#UltiConnect – Ultimate Software's Blog https://blog.ultimatesoftware.com Thoughts on Putting People First in the Workplace Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:00:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Previewing Connections 2016 https://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/previewing-connections-2016/ https://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/previewing-connections-2016/#respond Wed, 02 Mar 2016 13:33:28 +0000 https://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/?p=481 Ultimate Software’s annual customer conference, Connections, is just around the corner. On Tuesday, March 8, more than 2,000 HR, payroll, talent, and business professionals from across North America will gather in Las Vegas at The Bellagio—to learn, grow, and, of course, connect. Our #1 priority at Ultimate is putting people first in every way. To […]

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Ultimate Software’s annual customer conference, Connections, is just around the corner. On Tuesday, March 8, more than 2,000 HR, payroll, talent, and business professionals from across North America will gather in Las Vegas at The Bellagio—to learn, grow, and, of course, connect.

Hear from HR experts, analysts, and Ultimate Software executives on how you can improve HCM within your organization at Connections 2016. Join the conversation at #UltiConnect.

Inspire employee engagement in your organization at Connections 2016. Join the conversation at #UltiConnect.

Our #1 priority at Ultimate is putting people first in every way. To that end, the four-day Connections conference is all about teaching and showing organizations how to put their own people first, no matter where they work or what they do.

This year’s theme is “Inspiring Engagement,” and we have several inspirational keynotes, more than 130 engaging breakout sessions, and a host of special events planned throughout the week for all attendees—Ultimate’s customers, our Partners for Life.

Inspiring Keynote Speakers

Mike Rowe knows a thing or two about work. As host of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs and CNN’s Somebody’s Gotta Do It, Rowe has never been afraid to, quite literally, roll up his sleeves and get the job—any job—done. But he, perhaps as well as anyone, knows it’s not always easy. Rowe travels across America, speaking about the country’s dysfunctional relationship with work, challenging traditional mindsets, and aiming to change the way we view our jobs and the jobs of others.

Co-author of bestselling books All In, The Carrot Principle, and The Orange Revolution, Chester Elton is an expert on employee engagement. To truly inspire your workforce, Elton advocates for leaders to create a culture of belief—one in which employees are “engaged, enabled, and energized,” and truly believe in their work and how it contributes to the big picture. That includes coming up with creative and refreshing ways to recognize, celebrate, and reward employees’ accomplishments. Sometimes, it all starts with a simple carrot.

Engaging Breakout Sessions

In addition to hands-on learning and interactive speed-networking workshops, we’ll have breakout sessions covering a spectrum of HCM topics—61 to be exact—from benefits, ACA, payroll, and global HCM to analytics, performance management, UltiPro configuration, and integration. Led by Ultimate’s subject matter experts, these sessions are specifically designed to serve you and your people, enhance your experience with UltiPro, and better your work lives. 

In what’s probably my favorite part of Connections, I’ll have the esteemed privilege of sharing some of the exciting developments ahead for UltiPro. Our CEO, president, and founder, Scott Scherr, will also recap Ultimate’s milestone 2015 and provide insight on what’s to come at Ultimate Software in the future.

Can’t-Miss Special Events

We’re also excited to host our first-ever Code-a-Thon at Connections. Part of the Ultimate Experience, this is a special chance to go behind the scenes and see how we develop UltiPro. Witness Ultimate’s talented software engineers code all-new features for UltiPro—live and right before your eyes—implementing ideas submitted by our customers. Also be on the lookout for a special announcement at Connections, designed especially for those who code.

And don’t forget about our Customer Appreciation Party, starring rock band Journey, who’ll perform a concert of classic hits to cap off the conference.

Any way you want to look at it, Connections is sure to be an amazing four days. Whether in person or online, remember to follow all of the non-stop action on Twitter with #UltiConnect.

We’ll see you in Vegas!

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Ultimate Software Announces Partnership with NetSuite for HCM Integration at Connections Conference https://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/connections-conference-2015-summary/ https://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/connections-conference-2015-summary/#respond Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:45:52 +0000 https://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/?p=253 Our annual customer and partner forum, Connections, took place in Las Vegas last month. An inspiring keynote by Simon Sinek; an artistic presentation from Erik Wahl; a special concert with Grammy-winner Michael Bublé; and plenty of engaging and entertaining Magic—from the NBA-legend-turned-entrepreneur to some surprise on-stage illusions—all made for a memorable week. Cécile Alper-Leroux, our […]

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Our annual customer and partner forum, Connections, took place in Las Vegas last month. An inspiring keynote by Simon Sinek; an artistic presentation from Erik Wahl; a special concert with Grammy-winner Michael Bublé; and plenty of engaging and entertaining Magic—from the NBA-legend-turned-entrepreneur to some surprise on-stage illusions—all made for a memorable week.

Cécile Alper-Leroux, our VP of product strategy & development, and I also had the privilege of sharing the latest updates to UltiPro, including more than 400 enhancements delivered in the past year (and over 200 ideas requested by customers), and providing a glimpse into our product roadmap for 2015.

