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Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers Improves a Range of HR Operational Efficiencies with Ultimate Software’s UltiPro



  Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers Improves a Range of HR Operational
  Efficiencies with Ultimate Software’s UltiPro

Business Wire

WESTON, Fla. -- November 15, 2012

Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading cloud provider of people
management solutions, announced today that the Texas Rangers Baseball, LLC, a
2,000-employee professional baseball team based in Arlington, Texas, has
significantly improved hiring efficiencies; streamlined multiple HR business
processes, including onboarding and time management; and can better manage and
forecast human capital expenses with UltiPro.

Prior to using UltiPro for talent acquisition, the Texas Rangers organized
multiple job fairs to fill seasonal vacancies. Every spring, the HR team faced
numerous challenges in quickly identifying and hiring approximately 1,200
individuals in a range of roles, including security, parking, and customer
service representatives. For each fair, hundreds of individuals would wait in
line to submit applications, be interviewed, and complete necessary
screenings.

Because UltiPro has streamlined the talent acquisition process for the
Rangers, the number and duration of fairs has been cut dramatically. According
to Machelle Noel, finance systems analyst at the Texas Rangers, UltiPro has
enabled the HR and payroll teams to improve their seasonal hiring, automate
manual processes, and provide better service to candidates interested in
working for the Texas Rangers.

“Now with UltiPro Recruitment, applicants are completing forms online, and we
are reducing paper usage and improving the accuracy of hiring information. We
set up the applicant interviews through email with UltiPro’s scheduling tools
and only invited those to the fair who were the most qualified based on the
screening questions completed. By cutting paper, decreasing the number of
individuals interviewed, and reducing the amount of applicants required to
complete costly pre-employment verifications, we are achieving a range of
hard- and soft-cost savings associated with hiring as well as providing a
high-quality experience for candidates,” said Noel. “Everyone raved about how
much more smoothly our Spring 2012 hiring process was by using UltiPro.”

Once candidates are hired at the Texas Rangers, their information is moved
into UltiPro for payroll — without HR or payroll teams having to go through
duplicate data entry. Employees can easily log in to UltiPro to finalize the
onboarding process online, review employment documents, and quickly and
efficiently complete required forms. UltiPro streamlines the onboarding
process  — helping the Texas Rangers manage its fluctuating workforce more
easily and with fewer resources and less expenditures.

“UltiPro is especially helpful to us because every year we scale in size, and
now this transition is easier for everyone,” said Noel. “We can quickly hire
and re-hire employees and then get them started on becoming immediately
productive — all without having to attend unnecessary meetings, print
booklets, or mail piles of paper.”

UltiPro has also dramatically transformed the time management process for the
Texas Rangers. Now, supervisors have the ability to manage and post schedules
online, which enables employees to view and verify their schedules and hours,
streamlining the communication process.

“Previously, managing time and attendance was much more difficult. For
example, we had to ask our employees to wait and then clock in right before
their shift because the system would start paying them upon clocking in rather
than for their actual scheduled work hours. Employees had to line up and wait,
and the organization was still paying for some time that wasn’t really spent
working,” said Noel. “Now with UltiPro, employees and managers verify their
hours so if they had to arrive early or stay late, hours can be adjusted
easily before the payroll is submitted. The gray areas and unnecessary costs
have been removed from the budget.”

From a planning and budgeting perspective, Noel reports that departments are
better able to forecast and manage HR and payroll expenses. She believes that
Ultimate’s focus on the HR industry has helped the company create a solid
solution to support her, the Texas Rangers’ employees, and the overall
organization.

“It’s so important to us that Ultimate Software is focused solely on human
resources and payroll because all of its research and development efforts are
devoted to UltiPro, rather than divided between systems that serve multiple
parts of the business,” said Noel. “Ultimate’s dedication to HCM shows in its
products and services. Overall, the efficiencies and improvements we have seen
with UltiPro have just been a wow experience for our organization.”

“Professional sports organizations have unique business needs, especially when
it comes to overseeing their people-related processes. Complexities include
effectively managing a fluctuating, diverse workforce; handling complex
multi-state taxation and payroll requirements; and streamlining the scope of
HR operations,” said Greg Swick, chief sales officer at Ultimate Software.
“UltiPro provides flexible and powerful technology with comprehensive HCM
functionality that can adapt to ever-changing business needs. We’re very
pleased to add the Texas Rangers to our growing roster of professional sports
organizations that have experienced significant business improvements with
UltiPro.”

                           About Ultimate Software

Ultimate is a leading SaaS provider of people management solutions, with more
than 8 million people records in the cloud. Built on the belief that people
are the most important ingredient of any business, Ultimate's award-winning
UltiPro delivers HR, payroll, and talent management solutions that seamlessly
connect people with the information and resources they need to work more
effectively. Founded in 1990, the company is headquartered in Weston, Florida,
and has more than 1,600 professionals focused on developing the highest
quality solutions and services. In 2012, Ultimate was ranked #25 on FORTUNE'S
“100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Ultimate has more than 2,300 customers
with employees in 115 countries, including Adobe Systems Incorporated,
Culligan International, Major League Baseball, The New York Yankees Baseball
Team, Pep Boys, and Texas Roadhouse. More information on Ultimate's products
and services for people management 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.

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Contact:

Ultimate Software, Weston
Public Relations Contact: Darlene Marcroft, 954-331-7444
darlene_marcroft@ultimatesoftware.com
or
For Sales Information:
Ultimate Software, 800-432-1729
Web site: www.ultimatesoftware.com
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