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Spirit Group

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An ongoing PeopleSoft Global Payroll project had run into trouble and IT Bites were brought in to clarify the position.
About Spirit

Spirit Group were a major pubs, bars and restaurants chain. They were previously Scottish & Newcastle Retail and subsequently Punch. Brands included Chef & Brewer; All Bar One; Taylor Walker pubs among others.

Based in Northampton, they were already a PeopleSoft customer when in 2003 they decided to implement PeopleSoft Global Payroll (GP).



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Project dates

06/2003 to May 2004, Northampton, UK

Project details

Originally Scottish & Newcatle Retail became an IT Bites customer when they purchased our Global Payroll Kit in the summer of 2003. At that point they had a Payroll implementation running, and our role was to prepare user documentation and training.

Late in 2003, Scottish & Newcastle was acquired by Spirit Group, and the new management became concerned at the progress of the payroll project. IT Bites were asked to come in and review the project with a view to driving it forward to going live.

We initiated ‘Project Recovery’ and set about engaging with internal teams and partners. We re-aligned the project plan to simplify its goals. However, the new owners had by then had time to review a number of strategic decisions and decided they no longer wanted the project to continue. It was cancelled and our involvement ceased.

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