This year’s event was even more special because of the over 1,800 payroll, HR, and talent professionals who joined us in celebrating Ultimate Software’s milestone 25th anniversary. We are Ultimate Software Connections Conference 2015grateful to each and every one of our people—our customers and our employees—who have joined with US in putting people first throughout the past quarter-century. Together at Connections 2015, we learned the keys to unlocking our people potential and gained valuable insight that will lead us all to success through the next 25 years.

Now, despite the ever-popular tagline, not everything that happens in Vegas actually stays there. At Connections, we announced an exciting new partnership with NetSuite, Inc., the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based financials/enterprise resource planning (ERP) and omnichannel commerce software suites. The scope of this news travels far beyond the Bellagio on the Las Vegas Strip—it impacts millions of people around the globe.

Our strategic alliance with NetSuite will integrate the UltiPro human capital management (HCM) solution with the NetSuite ERP suite, bringing the industry an unprecedented level of end-to-end functionality across every area of business. That means companies will be able to manage their entire lifecycle—from financials, supply chain, and customer relationship management (CRM) to payroll, HR, and talent management—from anywhere and at any time, all through two leading solutions in the cloud.

In addition to improving operational efficiency, this integration will yield significant benefits for our joint customers, including:

  • seamless sharing of key employee and financial data between the HCM/payroll system and the ERP system
  • increased data integrity, significant time savings, and reduced cost of ownership via pre-existing integrations
  • easier access to data across the full suite of business applications for reporting and analysis
  • single sign-on for employees to access their HCM solution and any NetSuite business application such as CRM, supply chain, and financials

NetSuite is a forward-thinking company that shares our commitment to putting people first in all aspects of an organization, from employee culture to customer service. I echo our CEO Scott Scherr’s sentiments in saying we’re thrilled to bring this partnership to the market.

I want to thank all of our customers who joined us last month in Vegas. Connections 2015 may have just wrapped up, but we at Ultimate have already begun planning for an incredible event next year. We look forward to connecting with you in 2016!

 

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Ultimate Software’s Connections Conference 2015 https://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/ultimate-softwares-connections-conference-2015/ https://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/ultimate-softwares-connections-conference-2015/#respond Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:43:31 +0000 https://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/?p=230 For more than a quarter-century, Ultimate Software has been doing whatever it takes to help you put your people first. From the very first release of our product to our leap into the cloud and across the globe, we’ve never taken our eyes off the prize: delivering the tools you need to empower your employees […]

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For more than a quarter-century, Ultimate Software has been doing whatever it takes to help you put your people first. From the very first release of our product to our leap into the cloud and across the globe, we’ve never taken our eyes off the prize: delivering the tools you need to empower your employees every day of the year.

Connections Conference 2015Tuesday, March 24th marks the start of our annual customer and partner forum in Las Vegas, Connections. This year, however, is something special. 2015 marks a true milestone: Ultimate’s 25th anniversary. More than 1,800 payroll, HR and talent professionals from across North America will be joining us at the Bellagio to connect and network with their peers, hear from inspiring and motivational figures, gain new insights into UltiPro and the future of our solutions… and have a good time while they’re at it.

Throughout our 25 years, we’ve stayed true to the fundamental belief that people—their strength, resilience, creativity, and determination—are the core drivers of business success. To that end, the theme of Connections 2015 is “Unlock Your People Potential.” We’re celebrating the power of people with more options and opportunities than ever. Throughout the four-day conference, we’ll offer breakout sessions on a huge variety of topics through 11 special-interest tracks including industry best practices, getting the most out of UltiPro, and maximizing employee effectiveness. Based on popular demand, we’re even adding 500 more seats for our optional UltiPro Hands-on Learning sessions.

Our outstanding keynote speakers for Connections 2015 will amaze, inspire and inform. You’ll hear first from one of my personal heroes, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Jr.—a legendary NBA star and hall-of-famer as well as entrepreneur and philanthropist, whose company has become the #1 brand in urban America. Simon Sinek, one of the true visionary thinkers of his time, will be there to share his remarkable research on insight into how leaders, think, act and communicate, as well as how this translates into a fulfilling work environment. Simon is a trained ethnographer and the author of two best-selling books, including Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. Finally, on Friday, renowned corporate speaker, businessman and artist Erik Wahl will demonstrate his inspiring technique using on-stage painting as a powerful visual metaphor for his message of innovation and business success. And at our Customer Appreciation Party in the evening, we’re thrilled to host Michael Bublé, one of the most beloved singer-songwriters in the world.

Of course, I’m also excited to show off our product roadmap for the coming year and share some of the things my team have been passionate about lately. And whether you’re a first time attendee or a Connections vet, you might just encounter some 25th anniversary surprises that we don’t want to spoil. As always, be sure to follow all the action on Twitter at #UltiConnect even if you can’t join us in person. See you in Vegas!

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