Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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CAPPS Introduction: ERP in Texas

Where did we start?

The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) initiative began in 2008 after the 80th Legislature tasked the Comptroller with coordinating a council to research the feasibility of ERP in Texas. ERP is a business approach consolidating accounting, payroll, human resources (HR), inventory, fleet management and more on one common system. Information is entered once and shared to all other functions — this means less room for error and a reduction in manual effort.

Where did we go?

ProjectONE — Our New Enterprise — is the collaborative effort to implement ERP in Texas.

The project yielded the most comprehensive list of statewide requirements ever compiled to develop and build a system that multiple agencies can deploy. ProjectONE designed the Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS) to address the needs of Texas agencies. Specifically, ProjectONE used the Health and Human Services Administrative System (HHSAS) as the baseline for CAPPS HR/Payroll and the Integrated Statewide Administrative System (ISAS) as the baseline for CAPPS Financials.

Where are we now?

CAPPS is the ERP solution for Texas created by ProjectONE. The Web-based system enables agencies to have real-time access to financial information and provides enhanced reporting capabilities.

On Sept. 1, 2011, the Department of Information Resources (DIR) and the Central Texas Turnpike System (CTTS), an enterprise fund of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), became the first two agencies to implement CAPPS Financials. The five Health and Human Service (HHS) agencies are tentatively scheduled to implement CAPPS HR/Payroll in summer 2012.

ProjectONE is committed to partnering with every state agency in Texas to implement CAPPS Financials and HR/Payroll and ultimately create a single statewide system of record.

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