Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading cloud provider of people
management solutions, announced today that three organizations-Western
Asset Management Company, Ideal Innovations, and Flow International-are
each using UltiPro as their single system of record for global
Western Asset Management Company is one of the world's leading
fixed-income management companies, with offices in Pasadena, Hong Kong,
London, Melbourne, New York, São Paulo, Singapore, Tokyo, and Dubai.
Prior to going through a major acquisition of a business with several
global locations, the financial services company began an evaluation of
HR technology providers to identify an HCM solution that could help the
company manage its multinational workforce. Since selecting UltiPro
in 2005, Western Asset is using UltiPro to track and monitor detailed
employee information, which is immediately available for analysis and
reporting on employees in the U.S. and around the world.
"We are a global company with hundreds of employees, and roughly 25% of
our workforce is based outside of the U.S. Therefore, almost all of our
reporting is on a global level," said Rob Sibbrel, manager of
compensation and benefits at Western Asset Management. "With UltiPro, we
have a single system of record to meet our global
HR-reporting requirements. In addition, the local HR managers in
each of our offices around the world use UltiPro to manage information
in a consistent and comprehensive manner."
Also relying on reporting to make business decisions, Ideal Innovations
is a government contractor with hundreds of employees, including
approximately 30% who work overseas. A leader in biometric and forensic
services, Ideal Innovations wanted a single
HCM solution that could handle its unique business requirements.
Employing salaried, hourly, and contract workers, the company needed
technology that could handle its payroll complexities while delivering
real-time reporting on its global workforce. Ideal Innovations went live
with UltiPro as its single system of record for HCM in early 2010.
"UltiPro allows us to quickly capture accurate data on our global
workforce so that we can have detailed visibility into critical
employment information, and then I can slice and dice this data however
needed," said Hope Farmer, vice president of human resources at Ideal
Innovations. "Our employees around the world can securely log on to
UltiPro with anytime,
anywhere availability to access their personal dat."
By leveraging UltiPro as its master HR system of record for all
multinational employees, Ideal Innovation's people
management team can instantly access vital employee reports and
analytics. For example, HR and payroll teams can quickly generate and
deliver reports on total global headcount, employee tenure, hires,
re-hires, terminations, and more-by entire company or individual
country. In addition to having centralized HR reporting on employees,
these teams can manage employees' personal, job, salary, benefits, and
other HR-related information for multiple countries; empower employees
locally with direct access to personal details; and view access to
global compensation information.
Before UltiPro, Flow International, the world's leading developer and
manufacturer of industrial waterjet machines for cutting and cleaning
applications, handled its global HCM operations with more than a dozen
systems, including stand-alone payroll, benefits, and performance
management. As a result, managers and employees had no visibility into
information, and Flow found it difficult to promote effective
collaboration among the global HR team without quick access to one
centralized solution for workforce information.
Theresa Signorini Treat, vice president of global human resources at
Flow International, concluded that the company needed one solution to
help make the transformation into a high-performance organization. The
company purchased UltiPro in October 2010; completed a quick deployment
of the solution for recruitment, onboarding, benefits management,
performance management, and payroll for U.S.- and Canada-based employees
in March 2011; and has now rolled out UltiPro's HR and talent
management features to its international workforce.
"Our international HR managers are very excited about how UltiPro's
analytics are improving their ability to efficiently and strategically
manage their teams," said Debbie Straus, HR business analyst at Flow
International. "Before we even announced these new analytics and metrics
were available, several managers were already pulling a range of
reports-all because UltiPro's navigation is so easy to use and our
managers are so eager to have this information. We've been pleasantly
surprised at how quickly our HR associates and employees worldwide have
adopted and embraced
the use of Ultimate's technology."
"Previously, when we had a need for global employee data, we had to send
emails to our in-country managers or facilities to request the
information. The data would be stored in password-protected
spreadsheets, and then we would have to sort through the information,"
said Signorini Treat. "With UltiPro, we have one secure, centralized
solution with single sign-on, configurable reporting for regional users,
and global processes that support performance standards worldwide. Based
on the metrics that UltiPro has delivered, we have identified some
immediate organizational changes in HR that are improving the
performance of the HR team and positively impacting our global
Because a significant portion of Flow's workforce is overseas, Signorini
Treat sees UltiPro's online access in the cloud as a catalyst for
enhanced collaboration across the overall business. "Exchanging
information and communicating with our global teams in Asia and Europe
used to be so difficult. UltiPro now makes this easy, which is a huge
advantage for us," said Signorini Treat. "Employees are happy to have
instant visibility into individual details, managers are in sync, and
the execution of our strategies has been strengthened."
"UltiPro is the right HCM technology for multinational businesses that
want to centralize their employee information into one single source of
the truth for their worldwide workforce," said Greg Swick, chief sales
officer at Ultimate Software. "Today, hundreds of Ultimate Software
customers use UltiPro to consolidate key employment data for their
people in more than 115 countries. UltiPro's easy-to-use setup and
administration allow companies
of all sizes and across all industries to establish different
business rules and settings for each country where they have employees.
We're very pleased that our global HCM technology has been instrumental
is keeping our customers' people connected to the business no matter
where they are."
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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