The Budget Payroll Personnel System is an integrated data management system used by each member of the Texas A&M System. Its core function is to to provide a centralized administrative computer system to support the data processing and reporting requirements for the three functional areas of budget planning, payroll processing and personnel record keeping.
As the system of record for employee information, the BPP System provides standardization in data collection, storage and reporting. This provides substantial cost savings for each of the TAMUS members by eliminating duplication and allowing for administrative efficiencies.
During the mid eighties, various organizational changes within TAMUS necessitated the need for more administrative oversight and the workstation concept was introduced. In 1988, the Annual Enrollment and Benefit History tracking were added.
The 90’s added more system members and new features to BPP. These new features included Direct Deposit, Insurance Billing and the MS Access database query.
In the early 2000’s, web applications were developed to allow individual employees to directly enter data into the BPP System instead of relying on administrative processors. These applications include TimeTraq, HRConnect and iBenefits.
Each TAMUS member is designated as a workstation. The workstation consists of administrative employees in the HR and Payroll departments at each location. These administrators are known as processors.
There are several web applications that interface with the BPP System to help provide more functionality and accessibility.
Using the BPP System
The core BPP System is maintained by the staff of the B/P/P Operations Center . They ensure that the day-to-day processes are working correctly as well as develop new system features. They also work closely with the Enterprise Software Initiatives (ESI) group when integrating the various ESI web applications.
Support for the BPP System and its related web applications is handled by the BCS User Service group through this website and by through their email, BCSSupport@tamus.edu