business intelligence & integration
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You won’t want to miss exploring the Ultimate Experience! You will be able to spend hours in the Encore Ballroom learning from Ultimate’s product and service specialists and UltiPro Managed Services practitioners, as well as uncover innovative solutions from all of our sponsor partners. Based off of last year’s feedback, we are reorganizing the floor to make it easier to get answers to your questions and find experts in your specific areas of interest.
Each Ultimate station outlined below will be staffed with a combination of product and service professionals with knowledge about current and future capabilities, efficient product utilization, and the ability to help resolve your challenges.
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UltiPro’s talent solutions can help you attract, engage, and develop your workforce for today and tomorrow with a person-centered approach to UltiPro Recruiting, UltiPro Onboarding, employee surveys with UltiPro Perception, UltiPro Performance Management, UltiPro Succession Management, and UltiPro Learning development tools. Get a glimpse into what's coming in these product areas, engage with the UltiPro experts, and hear how UltiPro can help you build a talent pipeline to meet your organization's needs.
Our discounted room blocks at both the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore hotels are no longer available. Please call the Wynn at 877-321-9966, tell the reservations operator that you are with the Ultimate Software group and if rooms are available, they will quote you the current rate.
imagine. create. achieve.
Ultimate Software customers will not want to miss this opportunity to be inspired to envision unlimited possibilities.
one person's daydreaming is another person's day.
Based on your feedback, we’re bringing back our onsite community service event – on Monday in 2019! There’s no better way to start off the week than with giving back to the community. More details will follow about this activity. NOTE: You should arrive early Monday in order to participate. Onsite registration will be open from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm that day. Things really get pumping on Tuesday morning at 8:30 am with our opening keynote. If you miss checking in on Monday, don’t worry, we’ll be open bright and early on Tuesday at 6:30 am, so you still have time to grab breakfast and not miss any of the general session.
Monday, April 1
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am – 8:00 am
8:30 am – 9:30 am
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:15 pm
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Registration / Information Desk Open
General Session featuring Ultimate Software keynote speakers: Adam Rogers, Chief Technology Officer, and Martin Hartshorne, Vice President of Products
Ultimate Experience Open
Product Roadmap Presentation
User Community Open House
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evening are what dreams are made of. our evening events:
the ultimate experience reception
After your first day of breakout sessions, it’s time to let down your hair, put on your dancing shoes, or do whatever it is YOU do to recharge your batteries. Join Ultimate Software from 7:00 – 10:00 pm at our high-energy Welcome Reception Party at XS, one of the highest-rated nightclubs in the U.S. Join friends (old and new!) at this stylish indoor/outdoor venue. Enjoy drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres while you enjoy our DJ. If the “nightclub scene” isn’t for you, that’s okay! XS overflows into the resort pool area, which offers a quieter location away from the dance floor. There’s truly no better way to start your Connections experience than at this reception!
We promise to make you “Roar” about your week at Connections – and this includes the final event of the conference. You won’t want to miss our epic Customer Appreciation Party featuring a private performance by Katy Perry. During her 10 years with Capitol Records, she has racked up a cumulative 18+ billion streams alongside worldwide sales of more than 40+ million adjusted albums and 125+ million tracks. She is the most-followed person globally on Twitter, the first to surpass 100 million followers, and now you will get to see her perform live! Our DJ kicks off the night at 8:00 pm, then after Katy Perry takes the stage, our DJ will be back for more music and dancing until 1:00 am. Only Ultimate Software customers and registered conference attendees may attend this event.
Tuesday, April 2
• Welcome Keynote
• User Community
Ultimate Experience Open
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Registration / Information Desk Open
Wednesday, April 3
Ultimate Experience Reception
Night On Your Own
• Scott Scherr, CEO
• Magic Johnson
and Larry Bird
• Michael C. Bush
• Mick Ebeling
Customer Appreciation Party
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
DJ: 8:00 to 9:00 and 10:00 to 1:00 am
Katy Perry: 9:00 - 10:00 pm
Please stop by the registration desk to check-in and pick up your conference badge, bag, and t-shirt.
