Welcome!

Adobe Flex Authors: Matthew Lobas, PR.com Newswire, Shelly Palmer, Kevin Benedict

News Feed Item

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

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.

Follow Ultimate Software on Twitter: www.twitter.com/UltimateHCM

Follow Ultimate Software on LinkedIn: http://linkd.in/UltimateHCM

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportuni...
IoT is rapidly changing the way enterprises are using data to improve business decision-making. In order to derive business value, organizations must unlock insights from the data gathered and then act on these. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, and Peter Shashkin, Head of Development Department at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how one organization leveraged IoT, cloud technology and data analysis to improve customer experiences and effi...
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and shared the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the develo...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MangoApps provides modern company intranets and team collaboration software, allowing workers to stay connected and productive from anywhere in the world and from any device.
The IETF draft standard for M2M certificates is a security solution specifically designed for the demanding needs of IoT/M2M applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian Romansky, VP of Strategic Technology at TrustPoint Innovation, explained how M2M certificates can efficiently enable confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity on highly constrained devices.
“delaPlex Software provides software outsourcing services. We have a hybrid model where we have onshore developers and project managers that we can place anywhere in the U.S. or in Europe,” explained Manish Sachdeva, CEO at delaPlex Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. He cited examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He also highlighted how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable ...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 19th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo Silicon Valley Call for Papers is now open.
We all know the latest numbers: Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from last year, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020. We're rapidly approaching a data production of 40 zettabytes a day – more than we can every physically store, and exabytes and yottabytes are just around the corner. For many that’s a good sign, as data has been proven to equal money – IF it’s ingested, integrated, and analyzed fast enough. Without real-ti...
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and ...
Big Data, cloud, analytics, contextual information, wearable tech, sensors, mobility, and WebRTC: together, these advances have created a perfect storm of technologies that are disrupting and transforming classic communications models and ecosystems. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Erik Perotti, Senior Manager of New Ventures on Plantronics’ Innovation team, provided an overview of this technological shift, including associated business and consumer communications impacts, and opportunities it ...
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
WebRTC is bringing significant change to the communications landscape that will bridge the worlds of web and telephony, making the Internet the new standard for communications. Cloud9 took the road less traveled and used WebRTC to create a downloadable enterprise-grade communications platform that is changing the communication dynamic in the financial sector. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Leo Papadopoulos, CTO of Cloud9, discussed the importance of WebRTC and how it enables companies to focus...
ReadyTalk has expanded the capabilities of the FoxDen collaboration platform announced late last year to include FoxDen Connect, an in-room video collaboration experience that launches with a single touch. With FoxDen Connect, users can now not only engage in HD video conferencing between iOS and Android mobile devices or Chrome browsers, but also set up in-person meeting rooms for video interactions. A host’s mobile device automatically recognizes the presence of a meeting room via beacon tech...
Manufacturers are embracing the Industrial Internet the same way consumers are leveraging Fitbits – to improve overall health and wellness. Both can provide consistent measurement, visibility, and suggest performance improvements customized to help reach goals. Fitbit users can view real-time data and make adjustments to increase their activity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mark Bernardo Professional Services Leader, Americas, at GE Digital, discussed how leveraging the Industrial Internet a...
On Dice.com, the number of job postings asking for skill in Amazon Web Services increased 76 percent between June 2015 and June 2016. Salesforce.com saw its own skill mentions increase 37 percent, while DevOps and Cloud rose 35 percent and 28 percent, respectively. Even as they expand their presence in the cloud, companies are also looking for tech professionals who can manage projects, crunch data, and figure out how to make systems run more autonomously. Mentions of ‘data science’ as a skill ...
IoT generates lots of temporal data. But how do you unlock its value? You need to discover patterns that are repeatable in vast quantities of data, understand their meaning, and implement scalable monitoring across multiple data streams in order to monetize the discoveries and insights. Motif discovery and deep learning platforms are emerging to visualize sensor data, to search for patterns and to build application that can monitor real time streams efficiently. In his session at @ThingsExpo, ...
"delaPlex is a software development company. We do team-based outsourcing development," explained Mark Rivers, COO and Co-founder of delaPlex Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings in the last year, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their back-end AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT – especially in the connected home and office. Amazon is extending its reach by building on its dominant Cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strategy, recently announced Replenishment Services, the Echo/Alexa voice recognition control platform, the 6-7 strategic...
SYS-CON Events announced today that LeaseWeb USA, a cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. LeaseWeb is one of the world's largest hosting brands. The company helps customers define, develop and deploy IT infrastructure tailored to their exact business needs, by combining various kinds cloud solutions.