Ultimate Delivers Global HCM Enhancements in Latest UltiPro Release

  Ultimate Delivers Global HCM Enhancements in Latest UltiPro Release

     Also Delivers New HTML-5 Based Solutions for Tablets and Smartphones

Business Wire

WESTON, Fla. -- February 11, 2013

Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading cloud provider of people
management solutions, today announced the delivery of global HCM enhancements,
including new country localizations, and redesigned, multilingual tablet and
smartphone solutions in its Fall/Winter 2012 release.

“Ultimate continues to extend its leadership for  people management in the
cloud for multinational businesses of all sizes. We’re increasing our
commitment to serve global organizations by not only delivering additional
global HCM enhancements, but also with an aggressive strategy to support
country-specific requirements,” said Adam Rogers, senior vice president and
chief technology officer at Ultimate Software. “As the largest cloud provider
focused exclusively on HR, payroll, and talent management, Ultimate is
committed to helping our customers manage their employee operations around the
world with accurate employee master data in a single, comprehensive system of
record.”

Highlights of the UltiPro Fall/Winter 2012 Release

Extended Multinational HCM Support

Ultimate currently supports customers operating in more than 136 countries
worldwide, with more than 10 million people records in its cloud HCM
environment. As organizations of all sizes continue to grow their global
operations, Ultimate is expanding its capabilities for multinational people
management, performance, and administration. New capabilities include:

Global HCM enhancements and country-specific localizations. The latest release
of UltiPro  includes four new localizations to support employees in Chile,
India, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. Ultimate is introducing new
capabilities to manage an employee’s personal information details with
country-specific validations and data display based on the employee’s home
country. This allows Ultimate’s multinational customers to be confident that
they are locally compliant, and capable of supporting unique local business
processes, while also achieving a global view of their workforce for managing
and reporting on critical employee information.

New Canadian Record of Employment. In response to the most requested
enhancements from Ultimate’s Canadian customers, the latest UltiPro release
delivers a completely new Record of Employment (ROE) and improves the Canada
hiring experience for HR teams. Role-based security allows the end user to:

  *Extract, import, and print files from ROE administration
  *Easily capture information during the hire and re-hire process, such as
    primary and multiple alternate phone numbers, home company, piece rate,
    and variable pay group
  *Instantly access business intelligence with the new multi-company hire
    feature for seamless reporting on new fields
  *Easily configure workflow for hires, re-hires, and multi-hires

Redesigned Tablet and Smartphone Solutions

Ultimate’s more than 2,500 customers span industries diverse as retail and
restaurants, professional sports, healthcare, energy, technology,
manufacturing, and financial services. Tablets and smartphones are becoming an
increasingly popular device of choice for both employees and supervisors
managing the performance of their teams, improving system access for all
employees. Ultimate’s new mobile solutions are designed to support the
diversity in our user base, with a broad range of capabilities for managers
and employees.

In its latest release, Ultimate introduced a completely redesigned and
multilingual version of UltiPro Mobile to all customers, with no
implementation required and no additional costs for customers to use the new
capabilities. The new version of UltiPro Mobile uses HTML5 and responsive Web
design to support a rich, consumer-style user experience on virtually any
smartphone or tablet, including iPhones, iPads, Android-based devices, and
Windows-based devices. Responsive Web design adjusts the layout and format of
the application to the device screen size for easier navigation and viewing.
This intuitive and visually engaging experience allows employees and managers
to get work done quickly and easily on their preferred devices.

UltiPro’s mobile capabilities reflect the way people operate and conduct
business on a daily basis by instantly delivering the most meaningful
information and on-the-go tools requested by Ultimate’s users. Employees and
managers have the ability to:

  *Record personal goals or team goals and achievements, and visualize
    progress toward those goals
  *Note observations about employees and relevant career milestones
  *View current pay statement details and pay history
  *View colleagues’ contact information and connect directly to Twitter and
    LinkedIn profiles

“Providing a user experience that is authentic to how people really want to
work and access HR, payroll, and career information from their mobile devices
was a major factor in designing the new UltiPro Mobile solution,” said Rogers.
“We studied consumer mobile technology extensively and designed UltiPro Mobile
to deliver the most critical information to managers and employees in a way
that works best for them. We’re very excited about our new mobile solution and
its ability to help managers have a deeper connection and engagement with
coworkers and team members.”

Ultimate’s Localized Approach to Global HCM

Ultimate plans to announce additional details of its 2013 global HCM strategy,
including extended global support, at its annual customer conference,
Connections, taking place in Las Vegas, March 12-15, 2013.

Ultimate’s approach to global HCM goes beyond providing a standard data
extract or interface that must be supplemented at the local level. Ultimate’s
strategy includes making key global data a standard deliverable that can be
masked or exposed based on a customer’s business needs and global expansion
plans. The advantage of Ultimate’s approach is that UltiPro can support local
employees and managers with role- and region-based experiences, delivering the
appropriate data for their work environment while retaining appropriate
confidentiality and protections. This allows customers to deliver solutions
for their regional operations, with localized fields on a country-by-country
basis to ensure they can meet reporting and compliance requirements.

UltiPro’s global functionality tailors the user experience to employee
cultural preferences, automatically displaying information such as currency,
phone numbers, and date in the correct local format. Multinational employees
also have the tools needed to take ownership of their professional growth and
manage career details in their talent profile as appropriate.

“Ultimate’s latest global initiatives simply support Ultimate’s strategy to
give customers one central platform to manage their employees worldwide, but
it also focuses on making the HCM technology experience satisfying to the
individual employee, no matter his or her location,” said Rogers. “Our
approach really starts with our ‘People First’ philosophy—to develop a user
experience that feels natural and comfortable for employees regardless of
where they live and work.”

                           About Ultimate Software

Ultimate is a leading cloud-based provider of people management solutions,
with more than 10 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 2013, Ultimate was ranked #9 on
FORTUNE'S list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Ultimate has more than
2,500 customers with employees in 136 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
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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