Community Service Project
Join Ultimate Software for a volunteer activity to kick off the week while making a lasting impact on the local Las Vegas Community! April is recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Child Rescue Coalition is a non-profit that enables law enforcement to track, arrest, and prosecute child predators using a proprietary technology platform. You’ll get a brief overview of the technology, followed by a fun activity assembling care packages for rescued children.
Tuesday's General session ...
Breakfast will be served in the
Encore Ballroom, Mouton 1, Margaux, Sunset Terrace.
Lunch will be served in the
Encore Ballroom, Mouton 1, Margaux, Sunset Terrace.
Ultimate Experience will open at 10:30 am on Tuesday. Meet with UltiPro product and service specialists, visit our sponsors, and learn more about UltiPro’s current and future capabilities.
Join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres/food stations at our exciting Welcome Reception at Encore’s XS nightclub! Our DJ will entertain and delight you. If dancing and music aren’t for you, the resort pool area will provide a quieter atmosphere while still being a part of the fun.
Choose from a variety of breakout sessions from
Mouse over time slot in the agenda for more information.
Breakfast will be served in the Encore Ballroom,
Mouton 1, Margaux, and Sunset Terrace.
Lunch will be served in the Encore ballroom,
Mouton 1, Margaux, and Sunset Terrace.
Ultimate Experience will be open from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm on Wednesday in the Latour Ballroom.
Join other Ulti customers and staff for a drink before you head out on your own. Meet your Executive Relationship Manager, talk with our partner sponsors, and much more!
Enjoy all that Las Vegas has to offer. Don’t forget - Wynn Las Vegas and Encore have over 15 restaurants to choose from.
Breakfast will be served in the Encore ballroom,
Mouton 1, Margaux, and Sunset Terrace.
This is your last chance to visit the Ultimate Experience, which will be open from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm on Thursday.
tracks & sessions
To ensure there are learning opportunities for all attendees, over 150 breakout sessions – covering 65 different topics – will be offered at Connections 2019. Sessions topics are categorized into the tracks below to help you identify which sessions will be the most valuable for you to attend. Click on a track below to view a preliminary list of session topics (minor modifications may be made before sessions are finalized). A detailed session schedule, presenter announcements, and session descriptions will be made available for planning purposes before session registration goes live. Please note: a Wi-Fi enabled laptop is required to complete specific exercises designed for learning comprehension in the Hands-on learning sessions.
UltiPro Hands-On Learning
Maximize the Value of UltiPro
Engaging and Managing People
UltiPro Configuration and Integration
Personal Development & HCM Strategy
Hands-on Learning sessions are 2 to 2 ½ hour, in-depth training on some of the most popular areas of UltiPro. We will be offering 30+ sessions across Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. To maximize the full value of your hands-on session, bring a Wi-Fi enabled laptop to complete specific exercises in an UltiPro learning environment. Many of these topics are already offered in UltiUniversity, or will be available before Connections
Learn how to extend the value of your UltiPro investment through insight form our product leaders and our partners.
Increase your payroll efficiency, boost accuracy, and save time while effectively utilizing flexible payroll administration, tax management, and time and attendance solutions.
Discover, unlock and fulfill the talent potential of your workforce with easy-to-use UltiPro tools and thought-leadership topics to support a person-centered lifecycle.
Explore the power of what you can accomplish by configuring UltiPro to match your business needs - from platform configuration to best practices for getting the information you need in and out of UltiPro. Also, learn how to best leverage UltiPro’s newest integration tools to more easily integrate data from UltiPro to your other business applications.
Canadian and multi-national employers will benefit from learning more about how to leverage UltiPro to solve unique payroll, HR, and compliance challenges. Customers are encouraged to participate in a Hands-on Learning Canadian payroll session.
Gain complete visibility and insight into your workforce with UltiPro’s comprehensive business intelligence tools, including the latest updates about how Xander AI (artificial intelligence) analyzes HCM data and delivers instant, unbiased insight.
Throughout the week you will be able to meet and network with other UltiPro customers in breakout sessions, during meals, and while enjoying evening events.
Customer Roundtable Networking Discussions – Throughout the week you will have the opportunity of selecting from a variety of different networking sessions. During registration we ask customers to provide feedback on what topics they would most want to network about at Connections. Based on these responses, we will be creating session options for you to select from during breakout sessions registration in February/March.
