New Army Cost Management (ACM) Portal
Mr. Stephen G. Barth
DASA-Cost & Economics
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 upgrade the Cost & Performance Portal (CPP) to the new Army Cost Management (ACM) Portal.
This new Portal is the “Army’s Home for Cost Management”, integrating all Army cost management knowledge, metrics
and applications in one site:
- Knowledge Center (CMKC): provides guidance, links and documents with information on cost management and
cost benefit analysis, 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 CRB Workflow tools, Capabilities Knowledge Base
and the Army Cost Model Requirements Tracker.
Our main goals for the new ACM Portal 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.