Encore IITask Area 9 - Product Integration

Integration strategies are structured processes to reduce the large number of legacy systems to a more manageable, cost-effective, standard number of standard/common/migration applications as end-users transition to their target information architecture supporting interoperability and cross-functional data sharing.  Integration strategies encompass those functional and operational activities required to develop plans and methodologies for the successful migration of legacy information systems, databases and infrastructure to an integrated environment.  Integration strategies attempt to examine all aspects of change to the organization resulting from functional process improvements and the selection of standard/common/migration applications.  The contractor shall choose an integration strategy that considers all integration management components in order to recommend a standard/common/migration system, provide cost and economic analyses supporting the migration strategy, identify and evaluate risks inherent with the proposed strategy and provide a tentative implementation plan.  The contractor shall assist the government in performing the following activities for services required under this task area:

Definition of Objectives  Define objectives and establish priorities for the migration strategy.

Interim and Target Architecture  Identify interim and target architectures, both functional and technical.  Also, identify the standards for compliance, to include a description of services for managing, formatting, and exchanging data.

Integration and Migration Strategy Development  Analyze current support requirements and capabilities in relation to existing functions, operations, technology and technical trends.  Using the resultant information, develop strategies for the migration of support from its current base to an integrated functional and technical structure that meets guidelines.  Integration strategy development encompasses consideration of the following:

  • Number of applications/systems
  • Number of installations
  • Current technical architecture
  • Connectivity
  • Degree of integration
  • Degree of compliance with existing DoD and Federal agency standards/guidelines
  • Performance requirements
  • Contract vehicles
  • Functional requirements
  • Current functional process improvements
  • Current system development projects
  • Consequences of lost functionality.

Support  Product integration efforts are needed to provide integration strategies that consider all integration management components in order to recommend a standard/common/migration system, provide cost and economic analyses supporting the migration strategy, identify and evaluate risks inherent with the proposed strategy and provide a tentative implementation plan.  Product integration support also includes any necessary system and data integration efforts.