Enhanced Audit Software Readiness Tool

NCMS Project #: 142142

Problem: Although the word audit makes most people cringe, audits are a necessary process for any organization working to understand the current state of the business and where it needs to improve.  However, gaps continue to be created as audit functions across a corporation are disparate and lack a more centralized open architecture software functionality.  Issues such as accurate inventory levels, equipment monitoring, and labor management can greatly affect maintenance activities if not audited properly.

Benefit: The completion of these tasks will provide the commercial industry a pathway to more complex audit software integration for large, expanding, multi-faceted organizations with a global reach.  It will provide a senior management dashboard pathway to have total financial and asset visibility, which will reduce costs at all levels through increased efficiencies.

Solution/Approach: The intent of this initiative is to enhance existing audit software capabilities to create a more efficient, robust, expandable architecture that will significantly increase readiness functions, while reducing manpower and organizational maintenance/sustainment support costs.  Using the Army’s Audit Readiness Tool (ART) core as a surrogate, initial new software improvements will focus on augmenting process support for audit initiatives in multiple phases The overarching objective is to evaluate a sound, repeatable, and tailorable process audit response tool to enhance timely audit response across commercial entities, the Army, and multiple DOD organizations. 

Impact on Warfighter:

  • Provide real time total asset visibility 
  • Ensure compliance with policies and regulations 
  • Identify operational inefficiencies and waste 
  • Assess efficient and responsible use of resources 
  • Reduce costs 

DOD Participation:

  • TACOM Security Assistance Management Directorate (SAMD)
  • U.S. Army TACOM 
  • Army Materiel Command (AMC)

Industry Participation:

  • Ricardo Defense
  • NCMS

Benefit Area(s):

  • Cost savings
  • Positive environmental impact
  • Safety
  • Maintenance management improvement
  • Improved readiness

Focus Area:

  • Business IT and analytics