OFFICE OF CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND ADMINISTRATION (Program); INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - FLAIR INFRASTRUCTUREGovernor's Recommendations
2022-23
Current Year Budget
2021-22
Difference
DollarsPositionsDollarsPositionsDollarsPositions
$18,100,99282.00$18,437,50682.00($336,514)0.00
 

 
Policy Area:  INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Issue:            FLORIDA PLANNING, ACCOUNTING, AND LEDGER MANAGEMENT (PALM) READINESS

Justification
Governor's Recommendations 2022-23
The Governor's Budget Recommendation for Fiscal Year 2022-23 includes $879,660 nonrecurring funds from General Revenue and $418,000 recurring and $1,218,888 nonrecurring Administrative Trust Fund authority to allow the Department of Financial Services to continue the Planning, Accounting, and Ledger Management (PALM) transition projects within the department. For Fiscal Year 2022-23, the Florida Accounting and Information Resource (FLAIR) team will be researching and providing documented analysis on over 125 interfaces whose functionality will transition to PALM. FLAIR will need to be modified to run the Payroll component without the Departmental and Central components and to continue printing payroll and expense warrants. This work will require extensive testing. Many critical agency business applications connect and use FLAIR system data to perform business processes. The agency business systems and corresponding interfaces need to be remediated to work with the new PALM processes and exchange data using the PALM format. This portion of the request includes both recurring and nonrecurring budget authority. The recurring funding will be used to cover the cost of annual software licenses and a resource to provide ongoing configuration and support for the Application Integration Platform. The nonrecurring funding will continue to fund contracted services resources assisting the Department with remediation of the agency business systems. This General Revenue funding includes: 1 Applications Development Analysts @ 110 per hour x 480 hours = $52,800 2 Data Architects @ $110 per hour x 972 hours = $213,840 1 Systems Software Programmer @ $115 per hour x 288 hours = $33,120 Managed Services Provider @ $81 per hour x 2100 hours = $170,100 1 Program Management Director @ $175 per hour x 1944 hours = $340,200 1 Program Management Director @ $145 per hour x 480 hours = $69,600 The Administrative Trust Fund funding includes: 1 Project Manager @ $130 per hour x 1944 hours = $252,720 nonrecurring 1 Application Integration Engineer @ $142 per hour x 1944 hours = $276,048 nonrecurring 1 Application Developer @ $125 per hour x 1944 hours = $243,000 nonrecurring 2 Technical Business Analyst @ $115 per hour x 1944 hours = $447,120 nonrecurring Recurring Application Integration Platform (AIP) Subscription = $175,000 recurring 1 Application Developer @ $125 per hour x 1944 hours = $243,000 recurring Without the additional funding, the department will not be ready to transition to PALM. This issue was requested in the department's Legislative Budget Request.