Early conversations with the OCIO and OFM are beneficial. It is best to initiate a systems approval request while you are investigating technical options. This allows for early identification of other information needed or solutions to investigate and minimizes the potential for rework down the road.
In making requests for administrative and/or financial systems approval, agencies should supply as much information as is known in the areas listed below. This information will serve as the basis for a preliminary conversation with the OCIO and OFM. As a result of that conversation, there may be additional areas to be investigated or considered.
Describe the background, context and business case for the proposal
Provide information on the technical approaches & impacts that have been or will be evaluated as part of the proposal