Ultimate Software’s live webcasts give listeners a chance to learn more about Ultimate’s UltiPro® cloud solution, and the opportunity to hear about users’ experience driving HR innovation with UltiPro.
One recent webcast featured Cheryl Heimer, director of compensation, benefits, and HCM for AmeriPride. Headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, AmeriPride is one of the largest uniform-rental and linen-supply companies in North America. Its nearly 6,000 employees are heavily unionized and spread across 115 production facilities and service centers throughout the United States and Canada.
During the webcast, Heimer described how UltiPro has helped AmeriPride unify and more effectively manage its U.S. and Canadian HCM, migrate to a more people-centric approach to human resources, and drive HR and business improvements.
AmeriPride selected UltiPro because of challenges associated with completely separate solutions for its U.S. and Canadian payroll. Prior to UltiPro, using different payroll systems resulted in redundant effort, the need for reconciliation between the two systems, and reporting difficulties.
“It’s been a tremendous improvement to have all our employees on one system,” explained Heimer. She described substantial reductions in payroll processing time, the elimination of dual manual entry, and the benefits of having all employee information readily available for reporting and analysis.
According to Heimer, UltiPro transformed AmeriPride’s approach to HR, with the company now “focused on a people-centric approach.” After activating UltiPro’s role-based access, Heimer said AmeriPride experienced, “a huge change in transparency… and with role-based security, managers have access to information they’ve never had before.”
Heimer also detailed overall business improvements from UltiPro, including a better new hire and onboarding experience: “On day one, they are ready to do their job right away.”
Cheryl Heimer will be participating in a live interview on Thursday, December 1 at 2pm ET as part of Ultimate’s biweekly UltiPro web demo. For a firsthand look at the power of UltiPro, register here.