System Overview

Purpose

SMART was implemented on July 1, 2010 as the State of Kansas central financial management system. 

The goal is to improve efficiency, management decision-making, transparency and customer service for state agencies.

History

The history of SMART began with a Needs Assessment conducted in 2006 to review the existing financial management systems and processes throughout State government and to identify agency-specific administrative system requirements that were not being met at a central level. This study evaluated the feasibility, costs and benefits of implementing a new statewide financial management system. 

In 2007, with the endorsement of Governor Kathleen Sebelius, a 2-year project was initiated to acquire, design, test and implement a new system under the direction of the Department of Administration.

Oracle's PeopleSoft was the software program selected as the State's new system. In total, 9 major functional areas were implemented in a big-bang approach, including the Time and Labor module in the SHARP payroll system and 60 agency systems were able to be decommissioned: 

                                        Image of list of functional areas