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  Configuration Management (CM)

Developing complex products, manufacturing and maintaining them through their life requires managing evolving product configurations embodying information developed by multiple groups inside the organization and in the supply chain. The challenge of managing complex configurations can lead to costly errors and delays. MEARS provides a comprehensive methodology for managing the configuration (hierarchical set of information) of a product or system throughout its life.

  Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL)

The CDRL module provides a collaborative, web-based solution to meet the daily demands of Government Data Management departments. The CDRL module follows the standard DD Form 1423-1 format, allowing Government users and Contractors to manage CDRLs and their deliveries via a tiered architecture consisting of Sets, CDRLs, and Tracking Records. Approval items can easily be routed through the Review module, keeping comments and dispositions unified with the CDRL process. All phases of this CDRL lifecycle can be audited and exported into a variety of reports.

  How MEARS Works

The MEARS Team works with your program to help identify key user roles and business practices. Once these have been determined, we work to map your processes to the MEARS system functionality. Training and support is then tailored to your program's specifications.

To help identify these user roles, we've provided our User Role Matrix below. MEARS is flexible and easily allows users to hold multiple roles without deviating from industry standards.

  • Create Module:
  • Creators have the ability to:
    • Collaboratively create and edit Engineering Change Proposals (ECP), Request for Deviation / Request for Waiver (RFD / RFW), Specification Change Notice (SCN), Notice of Revision (NOR), Modification Work Order (MWO).
    • Recycle data from existing documents for quick revision
    • Attach various file formats
    • Import / Export
    • Preview the document before processing for Review
  • Review Module:
  • The Review Module is a centralized web server repository of documents.
  • Program Administrators can:
    • Create customized distribution lists of Reviewers.
  • Review Module Users can:
    • Review documents, figures, and attachments concurrently.
    • Comment on documents routed for Review.
    • Vote on documents awaitng approval.
    • Conduct virtual CCBs.
    • Digitally sign and approve documents
  • Implementation Module:
  • Implementers can:
    • Follow approved ECPs and MWOs.
    • Track and archive all milestones and comments throughout the production process.
    • Monitor specific tasks assigned to individual users.
  • CDRL Module:
  • Data Managers can create and edit Contract Data Requirements Lists (CDRLs), group related CDRLs into on contract deliverable package, track CDRL deliverables, process reports to include deliquency reports, and export CDRLs into official DoD PDF format.
  • All CDRLs are based on DD Form 1423-1.
  • System Utilities Module:
  • Program Administrators can:
    • Update document status
    • Grant / Define user privileges.
    • Grant / Define user privileges.
    • Build customized distribution lists.
    • Define CDRL users by group.
    • Generate new programs and edit existing ones.
    • Create custom email notices, send email, and manage email distributions.
    • Produce access audit logs.
  • Reports Module:
  • Users can generate:
    • Documents status and voting reports.
    • User access and information reports
    • Custom Reports
  • Reports can also be exported to a spreadsheet.
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Customer Support:

  • Document Processing/User Notification
  • User Account Maintenance
  • Help Desk Support
  • Customized Training
  • Working Group Meetings

System Administration:

  • Server Maintenance
  • Data Backups


  • Continuous Tech Refresh efforts to remain technologically viable and compliant with new Configuration Management standards.
  • Packaging documents and files for submission to other databases, including Joint Configuration Management Information System (JCMIS) and Joint Engineering Data Management Information and Control System (JEDMICS)
  • JCMIS population of ECP data


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  • Government off-the-shelf (GOTS) Product
  • Authorization to Operate (ATO)
  • APMS registered and IRB/DBC approved
  • DoDAF Conformance
  • 100% Reimbursable
  • Joint Interest Program
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  • Saves Time and Money
  • With an Army savings of ~$7.5M annually
  • MEARS can help reduce your program's cost(s) by:
    • Reducing travel.
    • Providing online storage capabilities.
    • Promoting faster document processing and approval rates.
    • Extending your staff with our First Class Service and Support.
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  • MEARS provides a great product with world class service at an amazingly low price. Establishment of MOA between [ORG] and MEARS Program Office Send MIPR for 1st Year’s Annual Support Fee
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  • Reduces Risk
  • MEARS promotes higher readiness rates all while increasing speed in CDRL and CM documents approval and implementation.