WESTON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading cloud provider of people management solutions, announced today that three companies — Advanced Health Media, Credit Union of Texas, and Karl Strauss Brewing Company — have chosen Ultimate Software’s cloud-based UltiPro solution to consolidate HR processes, deliver better and faster reporting, improve accuracy of workforce information with one master system of record for employees, and increase overall efficiencies.
Many organizations rely on multiple systems, paper forms, and disparate databases to manage, track, and plan a range of vital HR and talent management functions. Some businesses also use external services and payroll service bureaus, which can add additional levels of complexities and difficulties. Frequent business challenges include redundant effort; cumbersome and often inaccurate reporting; inconsistent or incomplete data that requires reconciliation; and confusion among stakeholders about which source of information is truly accurate. As a result, the productivity of HR declines, systems administration takes precedence over strategic initiatives, and the lack of efficiencies impacts the overall business.
Many organizations are using UltiPro’s comprehensive HCM functionality and capabilities to address these issues as well as expand the strategic contributions of their HR teams.
Advanced Health Media, LLC, is the leading global provider of technology-enabled services designed to manage compliant interactions with healthcare professionals for the highly regulated pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries. The service provider had been using multiple systems provided by a payroll service bureau, but often experienced issues with a lack of integration, inaccurate or delayed reporting, as well as extra costs. The company selected UltiPro in March 2013 so that its information related to recruitment, onboarding, payroll, benefits, performance management, succession management, and time management will be in sync, easily reportable, and immediately accessible to all.
“We need one solution to efficiently and effectively manage our HR and payroll,” said Renée De Franco, senior vice president of human resources at Advanced Health Media. “UltiPro provides the right strategic HR, payroll, and talent functionality for our business — without requiring the administration needed to transfer data back and forth among multiple systems. We’re really looking forward to the ease of use, the instant access to information, as well as the cost and time savings by not having to double-check information and fix problems when we had multiple systems for HR management.”
Credit Union of Texas, with over $1 billion in assets, is ranked as one of the top 10 credit unions in the state of Texas by asset size and serves more than 142,000 members. The nonprofit’s HR processes had been distributed across six separate systems — each with its own software, log-in, and database. Because the interfaces between these systems were limited, the same data had to be manually entered into the multiple programs and spreadsheets. The credit union selected UltiPro in March 2013 to solve its HCM challenges.
“Multiple systems create much more work than is necessary,” said John-Paul Morgante, vice president of human resources at Credit Union of Texas. “The inefficiency and lack of quality for reporting was an even higher concern. For example, with these systems, three people had to compile data just to generate companywide HR reports. With different log-ins and passwords, employees and managers also get frustrated when using a half-dozen different systems. UltiPro’s intuitive platform will provide a smoother, more enjoyable experience for our end users. By automating our processes in one single solution, UltiPro will deliver significant benefits to our teams, managers, employees, and the overall business.”
Karl Strauss Brewing Company is a San Diego-based craft brewery, ranked #44 on the list of top craft breweries in the U.S. In addition to being available at the company’s seven Brewery Restaurant locations, its beers are sold at over 3,000 restaurants, bars, and retail stores across California. According to Molly Brooks, HR director at Karl Strauss Brewing Company, the primary driver for seeking a unified HCM platform was healthcare reform. With its previous system, the HR team and managers could not address companywide reporting needs related to new and upcoming legislation. The company chose UltiPro in April 2013.
“With an expanding workforce and more locations, we needed a single, easy-to-use HCM solution to centralize employee data so we can generate accurate reporting quickly and ensure compliance,” said Brooks. “With the right technology in place, we can make a significant impact on our organization. We’re looking forward to having UltiPro as our one system of record, and business benefits will include better reporting, more operational efficiencies, and improved communication.”
“In addition to automating and streamlining processes, UltiPro’s unified HCM provides organizations with end-to-end functionality that delivers strategic data to upper-level executives and managers that can strengthen decision-making,” said Chris Phenicie, chief sales officer for UltiPro Workplace at Ultimate Software. “With our cloud-based technology, diverse organizations — across all industries and of all sizes — can see business benefits very quickly. We’re very pleased that UltiPro will support Advanced Health Media, Credit Union of Texas, and Karl Strauss Brewing Company as each organization builds an efficient, people-centric environment and, as a result, becomes better positioned to meet its unique business goals.”
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