|By Business Wire||
|August 15, 2014 03:45 PM EDT||
Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading cloud provider of people management solutions, announced today that Air T Inc., a leading provider of delivery and services to the air express industry, has selected the cloud-based UltiPro solution to enhance its processes for human capital management (HCM).
North Carolina-based Air T provides air cargo services across eastern North America through its wholly owned subsidiaries Mountain Air Cargo, Inc. and CSA Air, Inc. The company also provides aviation ground support and other specialized industrial equipment products and services through its wholly owned subsidiaries Global Ground Support, LLC, based in Olathe, KS, and Global Aviation Services, LLC, which has operations across the U.S. Global's primary customers include the U.S. military, passenger, and cargo airlines as well as airports in international markets.
Air T has been using multiple methods to handle its HR and payroll operations, including a payroll service bureau as well as other third-party systems. Without having a unified HCM solution, the company experienced a range of business challenges, such as inaccurate data, duplicate data entry, manual reconciliation, and a lack of customer support. Executives at Air T made the decision to move to cloud-based UltiPro in January 2014.
“Relying on multiple systems was not providing maximum value to our company or subsidiaries. We couldn’t trust that the data being produced was accurate,” said Kelly Corn, director of human resources at Air T Inc. “We wanted to be in partnership with an HCM vendor that is always making technology improvements and one that could provide us with high levels of customer support.”
“Ultimate Software was the standout of HCM providers that we evaluated. The fact that UltiPro is a unified HCM solution will be a major advantage to our teams, employees, and overall company. We can accelerate our HR, payroll, and talent processes, like time-to-hire and onboarding, as well as significantly reduce our administrative efforts. Plus, Ultimate is always evolving its technology with new functionality, more flexible delivery models, more responsive and collaborative customer service, and more overall value.”
Cloud-based UltiPro provides businesses like Air T cohesive HCM functionality, including HR, payroll, benefits enrollment, talent acquisition, talent management, time management, as well as strategic insight into multinational employees. HR-related teams, managers, executives, and employees have instant, 24-7 access to information and resources to quickly and effectively perform business activities. And because UltiPro provides companies with one system of record for workforce information, business intelligence is immediately available across all areas of HCM, such as by department, division, subsidiary, or country.
“One of the bigger wins for our business will be higher levels of accuracy and speed as well as increased hard- and soft-cost savings. One area that we’re especially excited about is improving our processes for performance management,” said Corn. “Managers can complete their evaluations much more easily and efficiently, and ultimately this makes the employee happier and more engaged, which is a significant advantage in today’s business climate. With the suite of tools available in UltiPro, we are looking forward to better talent retention and better talent management.”
“Plus, Ultimate impressed us right away by establishing a comfortable, collaborative working relationship with us. From the initial meetings, we realized Ultimate’s people really understood the unique needs of our business. Ultimate’s emphasis on the customer is huge for us, and it’s reassuring to know we have immediate access to an appointed account manager who is focused on our success.”
“Using multiple systems to handle HR, payroll, and talent operations presents considerable challenges, especially with a company within the complex transportation industry. Synchronizing HCM in one unified, centralized solution can result in countless business advantages,” said Chris Phenicie, chief sales officer at Ultimate Software. “Our customers experience higher levels of control, flexibility, accuracy, and support services as well as immediate, in-depth, strategic insight into their diverse workforce. We’re very pleased to add Air T to our expanding roster of customers, and we look forward to supporting its unique business with our cloud technology.”
About Ultimate Software
Ultimate Software is a leading cloud provider of people management solutions, with more than 17 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, talent, compensation, and time and labor 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 2,000 professionals focused on developing the highest quality solutions and services. In 2014, Ultimate was ranked #20 on FORTUNE’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For; ranked #8 on Forbes magazine’s list of the 100 Most Innovative Growth Companies; and recognized as a ‘Leader’ in Nucleus Research’s HCM Technology Value Matrix. Ultimate has 2,700 customers with employees in 150 countries, including Adobe Systems Incorporated, Bloomin’ Brands, Culligan International, Major League Baseball, Pep Boys, Texas Rangers Baseball, and Texas Roadhouse. More information on Ultimate’s products and services for people management can be found at www.ultimatesoftware.com.
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