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Application Systems Management

The Application Systems Management (ASM) Division supports more than 48,000 customers of the statewide finance, procurement, and human resource applications. By providing ready access to current, complete, and consistent information, these applications provide the functionality necessary to effectively manage statewide administrative processes, and allow Maryland's policy makers and agency managers to make informed business decisions.

ASM is committed to providing systems and services that meet the needs of our customers. If you should experience service or performance degradation, please contact the Customer Service Desk immediately at (410) 697-9700. Suggestions for application improvements and other non-critical, time sensitive issues can be emailed to the Customer Service Desk.​​​​

Business Intelligence Professional Services

Service

 

Description:

The Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT) offers interactive analytic and visualization tools, accessible through desktop and web environments, in support of business intelligence (BI) solutions. BI solutions are designed to boost user engagement and informed decision making through data visualizations, dashboards, and reports. Reports and dashboards can be published to the web with data refresh cycles to reflect changes to the underlying source data. The reports and dashboards can be viewed in standard web browsers and on mobile devices. DoIT offers a spectrum of services to deliver BI solutions to help customers meet their business objectives and streamline business processes.

Features and Benefits

  • Design dashboards utilizing Microsoft Power BI in desktop/web/mobile environments
  • Access to a wide selection of visualization types, including, but not limited to bar, column, line, pie and doughnut charts, area charts, funnel charts, stats cards, tables, slicers, maps, tree maps, waterfall charts and KPIs
  • Ability to connect to a variety of data sources, including, but not limited to, Excel, csv, JSON, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Oracle, Smartsheet, DB2 Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics, Esri, and OData (Open Data)
  • Integration to third-party applications and SaaS using APIs, web services, and data transformations
  • Business analysis assistance to identify and document customer’s business needs and goals
  • Modernization of legacy dashboards or reporting tools
  • Enhanced GIS mapping and location capabilities available
  • Data organization guidance and recommendations
  • Development of Extract, Transfer, Load (ETL) processes for data transfer
  • Capability to embed BI solutions into website and mobile applications
  • Access to DoIT provided training

Dept. Owner:

Business Intelligence Services

Service Owner:

Patrick McLoughlin
patrick.mcloughlin@maryland.gov
410-697-9422

Support Contact: DoIT Service Desk

410-697-9700
Service.Desk@maryland.gov

Status:Future Offering

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Ellible Customers

 
Enterprise Agencies Yes
Individual State Agencies Yes
Counties No
Local Municipalities No
Public No

Service Prerequisites

 

Before service can be offered the client must meet the following requirements:

DoIT Provided Services: Single Sign-On (SSO) access for Maryland.gov customers
Technical: Customer provides any existing system documentation and copy of database.
Non-Technical:
  • Customer provides business requirements
  • Customers approve and sign Statement of Work (SOW) and service agreement(s) prior to project kick-off
  • Customer provides point of contact with direct knowledge of business process and data
  • Customer provides point of contact to formalize requests for service
  • Provide three (3) customer contacts to be used as contacts for this service.

Notes: Microsoft Power BI software licensing can be obtained through DoIT. See DoIT Service Catalog – Business Intelligence Software for details and pricing.

Scope of Service

 

This section outlines the area of responsibility between the provider (DoIT) and the customer.

In Scope:

  • Development of functional requirements
  • Development of statement of work/services to include level of effort (LOE) and cost
  • Dashboard and report development
  • Extract-Transfer-Load (ETL) workflow development
  • End user training and support (as defined in SOW)

Out of Scope:

  • Custom development
  • Non-standard plug-ins and add-ons
  • Creation of new APIs
  • Data clean-up and preparation
  • Data maintenance
  • Provide services outside of the SLA Support Hours
  • It is not recommended to tie this service to business critical or revenue generating data

Customer Responsibilities:

  • Provide requirements
  • Provide signature on Statement of Work (SOW) prior to project kick-off
  • Provide data sources and/or appropriately formatted data
  • Provide required workflows and business processes
  • Provide timely feedback on application user interface
  • Provide three (3) customer contacts to be used as contact for this service.
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Service Level Agreements

 
Category Enterprise Customer Standalone (Non-Enterprise) Customer
Response/Resolution Time: 99.9% Uptime 99.9% Uptime
Capacity: Documented in Statement of Work (SOW) Documented in Statement of Work (SOW)
Support Hours: 7AM - 5PM Monday - Friday 7AM - 5PM Monday - Friday
Maintenance Schedules: Documented in SOW Documented in SOW
Upgrades and Refreshes: Documented in SOW Documented in SOW