ERP for Texas
Passed by the 80th Legislature in 2007, House Bill 3106 charged the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (the Comptroller’s office) with establishing clear standards for implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in Texas. ERP consolidates aspects of a business — including the business of government — within a commonly aligned set of systems: accounting, human resources (HR), payroll, procurement, inventory and more.
With an ERP-based platform, information is entered once, then carries over to all other functions. This reduces errors and manual efforts, which increases efficiency and reduces costs
CAPPS — a Statewide Solution
The Comptroller’s office has created the ERP solution for Texas known as the Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS). By employing a statewide ERP-based strategy reflecting the approach requested by the 80th Legislature, state dollars are systematically leveraged to deploy a flexible, reliable, efficient and secure statewide accounting and HR/payroll system available to all agencies regardless of complexity or size.
The CAPPS family of agencies has significantly grown over the past biennium. With the new Financials deployments that completed on Sept. 1, 2022, currently 118 state agencies are using CAPPS Financials, CAPPS HR/Payroll or both. With the proposed fiscal 2024-25 plan, as of Sept. 1, 2025, (fiscal 2026):
- 121 agencies will be using either CAPPS Financials, CAPPS HR/Payroll or both.
- 75 percent of state full-time employees will be administered through CAPPS.*
- 100 percent of state spending will flow through CAPPS.*
*Excludes institutions of higher education and some legislative agencies.