In 2006, The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation started an outsourcing business, Cayuse Technologies. Cayuse Technologies is an Impact Sourcing Service Provider in Oregon, North West America. It was set up to provide job security and reasonable wages for the economically disadvantaged local Indian Reservation community. The company trains and employs tribal members beyond the usual gaming (casinos, bingo) and labor opportunities for Native Americans. Cayuse Technologies is building skills to promote the economy of the reservation.
According to the 2000 United States Census, the Umatilla Indian has a population of 2,927. Of those 2,927, Cayuse employs 292 people. This means that Cayuse Technology directly impacts 788 people in the community, not only financially but through health and wellbeing investments, community development/outreach, pro bono work, tribal contributions, and educational investments.
Training is provided by Cayuse Technologies for all employees at the start and throughout their employment, and local high schools and colleges (whose IT courses have been adapted by Cayuse Technologies) provide the talent for the center.
98 percent of Cayuse Technologies are sourced and managed by Accenture. Accenture is the prime contractor and operates a small percentage of its business as Impact Sourcing. Cayuse has been able to achieve noteworthy application cost savings. Additionally, Cayuse has made significant contributions in local communities in terms of employee giving (money donated through the company to charitable organizations from the employees), health care, and workforce diversification. Additional social impact is shown through jobs created, people impacted, and employees trained.