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EDC Consulting Announces Successful “Go-Live” for Wave Two Deployment of the U.S. Army’s Integrated Personnel and Pay System (IPPS-A) Program

EDC Consulting Announces Successful “Go-Live” for Wave Two Deployment of the U.S. Army’s Integrated Personnel and Pay System (IPPS-A) Program

by Matthew PaulsonAugust 12, 2014

LIGHTNING RELEASES (8/12/2014) – EDC Consulting LLC (EDC), a leading Federal government IT services provider and Oracle Platinum partner, today announced the successful “go live” of the second wave deployment  U.S. Army’s Integrated Personnel Pay System – Army (IPPS-A).  Wave 2 includes the continued deployment of IPPS-A to the National Guard and the U.S. Army’s active-duty component. 

As the prime contractor responsible for systems integration, EDC implemented PeopleSoft Enterprise Human Capital Management (HCM) 9.1 software along with Oracle 11g database capabilities to develop IPPS-A Increment I.  IPPS-A is a web-based resource designed to provide integrated multi-component personnel and pay capabilities and create a comprehensive personnel and pay record for each Soldier for their entire career.  IPPS-A will provide a single, multi-component trusted system with reporting capabilities that will provide a single record for all Army Soldiers and serve as a trusted data source for personnel and human resources data for the entire Army, allow for interface communications, and produce multi-component reports.  With this release of the IPPS-A program, the system will provide access to approximately 830,000 users accessing information.  IPPS-A Increment I provides the system infrastructure necessary to build future releases of the IPPS-A solution. 

The IPPS-A program is a partnership between the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA (ALT)) and the Army G-1.  Once IPPS-A is fully fielded, the system will:

  • Create one personnel and pay record for each Soldier for their entire career
  • Feature self-service capabilities, allowing Soldiers to access their personal information 24 hours a day
  • Allow personnel actions to drive associated pay events
  • Ensure access to accurate and timely military personnel data and delivery of benefits to all levels of management
  • Serve as the authoritative database for personnel and pay data, subsuming many antiquated and disjointed systems

EDC, along with subcontractor team members, Oracle Corporation, IBM Corporation, SRA International and CA Technologies provide a wide-range of professional support services to ensure the successful deployment of IPPS-A Increment I focused on ensuring an effective transition of personnel and pay information from the Army’s existing legacy and third party systems to PeopleSoft HCM 9.1 software. 

Uli Werner, EDC’s Chief Executive Officer said, “EDC is excited to continue its partnership with the U.S. Army and its steadfast commitment to meeting the needs of the warfighter.  Our Soldiers around the globe will benefit from IPPS-A by having unprecedented on-line access to their Soldier Record Brief (SRB) as well as other personnel and pay information 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”

Headquartered in Tysons Corner, VA, EDC Consulting is an industry leading small business with more than 150 employees, 70 clients and numerous prime contracts, including prime contracts at the U.S. Army, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Transportation, Department of Agriculture, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and more.  EDC specializes in business systems integration and implementation, software development, legacy system conversion, system security and information assurance.  EDC is an Oracle Platinum Partner and SAP Services Partner.  EDC also provides a wide-range of strategic business services including Enterprise Architecture, Business Case and Requirements Analysis, Business Process Reengineering, Solution Design, Systems Engineering, Testing, Training, Documentation, Configuration Management and Production Support to such clients as the U.S. Navy, NASA, IRS, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Interior, Department of Education as well as other agencies in the Federal market and Intelligence community.  In addition to providing Business Systems and Strategic Business services the Federal government, EDC’s offerings include Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V), Program Management (PM) and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) services.  Visit EDC Consulting on the web at


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Peter S. Markakos, President and Managing Principal
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