More than 1,300 UltiPro Customers Gather to Collaborate and Learn about the Future of Human Capital Management at Ultimate

  More than 1,300 UltiPro Customers Gather to Collaborate and Learn about the
  Future of Human Capital Management at Ultimate Software’s Annual Conference

Business Wire

WESTON, Fla. -- March 20, 2013

Ultimate Software (Nasdaq:ULTI), a leading cloud provider of people management
solutions, announced today that more than 1,300 of its customers attended the
company’s sixth annual customer and partner forum, held March 12-15 at the
Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. The conference featured opportunities for
Ultimate’s customers to expand their UltiPro knowledge, gain insight into HR
and payroll issues, collaborate with other UltiPro users, and interact with
Ultimate’s leadership and industry influencers.

The 2013 Connections event brought together HR, payroll, and talent management
leaders across diverse companies and industries that are focused on Ultimate’s
end-to-end HCM solutions and services. Participants could choose from dozens
of HR technology-related sessions on areas of interest, such as UltiPro best
practices and UltiPro’s strategic roadmap, as well as popular industry topics
and trends. During the conference, Ultimate’s Chief Technology Officer Adam
Rogers also announced plans to expand global HCM support, introduce global
payroll integration through a partnership with Celergo, enhance
configurability, and extend integration capabilities through a partnership
with Informatica.

“I am thrilled that Ultimate is so progressive and responsive, not only to its
customers but also to the ever-changing context of our economic, political,
and social work environment,” said Christine Langley, director of
organizational development & HR at Raydon Corporation. “Once again, I loved
that Connections wasn’t just about using UltiPro; it was about supporting my
needs as an HR executive in developing strategies to drive Raydon’s workforce
toward meeting the company’s objectives.”

“After attending Connections, I’m excited to return to work and carry out some
of the things I’ve learned,” said Eric Niman, director of HR administration at
P.F. Chang's China Bistro. “The Connections conference is great because I have
the opportunity to learn how to leverage UltiPro while earning recertification
credit hours. My organization benefits as well because I can bring back a
wealth of knowledge about making the most of UltiPro that I would’ve never
been able to accumulate so rapidly in any other way.”

Keynote speakers included Ultimate’s CEO Scott Scherr, Ultimate’s CTO Adam
Rogers, as well as:

  *Shawn Achor, author of the #1 national best-seller The Happiness Advantage
    and the world’s leading expert on the connection between happiness and
  *Pat Riley, the current president and former head coach of the 2012 Miami
    Heat, who presented his philosophy on winning, leadership, personal
    growth, and team dynamics
  *Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson, the founders of CultureRx and co-creators
    of the Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE), who have been featured on the
    covers of publications such as BusinessWeek, Workforce Management
    magazine, HR Magazine, and HR Executive magazine as well as in The New
    York Times and TIME magazine.

Ultimate also recognized some of its customers that have demonstrated
extraordinary success and impact to their businesses within the past year.
Ultimate presented its 2013 Customer Innovation Awards to companies that have
achieved significant business results or shown innovation in nine different
categories. Each category highlights a customer that has excelled in a
particular area of HCM through its partnership with Ultimate Software. The
following organizations received a 2013 Innovation Award at this year’s
Connections conference:

  *Texas Rangers Baseball, Achievement in ROI
  *P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc., Achievement in Technology
  *The High Companies, Analytics for Measurable Returns
  *SYNNEX Corporation, Success in Activating UltiPro
  *CWS Apartment Homes LLC, Teamwork
  *NASCAR, Strategic Talent Management
  *Gate Gourmet, Supporting and Meeting Corporate Goals
  *NVIDIA Corporation, Global Impact
  *Vancity, Partnership

The conference featured an expo hall with dozens of partner and sponsor
organizations, including Celergo, Informatica, Ping Identity, Yammer,
CERTPOINT, Global Cash Card, Infor, Workforce Management, WEX rapid!®
PayCard®, Wise Consulting, Mosaic Consulting, and many more. Representatives
from the analyst and blogger community presented on HCM strategies and trends
and were on hand to interact with attendees, including Ron Hanscome, research
director for Gartner Research; Steve Boese, HR technology conference co-chair;
Dr. Katherine Jones, director of HR and talent management technologies for
Bersin by Deloitte; Brian Sommer, president of TechVentive; John Sumser,
founder, principal, author, and editor-in-chief of the HRExaminer Online
Magazine; Jennifer McClure, president of Unbridled Talent, LLC; and Ed
Frauenheim, author and senior editor of Workforce Management magazine.

“Ultimate has done a great job establishing themselves as the ‘people company’
in the cloud HCM space. From the opening keynote to hallway conversations with
customers, executives, and Ultimate employees, its focus on people is clearly
a big part of the company's long track record for success," said R "Ray" Wang,
principal analyst and CEO of Constellation Research. “In interactions with
customers, it’s clear that Ultimate has built strong partnerships with

“We are very pleased to see record breaking attendance at this year’s
Connections customer conference,” said Scott Scherr, president, CEO, and
founder of Ultimate Software. “Looking at where we are and the road ahead,
this is an exciting time for us, and spending time with our customers is an
energizing experience for everyone at Ultimate. We are already looking forward
to next year’s event.”

                           About Ultimate Software

Ultimate is a leading cloud 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 144 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

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