The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is tasked with planning, preparing and conducting operations for the protection and promotion of Australia’s security and national interests.
ADF operations serve three areas:
Managing deployed units to meet these tasks demands precision, efficiency and value for money, especially when set against the Strategic Reform Program Delivering Force 2030, designed to produce an efficient and accountable defence organisation within the government agreed funding envelope while achieving savings of A$20 billion over 10 years.
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ADF operational preparedness and career management was previously conducted using numerous spreadsheets and standalone database which was labour intensive and included manual data input. A new solution was required to transform data extracts into meaningful information within one system. By reducing the administration load the efficiency and effectiveness of decision-making could be improved. There was a requirement for the Army Capability Management System and the formal Force Generation and Reporting tool to use one database for all requirements along with users being able to produce quick, accurate, detailed reports at any time. Likewise integration with existing HR systems (PMKeyS) was important.
“Co-operation between the Royal Australian Navy and Dynama has been outstanding. We are on course to implement one of the most far reaching, cost effective capability management programmes to date. It will have material benefits to all Naval personnel and has the potential to improve retention in key areas at time of increased operational tempo, while reducing costs”