WESTON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions in the cloud, announced today that Lewis Tree Service, one of the largest providers of vegetation management services, is using UltiPro to achieve substantial cost and time savings and improve employee access to HR information.
Based in Rochester, New York, Lewis Tree Service provides vegetation management services to utilities. The company’s nearly 3,500 employees are distributed across 26 states. Prior to UltiPro, Lewis Tree Service used a paper-intensive solution that lacked the functionality and storage space to support the company’s growing business. Lewis Tree Service went live on UltiPro in October 2011, and shifted to a paperless operation that enhanced the employee experience.
“The elimination of paper from our weekly payroll alone—stamps, stuffing envelopes, printing paychecks—has saved us close to $70,000 per year,” said JoAnn Zaccardo, director of human resources for Lewis Tree Service. “In addition, we have created enormous time savings by using the UltiPro Carrier Network to automate the entire process of moving benefits information across the organization, something that used to require paper transfers from the field to headquarters to our insurance carriers.”
UltiPro’s anywhere, anytime access is making an impact on Lewis Tree Service at headquarters and in the field. Zaccardo reports that UltiPro is helping to decrease distractions for the company’s grounds people, trimmers, crew leaders, and general foremen.
“Because the vast majority of our people work in the field, UltiPro’s mobile role-based access to personal information has transformed our employees’ relationship with HR,” said Zaccardo. “While many of our employees don’t own a computer, almost all of them can access UltiPro through their smartphone to retrieve pay details, update personal information, and even complete the process for new-employee enrollment and benefits. UltiPro removes many administrative burdens from our hard-working, safety-conscious employees so they can be focused on their work.”
Although UltiPro has already helped Lewis Tree Service achieve many of its goals for people operations, the company is enthusiastic about UltiPro’s ability to address its future needs with ongoing innovation focused on helping companies put their employees first.
“I have complete confidence in Ultimate to stay on top of developments in human resources, from policy changes to process improvements,” said Zaccardo. “Ultimate’s focus on continually providing the best HCM solution gives me very valuable peace of mind.”
“UltiPro’s ability to streamline HCM operations delivers significant value to enterprise organizations with many employees who don’t work behind a desk,” said Greg Swick, global chief sales officer at Ultimate. “We are pleased that Lewis Tree Service is experiencing such a significant return on their UltiPro investment and that the solution is creating a better experience for the company’s employees.”
About Ultimate Software
Ultimate is a leading provider of cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions, with approximately 33 million people records in the cloud. Ultimate’s award-winning UltiPro delivers HR, payroll, talent, and time and labor management solutions that connect people with the information they need to work more effectively. Founded in 1990, Ultimate is headquartered in Weston, Florida, and employs more than 3,700 professionals. In 2017, Fortune ranked Ultimate #1 on its list of the 10 Best Workplaces in Technology, Ultimate’s second year to top this list, and Brandon Hall Group honored Ultimate with a Gold Award in Technology. In 2016, Fortune ranked Ultimate #15 on its 100 Best Companies to Work For list, the fifth consecutive year to be ranked in the top 25. Ultimate was also ranked #1 on Glassdoor’s list of 25 Highest-Rated Public Cloud Computing Companies to Work For, #8 on Forbes’ list of the 100 Most Innovative Growth Companies, and ranked #1 in customer satisfaction in G2 Crowd’s Summer 2016 Core HR Software Grid report, based on user reviews. Ultimate has approximately 3,700 customers with employees in 160 countries, including Bloomin’ Brands, Culligan International, Feeding America, Major League Baseball, Red Roof Inn, SUBWAY, Texas Roadhouse, and Yamaha Corporation of America. More information on Ultimate’s products and services for people management can be found at www.ultimatesoftware.com.
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