Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
CAPPS - Report to the 83rd Legislature

CAPPS — ERP in Texas

CAPPS HR/Payroll

ProjectONE’s 2012 implementation of CAPPS HR/Payroll at the five Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies has paved the way for the state’s HR/payroll ERP effort.

The five HHS agencies are:

  • Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
  • Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)
  • Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
  • Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)
  • Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

See Appendix B: Benefits by Module for a description and list of benefits for each CAPPS HR/ Payroll module.

CAPPS HR/Payroll went live at the five HHS agencies on Nov. 8, 2012. This upgrade includes the majority of the statewide HR customizations prioritized and approved by the ProjectONE Steering Committee for inclusion in CAPPS.

HHSC assumed responsibility for upgrading its base HR/payroll system to PeopleSoft 9.1, a necessary step before adding final CAPPS customizations involving a two-stage software upgrade:

Stage One — In April 2011, the HHSC HR System was upgraded from PeopleSoft 8.3 to 8.9.

Stage Two — In May 2011, the upgrade from PeopleSoft 8.9 to 9.1 was completed, bringing the HHS PeopleSoft system to the compatibility level needed to implement CAPPS HR/Payroll.

See Appendix A: Timelines for a list of events leading up to implementation.

CAPPS HR/Payroll — baseline for all state agencies

CAPPS HR/Payroll at the HHS agencies serves as the baseline application that will allow deployment of this CAPPS component at all state agencies.

CAPPS HR/Payroll — security

Currently, the enhanced security features necessary for a statewide multi-tenant system already built into CAPPS Financials have yet to be incorporated into CAPPS HR/Payroll. This is due to the five agencies under HHS being part of one internal system that does not include other agencies. Building security functionality into CAPPS HR/Payroll at the statewide level will be undertaken in the next project phase to deploy CAPPS.

Key Benefits of HHS CAPPS HR/Payroll

  • Eliminates obsolete business processes and improves accuracy of reported human resources data and payments to employees.
  • Integrates human resources and employee timekeeping activities with payroll processing.
  • Improves compliance with statutory mandates by providing automated controls during data entry and processing.
  • Creates a seamless flow of HR/payroll activity.
  • Increases security while maintaining transparency.
  • Allows for the continuation of vendor software support.
  • Provides for the potential to recognize statewide savings when CPA utilizes the upgraded CAPPS HR/Payroll system as a baseline for the statewide ERP HR/payroll system.