News | October 1, 2008

Ultimate Software's UltiPro Is HR And Payroll Solution Of Choice For Westdale Asset Management

WESTON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ultimate Software (Nasdaq:ULTI), a leading provider of end-to-end strategic human resources, payroll, and talent management solutions, announced today that, in August 2008, Westdale Asset Management, Ltd., selected UltiPro delivered through software-as-a-service (SaaS) for HR, payroll, and time and attendance.

With more than 1,000 employees in 150 locations, Dallas, TX-based Westdale Asset Management provides a variety of property management services for multifamily residential communities throughout the United States. The payroll service bureau Westdale had been using did not meet the company's growing needs or deliver the more strategic functionality necessary to streamline employee management processes and elevate the role of HR in the business. As a result, decision-makers sought one provider that could give the HR team real-time, integrated business intelligence for compliance reporting and strategic workforce analysis, plus robust time collection and management tools.

"We were looking for a solution that would allow us to lower costs through a SaaS model and take advantage of state-of-the-art technology to improve efficiency and effectiveness," said Becky Fike, director of human resources and payroll for Westdale. "Additionally, we needed a solution that would enable us to continue providing quality services to our employees while staying compliant in all areas. Our consensus is that Ultimate Software's UltiPro will meet these goals."

"When businesses have employees and users spread throughout so many locations, a Web-based human capital management solution with a full-range of functionality and cross-organizational reporting is crucial," said Greg Swick, chief sales officer for Ultimate Software. "We look forward to helping Westdale leverage UltiPro to achieve its objectives."

About Ultimate Software
A leading provider of end-to-end strategic human resources, payroll, and talent management solutions, Ultimate Software markets its award-winning UltiPro products as on-demand services through its software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering, Intersourcing, and as licensed software. Based in Weston, FL, the Company employs 850 professionals who are focused on developing the highest quality products and services. In 2008, Ultimate Software was the first HR/payroll SaaS provider to be audited and awarded the ISO/IEC 27001:2005 Certification for security management, and its development team was named the #1 "Best Product Development Team" in the nation by the American Business Awards. Ultimate Software's internal technology team won a first-place award for its management of Intersourcing from the American Business Awards in 2007, and its customer service team won two first-place awards in national competitions for service excellence in 2006. Ultimate Software was ranked the #1 best medium-sized company to work for in America by the Great Place to Work® Institute in June 2008. Ultimate Software has more than 1,600 customers representing diverse industries, including such organizations as The Container Store, Elizabeth Arden, Major League Baseball, The New York Yankees Baseball Team, Nintendo of America, Ruth's Chris Steak House, and Sony BMG Entertainment. More information on Ultimate Software's products and services can be found at

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