Shared Services Cluster
Top-tier hotel group builds a Shared Services Centre to distribute knowledge and reduce overheads across the portfolio
Our client is a top-tier hospitality group with locations across Australia, Singapore and many other Asian countries. To benefit from the group’s scale, it was decided to cluster services in a single centre of excellence based in Sydney, to service their entire Australian operation.
With dozens of properties across the region, certain capabilities in Accounting, Finance or Payroll were duplicated, while others were lacking in certain locations.
Remote locations in particular had a hard time recruiting the right talents to provide all required support services.
With different ways of working in each property, compliance with certain group-wide policies was a challenge.
The DocMX team analysed the existing processes and worked with the client teams to design efficiency improvements:
- It was decided to cluster Finance, HR and Payroll services for all Australian properties into a single centre of excellence based in Sydney
- AP, AR, HR and Payroll processes were digitised and automated to enable seamless collaboration between the properties and the Shared Services Centre
- No more physical paperwork was required to conduct these processes
- Compliance: finance & HR processes are conducted in line with group policies and current legislation
- Skills & knowledge distribution: all properties can now benefit from the highest-quality services provided at the group level
- Overheads efficiencies: centralisation of services and automation of paper-based, manual and repetitive tasks has enabled staff to focus on value-added tasks rather than admin
- Collaboration across department silos: with one central information repository, all properties and departments are able to communicate in an efficient way.
- Data security: going paperless has enabled our client to improve its data security standards to ISO-standards compliance.
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