U.S. Department of Justice

Real-time financial management facilitates smarter government spending

Published on 03-Aug-2010

Validated on 15 Aug 2013

"UFMS will provide a single reporting system for decision making, enabling the Department and its Components to make smarter financial decisions. " - Ken Klaus, deputy program manager, UFMS, U.S. Department of Justice

Customer:
U.S. Department of Justice

Industry:
Government

Deployment country:
United States

Solution:
Smarter Planet

Smarter Planet:
Smarter Government

Overview

The U.S. Department of Justice is responsible for enforcing federal laws and administering justice in the United States.

Business need:
The financial management of the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) functions through core disparate, nonintegrated systems within each of the Department’s component organizations. Lack of central visibility into USDOJ financials makes it difficult to find and allocate funds for critical needs. For instance, in 2005, it took almost two months to identify avail­able funding needed to support Hurricane Katrina–related initiatives.

Solution:
The Unified Financial Management System (UFMS), implemented by IBM Global Business Services, is the core standard financial and acqui­sitions solution for the USDOJ. IBM is helping USDOJ components build upon the UFMS core to develop component-specific workflows, reports, interfaces, processes and reference data to meet their gover­nance needs. As part of the UFMS solution suite, the UFMS dashboard provides near-real-time data and analytics and at-a-glance information to department managers.

Benefits:
• Available funding is quickly identified, analyzed and directed toward time-sensitive initiatives, such as hurricane relief efforts. • Enables DOJ to exercise near real-time, centralized financial man­agement oversight, resulting in more accurate and timely responses to Congressional and White House requests. • Tailored reports on specific spending items allow for instantaneous access to information most critical to the Department, which ulti­mately improves decision making

Case Study

U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, D.C., Unites States
Government
www.justice.gov

Solution Components
• IBM Cognos® 8 Business Intelligence
• IBM WebSphere® Business Modeler
• IBM Global Business Services®


The U.S. Department of Justice is responsible for enforcing federal laws and administering justice in the United States.

The Need
The financial management of the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) functions through core disparate, nonintegrated systems within each of
the Department’s component organizations. Lack of central visibility into USDOJ financials makes it difficult to find and allocate funds for critical
needs. For instance, in 2005, it took almost two months to identify available funding needed to support Hurricane Katrina–related initiatives.

The Solution
The Unified Financial Management System (UFMS), implemented by IBM Global Business Services, is the core standard financial and acquisitions
solution for the USDOJ. IBM is helping USDOJ components build upon the UFMS core to develop component-specific workflows, reports, interfaces, processes and reference data to meet their governance needs. As part of the UFMS solution suite, the UFMS dashboard provides near-real-time data and analytics and at-a-glance information to department managers.

What Makes It Smarter
• Available funding is quickly identified, analyzed and directed toward time-sensitive initiatives, such as hurricane relief efforts.
• Enables DOJ to exercise near real-time, centralized financial management oversight, resulting in more accurate and timely responses to Congressional and White House requests.
• Tailored reports on specific spending items allow for instantaneous access to information most critical to the Department, which ultimately
improves decision making.

“UFMS will provide a single reporting system for decision making, enabling the Department and its Components to make smarter financial decisions.”- Ken Klaus, deputy program manager, UFMS, U.S. Department of Justice

For more information
Please contact your IBM sales representative or IBM Business Partner. Visit us at:

ibm.com/government

Products and services used

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Software:
Cognos 8 Business Intelligence, WebSphere Business Modeler

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