Connections is not just about UltiPro – it is also about your personal and professional growth. Based on customer feedback, we have expanded our offering and separated these sessions into their own track.
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Community Service Activity
Las Vegas is Ultimate Software’s home away from home during Connections – and we would love it if you helped us give back to the community that has given us so much.
April is recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States, and Child Rescue Coalition is a non-profit that enables law enforcement to track, arrest and prosecute child predators using a proprietary technology platform created by its founder and given to law enforcement 100% free of charge. Join us in the afternoon on Monday, April 1st for an optional activity as we assemble care packages for Child Rescue Coalition. These care packages will be donated to the Las Vegas police department who will give them to children in need or who are rescued – allowing Connections 2019 participants to have a lasting impact on the local community. Learn more about Child Rescue Coalition here.
Don’t miss this epic Customer Appreciation Party featuring Katy Perry. Our DJ kicks off the party at 8 pm, then Katy Perry takes the stage for an hour-long private concert. After the concert, our DJ will be back for more music and dancing until 1 am.
Thursday, April 4th
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, Wynn Lafite Ballroom
Customer Appreciation Party
Join other customers and staff in the Ultimate Experience for a drink before you head out for a night on your own in Las Vegas. This is the time to meet with executive relationship managers, talk with our partners, learn more about new UltiPro products and innovations you might want to implement, and get your passport stamped for an opportunity to win prizes. The reception has been extended to give you more time to explore the experience, talk to partners and staff, and enjoy a drink!
Wednesday, April 3rd
Wynn Latour Ballroom, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The Ultimate Experience Reception
Tuesday, April 2nd
Encore XS Nightclub, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thursday, April 4
chief technology officer
vice president of products
Choose from a variety of breakout sessions on different tracks, session registration will open late February.
Wednesday's General Session
Hall of Fame Basketball Legend, President of Basketball Operations for the LA Lakers
chief executive officer & founder, not impossible labs
Choose from a variety of breakout sessions on different tracks, session registration will open late February.
Thursday's General Session
You don’t have to see the whole staircase,
just take the first step.
- Martin Luther King Jr.
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Hall of Fame Basketball Legend and Former Coach, President of the Indiana Pacers
reasons to attend connections 2019
there are many exciting and rewarding reasons to attend connections.
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Ultimate Software's Connections conference is known for its captivating speakers — inspiring voices who encompass the ideas of dreaming big. In addition to Ultimate Software speakers, we have guest speakers you won't want to miss! On Wednesday, we're extremely honored to have, NBA legends and members of the 1992 Olympic Dream team, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird join us to share their journey to achieving their dream. And on Thursday morning, join us for inspirational speeches on what it means to dream big from CEO of Great Place to Work, Michael C. Bush, and founder and CEO of Not Impossible Labs, Mick Ebeling.
Guest Keynote Speakers
A recipient of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award, named one of Wired’s “Agents of Change” and listed as one of the most influential creative people by The Creativity 50’s, Mick Ebeling has sparked a movement of pragmatic, inspirational innovation. As a career producer and filmmaker, and now founder and CEO of Not Impossible Labs, Ebeling harvests the power of technology and story to change the world. He founded Not Impossible on the premise that nothing is impossible. His mantra of “commit, then figure it out” allows him to convene a disparate team of hackers, doers, makers, and thinkers to create devices that better the world by brining accessibility for all. Ebeling not only pushes the bar on innovation, he also shares the emotionally resonating story of doing so. These narratives of overcoming seemingly impossible odds have inspired people across the world to do the same.
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Not Impossible Labs
A recipient of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award, named one of Wired’s “Agents of Change” and listed as one of the most influential creative people by The Creativity 50’s, Mick Ebeling has sparked a movement of pragmatic, inspirational innovation. As a career producer and filmmaker, and now founder and CEO of Not Impossible, Ebeling harvests the power of technology and story to change the world. He founded Not Impossible on the premise that nothing is impossible. His mantra of "commit, then figure it out" allows him to convene a disparate team of hackers, doers, makers and thinkers to create devices that better the world by bringing accessibility for all. Ebeling not only pushes the bar on innovation, he also shares the emotionally resonating story of doing so. These narratives of overcoming seemingly impossible odds have inspired people across the world to do the same.
former first lady
Jump and the net will appear.
