WESTON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions in the cloud, announced today the launch of its Slack app for UltiPro, creating the most robust functionality in the industry for the integration of workplace conversations and HR transactions. Without ever leaving the Slack platform, UltiPro users can use UltiPro’s Slack app to quickly enter commands within their Slack conversations to view and submit HR actions, such as viewing paychecks and pay details, searching the company directory, viewing employee contact information, and looking at items in their inbox—along with options to approve or deny requests.
Slack is a collaboration hub that brings employees together with the information and tools they need to elevate organizational performance. Because the employee experience drives the strategy behind Ultimate’s “People First” solutions, the UltiPro Slack app is designed to allow users to seamlessly interact with UltiPro without needing to enter a passcode or interrupt their work.
“For Ultimate customers who use Slack, this app is a game changer, enabling teams to get their work done as effortlessly and intelligently as possible, with the most extensive feature set in the industry,” said Adam Rogers, chief technology officer at Ultimate. “For example, a manager can interact with an employee on Slack about a project, and then immediately enter performance feedback without having to leave the conversation. A similar process can be followed by a manager and employee discussing time off, with the ability to request and approve PTO. We are committed to putting people first with solutions focused on employee needs, and the Slack app for UltiPro is our newest innovation to elevate the experience at work.”
Key features of the Slack app for UltiPro include empowering employees to view time-off balances, enter employee notes, and provide feedback to direct reports, with the option to include it in performance reviews—all directly from the Slack interface. For added privacy, UltiPro commands entered into Slack are only visible to the user completing the task.
“The HR technologies that deliver the most business value are those that can fuel stronger performance and productivity,” said analyst Kyle Lagunas, Research Manager, Emerging Trends & Technologies, IDC. “HCM vendors have an opportunity to improve the employee experience by meeting people where they work and fostering added convenience. With people-centric tools that inherently value employees’ time and make information more accessible, employees can perform their jobs with higher engagement and greater speed.”
About Ultimate Software
Ultimate is a leading provider of cloud-based human capital management solutions, with more than 40 million people records in the Ultimate cloud. Our 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 approximately 5,000 professionals. In 2018, Ultimate ranked #3 on Fortune’s prestigious 100 Best Companies to Work For list, our seventh consecutive year in the top 25; #1 on its Best Workplaces in Technology list for the third year in a row; #1 on its 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials list, our second year at the top; and #1 on its 100 Best Workplaces for Women list. Also in 2018, Customer Sales and Service World Awards identified Ultimate as having the #1 Customer Service Department of the Year, and PEOPLE magazine ranked Ultimate #3 on its 50 Companies That Care list. In 2017, Forbes ranked Ultimate #7 on its list of 100 Most Innovative Growth Companies. Ultimate has approximately 4,500 customers with employees in 160 countries, including Bloomin’ Brands, Culligan International, Feeding America, 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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