Development and Implementation of an Enterprise Business System


January 2004


Reference Number:  2004-1C-031



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January 5, 2004




                                         DIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT

                                         INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE


FROM:     Daniel R. Devlin /s/ Daniel R. Devlin

                 Assistant Inspector General for Audit (Headquarters Operations and

                 Exempt Organizations Programs)


SUBJECT:     Development and Implementation of an Enterprise Business System  (Audit # 20041C0215)


The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) provided auditor involvement concerning the contractor’s development and implementation of an Enterprise Business System (EBS) in accordance with DCAA audit guidance.  The purpose of the assignment was to determine whether the contractor instituted appropriate controls during the development of the EBS prior to relying on the system to accumulate, report, and bill costs on Federal Government contracts.

The DCAA indicated that the contractor has completed the system preparation, design, and configuration processes of the implementation process.  According to the DCAA, test results and the contractor’s accomplishment of several action items will significantly affect the contractor’s “Go/No Go” decision concerning whether the implementation date of January 1, 2004, is attainable.  The DCAA’s involvement to date has not disclosed any system design and configuration issues that would adversely affect the Federal Government.

The information in this report should not be used for purposes other than those intended without prior consultation with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration regarding their applicability.

If you have any questions, please contact me at (202) 622-8500 or John R. Wright, Director, at (202) 927-7077.





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