The six-year contract will also involve providing capability support functions to the Army Shared Services Center (SSC)


AFS has provided support to the Army’s other advanced technology initiatives. (Credit: JiriMatejicek/Wikipedia)

Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has secured a $729m enterprise resource planning (ERP) contract for the US Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM).

Under the six-year contract, the Accenture subsidiary will support the CECOM in transforming multiple ERP systems into a single, consolidated model. The transformation is expected to result in improved efficiency, enhanced readiness and reduced costs.

The contract will also involve providing capability support functions, including organisational change management, agile development, and quality assurance, to the Army Shared Services Center (SSC).

Accenture Federal Services’ defence portfolio senior managing director Vince Vlasho said: “We look forward to helping the Army move toward a unified ERP supported by innovative approaches and industry best practices.

“This is an important opportunity to help the Army sustain its legacy systems yet enhance modernisation through advanced technologies, such as automated enterprise services.”

AFS has also supported the Army’s other advanced technology initiatives, including a cloud-based payroll and accounting project.

Last month, the company secured a $112m task order from the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to protect Federal Civilian Executive Branch (FCEB) systems against cyberattacks.

The order includes providing advanced cyber services to help FCEB agencies mitigate the effects of cyberattacks, including ransomware, botnets and malware campaigns.

Separately, Accenture has reached an agreement to acquire HRC Retail Advisory for an undisclosed sum to expand its retail strategy capabilities.

Following the completion of the transaction, Accenture will add HRC Retail Advisory’s team of more than 30 people across North America to its retail strategy group.

HRC Retail Advisory offers strategy consulting, benchmarking, retail performance improvement, analytics and organisational design.

Accenture Strategy senior managing director and global retail strategy lead Brooks Kitchel said: “The retail landscape continues to evolve at a rapid pace. With the right strategy, data and level of agility, every retailer has the opportunity to reset and refocus on growth.

“HRC Retail Advisory has a strong reputation for delivering transformative, measurable results based on clear, actionable strategies tailored to each client’s unique business, and we look forward to welcoming them to our team.”