General Fund Enterprise Business Systems (GFEBS)
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DESCRIPTION

General Fund Enterprise Business Systems (GFEBS) employs a Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS), web-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution to integrate financial, real property and other asset, cost and performance data. GFEBS standardizes business processes and transactions across the active Army, the Army National Guard (ARNG) and the United States Army Reserve (USAR) at over 200 locations. GFEBS provides real-time visibility of transactions, as well as historical data, to provide an integrated, analytic foundation for decision-making. GFEBS also supports the Army’s goals of achieving an unqualified opinion on financial statements and providing a cost accounting capability for better-informed decision-making. The GFEBS implementation is designed to standardize financial management and accounting functions and real property inventory and management, and meet the following objectives:

  • Provide accurate, reliable and timely financial information and integrated functional performance data to Army decision-makers;
  • Within the framework of Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE), GFEBS conducts the Budget and Execution portions: Year of Execution Funds Distribution, files generation for external financial reporting, Real Property Asset Management / Plant Management for DPW, vendor pay, reimbursable agreements, civilian payroll recording, and the entitlement of Local National Pay for Korea, Italy, and Germany;
  • Improve Army accountability and enable full cost management;
  • Support audit readiness and sustainability requirements of the Army and DoD at large.

BENEFIT TO THE SOLDIER

GFEBS enables the Army to fully assess the results of its financial and property management performance and costs to facilitate timely decision-making through the use of accurate, transaction-based information across the Active Army, the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Improve the Army’s business processes, allow for full-cost reporting of the Army’s outputs (products and services) and provide an auditable trail.
  • Accommodate emerging requirements: improved funds balance with treasury; the streamlining of the financial community by sunsetting legacy systems; and improved automated integration of financial data.

PROGRAM STATUS

3QFY18: Fielded GFEBS to Defense Health Agency
2QFY19: Implemented Real Property Inventory Management
2QFY20:

  • Fielded GFEBS to first wave of Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
  • Completed development and data extraction for GFEBS-Sensitive Activities

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

FY20-FY24:

  • Improve User Experience: Transition platform to speed user transactions and migrate to a government cloud
  • Continue GFEBS financial management modernization efforts
  • Provide an auditable business environment that builds confidence in the Army’s financial management capabilities and a robust financial analytics capability key to senior leader decision making
  • Transition sustainment activities to the Army Shared Services Center

Contractors

  • IBM (Bethesda, MD)