Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading cloud provider of people management solutions announced today that RDO Equipment Co., a company that provides innovative solutions for John Deere agriculture and construction, Vermeer, and Topcon customers in more than 60 locations across the U.S., is leveraging the UltiPro human capital management (HCM) solutionfor increased employee engagement, HR operational effectiveness, and strategic workforce analytics and reporting. With approximately 1,700 employees throughout the U.S., RDO Equipment Co. found it needed to replace the disparate and complex solutions it was using for HR and payroll with a single system of record that was accessible, convenient, and easy to use. RDO Equipment Co. went live on UltiPro in 2008 and has seen a high adoption rate among its employees. “Our employees appreciate the functionality that UltiPro provides. They engage with the solution frequently, starting from the time they apply for a job and join the company,” said Marsha Snyder, HRMS payroll analyst at RDO Equipment Co. “With UltiPro, our employees have had more ownership and control over their career.” One example of how RDO Equipment Co. is engaging its employees and managers with UltiPro is through collaborative, ongoing performance management. Both managers and employees are encouraged to journal periodically about team members’ accomplishments, progress toward goals, and challenges. “With UltiPro, our performance management process is a two-sided dialogue between a manager and an employee rather than a simple employee evaluation done on paper using primarily supervisor input,” said Snyder. “UltiPro has made performance management at RDO Equipment Co. more effective — a cleaner, more consistent process that has definitely improved employee engagement.” By using UltiPro for all of its employee-facing processes, RDO Equipment Co. has made access easier for employees who only need to remember a single login and Web address.