Transformation Savings

As of 12/04/2022 13:52:08 PM     Refresh

Overall Savings $7,365,879.95

Year 4 July 01, 2022 - June 30, 2023 $235,228.27 Year 3 July 01, 2021 - June 30, 2022 $3,119,440.12 Year 2 July 01, 2020 - June 30, 2021 $2,800,284.72 Year 1 July 01, 2019 - June 30, 2020 $1,210,926.84

Savings: $180,320.00

Application Name App Code Amount
ADE Portal ADE $10,000.00
ADHE Web Portal ADHE $25,000.00
AR Ed Reports AR-ED $10,000.00
Arkansas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Web Portal ASBVI $10,000.00
Arkansas School for the Deaf Web Portal ASD $10,000.00
DCTE Web Portal DCTE $10,000.00
DESE Web Portal DESE $10,000.00
DPSAFT Web Portal DPSAFT $10,000.00
ESSER Transparency Dashboard ESSER $5,000.00
Insights: CTE Perkins V and Career Coaches Portal CTE-CCP $25,000.00
Notice of Intent for Home School NOI $320.00
SAMS Public Portal SAMS - P $50,000.00
Special Education Monitoring & Management System SMMS $0.00
Statewide Community Resources Portal SCR $5,000.00
Total $180,320.00

 Infrastructure and Operations (I & O) | Information System Savings

The Infrastructure and Operations (I&O) Savings in the Transformation era was achieved by building in-house web portals as illustrated below:

  1. ADE Portal
  2. ADHE Web Portal
  3. AR Ed Reports
  4. Arkansas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Web Portal
  5. Arkansas School for the Deaf Web Portal
  6. DCTE Web Portal
  7. DESE Web Portal
  8. DPSAFT Web Portal
  9. ESSER Transparency Dashboard
  10. Insights: CTE Perkins V and Career Coaches Portal
  11. Notice of Intent for Home School
  12. SAMS Public Portal
  13. Special Education Monitoring & Management System
  14. Statewide Community Resources Portal

Prior to transformation, the ADE and DCTE Web Portal was built and operated by another 3rd. party contractor and these were brought in-house by implementing IT Services shared service model resulting in a direct savings of $180,320.00.

Savings: $908.27

Month Category Amount
November Laptop $200.00
August Laptop $255.00
July Desktop $50.61
July Laptop $312.83
July Tablet $89.83
Total $908.27

 Computer Purchase Program | Revenue

The Arkansas Department of Education did the pilot run for the Computer Purchase Program with Division of Elementary and Secondary Education stating July 2020 using its Asset Management System. Till date, the department has registered revenue of $908.27 for Year 2 of transformation.

The Computer Purchase Program process involves three (3) distinct phases:

  • Phase I: Employee returns current used equipment; IT Services refurbishes the Asset and send back to Original Employee who has 10 days to decide to buy or give a pass.
  • Phase II: Asset lands in the AMS catalog and any employee can buy one first server-first claim basis.
  • Phase III: Employee uploads purchase receipt as receives from Finance and claims the asset/equipment from IT Services.

Note: Only 1 laptop/tablet (I-Pads)/desktop and 2 monitors are allowed for purchase per quarter per employee to maintain an equitable distribution.


Disclaimer: The disbursement of revenues is among the Department; Marketing and Redistribution section of Office of State Procurement; Computer & Electronic Recycling Funds (as established by Act 1410) and DFA-Office of Accounting (for Sales Tax portion).

Savings: $54,000.00

Description Amount
DIS Outlook Mail Box Charges: 750 Mail Boxes - $54,000 $54,000.00
Total $54,000.00

 Microsoft | M365 Migration

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) along with its all divisions: Higher Education, Career and Technical Education, Arkansas State Library, MLK Jr. Commission, Arkansas School for the Deaf and, Arkansas School for Blind & Visually Impaired migrated from a on-premise Email Exchange hosted at DIS to its own FERPA compliant Educational Tenant Cloud via the M365 solution. The cost savings are identified in two forms:

  1. DIS Outlook Mail Box Charges: 750 Mail Boxes - $54,000

The ADE Office of Information Technology leveraged the current Campus and School Agreement (CASA) that is in-place with the Department of Transformation and Shared Services (TSS), Office of State Procurement (OSP) along with signing an Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES) agreement with Microsoft.