Accession Number : ADA310907

Title :   Electronic Commerce/Electronic Data Interchange as It Applies to Buying Information Technology Products and Services from Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Contracts.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Schwoebel, Charles G.

PDF Url : ADA310907

Report Date : 01 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : There have been many technological innovations in recent years that have paved the way toward bringing to the business environment a capability that will effectively eliminate, over time, the need to either create or accommodate paper transactions as a standard practice of conducting business. With downsizing and shrinking budgets, the Army and DoD are placing major emphasis into new cost and resource saving efforts - Electronic Commerce (EC) through Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is a necessity for a all Of DoD's service level small computer acquisition programs. This paper examines this new technology with an objective of analyzing the feasibility of implementing EC/EDI in the current Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract delivery order business process in the Army's Small Computer Program. It provides a non-technical overview on the subject, a look at the DoD EC/EDI infrastructure, an overview on the Small Computer Program, and lastly a Small Computer Program EC/EDI implementation strategy including a cost/benefit analysis.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION EXCHANGE, *ARMY PROCUREMENT, *ELECTRONIC RECORDING SYSTEMS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ELECTRONICS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, COMMERCE, ENVIRONMENTS, CONTRACTS, DATA MANAGEMENT, COST EFFECTIVENESS, COST ANALYSIS, QUANTITY, COSTS, RESOURCES, SAVINGS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE