Rockwoods has been providing Federal Solutions since 2005 serving the Department of Interior, Department of Defense, US Customs and Border Protection (DHS), Army (HQEAS Project), State of California, Minneapolis Public schools. Our highly skilled Workforce brings its public sector experience and extensive problem-solving capabilities to serve this Federal Space with great pride.
Department of Defense - GFEBS
The General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS) is web-based software that manages the Army’s General Fund and is critical in enabling Congressionally mandated auditability. It is the system of record for the U.S. Army for appropriated funds.
GFEBS employs a commercial off-the-shelf, web-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution to integrate financial, real property, and other asset, cost, and performance data. GFEBS is utilized by more than 35,000 users and standardizes business processes and transactions across the active Army, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve at more than 200 locations in 71 countries. GFEBS provides real-time visibility of transactions, as well as historical data, to provide an integrated, analytic foundation for decision-making. GFEBS also supports the Army’s goals of achieving an unqualified opinion on financial statements and providing a cost accounting capability for better-informed decision-making.
The GFEBS implementation is designed to standardize financial management and accounting functions, as well as real property inventory and management. It meets the following objectives:
Provides accurate, reliable, and timely financial information and integrated functional performance data to Army decision makers
Integrates financial, cost, and performance data across the Army and beyond
Improves Army accountability and enables full cost management
Supports audit readiness and sustainability requirements for the Army and Department of Defense at large
Integrates with other Army ERP solutions
Automates integrated business practices and data exchange
Allows tactical commanders to make informed decisions on a virtually real-time system
Enables leadership to find cost savings across the Army by eliminating manual processes, retiring legacy systems, and providing the information necessary to compare organizational costs across the enterprise
Establishes one, Army-wide system
GFEBS-Sensitive Activities (SA) is the classified version of the system for the high side.
Benefit to the Soldier
GFEBS enables the Army to fully assess the results of its financial and property management performance and costs to facilitate timely decision-making through the use of accurate, transaction-based information across the Active Army, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve.
Improve the Army’s business processes, allow for full-cost reporting of the Army’s outputs (products and services), and provide an auditable trail
Accommodate emerging requirements: improved funds balance with Department of the Treasury, the streamlining of the financial community by sunsetting legacy systems, and improved automated integration of financial data
Improve User Experience: Transition platform to speed user transactions and migrate to a Government cloud
Continue GFEBS financial management modernization efforts
Provide an auditable business environment that builds confidence in the Army’s financial management capabilities and a robust financial analytics capability key to senior leader decision-making
Transition sustainment activities to the Army Shared Services Center
Department of Defense - Navy ERP
Navy ERP is an integrated business management capability that modernizes and standardizes Navy business operations, provides unprecedented management visibility across the enterprise, and increases the effectiveness and efficiency of the Navy’s support for the warfighter.
The Navy ERP solution comprises nine end-to-end business scenarios—named for the first activity to the final activity required to accomplish a financial or program management practice in the scenario. From initial budgeting activities, “Budget to Authorize”, through all the steps required to complete the authorization of expenditures to execute that budget, the Navy ERP solution provides a completely integrated set of processes. The scenarios are:
Acquire to Dispose
Plan to Perform
Plan to Pay (including Consignment and External Purchases)
Budget to Authorize
Repair to Replenish
Plan to Maintain
Post to Report
Personnel Check In to Check Out
Create to Maintain — Master Data
The integrated processes use a single set of data, automatically disseminates information from one entry to all parts of the process where it will be required and makes the entire end-to-end information stream visible to managers with responsibility over the processes.
The result is a business management system that uses and provides data that are consistent and understandable across the organization, and that the manager can report in any format required. Duplicate tasks are eliminated, saving program dollars, and the simplified consistency of the business processes used to complete tasks means fewer training hours, increased skill levels inside the workforce, and more efficient overall operations.
In addition, Navy ERP:
Improves logistics ashore and afloat—increases Fleet Combat Readiness
Utilizes end-to-end supply chain integration producing benefits in cycle time reduction, asset visibility, inventory reductions, and readiness
Aggressively adopts common, proven, and commercially available business and logistics processes
Reduces cost and improves performance of business operations for acquisition, budget, procurement, workforce management, and decision making
Results in an aggressive retirement of resource intensive legacy systems
Provides near-real-time visibility for decision makers at all levels of critical information on financial status, asset condition, and personnel utilization
Is CFO Act compliant and aligns with DoD Business Enterprise Architecture
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is the generic name of a software-based management system used by forward-thinking corporations around the world to power their crucial business functions. The Navy ERP Program uses a product from SAP Corporation, the largest provider of ERP solutions in the world. The Navy tested portions of the overall ERP suite of applications and processes in four different business management categories: Program Management, Financial Management, Aviation Supply and Regional Maintenance.
Those tests provided evidence that the commercially available program can be successfully implemented with some adaptations, and that the new processes will provide substantial benefits to the Navy.
State of California -Fi$cal Project
Mission is to operate the statewide financial system to enable California to perform budgeting, procurement, cash management and accounting functions transparently and efficiently. Department of FISCal (FI$Cal) is focused on aligning their strategic goals to the roadmap the bill set out before them. They are more committed to ensure the system remains secure and modernized and serves the state of California’s financial management needs.
Their upcoming initiatives include:
Ongoing Support and Continuous Improvements to the System
Outstanding Customer Service
Onboarding Deferred Departments
Enormously complex by its very nature, there are currently 152 departments and approximately 14,000 end users using the system, processing $421 billion in expenditures in the fiscal year 2021-2022. We are proud to say that departments are paying their bills and balancing their budgets every day using the FI$Cal system, and we continue the important work of bringing improvements to the system and supporting our customers- Fi$cal Team.
Rockwoods consultants are helping the team achieve their goals and help align with the roadmap solving complex business problems.
DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR - FBMS Project
Rockwoods consultants are part of DOI's FBMS project from 2005. FBMS is an integrated suite of software applications designed to streamline financial and administrative functions across all bureaus within the Department of Interior. FBMS allows the Department to incorporate its financial and business process management into a single solution.
Department of Homeland Security (CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION) - BEMS Project
Our consultants were able to jump right in with our expertise and helped the Agency with the Application Development team designing reports and interfaces with other systems.
This is part of US Customs and Border Protection project working with the modernization project.
Our Developers help build using the most advanced technologies in SAP to help implement their IT solution. We are proud to have been part of the process.
MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS - New G/L and Procurement
Often times our clients have everything they need to succeed, they just require the resources and support to make a strategic jump. We worked on this project for several months and the end result was truly spectacular. By ensuring consistent and transparent communication, our client was able to progress by leaps and bounds.