Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is a generic term for the systems used to assist with the business processes we use every day.
Business processes that are provided by an ERP include but are not limited to, making
purchase requests for items, paying for services, tracking budgets or running reports.
Many of us use these systems every day. Examples include, Smartstream and the Web
Based Management reports. These and many other systems constitute our current ERP
We are currently undertaking a project to improve FNLCR business processes by replacing
many of the current systems in use with a new set of systems that are more tightly
integrated. The goal of this project is to streamline business processes and allow
more efficient access to the information contained in the systems at FNLCR.
From 2009-2010, Leidos conducted both needs and cost benefits
analyses on behalf of NCI at Frederick and the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research to determine
the benefit of replacing its current set of business systems with a new or upgraded
It was determined that the best course of action would be system replacement for
the following reasons:
The purpose of this initiative is to execute the replacement of our current disparate
business systems with a core financial system and modularized add on components
that will add needed functionality, and allow for future expansion.
The objectives of the ERP Project are as follows: