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IRIS is a statewide effort to implement a new accounting, financial, payroll, human resources and procurement solution with associated functionality for learning management and debt management
IRIS will replace the aging statewide financial (AKSAS) and payroll (AKPAY) systems over time, add functionality for an integrated procurement system, an HR system, a learning management system, and a debt management system
IRIS will interface with many existing systems, including several not currently interfaced with the existing financial and payroll systems and bridge the gap between legacy systems and an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution
SOA employees – IRIS will streamline current work processes and improve managerial decision-making through the sharing and access of information.
Vendors – IRIS will expedite and simplify business transactions with SOA.
Citizen – IRIS will support refined customer service as SOA agencies use a consistent and efficient administrative system.
The IRIS Project Team is wrapping up the Envision Phase of the project which involved the Financial and Procurement Teams working with departmental Subject Matter Experts to conceptualize and design how the State of Alaska’s business functions work in IRIS. The business design is an essential component of the project as it serves as a blueprint for configuring the new system during the Build Phase and provides a more specific understanding of what will change. Both teams have been working extremely hard and are starting to see the fruits of their labor! Included in the Envision Phase were the fit-gap activities to disposition the system requirements identified in the contract.
After the teams finish the business designs, the IRIS Project Team will use the completed designs to begin the Build Phase, which as the name implies, involves the actual configuration of IRIS. Additionally, interfaces, forms, and data conversion components will also be developed and tested during Build.