Army developing next version of enterprise-wide payroll system

CACI International has worked on the system since 2015. but will almost certainly face competition for the recompete.

The Army is working on a new solicitation for the next iteration of its integrated payroll system.

CACI International is the incumbent for the current Integrated Personnel and Pay System -- Army contract awarded in 2015 at an estimated $160 million ceiling.

The contract is about much more than getting paychecks to soldiers. CACI consolidated 50 systems into a web-based platform under the original contract, according to a white paper on CACI’s web page.

Services under the contract include the ability to track absences, allotments, deaths, disability pay, incentive pay, re-enlistments, extensions, retirements, taxes, reporting and analytics.

CACI says there are 800,000 user accounts, 100,000 daily online users and round-the-clock access to data.

Solicitation documents highlight the new contract's eight task areas:

  • Program management
  • Solution configuration, development and test
  • Solution integration
  • Release and deployment
  • Government software reuse integration
  • Training material development
  • Capability support transition
  • Training

Comments on the sources sought notice are due Oct. 10. The system is built on Oracle's PeopleSoft Global Payroll software.

CACI has received several extensions on the existing contract with the most recent one totaling $69 million and approved December 2022, according to GovTribe data.

In 2021, the Army tried to award a 10-year, sole-source contract for CACI to continue software releases for IPPS-A.

That move was opposed by Accenture. Since that attempt, the Army has awarded shorter extensions on the current contract.