|[April 12, 2018]
Los Angeles Dodgers Enlists Ultimate Software's UltiPro to Help Resolve Complex Payroll, HR Challenges
Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading provider of human capital
management (HCM) solutions in the cloud, announced today that the Los
Angeles Dodgers, a U.S. professional baseball team and a member club of
Major League Baseball, is using UltiPro to help the organization achieve
goals related to compliance, scaling growth, and workforce intelligence.
The Los Angeles Dodgers organization oversees approximately 1,200
seasonal gameday staff who work in areas such as ticket takers, ushers,
security and merchandise sales and 375 full-time employees, including
scouts in 27 states. With a fluctuating and traveling workforce, the
organization must handle a number of HR and payroll challenges,
including managing multi-jurisdiction tax withholdings for player
salaries and its employees across the country, and scaling its workforce
at various times throughout the year. The Dodgers sought an HCM solution
that would deliver the same advanced HR technology it saw other MLB (News - Alert)
teams using with success. The organization selected UltiPro and went
live in March 2016.
"Our industry is known for complicated HCM. For instance, when players
live in one jurisdiction and travel into different local and state
jurisdictions, payroll can get complicated and become a real headache,"
said Eric Hernandez, vice president of finance for the Los Angeles
Dodgers. "Prior to UltiPro, when our team visited an unfamiliar
jurisdiction, our Payroll department was responsible for setting up a
tax ID and filing with the right city, state, county, or tax authority.
We're not specialists in every jurisdiction, but Ultimate is. With
UltiPro's out-of-the-box features for managing compliance, the
technology provides guidance on identifying the correct payroll tax
rates-and applies any updates-so we no longer need to contract with a
third-party tax service."
According to Hernandez, UltiPro has not only simplified the team's
payroll and helped ease compliance, but it has also improved the
seasonal hiring experience for everyone involved.
"Every year, we have to reactivate hundreds of part-time employees in
our system," said Hernandez. "Prior to UltiPro, these employees had to
come into our facility, physically fill out paper documents, and update
their information as necessary. With UltiPro's functionality, the
rocess will alleviate a lot of delays and inefficiencies. All our hires
are able to submit their information online and make any adjustments
directly in UltiPro. We can also securely deliver orientation documents
to new hires for them to complete remotely, which makes the onboarding
experience more convenient for them, and faster for us."
Once employees are in UltiPro upon hiring, their information is
immediately available for reporting and business intelligence. For
ever-evolving organizations like the Dodgers, analytics are critical to
decision making and forecasting.
"We have configured UltiPro to automatically distribute an overtime
report to our department heads-something that we used to create and push
out manually, and not always timely. Now, managers have an opportunity
to take action on projected overtime, and save money for our
organization," said Hernandez. "UltiPro's reporting capability also
helps me personally with my responsibilities in finance, such as
preparing year-end bonuses. With our previous system, I found it
difficult to pull the necessary information and the data wasn't always
reliable. Now, it's easy for me to access the information I need and to
create the files we use to generate bonuses. I no longer need the
expertise of our HR or Payroll departments to provide reports or other
information, and I am confident I can produce the information quickly."
"Ultimate is very proud to have many sports organizations as customers,
and we understand their personal and organizational challenges," said
Chris Phenicie, chief sales officer, mid-market and strategic, at
Ultimate. "The Dodgers are a great partner, and we are pleased that
UltiPro is making life easier for their employees and the HR/Payroll
About Ultimate Software
Ultimate is a leading provider of cloud-based human capital management
solutions, with more than 37 million people records in the Ultimate
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
4,200 professionals. In 2018, Ultimate ranked #3 on Fortune's 100
Best Companies to Work For list, its seventh consecutive year in the
top 25, and #1 on Fortune's Best Workplaces in Technology list
for the third year in a row. In 2017, Ultimate ranked #7 on Forbes' list
of 100 Most Innovative Growth Companies; #2 on People's 50
Companies That Care list; and the National Customer Service
Association named Ultimate Service Organization of the Year in
the Large Business category. Ultimate has more than 4,100 customers with
employees in 160 countries, including Bloomin' Brands, Culligan
International, Feeding America, Major League Baseball, Red Roof Inn,
SUBWAY, Texas Roadhouse, and Yamaha (News - Alert) Corporation of America. 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.
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