Car Nation tunes up its payroll via outsourcing

Centralized model placed all information for 7 dealerships in 1 location
By Amanda Silliker
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/10/2012

Car Nation Canada, a network of auto dealers, has been expanding over the past several years and opening up new dealerships across Ontario.

But since each dealership is responsible for providing its own payroll information, standardization and accuracy began to slip with each new location, says Jeff Clark, corporate controller at the Brantford, Ont.-based company.

“A lot of information had to be pulled and maintained from each of the locations, and then we had to do intercompany couriers to get all the hard copies (to Brantford) because all the time clocks were standalone time clocks,” he says. “That information had to be gathered on the Monday morning of payroll and sent either by fax or courier and it just created havoc.”