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Thursday, January 04, 2007

NASA's Upgraded Financial Management System Takes Flight

Accenture has completed the upgrade of the financial system for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which supports the operations of the Agency's $16.5 billion budget and 18,000-person workforce. This marks the first upgrade to the SAP ERP2005 financial platform in the US Federal government marketplace.

The upgraded solution provides NASA with an enhanced technical architecture and improved financial management data tracking, reporting and data integrity and also helps streamline the agency's funds distribution, year-end processing and overall funds control. The system upgrade builds on the successful core financial implementation, affecting more than 10,000 end users across NASA, including those at 10 field centers, Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) and the NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC).

"The launch of the upgraded financial system should help improve NASA's financial performance for years to come," said Steve Shane, managing director of Accenture's North America Government operating unit. "The Core Financial system now in place provides the agency with unprecedented capabilities for improving decision-making, cost management, and online information sharing."

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