- Mick Ebeling
Michael C. Bush is CEO of Great Place to Work, the global research analytics firm that produces the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, the World’s Best Workplaces list, the 100 Best Workplaces for Women list, the Best Workplaces for Diversity list, and dozens of other distinguished workplace rankings around the world. Driven by a love of business and an unwavering commitment to fair and equitable treatment, Michael joined Great Place to Work as CEO in 2015, bringing 30 years of experience leading and growing organizations. This includes serving as CEO of Tetra Tech Communications, which he grew from $40 million to $300 million in revenue. Michael is a former member of President Obama’s White House Business Council and a founding board member of the private equity seed-fund, Fund Good Jobs, which invests in small inner-city businesses.
Chief Executive Officer
Great Place to Work
michael c. bush
Earvin “Magic” Johnson has successfully parlayed his skills and tenacity from the basketball court into the business world as Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises (MJE). With his continued love of basketball, Johnson is utilizing those same skills and bringing his winning spirit to his recent role as the President of Basketball Operations for the LA Lakers. Johnson is constantly expanding his commanding presence and relevancy through various sports and business ventures. Most notably, he is the Chairman and Founder of the Magic Johnson Foundation and continues his commitment to transform urban America through HIV/AIDS awareness and educational programs. Remaining true to his humble Lansing, MI beginnings, he is unwaveringly dedicated to working with major corporations and partners to bring jobs and high-quality products and services to underserved communities.
Hall of Fame Basketball Legend, Business Owner and President of Basketball Operations for the LA Lakers
earvin "magic" johnson
Larry Bird, referred to as “The Living Legend” by Sports Illustrated, is credited with the national resurgence of the NBA in the 1980’s and internationally in the 90’s by co-captaining the very first professional Olympic Dream Team. Larry by far has one of the most impressive resumes in sports annals: Rookie of the Year, 12 NBA All-Star selections, multiple MVP awards and Hall of Fame enshrinements, and three NBA championship titles with the Boston Celtics. Larry’s intense work ethic, is what led to the title selection of his best-selling autobiography, Drive: The Story of My Life. Larry also co-authored Bird Watching: On Playing and Coaching the Game I Love and then partnered with Magic Johnson to write When the Game Was Ours. From 2003 until 2017, Larry led the Indiana Pacers as President of Basketball Operations until he stepped down to serve as a special consultant.
Hall of Fame Basketball Legend and Former Coach, President of the Indiana Pacers
To ensure customers maximize the value of attending Connections 2019, they will have the opportunity to customize a unique learning experience. Every attendee will be required to create a personal agenda by selecting up to nine different breakout sessions (three per day) – from a list of more than 70 different topics! A preliminary list of session titles are categorized below by tracks (modifications may occur over the next few months). Click on each track to review session topics that we are planning to offer. A finalized version of these session topics along with descriptions, presenters, and times offered will be made available before session registration opens in late February.
UltiPro Hands-on Learning
Personal Development and HCM Strategy
UltiPro Reporting and Analytics
Maximizing the Value of UltiPro
Managing Payroll and Time
Engaging and Managing People
UltiPro Configuration and Integration
UltiPro Canada and Global
Hands-on Learning sessions are in-depth trainings on some of our most popular areas of UltiPro. During these 2 – 2 ½ hour-long sessions, you will be practicing using UltiPro in an UltiPro learning environment. To ensure every customer can participate in these popular sessions, you will be limited to selecting just one session for the first week of breakout session registration (opening late Feb. 2019). After the first week, all remaining seats will be made available for you to add to your agendas until all sessions are filled. If any additional sessions you want are filled to capacity, the same courses will be available in UltiUniversity.
click on tracks below for session titles
Connections is not just about UltiPro – it is also about your personal and professional growth and challenging you to think differently. Based on customer feedback, we have expanded the number of sessions in this track.
