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Property Book Unit Supply Enhanced Hardware and Software Overview Property Book Unit Supply Enhanced (PBUSE) was the Army’s plan to streamline property accountability. PBUSE provides a responsive and efficient means to maintain accountable records for the Army’s inventory of property for over 14,855 users in modification table of organization and equipment and table of distribution and allowances units in the Active Army, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve (Brown & Laudan, 2009). The two purposes it served to accomplish was replacing two legacy systems and bringing property accountability to a web-based platform. PBUSE can be accessed from any computer with internet access, however the Army issued hardware components to make up the system.…show more content…
Developers will put a base system in productions and most of the time welcome feedback for improvements. In the case of PBUSE, updates to the software are done through Software Change Packages (SCP) and Interim Change Packages (ICP). These changes are usually driven by the user as a result of help desk tickets to resolve issues and/or make improvements to a process. Three recommendations to improve PBUSE would be to create a way to interface with the maintenance sections information system, improving the interfacing with the warehouse management information system, and allow unit level component management fixes. PBUSE is known as the book of record for property accountability. The maintenance section is also responsible for maintaining equipment records, however, their records should be in synch with what is in PBUSE. This includes information such as, but not limited to nomenclature, serial numbers, and Line Item Numbers (LIN). There are several issues that arise when the information does not match. A recommendation to improve this issue is to have the systems interface with each other as PBUSE is already cable of interfacing with other…show more content…
PBUSE provides TMs with the component listings or Bill of Materials (civilian equivalence) for almost every piece of Army equipment. The component listings are updated once a year as PBUSE interfaces with the Logistics Support Activity (LOGSA). Within the year there is a possibility of a TM being updated, but not within PBUSE. The recommendation would be to allow the user to update the TMs as they come across outdated technical manuals. Currently the user can only create component listings for non-standard Army equipment. Conclusion Property Book Unit Supply Enhanced has evolved from its implementation over 15 years ago. It has improved and streamlined accountability processes for unit supply and property book managers. Upgrades to the server in 2013 greatly increased PBUSE’s performance and reduced processing time. Continuous improvements to any information system is important in order to remain at the forefront of technology against any rival. PBUSE will continue to evolve to meet the needs of its users until it is replaced with the next big thing the Army sees as a more capable
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