UltiPro Time and Attendance Review

Ultimate Software
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Ultimate Software
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UltiPro Time & Attend. At A Glance

Good: More efficient time-tracking methods, real-time data for analyzing attendance and other labor-related information, tablet-based TouchBase module for employees to record time and contact managers.
Bad: Interface is not always intuitive, customer support response times tend to be slow.
Bottom Line: Time-tracking modules for efficient timekeeping so HR and managers can focus on more important tasks.

Product Overview

This review focuses on UltiPro’s Time and Attendance features. For companies looking for a payroll module, we recommend checking out UltiPro Payroll. For companies looking for a general HRMS solution, we recommend our review of UltiPro.

Ultimate Software’s UltiPro delivers two time solutions: Time and Attendance and Time Management. In addition, Ultimate provides several self-service time clock options, including UltiPro TouchBase. We’ll take a look at each one.

Designed for larger businesses with unique needs, UltiPro Time and Attendance delivers a variety of capabilities, including time and labor management, leave management, time entry options, and workforce scheduling options. Businesses can manage employee leave as well as analyze attendance and other labor data. The solution sends alerts to managers that help prevent labor-related issues, such as labor-law violations, coverage gaps, and excess spending.

UltiPro Time Management benefits companies by streamlining their time-tracking processes, including eliminating paper-based time sheets. Employees can clock in and out using a variety devices and hours are automatically pushed to UltiPro Payroll for processing. Managers can set shifts, automatically assign hours, and fill staff shortages. Similar to Time and Attendance, Time Management includes real-time data for reporting.

UltiPro TouchBase is a timeclock and self-service device that enables hourly employees to punch in and out via a tablet. Employees can even access their personnel information via TouchBase and and view important messages form managers and administrators. TouchBase provides companies with many ways to validate employee identity, such as photos, PIN entry, barcode, magnetic swipe, HID or RFID.

UltiPro’s time solutions integrate with the rest of UltiPro, automatically pulling data such as employee profiles and payroll information for more efficient HR tasks.

Features

We’ve indicated UltiPro’s standard time-tracking features below.

However, we also want to mention that employees can view their leave balances and request time off through UltiPro and UltiPro’s mobile experience. Managers can approve or deny time off requests for all their direct reports on a single screen as well as UltiPro’s mobile experience, making leave approval more efficient.

Aside from TouchBase, employees can punch in or out using their preferred mobile devices. Managers can also create shift schedules and automatically assign hours to employees.

 

  • Attendance Tracking?
  • Biometric?
  • Employee Scheduling?
  • Hardware?
  • Hourly Employee Tracking?
  • Mobile?
  • Salaried Employee Tracking?
  • Vacation/Sick/Leave Tracking?

Target Market

Ultimate Software serves a wide variety of industries, such as finance, hospitality, health care, manufacturing, retail and nonprofits.

Below, we’ve listed some of their clients:

  • Bloomin’ Brands
  • Culligan International
  • Feeding America
  • HonorHealth
  • Kawasaki
  • Major League Baseball
  • Pep Boys
  • Subway
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Yamaha Corporation of America

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Implementation/Integration

UltiPro is available as a cloud solution with a per-employee per-month subscription. This is ideal for companies that want to avoid the costs, complexities, or IT resources that come with maintaining servers and hardware. Ultimate Software houses the data and handles the maintenance and upgrades.

Ultimate Software’s approach to implementation is an on-time, on-budget deployment. With fixed-fee pricing customers pay a flat fee based on the organization’s requirements and the level of UltiPro functionality selected. Ultimate’s activation process is designed to deploy UltiPro in the shortest time frame possible. And customers don’t begin paying until after their solution is live.

The customer receives a dedicated account manager, who will be on-site to determine requirements and design, handle implementation, and provide training. This dedicated account manager remains as the customer’s first point of contact throughout their partnership with Ultimate.

Customer Service & Support

Ultimate Software provides a variety of included support services at no extra cost, such as phone, email, live chat, an online customer community, Rapid Response Hotline, and online and instructor-led training. Training is included at no additional cost and in unlimited amounts for all customers.

In 2013, it also launched a distance-learning tool called HCM Online Academy for HR professionals who want to learn more about the HCM industry.

Pricing

Ultimate Software doesn’t publicly release their pricing information. Please contact them directly for a quote.

Shortcomings

Some users have reported that the interface tends to be clunky and not intuitive. They also have said customer support response times tend to be slow.

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About

Ultimate Software is a leading cloud provider of cloud-based HCM solutions, with more than 33 million employees records in the cloud. The company operates with a commitment to always put people first. UltiPro encompasses a wide range of HR functionalities to effectively manage your workforce from payroll, to time and attendance, to benefits, to talent acquisition and talent management. UltiPro’s solutions are supported by powerful business intelligence and reporting to help you drive smarter, people-focused business results.

In addition to its HCM solutions, Ultimate Software also provides services for companies looking to outsource some of their HR functions. Services offered include tax filing, printing W2 forms, and printing paychecks. Ultimate is also a certified and IRS approved transmitter for ACA filing.

Ultimate Software is considered the first vendor to deliver HR and payroll in the cloud and has received numerous accolades over the years. Recognition includes Fortune’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies, Forbes Most Innovative Growth Companies, Nucleus Research’s “Leader” in HCM, #1 on FORTUNE’S 2016 and 2017 list of Best Large Workplaces in Technology, and ranked #7 on FORTUNE’s 2017 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, to name a few.

Ultimate Software has over 4,000 customers and over 4,000 employees in 160 countries. It reported an annual revenue of $781 million in 2016.

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Terrible

on 2018-01-13 01:14:12

First pay period with ultipro and many errors on employees statements. ADP was much easier to view and did not have any issues.



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UltiPro sucks

on 2017-11-16 11:37:50

It's too much to have to get into the system just to find out how much you got paid from your measly job



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