News | November 12, 2008

Ultimate Software's UltiPro Top Choice For Gorman-Rupp's Human Capital 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 The Gorman-Rupp Company, a designer, manufacturer, and seller of pumps and related equipment, has selected Ultimate Software's UltiPro for HR and payroll management, along with recruitment, performance management, learning management, and time and attendance, delivered through software-as-a-service (SaaS).

Handling workforce management processes for approximately 1,000 employees, Gorman-Rupp's HR and payroll team was using multiple solutions, spreadsheets, and databases that had become cumbersome and difficult to manage. With labor information scattered in many places, the only way to produce meaningful workforce business intelligence was through manual consolidation of data—taking time and resources away from other strategic projects. In August 2008, a selection committee chose Ultimate Software's UltiPro to achieve greater efficiencies and business value with one comprehensive human capital management system.

"With the complexity of government regulations for employers increasing all of the time, we found that we needed a single, all-inclusive human resource and payroll solution," said Ron Pittenger, assistant treasurer for Gorman-Rupp. "Using UltiPro, we expect to meet ever-changing compliance requirements more efficiently, while also enhancing the effectiveness of our employee management processes."

Gorman-Rupp's IT team is responsible for maintaining the hardware and software for the company's current systems. The frequent tax and regulatory updates for the existing payroll software cause a significant burden for the team. UltiPro will alleviate the IT team's system maintenance and upgrade worries, because Ultimate Software manages all of those IT responsibilities for its software-as-a-service customers.

"Software-as-a-service will give Gorman-Rupp the most current and timely solution updates," said Pittenger. "With UltiPro, our information technology department will recover resources for other projects that will further grow the business."

"Today's workplace compliance requires rapid availability of accurate, real-time employee metrics for fast reporting," said Greg Swick, chief sales officer for Ultimate Software. "We're pleased UltiPro can consolidate Gorman-Rupp's human capital management data and processes to deliver more robust and easy-to-use business intelligence, as well as fulfill all of the company's HR and payroll needs."

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 more than 900 professionals who are focused on developing the highest quality products and services. In 2008, Ultimate Software was cited as a "Leader" in Forrester Research Inc.'s 2008 Wave evaluation of U.S. Midmarket and Multinational Enterprise HR Management Systems, was the first HR/payroll SaaS provider to be audited and awarded the ISO/IEC 27001:2005 Certification for security management, and was named the #1 "Best Product Development Team" in the nation by the American Business Awards. 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 approximately 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 Music Entertainment. More information on Ultimate Software's products and services can be found at

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