Statewide Initiatives

Below is a list and brief description of some major statewide IT Intitiatives currently in development.


The State of Alabama Accounting and Resource System (STAARS) project includes the purchase of software, hardware and implementation services necessary to replace the State’s aging accounting, purchasing, budget, human resource, and payroll systems. The STAARS project is an upgrade of the State’s current systems to the most recent version of CGI’s Advantage® software application suite.


The My Alabama Portal (eMAP) system is being developed by the Department of Finance. The goal of the project is to provide the state employee a portal that will function as an agency and state communications platform, provide a location for common agencies’ links, and present electronic versions of pay stubs and other personal documents for state employees.


The State Time and Reporting Terminal (eSTART) system is being implemented by the Department of Finance. The project goal is to automate the collection of employee time worked and leave usage. This solution will eliminate the need for paper timesheets and leave requests.