"The graveyard of failed enterprise resource planning projects is littered with critical analyses by the Government Accountability Office and agencies' inspectors general.
But what often is overlooked by auditors and headline-hungry congressmen are the successful ERP projects - and there have been quite a few in recent years.
Slowly, agencies are learning from past mistakes. One such success story is the Transportation Department's implementation of the Oracle Federal Financial 11i e-Business suite.
Starting in 1997, DOT began moving from an internally developed legacy system to a commercial application with no customization. A year ago, Trans- portation was named as a center of excellence for the Financial Management Line of Business initiative. "