The RPLANS is one integrated web-based planning tool that generates facility allowances based on assigned and supported population and space planning criteria algorithms for each Army location and category code. Installations have the ability to edit the system generated allowances to reflect special mission, equipment or personnel impacts on their infrastructure as a "requirement". Edited requirements must be approved through the chain of command to be included in RPLANS. RPLANS produces a Tabulation of Existing and Required Facilities (TAB) for each Army installation worldwide as required by AR 210-20, Real Property Master Planning for Army Installations which compares on-hand real property assets to requirements to determine excesses and deficits by facility type. RPLANS data can be viewed at the Headquarters, Region, Installation, Base, Site, Complex (Enclave), and Unit level within one application. RPLANS data supports new construction program development, unit stationing analysis, Facility Investment Strategy, Essential Facility Requirements (EFR) charts, Enterprise Management Decision Support (EMDS) Facility Assessment Charts (FAC), and the Installation Status Report- Infrastructure quantity rating (C-rating).
RPLANS data is updated quarterly from source systems. RPLANS pulls on-hand real property assets from the Headquarters Installation Information System (HQIIS); supported and assigned population from the Army Stationing and Installation Plan (ASIP); range requirements from the Army Range Requirements Model (ARRM); Force Structure (Table of Organization and Equipment (TOE)/Table of Distribution Allowances (TDA)) from the Force Management System (FMS), Equipment data from the Logistics Support Activity (LOGSA) database, and the new construction project data from the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP).
RPLANS provides a planning module that allows for stationing analysis and planning scenarios to support Army initiatives such as Total Army Analysis (TAA) and development of installation master plans. The planning module provides the ability to move a unit, create a unit, revise an existing unit, add new assets, and edit attributes of a unit to support Army analysis and decision-making. RPLANS includes a repository of Army Space Planning Criteria (SPC) for quick reference.