Stifel Nicolaus & Company

Handles Performance-Based Compensation and Company Expansion with UltiPro

Key Benefits
  • Improved analysis of compensation trends, broker commission costs, and staffing ratios
  • Enhanced management of complex commission calculations
  • Provided more time for HR to dedicate to strategic activities

Stifel Handles Performance-Based Compensation and Company GrowthStifel Financial Corp. is a full-service regional brokerage and investment banking firm, established in 1890 and based in St. Louis, Missouri. The company provides securities brokerage, investment banking, trading, investment advisory, and related financial services through its wholly owned subsidiaries to individual investors, professional money managers, businesses, and municipalities. Stifel Nicolaus operates 312 offices in 44 states and the District of Columbia, Canada, and several countries in Europe.

5,100 employees

Before purchasing UltiPro in 1999, Stifel Nicolaus had been using a system that lacked the end-to-end functionality that the financial services firm needed to improve productivity and handle business expansion. Since financial services firms often fluctuate in size, Stifel Nicolaus sought a flexible, comprehensive HCM solution that would expand with its workforce and allow the company to stay on top of changing workforce demographics.


• UltiPro’s business intelligence tools give the company the ability to keep a close eye on real-time manpower expenses.

• With UltiPro’s real-time reporting, Stifel Nicolaus leadership can scrutinize employee-related costs by job title, year, division, or by any field in the system to help study the impact of a past or potential merger.

• Added 500 new employees into the system virtually overnight and were able to do so by importing the data directly into UltiPro.

• Payroll staff has more time for strategic activities, such as financial data analysis, that affect the bottom line.

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