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Status of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems’ Cost, Schedule, and Management Actions Taken to Address Prior Recommendations

DODIG-2013-111

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What We Did

We performed this audit on the Status of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems’ Cost, Schedule, and Management Actions Taken to Address Prior Recommendations as requested by Congressional members from the Senate. The objective of the audit was to determine whether additional ERP systems cost increases and schedule delays have occurred since our audit report, DODIG-2012-111, “Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Schedule Delays and Reengineering Weaknesses Increase Risks to DoD’s Auditability Goals,” July 13, 2012.   In addition, we determined whether DoD has implemented corrective actions to ensure the integrity of business process reengineering assessments submitted for DoD ERP systems. We determined DoD reported cost decreases totaling $680.9 million for four of six enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and cost increases of $298.9 million for two systems. The DoD also reported schedule delays for three of the six ERP systems since previously reported in report DODIG-2012-111.  In addition, DoD management has identified corrective actions taken to ensure the integrity of business process re-engineering (BPR) assessments submitted for DoD ERP programs. DoD management identified plans to ensure previously reported issues were addressed.  Additional work is required to determine if these actions are working as intended and fully address the recommendations.

This report is a result of Project No. D2013-D000DE-0093.000.