Financial Management

With pull of a plug, Navy completes transition to new ERP system

The Navy recently completed its transition to the Navy Enterprise Resource Planning system as its financial system of record when it formally pulled the plug on the legacy Material Financial Control System (MFCS).

Teams from Naval Supply Weapon Systems Support marked the transfer of the final portions of the old system to the new in a joint ceremony in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Philadelphia.

Navy ERP Release 1.1, now the sole financial system for more than half of the service’s total obligations, is an integrated business management system that modernizes and standardizes Navy operations, provides management visibility across the enterprise and increases effectiveness and efficiency, the Navy said in a release. It provides a more integrated capability than legacy systems in financial operations, program management and workforce management.

MFCS was the last large financial system tied to the old Uniform Inventory Control Program. "This proved to be one of the most difficult to systems to shut down, because of the potential impact to the customer and the level of detail required to accomplish the task", said Karen Meloy, vice commander of Naval Supply Weapon Systems Support.

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