Oracle Cloud World: Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians Adopts Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications Suite

The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians, a prominent Native American Tribe, has embraced the Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications Suite to streamline and support its growing business and government operations, aligning with their mission of self-sustainability and independence.
Steve Miranda, Executive Vice President of Applications Development at Oracle
By integrating a unified applications suite to manage finance, HR, and supply chain processes, the Tribe aims to optimize its operations, accommodate rapid growth and ventures, enhance organizational visibility, and bolster decision-making capabilities for both current and future generations.

Situated on sovereign lands in Southern California, the Tribe oversees vital business and governmental operations, including the Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella, California, the Tortoise Rock Casino adjacent to Joshua Tree National Park, and its Tribal Government Offices.

The necessity to replace numerous existing accounting, HR, inventory, and procurement systems, which were causing time-consuming manual processes and impeding scalability, led the Tribe to select Oracle Fusion Applications after thorough evaluation. This engagement with Oracle positions the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians as one of the first casino-based businesses outside of Las Vegas to adopt this potent operating system.

Darrell Mike, Tribal Chairman, Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians, emphasized the Tribe’s forward-thinking approach, stating, “Our decision to implement Oracle Fusion Applications was one that we believe will not only help us achieve short-term success but will also solidify our future success 150+ years down the road.”

By leveraging Oracle Fusion Applications, the Tribe has effectively broken down organizational silos, standardized and automated processes, and centralized finance, HR, and supply chain data on a single integrated cloud platform. The quarterly update cycles provided by Oracle ensure continuous access to new features, enriching their operational capabilities without business disruption.

Anthony Kosturos, Chief Financial Officer, Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians, elaborated on the impact of Oracle Fusion Applications, stating, “With Oracle Fusion Applications, we consolidated 12 different business systems on a single integrated cloud platform, which has significantly improved insights and how we run our organization.”

Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) has expedited financial processes, enhanced business visibility, and fortified controls for the Tribe. The introduction of intelligent document recognition capabilities has tripled transaction processing efficiency.

Moreover, Oracle Fusion Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM) enabled the Tribe to centralize HR operations, simplify complex processes, and generate valuable workforce insights by consolidating more than six different HR systems. Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain & Manufacturing (SCM) has streamlined the source-to-settle cycle, reducing costs, minimizing risk, and simplifying supplier management.

The Tribe is actively expanding into new modules and capabilities within Oracle Cloud ERP, implementing Project Management and Grant Management modules to boost productivity, strengthen financial controls, and enhance compliance.

Steve Miranda, Executive Vice President of Applications Development at Oracle, acknowledged the unique challenges the Tribe faces and commended their approach, stating, “By standardizing processes across its operations with Oracle Fusion Applications, the Tribe has been able to increase efficiencies, ensure access to the latest innovations, and establish a strong foundation for future generations to build from.”

This strategic integration with Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications propels the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians towards a future marked by enhanced efficiency, sustained growth, and a robust technological foundation.

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