IBM, EIM Help U.S. Army Automate BPM To Cut Costs

IBM and EIM Corp. are teaming up cut for a massive digitization project which will automate business processes for the U, S. Army Publishing Directorate (APD). The project could save the Army up to $1.3 billion annually, the companies said.

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IBM and EIM Corp. are teaming up cut for a massive digitization project which will automate business processes for the U, S. Army Publishing Directorate (APD). The project could save up to $1.3 billion annually, the companies said.

The project, the Army Publishing Content Managing System (APCMS), will digitize human resource, personnel, logistics and forms processes for the U.S. Army's 1.4 million Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, civilian and contractor personnel. Army-wide, the project will support 1.4 million Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, civilian and contractor personnel.

"With the deployment of [APCMS], the Army enterprise has been transformed to better support the warfighter," said Susan Maks, Director, Army Publishing Directorate, in a statement. "APCMS delivers a fully electronic solution and represents a major shift away from traditional forms-based business applications with our goal being the elimination of paper-intensive processes, as a result saving time, money, and resources."

APCMS infrastructure supports key applications such as:

  • The US Army Officer Evaluation/Non-Commissioned Officer Evaluation Reporting System (OER/NCOER) System. The OER/NCOER System supports military evaluations and promotions and links the existing Department of Defense databases with new electronic signature and advanced workflow technology, to cut the evaluation process down from months to days.

  • The US Army Awards System, which the US Army uses to recognize service and personal accomplishments for military personnel. This system significantly improves both the accuracy and efficiency of award submissions. It features enhanced business logic, data pre-population, electronic signatures, and the ability to process awards both online and offline to improve support to soldiers deployed around the world; and

  • US Army Medical Community is using APCMS to automate its US Army Medical Evaluation Boards and submissions processes for soldiers injured in the line of duty.



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