Site Loader
Rock Street, San Francisco

This integration portfolio project is an applied project in the implementation phase of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Its’ purpose is to analyze the process used to convert one travel pay system to another. It will depict the planning, implementation, maintenance, functional aspects of Defense Travel System-Limited (DTS-L) and obstacles the team overcame to prepare United States of Army Europe (USAREUR) for the migration to the full web-based version of Defense Travel System (DTS).

As technological advances have caused business to move from snail mail to Email, it has provided different avenues for business to go to an almost paperless operation. The U.S. Army has also taken this approach in the financial field, in that the Department of Defense (DOD) has directed the reengineering of defense travel. The new system needed to be a seamless, paperless, automated system that meets the needs of individual travelers, force commanders, and process owners (such as finance and accounting services). Additionally, it needed to reduce costs to the government, support defense mission requirements, and provide superior customer service to the traveler and to the command (DTS, 2002). The production of Defense Travel System (DTS) satisfied those requirements and made a long and difficult process faster, easier and immensely better than before. The implementing of the DTS worldwide is an applied project that is forth coming to all DOD employees in Europe within the next two years. Currently, it is being preceded by a downscaled version called DTS-Limited.

We Will Write a Custom Essay Specifically
For You For Only $13.90/page!


order now

DTS-Limited is a travel system based on a commercial off the shelf (COTS) product called Travel Manager produced by a company called GELCO, that was developed in conjunction with TRW to provide DOD users an interim capability until DTS is deployed in their region. It has been modified to resemble the full version of DTS and provides organizations and users the opportunity to take advantage of the capability to electronically create travel authorizations, vouchers, orders, pre-audit documents, and print-out appropriate travel forms without the connectivity to the DTS interfaces. Users benefit from a multitude of capabilities including the use of static airline schedules, lodging, and rental car data (PMO, 2001).

The following charts illustrate the comparison between previous manual procedures and automated procedures using DTS-L. This integration portfolio project is an applied project in the implementation phase of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Its’ purpose is to analyze the process used to convert one travel pay system to another. It will depict the planning, implementation, maintenance, functional aspects of Defense Travel System-Limited (DTS-L) and obstacles the team overcame to prepare United States of Army Europe (USAREUR) for the migration to the full web-based version of Defense Travel System (DTS).

As technological advances have caused business to move from snail mail to Email, it has provided different avenues for business to go to an almost paperless operation. The U.S. Army has also taken this approach in the financial field, in that the Department of Defense (DOD) has directed the reengineering of defense travel. The new system needed to be a seamless, paperless, automated system that meets the needs of individual travelers, force commanders, and process owners (such as finance and accounting services). Additionally, it needed to reduce costs to the government, support defense mission requirements, and provide superior customer service to the traveler and to the command (DTS, 2002). The production of Defense Travel System (DTS) satisfied those requirements and made a long and difficult process faster, easier and immensely better than before. The implementing of the DTS worldwide is an applied project that is forth coming to all DOD employees in Europe within the next two years. Currently, it is being preceded by a downscaled version called DTS-Limited.

DTS-Limited is a travel system based on a commercial off the shelf (COTS) product called Travel Manager produced by a company called GELCO, that was developed in conjunction with TRW to provide DOD users an interim capability until DTS is deployed in their region. It has been modified to resemble the full version of DTS and provides organizations and users the opportunity to take advantage of the capability to electronically create travel authorizations, vouchers, orders, pre-audit documents, and print-out appropriate travel forms without the connectivity to the DTS interfaces. Users benefit from a multitude of capabilities including the use of static airline schedules, lodging, and rental car data (PMO, 2001). The following charts illustrate the comparison between previous manual procedures and automated procedures using DTS-L.

Post Author: admin

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

x

Hi!
I'm Owen!

Would you like to get a custom essay? How about receiving a customized one?

Check it out