2013 Winner Profile

U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Project Description:
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing initiated the BEP Enterprise program to modernize its business processes and systems, updating manufacturing, procurement and financial systems that were developed using 1980s-vintage technology. Using the cloud, the program optimizes the bureau's supply chain with paperless operations and an automated workflow. It also allows users to monitor printing-press activity via sensors that gather thousands of data points down to the printing plate level. The bureau has been able to reduce the time required to create monthly financial reports from 14 business days to less than one day, saving 1,200 hours annually. The Bureau has also been able to reduce the time required to approve invoices for payment by 50 percent, because a formerly paper-based process was automated.
Project type:
Business Intelligence, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Business Functions:
Accounting & Finance, Manufacturing, Supply Chain or Logistics
Business Goal:
Operational Impact
Peter Johnson, Former CIO
Larry Felix_, Director
Washington, D.C.
Government: Federal (including Military)
Revenue (2012):
$665 million
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