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AAA and RiverStone Group Outsource to Ultimate Software

WESTON, Fla., March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Ultimate Software (NASDAQ:ULTI) , a leading provider of Web-based payroll and workforce management solutions, announced today that AAA Ohio Auto Club and the RiverStone Group Inc. have chosen Ultimate Software’s UltiPro Workforce Management so they can benefit from comprehensive, customizable reporting.

AAA Ohio Auto Club serves more than 850,000 members with 33 offices in 38 counties in Ohio. The organization has been using a payroll service bureau but needed a more comprehensive solution for managing its workforce. AAA Ohio wanted an intuitive, integrated human resource management solution (HRMS) with easy-to-use report writing tools and workforce analytics. After evaluating several solutions, the AAA Ohio team decided in January 2005 that UltiPro delivered through Ultimate Software’s hosted service model, Intersourcing, was the best solution for their business.

“UltiPro’s reporting tools are very simple to use. Because, with UltiPro, we are exercising on-demand control over our human capital management processes by having in-house access to functions we didn’t control with our service bureau, it was important to us that the new solution be robust yet straightforward like UltiPro is,” said Linda Ulrey, human resources director for AAA Ohio Auto Club. “UltiPro will give us the ability to generate more detailed and accurate ad hoc reports without difficult calculations and formulas, and allow us to make reports available to management on their own desktops.”

With Intersourcing, customers experience the best of in-house and on- demand solutions as well as the convenience of outsourcing, because the IT functions are managed by Ultimate Software. Ultimate Software completes all upgrades and system maintenance associated with UltiPro, while users have access via the Web to the more than 600 standard and customizable reports, including business intelligence tools and workforce analytics, that are bundled into the solution.

The sophistication of UltiPro’s reporting was a major consideration when RiverStone Group, a leading privately held surface mining company in the Midwest, selected the solution in January of 2005 as well. With 6 subsidiaries overseeing 35 operating locations in 3 states, the company had been using an older mainframe system for its human resources and payroll functions that required programmer assistance for report generation. RiverStone needed an up- to-date HRMS that could handle multiple companies and locations and would provide human resource and payroll staff with real-time reporting on these business units without programmer assistance.

“We’re eagerly anticipating UltiPro’s sophisticated reporting that we can adapt to our needs without IT help,” said Amy Castrey, payroll manager for RiverStone. “Our previous solution focused primarily on payroll, so we’re excited about integrating and automating our human resources functions. Our workforce reporting should be much more comprehensive than what we’ve had.”

“Managing governmental compliance, measuring workforce trends, and preparing day-to-day reports are paramount to both the human resource community and upper-level business executives,” said Greg Swick, senior vice president of sales for Ultimate Software. “We’re pleased to see that, whether businesses elect to use UltiPro through an on-demand Intersourcing arrangement like AAA Ohio or manage it in-house like RiverStone, we can provide the workforce analytics and reporting they need for better decision-making without IT assistance, delays, or extra charges.”

About Ultimate Software

Ultimate Software, a leading provider of Web-based payroll and workforce management solutions, markets award-winning UltiPro as licensed software, as a hosted application through Intersourcing, and as a co-branded offering to Business Service Providers (BSPs) under the “Powered by UltiPro” brand. The Company employs approximately 450 professionals who are united in their commitment to developing trendsetting solutions and delivering quality service. Ultimate Software customers represent diverse industries and include such organizations as Benihana Restaurants, The Container Store, Elizabeth Arden, The Florida Marlins Baseball Team, The New York Yankees Baseball Team, Omni Hotels, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, SkyWest Airlines, and Trammell Crow Residential. More information on Ultimate Software’s products and services can be found at http://www.ultimatesoftware.com/ .

UltiPro and Intersourcing are registered trademarks of The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. All other trademarks referenced are the property of their respective owners.


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