Ultimate Software’s UltiPro Supports Expansion Initiatives of Wireless Communications Leader SBA Communications

Date: December 4, 2015 9:00 AM EDT

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Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions in the cloud, announced today that SBA Communications Corporation (SBA), a leading owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure across North, Central, and South America, has achieved numerous business benefits in its people-management operations with UltiPro®, including supporting future growth, seamless onboarding experience for new hires, and increased simplicity and efficiency through a single solution for all HR and payroll processes.

Founded in 1989, SBA was using separate solutions for payroll, benefits, and recruiting, and relying upon manual processes for other HR activities. With a strategic plan to grow through mergers and acquisitions, the company knew that it needed one solution to support rapid growth. The company selected UltiPro’s comprehensive suite for HR, payroll, time and attendance, recruiting, onboarding, and performance management. Since going live in April 2014, SBA has been benefiting from a single solution of record to manage future expansion, backed by UltiPro’s powerful payroll functionality.

“When we were evaluating HCM solutions, the complexity of our payroll played a major role,” said Jorge Grau, senior vice president and chief information officer of SBA Communications. “For instance, we allocate the hours worked by our field-construction teams to specific projects, so that we can attach associated costs to them. We also needed a strong-yet-flexible time management solution. Ultimate’s capabilities for payroll and time are the best fit for us because we can automate and simplify time tracking assigned to specific projects, while managing a seamless payroll process throughout our entire organization. Today, our payroll runs more efficiently, has a greater level of accuracy, and is far simpler to manage.”

UltiPro’s flexible payroll solution offers companies the functionality to process highly complex payroll computations quickly and accurately. Because UltiPro leverages one system for all workforce data, HR and payroll leaders may effectively manage job-cost allocations and overtime calculations.

After the company streamlined its payroll processes, SBA implemented UltiPro Onboarding. With UltiPro Onboarding, the organization can have new hires operational in a shorter period of time by automating the completion, review, provisioning, and signing of electronic documents, such as tax forms, policy documents, and employment-eligibility forms. UltiPro Onboarding simplifies the process of assimilating new employees into an organization, eliminates the hours spent on paperwork, and fosters a seamless transition for HR teams, managers, and employees alike.

“With UltiPro Onboarding, we have transformed the process from a manual, time-consuming endeavor to one that is green, efficient, and provides for a great first impression,” stated Grau. “Our productivity has improved, our new hires are embracing it, and we believe it to be cost effective—important to an organization growing as quickly as ours.”

To maximize the benefits of UltiPro as they grow, SBA’s HR, IT, and payroll teams appreciate having one unified system of record for their people-management processes. Using a single solution, communication and collaboration among the teams has improved, with UltiPro serving as the central portal for all employee information. UltiPro houses all HR-related information for employees across the globe, giving managers a complete view of SBA’s workforce. Furthermore, employees are now more engaged while enjoying instant access to all HR-related information, such as paycheck history, PTO requests, and performance reviews.

“A single unified solution allows for a greater level of efficiency for managing and maintaining the workforce,” said Debbie Smith, director of the IT Project Management Office for SBA. “Our employees enjoy the convenient, 24/7 access to obtain the information they need. We utilize single sign-on, which eliminated the need for users to remember multiple passwords; this is a huge benefit. Prior to UltiPro, we utilized disparate systems and various manual processes. We were not taking advantage of the full potential of a fully integrated HCM solution until we implemented UltiPro, and we now recognize the value.”

Offering an engaging, unified HCM solution with simplified payroll, efficient onboarding, and convenient mobile access in UltiPro, Ultimate has proven to be a great partner as SBA continues to set and achieve its strategic business goals. “SBA is experiencing tremendous growth and, with Ultimate Software, we know that we have a strong partner to support us in our strategic endeavors to elevate HR and increase efficiencies,” noted Grau. “We look forward to continuing our expansion backed by UltiPro’s strong solution.”

“We’re proud to have a growing global wireless communications infrastructure leader such as SBA using UltiPro to support its people-centric processes,” said Chris Phenicie, chief sales officer at Ultimate Software. “Ultimate strives to provide the strongest solution for all HR and payroll processes to ensure SBA’s future success.”

About Ultimate Software
Ultimate is a leading provider of cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions, with more than 20 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 2,700 professionals. In 2015, for the fourth consecutive year, Ultimate was ranked in the top 25 on FORTUNE’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For; recognized by FORTUNE as one of the 100 Fastest-Growing Companies; ranked #7 on Forbes magazine’s list of the 100 Most Innovative Growth Companies; named among the InformationWeek Elite 100, honoring innovation in business technology; and recognized as a “Leader” in Nucleus Research’s HCM Technology Value Matrix. Ultimate has more than 3,000 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 at

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