Introduction

Ultimate Software continues to help you drive your company’s organizational health and culture forward with the UltiPro® 2016 Fall/Year-End Release (v12.1.2). New and enhanced UltiPro features improve usability, expand configurability, and simplify administration, making it easier than ever for you to engage your employees and manage important people information. In addition, updates in this release ensure accurate 2016 tax reporting and 2017 payroll tax compliance for the U.S. and Canada. This is the release you’ll use to close out your year.

Release Schedule

You will be upgraded to the Fall/Year-End Release between October 17 and December 12, 2016. Your SaaS focal contact will receive an email with your specific upgrade date. If you’re not sure who your focal contact is, go to the Customer Success Portal to verify this information and change or update any other account details.

Release Notes

For complete details on the new features, enhancements, and functionality changes included in this release, Ultimate recommends you review the Release Notes, available September 29, 2016.

User Experience

The Fall/Year-End Release simplifies and improves the way you and your employees experience UltiPro. See for yourself! Check out the Enhanced UltiPro User Experience recorded webcast to learn more.

UltiPro becomes more intuitive and customizable with:
Ready to learn more? Review our Enhanced UltiPro User Experience Resources for detailed information on the navigation and usability updates, and leverage a customizable employee email template to educate your own people about the user experience enhancements coming with the Fall/Year-End Release.

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ACA Toolkit

After a successful first year of ACA reporting - with 3.7 million 1095-Cs generated within the UltiPro ACA Toolkit, 1.6 million ACA forms printed by Ultimate’s print services, and 1,500 customers leveraging our ACA Employer Services - we’ve heard your feedback and are rolling out new features to make it even easier to comply and report on your employees’ healthcare coverage.

The Fall/Year-End Release expands UltiPro ACA Toolkit capabilities to give you greater access to data and simplify administration. Enhancements include:
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System Management

The Fall/Year-End Release further enhances UltiPro by delivering new features that include:

Security Insight and Added Protection

Implementing sound security measures and best practices is critical to protecting your important people information. Now, it’s even easier to do this with:

Browser Compatibility

To ensure optimum UltiPro performance using the latest web browsers, the Fall/Year-End Release:
For complete details on UltiPro browser and version support, review the current Browser Compatibility Guide. An updated version will be posted on the Customer Success Portal Library the week of October 10, 2016.

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Human Resources

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Tax

The Fall/Year-End Release delivers the functionality you need to close out your year and comply with government and tax reporting requirements. In addition, this release offers features that make compliance more convenient:

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Reporting

The Fall/Year-End Release significantly expands predictive analytics availability within UltiPro to give you actionable insight to help proactively manage your talent. UltiPro’s predictive analytics leverage existing employee data and actions to provide a clearer view of future behavior. Previously only available within UltiPro Talent solutions and Talent Business Intelligence reporting, predictive analytics reporting is now available to all customers. These predictors display an employee’s:
To help you make smarter decisions regarding your talent, take advantage of all of our predictive analytics reporting under: Public Folders > UltiPro BI Content > UltiPro BI for Core HR and Payroll > _UltiPro Delivered Packages and _UltiPro Delivered Reports.

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Payroll

Expanded payroll capabilities with the Fall/Year-End Release deliver: Pay statement enhancements give your employees greater clarity on their earnings with:
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Talent

New talent features simplify employee pay and performance processes with:

Compensation Management

Performance Management


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Time and Labor

The Fall/Year-End Release improves your timekeeping experience by delivering usability enhancements that include:

Time Management

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