Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading cloud provider of people
management solutions, announced today that MLB Network, the television
network for Major League Baseball, has optimized HR and talent
management processes with Ultimate Software's UltiPro.
Network is a 24-7 operation that has seen rapid
expansion-tripling its size in three years. To accommodate the
business's success and growth, MLB Network needed to find a way to
continue expanding its operations strategically, effectively, and
efficiently. As the company reviewed the variety of technology options,
executives decided that using cloud-based
UltiPro for its human capital management would provide a significant
return on investment. The company selected UltiPro in 2008, went
live within four months, and immediately began to address a range of
business challenges such as:
Before selecting UltiPro, Alicia Hayden, HR manager at MLB Network, was
looking for an HCM solution to help the company manage fast growth and
that would benefit not just HR and employees, but that would impact the
overall business. Hayden and the organization's HR team realized that a
cloud-based HR, payroll, and talent solution would minimize
significant capital expenditure in IT resources while providing a
secure, scalable platform for more effective HR operations.
decade-long experience in providing cloud-based HCM played a
huge role in our successful dployment with our HR technology. UltiPro's
uptime is great, and we like that Ultimate's service team performs any
upgrades or enhancements for us. We walk in on a Monday, and the latest
version is available," said Hayden. "Ultimate's cloud solution allows us
to place more focus on our employees-which, at the end of the day as an
HR professional, is where our primary focus should be. UltiPro also
allows us to grow without having to spend extra funds on our own
software, redundancies, and security practices. It's just one less thing
for us to worry about. I can't imagine our ever having used anything but
Managing highly skilled talent that must be creative and work
fluctuating hours, MLB Network's HR team focuses on retaining its high
performers by using UltiPro as its foundation for talent management.
Ultimate customers like MLB Network are leveraging
UltiPro to make performance management an ongoing, collaborative process.
Performance objectives for employees can be assessed against measurable
job competencies and goals. With UltiPro Performance Management,
companies are in a stronger position to build an environment of
engagement that maximizes talent and rewards top performers.
According to Hayden, UltiPro's people-centric design fosters
collaboration and helps managers focus more on their people rather than
the technology used to manage the process. She believes that Ultimate's
intuitive navigation and unified
approach to HCM are providing fundamental business benefits to
MLB Network and its people.
"When you have one easy-to-use solution for all your employees, whether
he or she is a manager or an individual contributor, it unifies people
and improves the way we communicate. Our employees are in sync, and
we're talking the same language," said Hayden. "UltiPro puts technology
in the background and people in the foreground."
designs technology that puts people first," said Greg Swick
chief sales officer at Ultimate Software. "Our cloud platform, full
scope of HCM functionality, and user-friendly design are all business
advantages that better support and strengthen expanding businesses like
MLB Network. We're very pleased that we're making a difference to this
About MLB Network
MLB Network is the ultimate television destination for baseball fans,
featuring the Emmy Award-winning MLB Tonight, live games, including
postseason telecasts, original programming, highlights, and insights and
analysis from the best in the business, including Bob Costas, Peter
Gammons, Jim Kaat, Al Leiter, and Harold Reynolds. MLB Network debuted
on January 1, 2009 as the largest launch in cable television history and
is currently distributed in approximately 70 million homes throughout
the U.S. and Puerto Rico. For more information and to find MLB Network
in your area, go to www.mlbnetwork.com.
About Ultimate Software
Ultimate is a leading
SaaS provider of people management solutions, with more than 8
million people records in the cloud. Built on the belief that people are
the most important ingredient of any business, Ultimate's award-winning
UltiPro delivers HR, payroll, and talent management solutions that
seamlessly connect people with the information and resources they need
to work more effectively. Founded in 1990, the company is headquartered
in Weston, Florida, and has more than 1,600 professionals focused on
developing the highest quality solutions and services. In 2012, Ultimate
was ranked #25 on FORTUNE'S "100 Best Companies to Work For" list.
Ultimate has more than 2,300 customers with employees in 115 countries,
including Adobe Systems Incorporated, Culligan International, Major
League Baseball, The New York Yankees Baseball Team, Pep Boys, and Texas
Roadhouse. More information on Ultimate's products and services for
people management can be found at www.ultimatesoftware.com.
UltiPro is a registered trademark of The Ultimate Software Group, Inc.
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