Welcome to BAAO!

Document created by swerther on Sep 20, 2016Last modified by swerther on Jan 26, 2017
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Welcome to the official Business Analytics and Award Optimization (BAAO) Jive community for external users. Here you will find all the information you need from timelines and milestones, to frequently asked questions, to training materials and more! We encourage you to peruse the site, ask a question, leave comments, and participate in polls.


The next generation Business Analytics and Award Optimization (BAAO) is a direct materials quoting and cost management platform. This new platform will transform the negotiation process by enabling collaborative and real-time negotiations. The platform will leverage predictive analytics to drive data intelligence and increase the velocity of business decisions. The BAAO project is a multi-quarter release and the functionality will be released in two phases:

  • Phase 1 will enable foundational capabilities for sustaining component quoting
  • Phase 2 will enable user interface enhancements