FEDERAL CIVILIAN AGENCIES / R&D LABS
Industries: Public Sector
The Federal Civilian Agency and Labs market segment includes Agency Headquarters and Operations and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers/Federal Agency Labs organizations. These organizations are chartered with managing substantial projects for large-scale agency and field research and development and other project-based operations management. Further, these organizations require tracking and controls for several classes of real and personal property to ensure such property is properly accounted for in accordance with Federal regulations. Federally Funded Research and Development Centers, while not-for-profit organizations, also receive US Federal contracts which require very complex business system regulatory requirements like other large US Government suppliers.
This segment often demands flexible and integrated solutions within their ERP environment to manage complex schedules of major asset availability as well as complex multi-year overhaul of major government owned assets. Customers in this segment need to efficiently manage projects to perform major asset overhaul and repair type operations to comply with statutes and regulations driven by the Government Performance and Results Act and Federal Capital Programming Guide. Organizations in this segment also face internal government audits to ensure all property/inventory is appropriately accounted for and controlled in accordance with Federal/Civilian Agency regulatory and statutory requirements. Federally Funded Research and Development Centers/Federal Agency Labs also require the ability to receive and comply with US Federal Business System requirements related to invoicing for flexibly priced contracts as well as meeting complex managerial accounting system requirements to collect “Actual Costs” to projects in a full cost absorption accounting system.
The integrated Dassian Solution portfolio is organized and described by four major business solution pillars - all of which extend and industrialize the SAP ERP digital core platform. For Federally Funded Research and Development Centers/Federal Agency Labs and Agency Headquarters and Operations, the full suite of the Dassian solution portfolio supports the market sector.
These four pillars provide solution capabilities to meet the above noted segment challenges through delivering the following capabilities:
Recommended Industry Solutions
A robust Contract Management and billing solution permitting flexibility in achieving complex invoicing with automated management and transparency of supplier flow downs of prime contract clauses. (Federally Funded Research & Development Centers / Department of Energy Labs)
Managerial Accounting extensions to fulfill unique requirements associated with full-time labor accounting: detailed transparency and active management of complex Indirect Rates and associated base or pools of unique expenses, flexible and risk adjusted variable considerations percentage of completion based revenue accounting processes, capability to provide detailed belly button and element of expense controls to prevent erroneous charges per charge number. (Federally Funded Research & Development Centers / Department of Energy Labs)
A fully integrated and intuitive Earned Value based Program Management solution. This solution includes capability to manage both recurring manufacturing as well as non-recurring design/development type projects. Solution provides a seamless integration to the SAP ERP Platform with popular non-SAP based scheduling tools to truly provide an INTEGRATED, not interfaced, Program Management System. (Federal / Civilian Agencies) (Federally Funded Research & Development Centers / Department of Energy Labs)
Material Accounting and Logistics Pillar is a potential Solution fit. This pillar includes a seamless extension to the SAP ERP system property management solution driven by natural ERP system transactions to ensure that all customer provided property is properly identified, tracked, managed and controlled in accordance with contractual specific bailments of such property. This pillar also includes a robust Material Accounting reporting and analytics capability to provide detailed historical parts costing of any level of the Bill of Material. Solution provides unique capabilities to monitor and track dynamic changes to project/contract manufacturing costs due to MRP driven schedule changes and resulting cost shifts due to MRP soft pegging and other changes. (Federal / Civilian Agencies)