Information Papers

Funds Control Module

What is it?
The FCM is a business process improvement that provides an automated end-to-end interface of supply requisitions to the accounting system. The four main objectives of FCM are:

What has the Army done?
The Assistant Secretary of the Army, Financial Management and Comptroller (FCM sponsor), AMC Enterprise Integration (Executive Agent) and AMC G-3 (Program Manager) implemented a phased approach for FCM deployment. The lead sites (Eighth US Army and Texas National Guard) were fielded in June 2006. US Army Europe, US Army Pacific, and the Army National Guard were fielded in October 2006, and the remaining Army commands in May 2007. With the Army-wide deployment of FCM, the Army has achieved all four objectives by successfully fielding a Federal Financial Management Improvement Act (FFMIA) compliant system which ensures a disciplined funds control process, accurate financial transactions, and a single authoritative source of financial and supply data; and has eliminated all ISB systems resulting in a $4.9 million annual reduction to the DFAS bill.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?
With some modification, FCM will provide a much needed up front funds availability check for Army requisitions submitted through the Defense Logistics Agency’s and General Services Administration’s web based off-line purchasing systems. We are also developing enhanced FCM reporting capabilities at the HQDA and field levels and have established a DFAS Help Desk function to reduce the large outstanding balance of help desk tickets.

Why is this important to the Army?
FCM ensures the Army has a FFMIA compliant and fully integrated logistical/financial process necessary to provide commanders with on-line, real-time access to supply resources.