Accenture Federal Services (AFS), a subsidiary of Accenture (NYSE: ACN), has been awarded a $341 million contract to help the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) modernize its core business systems and data platform to centralize administrative functions and support real-time business decision making. The contract, under the DOC’s Business Applications Solution (BAS) program, will run for one base year, with 19 option years.
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Under the terms of the contract, AFS will help the DOC consolidate its core finance, acquisition, property, enterprise data warehouse and other business systems into a commercial software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform in a hosted environment. The consolidated platform, supported with data warehouse and business intelligence solutions, will increase the DOC’s visibility into its enterprise-wide financial activities.
“The Department of Commerce’s plan to modernize its business systems enables the agency to gain a more complete picture of its budget and spending trends and improve financial decision-making,” said John Goodman, Chief Executive Officer, Accenture Federal Services. “We’re delighted to support them using proven commercial platforms to consolidate their business and back office applications into a single suite of systems.”
The centralized customer-centered approach to business systems modernization will enable the DOC to consolidate its enterprise-wide data while also enabling its finance data users to delve deeper into real-time financial analysis, including trend and root cause analysis.
“AFS is honored to continue our relationship with the Department of Commerce to modernize its Business Application Solutions,” said Scott Dowling, BAS managing director with Accenture Federal Services. “Through the use of human centered design, DOC can create a consensus-building environment and achieve operational efficiencies across the department. This will ultimately help DOC reduce operation redundancies, simplify administrative functions and modernize its data platform while meeting OMB requirements.”
Under the contract, DOC will use Accenture Federal Service’s FedRamp solutions, including Accenture Federal Cloud ERP (AFCE), Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and the Accenture Insights Platform (AIP). AFS has supported Commerce since the early 2000s, doing work for the agency in analytics, AI, cyber security, digital transformation, finance operations, and other business functions.
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