Ultimate Software of Westin, Florida recently announced that luxury-retail real estate firm The Taubman Company is using Ultimate’s branded UltiPro global payroll system to expand its Asian operations, partnering with Celergo payroll services.
Ultimate Software is a human capital management (HCM) cloud solutions provider, serving Michigan-based Taubman since 1998. Ultimate was instrumental in supporting Taubman’s expansion in China and South Korea in 2005 and over the past decade as Taubman sought to utilize the optimum system for organizing employee data.
“When we expanded globally, it initially felt as if there were two separate companies in our structure,” Bonnie McLean, Taubman’s HRIT and operations manager, said. “We didn’t want to have satellite offices, and we were looking for a solution that would unify technology and people. We found that in UltiPro. Bringing together all of our people’s information into one system has also helped unify our culture, making Taubman employees worldwide feel that they are all part of the same organization.”
Taubman’s industry presence has grown through its use of UltiPro, and the firm’s HR staff can quickly access and synchronize information worldwide using the platform. Not only can Taubman oversee its global operations more effectively, but it can also streamline its payroll operations with Ultimate’s software.
“We realized that the opportunity to work with Ultimate and Celergo to manage and pay our global workforce made sense for our operations and growth,” McLean said. “We saw the efficiencies in having UltiPro as one global hub with a payroll provider to serve our HR teams in Hong Kong, Korea, and China, so they could manage data directly, ensuring compliance. When headquarters is literally around the world from another office, you cannot underestimate the value in having real-time reporting. UltiPro has simply made our lives better.”
Employing over 2,700 personnel, Ultimate was ranked in Fortune’s top 25 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2015, its fourth consecutive such rating. Partner Celergo is a global payroll services provider based in Illinois.