‘The most important single thing is to focus obsessively on the customer’ - Jeff Bezos, Amazon. After working their way up for the better part of last 25 years, Ultimate Software currently sits comfortably atop the Human Capital Management market. The arrival of questions like how and why are obvious and inevitable, but in the hashtag-generation that we inhabit now Ultimate Software has been obsessively incorporating ‘#PeopleFirst’ since their inception. And it comes as no surprise that the firm has been named in the Fortune 100 list fifth year in a row. By possessing an insatiating drive to push the boundaries of the HCM market and by offering creative and innovative products and services, Ultimate Software has proven itself time and again to be a mainstay of the thriving HCM market.
Every organization needs comprehensive HR management to deal with their day-to-day humdrum and Ultimate Software with their bouquet of end-to-end HCM solutions – from HR, to payroll, to benefits, to time and attendance, to recruitment and to talent management delivers exactly that. In addition to improving the work experience of the client and its workforce it also powers their business forward. At first glance these functionalities do not reflect Ultimate Software’s true value. The firm’s ideological set up of People First and its commitment to help build people-centric environments to reach business needs – does. Question again arises, how is Ultimate Software unique in a multi-billion dollar industry, ever so slightly reminding us of an old saying ‘there is no shortcut to success’. It is certain Ultimate Software does not have any magic tricks up their sleeve and they provide the same HCM functions like the company next door. But what they do have is a one-stop multi-facility HCM solution called UltiPro, which caters to all aspects of Human resource, Payroll and Talent Management.
UltiPro is an all-inclusive cloud based solution that benefits organizations and their leaders alike with great value for money. The all-purpose solution serves every CXO in the company at every level, be it HR Director, Payroll professional, Supervisor, Executive or Hiring manager that effectively proliferates their productivity to a substantial rate. At one end UltiPro introduces a game-changing recruitment process, and on the other guides performance management is made more intuitive and configurable that will transform the previous time-changing annual appraisals into an ongoing, proactive employee evaluation.
And all the while ensuring compensation management and succession management.
The one-stop solution delivers strategic human resource functionality and handles complex payroll computations and requirements with utmost ease and flexibility. It administers simple benefits enrolment, person-centric approach to training, provides social and collaborative tools, enhance employee experience, engage and develop upcoming talent, support employee career development, and provides centralized gateway to business activities for peak efficiency. Additionally, the company manages client resource budget and deliver insight driven predictive analysis that helps in control the client’s future.
The HCM veteran has overseen many a success stories in its illustrious career so far and continuous to do so. With over 3500 customers across 160 counties, stand out case studies are plenty and one of them was the growth management of Orange Lake Resorts with UltiPro On boarding and UltiPro Business Intelligence. A leader in the vacation ownership industry with 26 resorts and 7400 Villas in the United States, it sought to standardize its IT platforms that would provide complete HCM functionality and outstanding customer service. After implementing UltiPro in July 2013, Orange Lake Resorts has benefited from an improved accuracy of data with paperless workflow with perceptible speeding up of the on boarding process. And with data and employee metrics available in real-time for company leaders, better employee management has been reality. Cynthia Wood, Senior Director, HRIS and business planning, Orange Lake Resorts says, “UltiPro On boarding was a new capability for us and has significantly impacted our business. Not only has UltiPro’ ease of use and intuitive design simplified the talent acquisition process, but support from Ultimate’s customer service has also expedited the transition.” The results are there for everyone to see. Orange Lake Resorts quite literally have doubled their size since teaming up with Ultimate Software and are rapidly growing their business by using UltiPro business intelligence.
When we speak of management firms, we often tend to notice that they are concentrated on a few particular industries. A very valid reason being, it helps them focus without the distortion of having to attend to an array of industries.
With their team of trusted advisors and business partners, Ultimate Software delivers sustained excellence
But Ultimate Software is not top of the HCM charts for doing things similar to their peers. Renowned for their distinctiveness, Ultimate Software serves a range of industries and verticals in a diverse selection of topics. Ultimate Software tends to industries like manufacturing, healthcare, retail, hospitality, automotive, and finance in analytics, performance management, HCM suite, talent acquisition and payroll. So far the company has had clients like Kawasaki, Yamaha, Major League Baseball, Texas Roadhouse, Honorhealth, and many more.
Fluctuations in the industries are a certainty and guaranteed impunity in business are an alien concept. Ultimate Software almost proves otherwise by devoting itself to research, development and delivery of the latest HCM technology. With their team of trusted advisors and business partners, Ultimate Software delivers sustained excellence. The firm houses a committed team of workers passionately working towards creating a culture of innovation, trust, respect and care for all people. And it strives hard to foster continued professional growth to their employees and encourage their ideas.
For their continual efforts to put people first and make the corporate experience a memorable one, Ultimate Software has won and accomplished plenty of awards and milestones. Numerous listings in the Fortune Best Workplace lists, Forbes Best Innovative Growth list, etc adorn their walls. But as they would admit ‘If you hear Ultimate Software puts people first, then it’s a victory.’