Equipment Depot Chooses UltiPro® to Deliver One Central Platform for HCM Intelligence
WESTON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading provider of unified human capital management (HCM) SaaS solutions for global businesses, today announced that Equipment Depot has selected UltiPro to consolidate its payroll, HR, compensation management, and recruitment processes into one unified solution.
Equipment Depot is a diversified equipment dealership that sells, services, rents, and provides parts for the leading brands of forklifts, aerial lifts, and construction equipment. The company employs more than 1,450 people in 13 states, making handling the full scope of human capital management a challenging proposition. According to Leora Kirby, vice president of human resources, as Equipment Depot continued to acquire new subsidiaries and grow organically, it needed smarter, more agile answers to manage its business operations, particularly related to HCM.
“We had multiple payroll systems across our various business units,” Kirby said. “Since we’re in the process of combining five companies into one, we wanted one centralized payroll solution that could accommodate our current needs as well as keep pace with our company as we grow in the future. We were looking for a high-caliber HCM platform with a single database, 24-7 Web accessibility for our workforce, and end-to-end-functionality. Plus, we wanted to take advantage of SaaS innovation because it saves us the costs of running, maintaining, and supporting a technology solution on our own.”
Equipment Depot selected UltiPro in November 2010, and company leadership is eager to combine its multiple data platforms into a single, uniform solution that delivers real-time visibility across the business. “With UltiPro’s comprehensive features and unique SaaS architecture, we found a perfect match that meets our company’s business requirements,” said Kirby.
In addition to reaping the benefits of unified HR business intelligence, Equipment Depot was especially concerned about ensuring a seamless activation. “We looked carefully at Ultimate’s ability to accelerate our deployment as well as its ability to integrate with other internal systems,” said Kirby. “As the UltiPro team outlined the processes and clearly explained the necessary steps to take, we were completely reassured by their depth of experience, knowledge, and readiness to lead us smoothly through the deployment.”
With a unified HCM solution, Equipment Depot anticipates providing simpler, faster access to information on its growing workforce population. “Our line managers will become much more effective and efficient,” Kirby added. “And this kind of proficiency will create a tremendous step forward for our HR/payroll teams and our entire organization.”
“Bringing an easy-to-manage framework to resolve complex HCM challenges is what UltiPro is all about,” said Greg Swick, chief sales officer for Ultimate Software. “We’re delighted that Equipment Depot has selected UltiPro for the undeniable advantages of cloud-based HCM, including speed-to-deployment. We look forward to collaborating with Equipment Depot, sharing our decades of expertise on best practices for HCM technology, and helping this growing company achieve its aggressive goals as it expands its overall business strategy.”
A leading provider of unified human capital management SaaS solutions for global businesses, Ultimate markets its award-winning UltiPro solutions as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Based in Weston, FL, Ultimate employs approximately 1,100 professionals who are focused on developing the highest quality solutions and services. In 2010, Ultimate was named an Optimas Award winner by Workforce Management magazine. In 2009, Ultimate was awarded first place in the People’s Choice Stevie® competition for Favorite New SaaS Product and was ranked the #1 best medium-sized company to work for in America by the Great Place to Work® Institute for the second consecutive year. In 2010, Ultimate’s security practices were recertified for ISO/IEC 27001, and Ultimate was commended for “superior technology controls”. Ultimate was the first HR SaaS vendor to be ISO/IEC 27001 certified and has been certified since 2008. Ultimate has more than 2,100 customers representing diverse industries, including such organizations as Adobe Systems Incorporated, The Container Store, Culligan International, Elizabeth Arden, Major League Baseball, The New York Yankees Baseball Team, and Ruth’s Chris Steak House. More information on Ultimate’s products and services can be found at www.ultimatesoftware.com.
UltiPro is a registered trademark of The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. All other trademarks referenced are the property of their respective owners.
Follow Ultimate Software on Twitter: www.twitter.com/UltimateHCM