It's Showtime! Carmike Cinemas Automates Employee Onboarding and Boosts Productivity

"This is not just a SharePoint project. It combines SharePoint with integration into GP, Nintex Workflow, custom development, and training. Tribridge has all of the necessary resources available to us to address the overall solution, which means we never ran into a roadblock during a project of this magnitude."
Fred Friedel
Director of Compliance


Carmike Cinemas, Inc., is a U.S. leader in digital cinema, 3-D cinema deployments and one of the nation's largest motion picture exhibitors. Carmike has 273 theatres with 2,906 screens in 41 states. The circuit includes 47 premium large format (PLF) auditoriums featuring state-of the- art technology and luxurious seating, including 29 "BigDs," 16 IMAX auditoriums and two MuviXL screens. As "America's Hometown Theatre Chain," Carmike's primary focus is mid-sized communities. Visit for additional information.

Business Situation

With 10,000 employees across all of its theatre locations—many of whom are
seasonal employees or rehires—the employee onboarding process at Carmike
Cinemas was manual, time consuming and error prone. The administrative burden placed on cinema management, payroll, human resources,and accounting team members was overwhelming. Data entry involved many pieces of duplicate information and there was inconsistent application of policies across the cinemas. Additionally, the cinemas often did not have the most updated forms for 401K enrollment, health insurance, employee handbooks, and even state tax forms.

Business Benefits

  • Replaced manual, error-prone employee onboarding & management
  • Managers are now able to spend time on the cinema floor with customers
  • Boosted employee satisfaction
  • Eliminated costly, multiple background checks for rehires
  • Improved regulatory compliance
  • Secure document management protects sensitive employee information
  • Streamlined employee change processes
  • Standardized forms process across demographic areas
  • Improved compensation & approval process
  • Added consistency to better convey organizational brand & values
  • Leveraged the power of existing & new technology to create a fully integrated solution