InformationWeek identifies and honors the most innovative users of information technology in the U.S. with its annual InformationWeek 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of some of the best‐known organizations in the country. Past overall winners include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, PACCAR Inc., The Vanguard Group, CME Group, National Semiconductor, Con‐Way, and Principal Financial Group. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek 500 spotlights the power of innovation in information technology.Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/ . About Ultimate Software Ultimate is a leading cloud provider of people management solutions, with more than 10 million people records in the cloud. Built on the belief that people are the most important ingredient of any business, Ultimate's award-winning UltiPro delivers HR, payroll, time, and talent management solutions that seamlessly connect people with the information and resources they need to work more effectively. Founded in 1990, the company is headquartered in Weston, Florida, and has more than 1,700 professionals focused on developing the highest quality solutions and services. In 2013, Ultimate was ranked #9 on FORTUNE'S list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For,” and Minyanville Media Inc. named Ultimate among the top 10 most ethical businesses in the U.S. In its Cloud Buyer’s Bill of Rights Certification, Constellation Research awarded Ultimate its highest level of certification. Ultimate has more than 2,500 customers with employees in 144 countries, including Adobe Systems Incorporated, Culligan International, Major League Baseball, Pep Boys, Texas Rangers Baseball, and Texas Roadhouse. More information on Ultimate’s products and services for people management can be found at www.ultimatesoftware.com. About InformationWeek For more than 30 years, InformationWeek has provided millions of IT executives worldwide with the insight and perspective they need to leverage the business value of technology. InformationWeek provides CIOs and IT executives with commentary, analysis, and research through its thriving online community, digital issues, webcasts, proprietary research, and live, in‐person events. InformationWeek’s award‐winning editorial coverage can be found at www.informationweek.com . InformationWeek is produced by UBM Tech, a global media business that brings together the world’s technology industry through live events and online properties. Other UBM Tech’s brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, Game Developer Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company’s products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers. UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development, and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.
Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading cloud provider of people management solutions, today announced that it was named to this year’s InformationWeek 500—a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. This was Ultimate’s second consecutive year being ranked on this exclusive list. The full list can be found at www.informationweek.com/500 . One of the innovations highlighted in Ultimate’s submission was the company’s new cloud-based connectivity platform—called the UltiPro Carrier Network. The UltiPro Carrier Network provides customers with an easy-to-use, template-based approach to connecting their company’s HCM solution to the third-party providers and systems critical to their business ecosystem, such as benefits providers. Through a library of pre-built “connectors,” the UltiPro Carrier Network allows customers to eliminate complex and costly manual integrations needed to automate data exchange to third parties. With the UltiPro Carrier Network, Ultimate’s customers can easily create, view, and maintain data integrations from the UltiPro solution. “Businesses continue to expect more connectivity, more data, and more accessibility than ever before, and we consider our cloud services as an opportunity to change the HCM landscape—providing end users with innovative, easy-to-use technology so that businesses can achieve higher levels of adoption, performance, and productivity,” said Scott Scherr CEO, president, and founder at Ultimate Software. “Our products and services combine the best of cloud technology with end-to-end human capital management. Receiving this prestigious recognition from InformationWeek validates our focus on continuously improving the HCM technology experience for our customers and their employees.” “The theme of this year's InformationWeek 500 is digital business. It's a movement, rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking, and other customer‐focused technologies that are turning companies and industries on their ear," said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. "Every enterprise is now a digital business—or needs to become one fast. The organizations in our ranking are leading the way.”