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Birmingham Water Works Selects Ultimate Software

WESTON, Fla., Oct. 11 — Ultimate Software (NASDAQ:ULTI), a leading provider
of end-to-end, strategic human resources,
payroll, and talent management solutions, announced today that Birmingham
Water Works, the largest water system in Alabama, has selected Ultimate
Software’s UltiPro.

Birmingham Water Works had been using an in-house "homegrown" solution for
human resources, benefits, and payroll that does not provide the
self-service and workflow functionality needed to help build
cross-organizational efficiencies. The municipality chose UltiPro in June
2006 to help streamline and automate its people management practices to
include: talent management, compensation and benefits administration,
performance management, training and organizational development, workforce
analytics, and employee and manager self-service to deliver information to
managers and more than 500 employees via the Web.

"We have members of our HR team called Business Partners, who are aligned
with departments throughout our organization and responsible for providing
human capital support and consulting on a variety of issues ranging from
staffing, employee relations, performance management, etc., to support the
Water Works business strategy," said Paul Lloyd, director of human resources
for Birmingham Water Works. "Our HR business partners have not really been
empowered with the tools or time for such undertakings, so one of our goals
with UltiPro is to give them both."

By leveraging UltiPro, Birmingham Water Works plans to furnish approximately
80 supervisors with around-the-clock rights to workforce metrics about their
teams on such topics as open position details, performance management, and
employee training and development. Using its current legacy system, the HR
team has required significant assistance from IT staff for report generation
and cannot provide business intelligence information to executives and
managers over the Web.

"We look forward to giving our company leadership more and better
information for decision-making and forecasting. We are very excited that
UltiPro will allow us to offer these reports online so information is
readily available, while freeing up our IT and HR teams to focus on other
projects," said Lloyd. "By moving from paper-driven processes to electronic
transactions, we hope to eliminate a number of administrative tasks
performed in human resources and use this time to better support the people
management practices in the organization.

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