Historically, the Army managed its finances around the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution processes with little emphasis on cost management
; hence the "budget culture" paradigm that existed for many years. With the implementation of Army Enterprise Resource and Planning (ERP) Systems, including the General Funds Enterprise Business System (GFEBS), Army resource and operational professionals and leaders have greater capabilities to integrate cost and performance information into all Army End-To-End business processes. These ERPs provide leaders at all levels the information they need to make resource-informed decisions.
We understand that moving toward full implementation of Cost Management is an evolutionary process and that resource and operational managers Army-wide need guidance.
Our response was to revert back to the Cost & Performance Portal (CPP). This Portal is the "Army's Home for Cost & Performance", integrating all Army cost management knowledge, metrics and applications in one site:
- Knowledge Center: provides guidance, links and documents with information on cost management and Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA), including training and costing tools.
- Metrics: displays metrics and reports for Army Cost Management, GFEBS Validation, MPA and IMCOM Installations and Services, including Standard Service Costing.
- Apps: provides access to and information on the CBA and Cost Review Board (CRB) Workflow tools, GFEBS Analysis Tool for Enhancements (GATE), Capabilities Knowledge Base and the Army Cost Model Requirements Tracker.
Our main goals are: 1) To be current and informative; 2) Provide a superior user experience; and 3) To become the central cost management resource for Army organizations world-wide.