ESORTS begins with the same basic information that underlies GSORTS.
ESORTS requires information from each level of the operational hierarchy, not just the basic tactical-level units.
Support entities and the Defense agencies have not used this type of reporting system in the past; under ESORTS, they will report information relevant to their mission--the support of the warfighter.
Because DRRS aims to take full advantage of existing information systems, it will not require a unit to enter data for ESORTS that it has already entered in another system.
The combination of commanders' assessments and resource data in ESORTS will identify specific deficiencies that could be masked if resources were merely monitored in aggregated bundles, such as equipment and personnel.