Rapidly Expanding Franchisee Chooses Ultimate Software’s Cloud Technology for People Management…from Ultimate Software


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Ultimate Software (Nasdaq:ULTI), a leading cloud provider of people management solutions, announced today that Henley Enterprises, the largest Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchisee in the U.S., has selected Ultimate’s UltiPro for its advanced HCM functionality, scalability, and value to the business.

Headquartered in Massachusetts, Henley Enterprises is a privately held company that owns and operates Valvoline Instant Oil Change service centers, AAMCO Transmission shops, and a transmission remanufacturing plant. Since its inception in 1989 with a single location in Somerville, MA, the company has experienced remarkable expansion through construction of new facilities as well as acquisitions. Now a coast-to-coast operation, Henley employs more than 2,000 associates, working in more than 200 facilities across 12 states.

“Our company is experiencing tremendous growth. We realized that our systems for HR and payroll were old, fragmented, and split among multiple vendors,” said Matt Kimble, director of human resources at Henley Enterprises. “Our business needed one HCM system of record to handle the expansion, deliver state-of-the-art cloud technology, and support our employees in dispersed locations.” After evaluating several vendors, executives at Henley Enterprises chose Ultimate’s UltiPro solution in March 2012.

Ultimate’s cloud solution is a great fit for the areas that we identified as critical to our business: comprehensive HCM functionality, ease of use for employees, and a per-employee-per-month pricing structure,” said Kimble. “Our company will continue to grow at a dynamic pace, and we like that all of our needs for people management are covered under one centralized platform. We should see cost savings fall to the bottom line through UltiPro’s full functionality suite.”

When businesses must quickly adapt to fluctuations, UltiPro’s flexibility and rich reporting capabilities can be instrumental for HR and payroll teams that manage a variety of labor changes, including acquisitions that involve individuals with different benefit providers, accruals, and pay types. Because UltiPro enables companies to quickly add new large numbers of employees to the payroll, businesses like Henley Enterprises easily adapt to a changing business climate.

“Like so many other businesses in growth mode, Henley Enterprises is turning to Ultimate because of its reputation in delivering cloud services, end-to-end HCM functionality, and rapid time to value,” said Greg Swick, chief sales officer at Ultimate Software. “Business growth doesn’t have to be painful or costly when you have a technology solution like UltiPro that streamlines people management, increases communication and collaboration, and aligns employee performance with strategic objectives. We’re very happy that our new partnership will help Henley Enterprises more effectively manage its expansion so it can achieve better business results.”

For more information on Ultimate Software, please visit www.ultimatesoftware.com

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