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Seminole Nation Gaming Enterprise

Stronger internal controls

days saved per month

A citation made it clear that Seminole Nation Gaming Enterprise (SNGE) needed to strengthen its internal controls.

The Challenge

The National Indian Gaming Commission cited SNGE for not meeting Tribal Internal Control Standards. The violations posed an unacceptable threat against the Nation’s assets. Both the Nation and casino leaders recognized the need to improve controls around accounting.

The Solution

Wipfli led a thorough, on-site assessment to find gaps in workflows across the casino’s properties. Then the team implemented CasinoEdge, a tribal-gaming-specific version of Sage Intacct, to eliminate inefficiencies and replace spreadsheet and paper-based processes. Automated workflows, controls, dashboards and reports were all tailored to the gaming industry and SNGE’s unique needs. Slot and CCT postings were also automated in CasinoEdge to give leaders timely business intelligence.

It was transformational. We gained rapid and dynamic reporting that we could slice and dice across any combination of dimensions.
Heather Napier, director of finance at SNGE

The results

With CasinoEdge, SNGE gained transaction-level, department-specific data and deep P&L insight. That’s been a gamechanger for department managers, who can now make quick and strategic decisions. The organization also picked up extraordinary time savings — about 9 days per month. Monthly financial reports can be run in minutes and distributed automatically. Automation helps SNGE ensure compliance. Critical financial data is secure yet easy and intuitive to access for proactive decision-making.

decrease in the number of GL accounts