Awards & Recognition

Recognized by Industry Experts for Providing Superior HCM Solutions

At Ultimate, we focus exclusively on HR, benefits, payroll, recruitment, talent management, and related areas so we can offer our customers more comprehensive functionality, more flexible delivery models, more responsive customer service, and more overall value. Our focus on HCM solutions and "People First" philosophy has resulted in consistent recognition by leading industry and business experts:

  • In 2016, earned 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Fourteenth Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality
  • In 2016, ranked #5 on Fortune’s 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity list
  • In 2016, named a Silver winner in the Support Department of the Year category in Best in Biz Awards 2016
  • In 2016, won TSIA STAR Award for Innovation in the Transformation of Support Services at the SMB Level
  • In 2016, ranked #1 on Glassdoor’s Highest-Rated Public Cloud Computing Companies to Work For list
  • In 2016, named to the Elite 8 of Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America list
  • In 2016, ranked #4 on Fortune’s 100 Best Workplaces for Women list
  • In 2016, named as a “Leader” in Core HR software by G2 Crowd with the highest overall satisfaction
  • In 2016, ranked #5 on Fortune’s 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials list
  • In 2016, ranked #5 on Fortune’s 20 Best Workplaces for Gen Xers list
  • In 2016, ranked #2 on Glassdoor’s 2016 Highest-Rated CEOs at U.S. Large Companies list
  • In 2016, named to Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America list
  • In 2016, named Gold Winner for Best Customer Service Department of the Year by Networks Product Guide’s IT World Awards
  • In 2016, ranked #8 on Forbes’ 100 Most Innovative Growth Companies list
  • In 2016, ranked #28 on Fortune’s 50 Best Workplaces for Recent College Graduates list
  • In 2016, named NetSuite’s 2016 Partner of the Year and SuiteCloud Partner of the Year
  • In 2016, won InformationWeek’s 2016 Elite 100’s Business Innovation People’s Choice Award as The Most Rewarding Place to Work in IT
  • In 2016, ranked #14 on Fortune’s 50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back list
  • In 2016, ranked #15 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list.
  • In 2016, named #1 Best Large Workplace in Technology by FORTUNE and Great Place to Work®.
  • In 2015, earned a Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Award for the UltiPro Recruiting solution, receiving a Silver Award for Best Advance in Talent Acquisition Technology.
  • In 2015, ranked #2 on FORTUNE’s inaugural 50 Best Workplaces for Camaraderie list.
  • In 2015, ranked #23 Best Workplace for Women by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE.
  • In 2015, ranked #4 on the 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity list, as well as the #1 Best Workplace for Hispanics and Latinos and the #3 Best Workplace for African-Americans, by FORTUNE and Great Place to Work®..
  • In 2015, ranked #68 on Fortune’s 2015 “100 Fastest-Growing Companies” list.
  • In 2015, ranked #7 on Forbes Most Innovative Growth Companies 2015 list.
  • In 2015, ranked #6 on the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in the U.S list, produced by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE.
  • In 2015, named to the annual InformationWeek Elite 100 for the second year in a row—a list of the top business technology innovators in the U.S.
  • In 2015, Ultimate Software was recognized as a ‘Leader’ in HCM by Nucleus Research for continually improving the UltiPro HCM suite.
  • In 2015, recognized as one of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in the United States.
  • In 2015, ranked #21 on FORTUNE’s 2015 100 Best Companies to Work For list.
  • In 2015, Ultimate announced that more than 20 million employee records are being supported in its SaaS environment.
  • In 2014, ranked #20 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list—the only HCM provider on the list.
  • In 2014, ranked #40 on FORTUNE’s list of the 100 Fastest-Growing Companies.
  • In 2014, named the #2 cloud vendor for HCM by “Apps Run the World”.
  • In 2014, ranked #8 on Forbes magazine’s list of the Most Innovative Growth Companies.
  • In 2014, recognized as one of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in the United States.
  • In 2014, won the Gold Award from Brandon Hall Group for the Best Advance in Unique Talent Technology.
  • In 2014, ranked #50 on the annual InformationWeek Elite 100—a list of the top business technology innovators in the U.S.
  • In 2014, Ultimate Software was recognized as a Leader in HCM by Nucleus Research by delivering a pure, cloud-based solution that manages all stages of the employee lifecycle.
  • In 2013, ranked #9 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list.
  • In 2013, named a Gold Winner in Best New Product Feature of the Year by the Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.
  • In 2013, earned a spot on the InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators—a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. This was Ultimate’s second consecutive year being ranked on this exclusive list.
  • In 2013, received the highest possible ranking for its cloud services from Constellation Research. Ultimate was given the prestigious rating of “Epic” as part of the Constellation Cosmos™ Certification for the Cloud Buyer’s Bill of Rights—a comparison guide that helps buyers and prospective buyers of enterprise cloud apps enter into contracts with their vendor as an equal and collaborative long-term partner.
  • In 2012, ranked #25 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list.
  • In 2012, was recognized as one of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in the United States.
  • In 2012, re-certified as a “green business” by the Institute for Green Business Certification, Inc. (IGBC), one of the oldest organizations that certifies business environmental practices.
  • In 2011, successfully completed its SOC 1 Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 16 Type II Certification. Developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), this audit is the most widely recognized authoritative guidance that provides service organizations a uniform method for disclosing independently assessed information about the design and operation of internal controls related to services.
  • In 2011, received a 2011 Forrester Groundswell Award for the effectiveness of its online customer community. Identifying excellence in achieving business and organizational goals through innovation in social technology applications.
  • In 2011, received a 2011 SuperNova Award from Constellation Research. These awards acknowledge organizations that have successfully applied emerging and disruptive technologies that are benefiting their customers.
  • In 2010, named an Optimas Award winner by Workforce Management magazine. Since 1991, the Optimas Awards have been presented to 8-10 companies across the globe each year to recognize workforce management initiatives that directly improve business results.
  • In 2010, Ultimate Software received distinguished ISO/IEC 27001 certification for the second time. ISO/IEC 27001 is a global industry standard created by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) that validates organizations have deployed a sound and secure information security management system.