Ultimate Software Demonstrates Extended Connectivity as Part of Cloud HCM Ecosystem at HR Technology Conference
Date: October 9, 2012 7:00 AM EDT
UltiPro Extends Cloud HCM Ecosystem with Connectors for Learning Management, Benefits Providers, Enterprise Social Networking, and HR/Compliance Resources
WESTON, Fla.--Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading cloud provider of people management solutions, debuted its latest release today at the HR Technology Conference & Exposition in Chicago. All of Ultimate’s SaaS customers are live on the latest UltiPro release, which extends UltiPro’s cloud human capital management (HCM) ecosystem with new configurable connectors to HCM-related solutions and services.
Highlights of the latest UltiPro release include:
- Integration to CERTPOINT Systems’ industry-leading learning management solution
- The UltiPro Carrier Network—an integration hub for data exchange with benefits providers, powered by Informatica
- Integration with best-in-class enterprise social network Yammer for collaborative performance management
- Integration to HR360’s resource library for federal and state employment law guidelines, HR forms, and best practices
- Addition of several new technology affiliations through the Ultimate Partner Network
“The latest release of UltiPro delivers new levels of connectivity to support the entire spectrum of HR operations—adding features and services that enhance an organization’s ability to effectively develop and manage people,” said Adam Rogers, chief technology officer and senior vice president of development at Ultimate Software. “As the HCM system of record, UltiPro delivers all of the capabilities to acquire, support, and cultivate talent—as well as providing the framework to quickly and easily connect to other enterprise-wide systems and providers that support people performance and business results.”
State-of-the-Art Learning and Performance Management in the Cloud
With the latest release, Ultimate enables customers to leverage comprehensive learning management through a prepackaged integration between UltiPro Performance Management and CERTPOINT Systems, a global leader in learning solutions.
Using single sign-on, Ultimate’s customers can access CERTPOINT directly and seamlessly from UltiPro Performance Management. Managers and employees can administer, register for, complete, and track learning activities, including in-person courses, online training, and business-led learning. Development plans in UltiPro can be tied to course enrollments and training events. Once completed, course details such as test scores or enrollment statuses are automatically populated in UltiPro, so managers and employees have a unified view of personal and organizational performance goals. In addition, businesses get clear insight into performance and training across their organization.
“We are pleased to offer Ultimate’s customers seamless access to the CERTPOINTVLS learning management platform through UltiPro to provide a tight connection between performance management and training across the enterprise,” said Ara Ohanian, chief happiness officer and CEO at CERTPOINT Systems. “With one system of record for the whole company to manage and grow talent, Ultimate’s customers gain a key advantage for comprehensive human capital management.”
UltiPro Carrier Network—Powered by Informatica
UltiPro has always provided a single source of truth for HCM, managing thousands of connections to third-party solutions—including benefits providers, SaaS solutions, and on-premise systems. The latest UltiPro release introduces a major step forward in HCM integration: the UltiPro Carrier Network—an open platform that provides customers with ‘connector templates’ to quickly and easily exchange relevant employee benefits information with medical, dental, vision, and other benefits providers quickly and easily via the cloud. The UltiPro Carrier Network is a part of Ultimate’s program to accelerate cloud integration from HCM to the rest of the business ecosystem.
The UltiPro Carrier Network leverages the data integration infrastructure of Ultimate’s technology partner, Informatica—the world’s number one independent leader in data integration software.
“The new UltiPro Carrier Network has helped make integration with our benefits providers much more efficient,” said Janece Rittenberry, HRIS manager at Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc., a national financial services organization that owns Wealth Management and Private Banking affiliates in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle. “We are very pleased that Ultimate has established the partnership with Informatica, which is helping us streamline our operations and conduct transactions with benefits providers quickly, accurately, and easily.”
“Ultimate Software is pushing the frontiers of cloud enterprise software,” said Ron Papas, senior vice president and general manager, OEM, Informatica. “By embedding Informatica integration technologies for the cloud, the UltiPro Carrier Network dramatically simplifies how new networks of benefits providers are added to the Ultimate Software solution. Ultimate is now able to deliver more benefits choices, improved data quality, and higher overall value to their customers. The partnership with Informatica ensures that Ultimate is able to bring new capabilities to market more quickly and efficiently, enabling them to focus their resources on the latest in HCM innovations.”
UltiPro and Yammer: Leveraging Social Networks for More Effective Talent Management
The latest UltiPro release delivers the first phase of integration with Yammer, a best-in-class Enterprise Social Network, allowing Ultimate’s customers to combine the rich data about their people housed within UltiPro with the natural, continuous feedback on employees’ achievements, progress, and cross-functional collaboration that is shared on Yammer.
Connecting the HR system of record with Yammer’s real-time collaboration platform boosts employee engagement while also capturing organic performance management information for the business.
Complimentary Integration to Leading HR and Compliance Resource Library
Ultimate’s latest release delivers complimentary, seamless integration for all customers to HR360’s comprehensive library of HR, benefits, and compliance resources. HR and benefits professionals can access the HR360 library, with no need to set up a separate account or login credentials, to download valuable content such as:
- Federal and state guidelines and how-to information to stay compliant
- Clear explanations of laws such as COBRA, healthcare reform, and FMLA, as well as a range of state employment laws
- HR tools such as a job description builder, salary benchmarking tool, HR self-assessment tool, employee cost calculator, and interview question builder
- Downloadable sample forms, handbooks, and policies as well as federal and state posters
- Best practices on how to hire and terminate
- Safety and wellness guidelines
Additions to the Ultimate Partner Network
Ultimate Software partners with a range of technology leaders and like-minded service providers that support and strengthen our solutions and add even more value to our customer relationships. New partner relationships include Global Cash Card, ihouse, Symmetry Software, and Wright Express; as well as several implementation partners for a variety of HCM-related functionality, including Accel HR, Mosaic, Cincinnati Time Systems, Com4Global, Sability, and Sequent. For more information on Ultimate’s expanding partner network, please visit www.ultimatesoftware.com/Partners.
About Ultimate Software
Ultimate is a leading SaaS provider of people management solutions, with more than 7 million people records in the cloud. Built on the belief that people are the most important ingredient of any business, Ultimate's award-winning UltiPro delivers HR, payroll, and talent management solutions that seamlessly connect people with the information and resources they need to work more effectively. Founded in 1990, the company is headquartered in Weston, Florida, and has more than 1,500 professionals focused on developing the highest quality solutions and services. In 2012, Ultimate was ranked #25 on FORTUNE'S “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Ultimate has more than 2,300 customers with employees in 115 countries, including Adobe Systems Incorporated, The Container Store, Culligan International, Major League Baseball, The New York Yankees Baseball Team, and Texas Roadhouse. More information on Ultimate's products and services for people management can be found at www.ultimatesoftware.com.
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