ODEON is the largest cinema chain in Europe with coverage in Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Portugal, Finland, the Baltics, Norway, Sweden, Republic of Ireland and the UK. Now part of the largest cinema group in the world, AMC Entertainment, Odeon continues to provide the whole experience of cinema to its customer base.e biggest challenge for Odeon’s payroll and HR teams is the amount of seasonal staff that they have within the business.

Odeon can have on average between 6,500 to 7,000 staff on a monthly basis which can fluctuate depending on the season. They have a lot of student population that comes through during Easter, Christmas and the summer holidays and it is the onboarding side of that process that can take the time, in addition to getting the information in a timely manner.


Odeon required a platform that could manage that sheer volume every month. The overall package that SD Worx proposed to Odeon still provide the requirement that they need today for the timely completion and processing of all of their payrolls for their staff, both salaried and hourly paid.

As the government continuously implements new legislation changes, it is important for Odeon to be on top of how those changes can affect its payroll. Odeon’s access to a bigger forum of knowledge wherein, SD Worx and its customers share stories and experiences, has also proven beneficial to the partnership.

In terms of compliance, Odeon has been working on its SOX compliance, a totally new accreditation brought to life by AMC Entertainment. It’s given Odeon a number of controls that have to be put in place to mitigate any risks within the business from a payroll perspective.

Benefits & Impact

  • Efficient and timely reporting of useful information when requested from SD Worx
  • SD Worx provides vital legislation updates and support to Odeon
  • Access to a bigger forum of knowledge from the customer base of SD Worx
  • SD Worx provides systems support on best ways to do an action in the system as quickly as possible
  • Paperless and self-service functionality. Employees can use the system to book or buy holidays but can also print when required
  • Historical online payslips solution whether for the 10 months record or last pay period
  • Support with P45s coming through on a regular basis from SD Worx
  • Useful assistance with the P11D process from SD Worx

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There's not many payroll providers out there with the knowledge and experience that we've experienced so far with SD Worx. The overall package that we need in order to do our payroll is what SD Worx were able to provide and still provide. Jacquie Ross Head of Business Transaction Services & Payroll for UK & Ireland