Navy Administration

Discussion in 'Finance & Pensions' started by northern, Jan 1, 2011.

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  1. Can anyone help me please? what system was used prior to the arrival of JPA to administer the Navy and Marines? I am in the process of writing a dissertation and would like to have some background knowledge on the systems that were previously used.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. The previous system was called PAS.

    Prior to that, it was Pay 2000.
  3. wave_dodger

    wave_dodger War Hero Book Reviewer

    PAS was just a front end client application used at unit level. The backend payroll and HR system was a bespoke application known as NMMIS (Naval Manpower and Management Information System), that was written (IIRC) in a combination of COBOL and IBM RDBMS languages.

    Because you couldn't have NMMIS terminals everywhere and to support differing functionality, PAS was developed.

    PAY2000 was a bit of an in joke in Centurion. It was a disasterous project undertaken to develop a replacement for NMMIS that was creaking badly circa 1996/7. It failed and although millions were spent nothing was ever delivered, but a lot of the analysis and design wentt into PAS and then into JPA.

    One result of PAY2000 was it identified the massively complex undertaking that creating a new Naval HR/Payroll system actually was and at that time all three services systems were failing (the Army in particular) and from this people realised we coudn't afford to develop three new bespoke systems and perhaps it was time to try harmonising and consider utilising a COTS solution. Which leads you to JPA which was actually more of a business change programme rather than a simple technical IS rollout......
  4. Very many thanks for the quick replies. Much appreciated.

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