Strategic Management Systems

Naga Narayan
Executive Director

Fisher Building – Suite 601
3011 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48202

Phone: (313) 873-4302
Fax: (313) 873-6196 or (313) 873-4378


Naga Narayan, Executive Director
Sonya McIntyre, Program Supervisor
Kenneth Buchanan, Program Supervisor
Sharon Rodgers, Program Supervisor
Darleen Moore, Team Member

Mission Statement

To train DPS employees effectively and timely on the systems and procedures necessary to build a more efficient and effective organization while we serve as a resource center that meets the changing needs of our District, and provides an empowering environment, conducive to learning

About Us

The Office of Strategic Management Systems is your resource for your technical skills development. Our goal is to ensure that you receive the knowledge necessary to successfully complete your tasks for daily operations with respect to most of the District's technology solutions.

As an electronic office, we are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via e-mail at . All of our training materials and support guides are available.

Our courses have been well-designed to be specifically customized to include steps for all daily business transactions. Participants will be able to achieve their learning development goals through core competencies as specified by their site administrator in order to facilitate an empowered workforce. Courses may be taken through various mediums such as traditional instructor-led classroom training, a downloadable web-based format and CD-Rom.

Other Areas of Responsibility

Financial Reporting

Develop and distribute monthly financial data reports to District business units. Develop ad hoc statistical data reports to administration on an as needed basis for strategic decision making purposes.

Security Administration

We are responsible for the creation of additional PeopleSoft security access within HRMS and the Financials applications. The requests for additional security roles will be forwarded by the department manager in charge of that functional area to the Security Administrator Group within the Office of Strategic Management Systems for the immediate assignment of approved security access to PeopleSoft applications.

Field Support

SMS provides one point of contact to support the District business units with any financial reporting/management concerns. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via e-mail at We ensure prompt response as e-mail is checked frequently.

Technology Solutions Training

The District has training facilities, located in the Fisher Building, which are available for all DPS employees to receive their professional development for key software applications currently utilized at DPS. Our team is committed to working closely with the functional leads of Human Resources, Payroll and Financial Management to develop and deliver appropriate courses for the development of the workforce. Through this collaborative effort, our courses provide a source of information to DPS staff that ensures access to the needed skills for performing their daily tasks through the new technology solutions.

Courses Provided

  • e-Procurement
  • e-Procurement Admin