Mass. taps AMS for financial management system

American Management Systems Inc. has won a 29-month, $25.2 million contract from the Massachusetts Office of the State Comptroller to develop a statewide financial management system, the company announced Sept. 25.

AMS of Fairfax, Va., will develop a new Massachusetts Management, Accounting and Reporting System. The system will be based on AMS Advantage 3, the company's latest Web-based financial management and procurement solution.

The new system, which will provide real-time interaction with the state portal, is expected to increase productivity while allowing users to move more easily between systems.

The system replaces antiquated so-called green-screen technology user interfaces with an Internet browser interface. It also streamlines business processes for governmental users and those doing business with the state.

Beyond the benefits to the state's comptroller department, individuals, payees and corporations doing business with the state also will see improvement with the new MMARS system, according to AMS.

For example, the Payee Self-Serve subsystem will provide consumers with a Web-based form available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the Internet.

In addition, users will be allowed to submit W-9s, applicable terms and conditions and electronic transfer information via the Web, AMS said.

AMS is a global business and information technology consulting firm with about 7,000 employees and $1.1 billion in annual revenue, according to Hoover's Online of Austin, Texas.

About the Author

William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here


  • POWER TRAINING: How to engage your customers

    Don't miss our Aug. 2 Washington Technology Power Training session on Mastering Stakeholder Engagement, where you'll learned the critical skills you need to more fully connect with your customers and win more business. Read More


    In our latest Project 38 Podcast, editor Nick Wakeman interviews Tom Romeo, the leader of Maximus Federal about how it has zoomed up the 2019 Top 100. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.