Louisiana Division of Administration

Applications and Data Management

appdm overview

The Applications and Data Management section provides applications development services, web/portal solutions, geographical information systems, quality assurance, data/information management and data analytic services. APPDM supports more than 1,300 applications and leverages 47 programming languages.

APPDM also supports the LaGov Enterprise Resource Planning system, which is a fully integrated system that includes Financials, Logistics, Human Resources/Payroll and Business Intelligence.

Key Functions Performed

  • Web/Portal Services
    • Responsible for website design, development and hosting of state and department websites as needed
    • Provides solutions, technical consulting, design and coding for projects for the enterprise
    • Researches new technology and development approaches and creates best practices along with the architecture and strategy teams
    • Mentors various teams on design and coding best practices, portal design, service-oriented architecture and reuse opportunities
    • Meets predefined service-level expectations to serve the needs of the departments

  • GIS
    • Manages application development, enhancement, maintenance and administration for GIS applications and data management
    • Supports GIS users throughout a variety of state agencies, departments and offices
    • Ensures that system and functional architecture priorities are consistently applied to GIS applications

  • Application Development
    • Includes application development, business process support, reporting and administration and application architecture
    • Develops and maintains user interfaces, business logic tier and database elements for custom applications
    • Interacts heavily with end-users in partnership with Agency Relationship Managers throughout the development life-cycle, including requirements for gathering, testing, implementation and production support
    • Uses problem-solving skills and new technology research to enhance enterprise systems, software packages and internal tools
    • Creates and conducts test plans for development projects and evaluates third-party products
    • Analyzes existing systems against IT and business strategies and makes well-defined recommendations and execution plans for efficiency and architecture/design improvements within and outside the execution of current projects
    • Delegates resources back to the agencies for certain applications

  • Application Management
    • Supports and monitors ​applications and supports and effectively transitions ongoing improvements to end users
    • Manages the release-build process, including resolving bugs and determining the features to be included in each build
    • Support and maintains multiple application environments (Development, Quality Assurance, Staging and Production) required for software fixes and new features to be developed, tested and approved for use in the production system
    • Delegates resources back to the agencies for certain applications

  • Database Services
    • Involved in the analysis, design, development and maintenance of enterprise data models
    • Responsible for formulating and implementing client database needs, providing insight into data architecture and design uses
    • Designs for recovery, high availability, performance and maintenance and monitors the standards, procedures, integrity and integration
    • Collaborates with data modelers to facilitate design for logical and physical database models

  • Quality Assurance
    • Maintains rigorous quality controls throughout the application project lifecycle helping ensure both the right solution is delivered and the solution is delivered to meet the quality standards
    • Maintains test instances and standard test protocols for state systems and conducts technical validation and user-acceptance testing
    • Contributes to maintenance for the life cycle of existing applications

  • Data and Information Management
    • Works with management to create reports based on ad hoc user needs
    • Takes requirements from management and turns them into design specifications used to develop reports
    • Writes extract programs and develops statistical reports to meet the operational needs of the departments
    • Develops and maintains the data warehouse application program

  • Statewide Data Analytics
    • Supports applications and infrastructure which enable clients to optimize data through statistical and operational analysis by means of new and emerging technology and applications