Apps Associates merges three separate water authorities into 1 and migrates from multiple legacy platforms to Oracle Fusion

Apps Associates successfully implemented Oracle’s Cloud Fusion ERP, HCM, and EPM for a client in Southern California, merging three separate water authorities into a single agency and migrating from multiple separate legacy platforms!

Overview of Engagement

A Water Authority in Southern California used a combination of systems to accomplish multi-organizational financial reporting.  They required assistance in merging the various business units into a unified ERP solution for the newly established agency.

Customer Challenges

  • Core Financials– Converted two years of GL history, created financial reports
  • Procurement – Standardized approval workflows and set internal control standards
  • SCM – Implemented best practices around materials processing and periodic inventory
  • Projects – Converted active history (up to seven years), implemented budgetary controls, standardized project types, setup and execution, and integrated with payroll
  • Core HR – Converted all employee history, standardized jobs and positions
  • EPM – Implemented consolidated forecasting and budgeting for four business units, developed public financial statements and narrative reports


  • Consolidated the merging of business units into a single unified platform solution
  • Retired multiple legacy systems that were no longer supported
  • Empowered users, managers, and executives with robust, self-service reporting capabilities
  • Implemented data and business process controls/best practices around projects
  • Reduced runtime and improved accuracy of payroll processing (from third-party system) and set the stage for a successful Oracle Payroll implementation

Benefits of   Results

About Apps Associates

Apps Associates is a premier enterprise application leader with a customer-first focus, who for more than two decades, has helped organizations innovate through digital transformation initiatives. Customers such as Brooks Automation, Hologic Inc., Edwards Vacuum, and Take Two Interactive Software turn to Apps Associates for end-to-end strategic counsel, system integration and the services required to solve their most complex business challenges—applying expansive expertise in data and analytics, application modernization, automation, digital systems, technology and operations and change management.

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