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6,000-Employee Resort Operator Elevates Human Capital Management with UltiPro

Date: November 17, 2016 2:00 PM EDT

Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions in the cloud, announced today that Orange Lake Resorts, a leader in the vacation ownership industry, is experiencing improved business performance with UltiPro for human capital management, with specific improvements using UltiPro Onboarding and UltiPro Business Intelligence to help manage the company’s substantial growth.

Orange Lake Resorts is home to the Holiday Inn Club Vacations® brand. With 26 resorts and 7,400 villas in the United States, the company has more than 340,000 timeshare owners and 6,000 employees. During a companywide initiative to standardize IT platforms, Orange Lake Resorts sought a solution that would provide comprehensive HCM functionality and outstanding customer service. Orange Lake Resorts selected UltiPro and went live in July 2013. After going live with UltiPro for core HR, payroll, and benefits management, Orange Lake Resorts later opted to add on UltiPro for new employee onboarding, and is seeing substantial strategic benefits as a result.

“UltiPro Onboarding was a new capability for us and has significantly impacted our business,” said Cynthia Wood, senior director, HRIS and business planning, for Orange Lake Resorts. “We have been able to speed up the team member onboarding process, as well as improve the accuracy of our data with a nearly paperless workflow.”

Faster onboarding became especially important to Orange Lake Resorts following a 2015 acquisition that doubled the size of the company. Wood reports that not only has UltiPro’s ease of use and intuitive design simplified the talent acquisition process, but support from Ultimate’s customer service has also expedited the transition.

“The customer service at Ultimate is extraordinary,” said Wood. “We needed to find the most efficient way to enter new employees into the system. Ultimate’s service team and developers worked with us to create the import files we needed. Whenever we ask a question, Ultimate is quick to respond and there is someone available to help us.”

As Orange Lake Resorts rapidly expands, UltiPro’s business intelligence capabilities have also become a key planning tool for the business. The company’s previous solution had limited reporting capabilities, and Orange Lake Resorts is now leveraging the data and metrics UltiPro provides to their team to improve the whole process of managing employees. Some examples include:

  • Benefit notifications that go out to employees at their 30- and 60-day eligibility dates

  • Reminders to leaders related to outstanding reviews, check-in meetings with their new employees, anniversaries, and birthdays

  • Notices to the benefits team when employee changes dictate a change in benefits

  • Alerts to detect errors due to keying in new hire information incorrectly

“We are also developing dashboards to report status on employment activity and turnover, recruiting, and performance management,” said Wood. “These dashboards enable our leaders to have real-time data available at their fingertips.”

“UltiPro is designed to allow companies to scale quickly as their businesses grow,” said Greg Swick, chief global sales officer at Ultimate. “We are pleased that Orange Lake Resorts is leveraging UltiPro’s full suite of HCM and talent management products to support their business strategy and growth.”

About Ultimate Software
Ultimate is a leading provider of cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions, with more than 30 million people records in the cloud. Ultimate’s award-winning UltiPro delivers HR, payroll, talent, and time and labor management solutions that connect people with the information they need to work more effectively. Founded in 1990, Ultimate is headquartered in Weston, Florida, and employs more than 3,500 professionals. In 2016, Fortune ranked Ultimate #1 on its list of 10 Best Large Workplaces in Technology and #15 on its 100 Best Companies to Work For list, the fifth consecutive year to be ranked in the top 25. Ultimate was also ranked #1 on Glassdoor’s list of 25 Highest-Rated Public Cloud Computing Companies to Work For, listed #8 on Forbes’ list of the 100 Most Innovative Growth Companies, and ranked #1 in customer satisfaction in G2 Crowd’s Summer 2016 Core HR Software Grid report, based on user reviews. Ultimate has more than 3,500 customers with employees in 160 countries, including Bloomin’ Brands, Culligan International, Feeding America, Major League Baseball, Pep Boys, SUBWAY, Texas Roadhouse, and Yamaha Corporation of America. More information on Ultimate’s products and services for people management can be found www.ultimatesoftware.com.

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Contact Information:

Darlene Marcroft, Vice President of PR and Communications at Ultimate Software
phone: 954-331-7444; email: darlene_marcroft@ultimatesoftware.com

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