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Leading Software Firm Benefits from Human Capital Management in the Cloud, Increased Speed and Flexibility with UltiPro

Date: January 9, 2015 3:46 PM EDT

Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading cloud provider of people management solutions, announced today that American Software Inc. (Nasdaq: AMSWA), a company that delivers demand-driven supply chain management and enterprise software solutions, is benefiting from UltiPro’s comprehensive human capital management (HCM) capabilities to accelerate processes and improve cost savings as well as enhance flexibility and convenience for employees and managers.

Atlanta-based American Software develops, markets, and supports a portfolio of software and services that deliver collaborative supply chain planning and enterprise management solutions to the global marketplace. The company's software and services are designed to bring tangible business value to enterprises by supporting their operations via the Internet.

American Software has a lean HR and payroll team that handles the entire scope of HR, payroll, and talent management for hundreds of employees across its global operations. Previously, the company had used a payroll service bureau, but the experience was hampered by a lack of control and limited visibility, especially related to supporting multiple business divisions and flexible reporting. To enhance its various people-centered operations, the company selected cloud-based UltiPro because of its unified suite of human capital management and then went live in 2011 with a fast, seamless activation of the solution.

“Our deployment of UltiPro was straightforward and problem-free. Ultimate’s support team walked us through the configuration and quickly addressed our questions,” said Tracy Waldrop, manager of human resources and payroll at American Software. “The activation was a clear, structured, well-communicated process that was on time and on budget. Having such a successful roll-out experience established a very solid business relationship for us."

UltiPro provides customers like American Software with one single, centralized solution for the full suite of HCM functionality, including HR, payroll, benefits, onboarding, and global capabilities. The value of using cloud technology for HCM include rapid deployment, increased cost savings, and immediate, 24-7 access for employees to their own information.

“UltiPro immediately made a positive impact on our team. Having HR, payroll, and reporting in a single solution gives us greater flexibility and significantly reduces the time required to manage a variety of requirements across our diverse group of businesses and employees,” said Waldrop. “And, with everything in one place, our employees have the convenience of 24-7 self-service availability to monitor their personal information and manage PTO requests.”

In addition to accelerating processes for payroll, American Software has achieved substantial time and cost savings related to benefits enrollment. With UltiPro Open Enrollment, employees enjoy an easy-to-use web experience, where they can review benefits options and make elections from any device at any location. American Software’s lean HR team has minimized paper usage and eliminated non-value-added effort in handling, printing, and distributing forms. Because employee benefits and related deductions are processed in one HCM solution, no reconciliations or duplicate efforts are necessary.

“We have a small team that manages a sizable volume of employee information, and UltiPro Open Enrollment has helped us with accurate and timely visibility of our entire process for employee benefits enrollment. We have eliminated mounds of paperwork and saved weeks in administrative effort. The integration to third parties has helped us spot and resolve potential problems before they can occur.”

One of the primary business advantages of UltiPro is that the technology is designed to simplify and improve work for employees at every level of the organization. Because of Ultimate’s focus on a very person-centric user experience, companies can increase productivity, speed, and collaboration among their employees.

“Cloud HCM is unquestionably a cost-efficient and strategic way to manage people-related processes, and American Software is an excellent illustration of why. Results include speed, productivity, and better capabilities to handle both business complexity and volume,” said Chris Phenicie, chief sales officer at Ultimate Software, Mid-Market and Strategic. “We’re excited about the business improvements that American Software has experienced and how UltiPro is making such a positive impact across the organization.”

About Ultimate Software
Ultimate Software is a leading cloud provider of people management solutions, with more than 17 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, the company is headquartered in Weston, Florida, and employs more than 2,300 professionals. In 2014, Ultimate was ranked #20 on FORTUNE’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For; ranked #8 on Forbes magazine’s list of the 100 Most Innovative Growth Companies; and recognized as a ‘Leader’ in Nucleus Research’s HCM Technology Value Matrix. Also in 2014, Great Rated! ranked Ultimate #3 on its list of Top 20 Great Technology Workplaces. Ultimate has more than 2,700 customers with employees in 150 countries, including Bloomin’ Brands, Culligan International, Major League Baseball, Pep Boys, Texas Roadhouse, and Yamaha Corporation of America. 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. All other trademarks referenced are the property of their respective owners.

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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

For sales information, phone: 800-432-1729; website: www.ultimatesoftware.com

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