Accenture Federal Services Secures $341M DOC Contract to Modernize Business Systems; John Goodman Quoted

Accenture Federal Services Secures $341M DOC Contract to Modernize Business Systems; John Goodman Quoted
John Goodman

Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has secured a one-year $341 million contract under the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) Business Applications Solution (BAS) program to modernize the agencies’ business systems and data platform, the company reported on Monday. The contract has 19 years of additional options. 

“The Department of Commerce’s plan to modernize its business systems enables the agency to gain a more complete picture of its budget and spending trends and improve financial decision-making,” said John Goodman, CEO of AFS and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient. “We’re delighted to support them using proven commercial platforms to consolidate their business and back office applications into a single suite of systems.”

AFS’ work will help DOC centralize administrative functions and support real-time business decision making. The company will consolidate the agencies’ core finance, acquisition, property, enterprise data warehouse and other business systems into a commercial software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform in a hosted environment. 

The company’s integrated platform will be supported with data warehouse and business intelligence solutions to enhance DOC’s visibility into its enterprise-wide financial activities. The centralized approach will enable the DOC to consolidate its enterprise-wide data and  enable its finance data users, by providing real-time financial analysis.

DOC will leverage AFS’ FedRamp solutions, including Accenture Federal Cloud ERP (AFCE), Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and the Accenture Insights Platform (AIP) to support analytics, AI, cyber security, digital transformation and finance operations. 

“AFS is honored to continue our relationship with the Department of Commerce to modernize its Business Application Solutions,” said Scott Dowling, BAS managing director with AFS. “Through the use of human centered design, DOC can create a consensus-building environment and achieve operational efficiencies across the department… to reduce operation redundancies, simplify administrative functions and modernize its data platform while meeting OMB requirements.”

About Accenture Federal Services

Accenture Federal Services, a subsidiary of Accenture (NYSE: ACN), is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture’s federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.

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