The U.S. Navy has completed a three-year “tech refresh” effort for its enterprise resource management system 10 months ahead of the expected completion date. The Navy said Friday that modernization of the Enterprise Resource Planning system involved transitioning all operations to the cloud, making it the service’s largest cloud migration effort to date.
The Navy ERP handles resource management to support around 72,000 users and transactions worth over $70 billion. Prior to the modernization, the system deployed an outdated SAP server and an Oracle platform.
"I am proud of the efforts to accomplish this on an accelerated schedule, cutting the projected timeline nearly in half," said Navy Secretary and two-time Wash100 Award winner Richard Spencer. "The team managed this through innovative approaches to problem solving and close collaboration with integration teams, network engineers and industry partners.”
Thomas Harker, assistant secretary of the Navy for financial management and comptroller, noted that the effort supports the service’s goals to consolidate its financial operations, produce accurate information and improve auditing as well as data analytics functions. According to Rear Adm. Michelle Skubic, commander of the Naval Supply Systems Command, the updated system supports efforts to meet performance improvement goals and promotes supply chain visibility.