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David Shive: GSA to Decommission Agency’s Outdated Accounting IT Platform

softwareThe General Services Administration has moved to retire its National Electronic Accounting and Reporting platform as part of ongoing information technology modernization efforts at the agency.

GSA said Monday it will import agency-wide accounts receivable and billing functions into a modern financial management infrastructure known as Pegasys and run by the Agriculture Department.

“Decommissioning NEAR is a natural outcome of GSA’s focus on replacing antiquated systems with secure, modern and customer-oriented systems,” noted GSA Chief Information Officer David Shive.

The transition to Pegasys system is projected to help the agency offset more than $7 million in financial IT costs a year.

GSA and USDA partnered to integrate NEAR functionality into the financial shared-services platform under the enterprise-wide Billing and Accounts Receivable Project.

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