Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
CAPPS - Report to the 83rd Legislature

Executive Letter

January 2013

The Honorable Rick Perry, Governor
The Honorable David Dewhurst, Lieutenant Governor
The Honorable Joseph R. Straus III, Speaker of the House
Members of the 83rd Legislature
Members of the Legislative Budget Board

Ladies and Gentlemen:

We are pleased to present the Report to the 83rd Legislature: CAPPS — ERP in Texas, in accordance with Section 2101.040, Texas Government Code. You may view an electronic version of this report, along with additional information, on the www.TxProjectONE.org.

A statewide Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution creates a host of benefits for the state of Texas by providing:

  • A single source of information for all state agencies to improve accuracy and efficiency.
  • Real-time, reliable information on the state’s revenue and spending.
  • Simpler and more transparent reporting on the state’s business.

Over the last two years, ProjectONE has moved beyond laying the groundwork for a new, statewide financial and human resources/payroll system that integrates functions into a secure system meeting the state’s business needs, to building and implementing the system across nine state agencies. The ERP solution for Texas — the Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System or CAPPS — is here.

As agencies implement CAPPS, lawmakers and taxpayers will benefit from greater transparency for government operations and funding. Data will be available across participating agencies in real-time and enable the state to better utilize its funds.

With the current agencies on CAPPS, Texas decision makers now have an unmatched ability to count every dollar — and make every dollar count. This capacity will continue to grow and deepen as additional agencies join the CAPPS family of agencies.

On behalf of the ProjectONE team, thank you for your time and effort on behalf of Texas government. We look forward to addressing any questions or comments you may have on this initiative.

Susan Combs
Susan Combs