Department of Defence

WorkingMouse has been working closely with Cornerstone and the Department of Defence to migrate a number of systems to the cloud. Initially, the scope of the project covered the Department's non material procurement tracking but has since expanded to cover material procurement and other areas of the capability acquisition and sustainment group (CASG).


To facilitate Non-Material Procurement purchasing, the Department used 13 disparate systems, consisting predominantly of Access Databases and Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets. These specific systems were utilised by individual Directorates and accessed by staff within the Directorates to record and manage their workloads. The issue with so many disparate systems is the lack of transparency across all systems. 

Initially, WorkingMouse was approached by Cornerstone, a management and systems consulting company. Cornerstone would subcontract to WorkingMouse for the migration of DOD's thirteen disparate systems. The end goal was a centralised cloud based repository for all non material procurement.
Using an agile methodology the project was split into 2 week sprints. Initial operating capability (IOC) was delivered in four months (within the IOC's due date). 

Because of the technology stack currently used by the Department of Defence, WorkingMouse created a new codebot to work alongside the development team. Dodbot (we really racked our brains for that name) writes to a Springboot server side and JSP client side.

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The Department of Defence now has complete transparency of all non material procurement. This enabled WorkingMouse to build a comprehensive reporting pack increasing the ROI of the solution by a considerable magnitude. By migrating to the cloud, WorkingMouse built a solution that contains: customer feedback, seamless integration between the application and the reporting, strategic level reports with drill through to operational detail, and strategic and tactical reporting for operation and executive decision-making.

The project received the commercial centre of expertise award for procurement innovation. The project has now become an ongoing engagement for continuous feature enhancements and value adds.

Due to the overwhelming business benefits derived by Defence through the implementation of non material procurement tracker, the scope of the project expanded to also include their material procurement tracking. As a result, all procurement performed by the Department of Defence has been migrated and consolidated into a single cloud application.

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