Recognized by Industry Experts for Providing Superior HCM Solutions

A leading provider of comprehensive HCM SaaS solutions for global businesses, Ultimate was named one of FORTUNE’s top 20 Best Companies to Work For in 2014.

At Ultimate, we focus exclusively on HR, benefits, payroll, recruitment, talent management, and related product areas so that 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:
  • Ultimate was ranked #20 on FORTUNE’s 2014 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Ultimate is the only HCM provider on the list.
  • In 2014, Ultimate Software was recognized as one of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in the United States.
  • In 2014, Ultimate Software won the Gold Award from Brandon Hall Group for the Best Advance in Unique Talent Technology.
  • In 2014, Ultimate announced that more than 15 million employee records are being supported in its SaaS environment, making UltiPro the industry's most widely used cloud solution in the HCM marketplace.
  • Ultimate was ranked #9 on FORTUNE’s 2013 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Ultimate is the top ranked cloud provider as well as the only HCM provider on the list.
  • In 2013, 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, Ultimate Software was 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, Ultimate Software 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, Ultimate Software 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 2013, Ultimate announced that more than 10 million employees across North America are being paid with Ultimate’s UltiPro delivered through Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), making UltiPro the industry's most widely used end-to-end HCM SaaS solution in North America today.
  • In 2012, Ultimate ranked as one of the top 25 companies on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list.
  • In 2012, Ultimate Software was ranked in the top 100 on the InformationWeek 500 — a list of the top technology innovators among U.S. businesses. Other 2012 honorees included IBM, Intuit, Microsoft, and Dell.
  • In 2012, Ultimate Software was recognized as one of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in the United States. This annual award honors top employers that display leadership and innovation toward engaging their employees.
  • In 2012, Ultimate was 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, Ultimate 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) to replace SAS 70, this bi-annual 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. Companies that complete an annual SOC 1 examination are able to demonstrate a substantially higher level of assurance than those companies that do not.
  • In 2011, Ultimate Software received a 2011 Forrester Groundswell Award for the effectiveness of its online customer community. These awards were established by Forrester Research to identify excellence in achieving business and organizational goals through innovation in social technology applications.
  • In 2011, Ultimate Software 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, Ultimate was 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. Other 2010 Optimas winners included Microsoft, IBM, and Infosys Technologies.
  • 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.
  • In 2009, Ultimate’s UltiPro was named the winner of THINKstrategies’ Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awards, honoring those Software-as-a-Service and cloud-computing companies that produce tangible business benefits, such as lower costs, faster operations, and greater profitability for users.
  • In 2009, Ultimate Software was ranked #1 best medium-sized company to work for in America for the second consecutive year by The Great Place to Work® Institute, the same research and management consultancy that produces FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work for” list, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
  • In 2009, Ultimate Software’s UltiPro delivered through Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) won first place in the People’s Choice Stevie® competition for Favorite New SaaS Product, sponsored by the American Business Awards(SM).
  • In 2009, Ultimate was awarded the 2009 IHRIM Partners Award for its contributions to the practice of Human Capital Management (HCM).
  • In 2008, Ultimate Software was ranked #1 best medium-sized company to work for in America by The Great Place to Work® Institute, the same research and management consultancy that produces FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work for” list, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Ultimate Software was ranked #3 on the same list in both 2007 and 2006.
  • In 2008, Ultimate Software won an American Business Award or “Stevie” for Best Product Development Team. The award recognizes Development in several areas including delivery of the first single-database software-as-a-service (SaaS) HR/payroll solution for Canadian employees and successful execution of enhancing Web services with Microsoft C#.NET and ASP.NET. Ultimate Software also won this award in 2003.
  • In 2008, Ultimate Software was named to BusinessWeek's Hot Growth 50 list of the fastest-growing small companies in the U.S. and was ranked the #4 company for highest Return on Invested Capital.
  • In 2008, Ultimate Software became the first HR/payroll software-as-a-service provider to achieve ISO/IEC 27001 certification. ISO/IEC 27001 is a global industry standard created by the International Organization for Standardization and the International Electrotechnical Commission that validates organizations that have activated a sound and secure information security management system.
  • In 2007, Ultimate Software was ranked the third best medium-sized company to work for in America by The Great Place to Work® Institute, the same research and management consultancy that produces FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work for” list for large companies, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). This is the company’s third consecutive year on the best medium-sized companies to work for list and the second consecutive year to be ranked third.
  • In 2007, Ultimate Software won an American Business Award, or “Stevie” for Best IT Team. The award recognizes IT’s support of the company’s SaaS delivery model, customer satisfaction with the services, and the software-as-a-service model’s positive impact on Ultimate Software revenues.
  • In 2007, ASPnews named Ultimate Software one of the world’s 25 leading service providers for the application service provider (ASP), software-as-a-service (SaaS), and Web Services industries for the fourth consecutive year.
  • In 2006, Ultimate Software won the American Business Award, or "Stevie," for Best Customer Service Organization. The American Business Awards are the only national, all-encompassing business awards program honoring great performances in the workplace.
  • In 2006, Ultimate Software was selected winner of the Service & Support Professionals Association (SSPA) STAR Award for Best Practices in Managing People. The SSPA STAR Awards recognize the most innovative best practices for customer service and support delivery. The Managing People category acknowledges companies that demonstrate best practices resulting in high employee satisfaction and low attrition rates, ultimately enhancing customer support services.
  • Ultimate Software was positioned in the Leader quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mid-market HRMS for the second time in February 2006. Gartner defines "Leaders" in this Magic Quadrant as "vendors whose performances excel in the U.S. for mid-market HRMS solutions" by delivering "breadth and depth of HRMS functionality."
  • In 2005, Ultimate Software was ranked as one of the top six worldwide software on-demand vendors by IDC, the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events.
  • In 2005, Ultimate Software was named one of the top 50 "Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America" by the Great Place to Work® Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
  • In 2005, the Human Resources Outsourcing Association named Ultimate Software the HRO Payroll Provider of the Year.
  • Ultimate Software was selected byStart magazine in 2004 as one of its Hottest Companies of 2004.
  • Ultimate Software won TecHR’s Enterprise-Level HR Technology of the Year award for SaaS offering in 2004.