The U.S. Army required an automated software solution to enable leaders at all levels to manage performance in support of its strategy. To control costs, the solution had to be capable of meeting needs at an enterprise level - to avoid multiple organizations and commands from having to implement isolated tools that would ultimately prevent connected visibility across the broader organization.

To deliver an automated and enterprise-wide solution, the U.S. Army would also need to overcome the common obstacle of effectively linking and aggregating data from across many distinct databases -located both within and externally to the enterprise.