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In today’s fast paced defense contracting environment it can be difficult to manage complex and often changing CDRL delivery requirements. Data Managers need an easy way to schedule submissions, facilitate deliverable reviews, track submissions and dispositions, manage the process from start to finish, and quickly and easily report status to their IPTs. That’s where AST’s CDRL Manager comes in. With built in features like due date calculation, delivery tracking, automated reminders, review and approval workflows, and metric reporting CDRL Manager helps ensure on-time submission of your CDRL deliverables to your government customers, every time.
Whether you have a milestone based delivery like a PDR or Flight Test, or periodic CDRL deliverables such as monthly or quarterly cost and schedule DIDs, the system allows you to schedule and manage them efficiently. It’s designed with automatic due date calculations based on subject matter or deliverable type, and even allows for per-delivery due date offsets. It also takes into consideration weekend adjustments and anticipated government response dates.
The system has the option for flexible approval routing which sends data item approval requests to the correct DM, PM, IPT, and department managers based on your business processes and elements such as Program, Customer, Data Type, and Designated Approval Roles. The system also has the option to share the draft submittals with your customer for reviews and edits prior to the formal submission.
No more complicated and cumbersome spreadsheets. With built in dashboards and reporting, Data Managers, PMs, and IPTs can know at a glance what government contract deliverables are coming up, which ones have been submitted, those that have been rescheduled, and which ones are past due and require immediate expediting.
The system tracks all the documentation and government responses including status tracking like sent, acknowledged receipt, approved with comments, and closed.
Not every program goes exactly as originally planned. With automated due date calculations, submittals and re-submittal delivery dates are instantly modified to reflect milestone date changes, changes due to contract mods, rejection/resubmittal changes, as well as contract requirements for resubmittals.
If a CDRL submittal has been rejected, the system is configured to require a reject reason. It also tracks submittal change history and automatically recalculates new submittal due dates. You’re even given a reporting option that covers the most common reasons for rejection, which facilitates process improvements.
Now you can manage all your contract data for all programs in one system with need-to-know controlled access to individual programs and data types. From initial RFP through contract win, including contract modifications, and CDRL deliverables down to the individual DID items and contract milestones, all your data documents and history is in one place. User data is also easy to add or modify, with one change instantly propagated throughout the application.
Simplify your reporting to IPTs, Customers, and department managers with built in Metric tracking and reporting capabilities. Built in search and report features allow you to access all your program data and deliverables quickly and easily. Instantly generate reports, which are exportable to Excel, for key program metrics such as:
The system tracks changes to both documents and data. Whether someone adds, deletes, or modifies a document, updates a DID description, or changes a submission due date, the system logs who changed what and when.
With CDRL Manager you get to decide what information is needed, when it should be entered, and whether or not it’s required based on your specific company, program, or contract needs.