• 3 Trends Every HR Pro Must Know in 2019
• Adaptive Leadership: Overcome Resistance to Change and Help Your Team Thrive
• Better Decision Making Through Science: Overcome Cognitive Biases for Effective Leadership
• Courageous Presence for Women
• Creating a Culture of Courage: The HR Silver Bullet
• DE&I: Moving Beyond Diversity
• Fierce Accountability: Embracing Responsibility to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Goals
• Fierce Generations: Recruit, Manage, and Retain a Diverse and Multi-Generational Workforce
• Radical Candor: Give, Get, and Encourage Great Feedback
• Recruiting for Culture: 5 Tips to Land Top Talent
• Shape a People-First Future of Work
• Unleash Your Power to Deliver Results: 5 Tips to Discover Your Maximum Potential
• Whole Brain Thinking: The Key to Improving Communication and Productivity within Teams
Extend the value of your UltiPro investment through insight from our product leaders. This year, you will have two options to attend our popular Roadmap overview session, but you will need to select one when you create your personal agenda.
• A Look Ahead: The Inside Scoop on UltiPro’s Roadmap
• From Launch to Customer Success: Making Your Transition Seamless
• Helping You Help Yourself: Knowledge at Your Fingertips
• UltiPro for the Win! Insights from 2018 Innovation Award Winners
• UltiPro Unwrapped: Tips on Leveraging New Features from Recent Releases
• Product Demos
o UltiPro Benefits Prime
o UltiPro Compensation Management
o UltiPro Learning
o UltiPro Perception
o UltiPro Talent Acquisition
o UltiPro Talent Management
o UltiPro Workforce Management
Increase your payroll efficiency, boost accuracy, and save time while utilizing flexible payroll administration, tax management, and time and attendance solutions. Tips and tricks will also be offered to help you manage PTO and what you can do to prepare for year-end.
• Canadian and U.S. Payroll: Different Countries, Different Requirements
• Don't Fear Year-End: Finishing the Year Strong (and Stress Free) with UltiPro
• Every Day's Pay Day: Tips and Tricks for Making UltiPro Payroll Pay Off Year-Round
• "Feels Like a Vacation!" How to Make PTO in UltiPro a Breeze
• How UltiPro Payroll Pays Off for Us: A Customer Panel
• Our Favorite UltiPro Time Management Features: A Customer Panel
• Simple Tips for Saving Time with UltiPro Time and Attendance
• Taking UltiPro Time Management to the Next Level: Advanced Tips and Tricks
• UltiPro Time and Scheduling: Realizing the Power of "People First" Workforce Management
• Using UltiPro Payment Services for Tax Filing and Wage Garnishments
From options for simplifying complex HR operations and compliance, to tracking all HCM information, there is something for everyone. Sessions on collecting and understanding employee feedback, administering benefits, and leveraging UltiPro talent management and learning solutions will help modernize a personalized experience for your employees.
• A Rewarding Experience with UltiPro Compensation Management
• AI for HR: Hype, Hope, and Reality
• Deliver a Stress-Free Benefits Shopping Experience with UltiPro Benefits Prime
• Discover the Next "Must-Have" Solution: HR Service Delivery
• How UltiPro Makes Open Enrollment and Life Events Easy
• Inside UltiPro Recruiting: Explore Current and Upcoming Features
• Productive Employees from Day One: Tips and Tricks for Maximizing UltiPro Onboarding
• Staying in the Know: Facing Your Year-Round Compliance Challenges
• Take a Deep Dive into UltiPro Benefits Prime: Tips and Tricks for Advanced Users
• Take a Deep Dive into UltiPro Learning: Tips and Tricks for Advanced Users
• Take a Deep Dive into UltiPro Perception: Tips and Tricks for Advanced Users
• What We Uncovered Using UltiPro Perception: Customer Success Story
• You're Golden: Mastering California Compliance with UltiPro
Throughout the week you will be able to meet and network with other UltiPro customers in breakout sessions, during meals, and while enjoying evening events. In response to customer feedback, our networking roundtable sessions have been revamped for 2019. Topics will be based on key HCM business issues, and will be offered all 3 days of Connections allowing you to attend multiple sessions most relevant to you. To ensure we are focused on current challenges, we will finalize and announce topics in early 2019.
Explore the power of what you can accomplish with UltiPro’s flexible technology platform to meet your business needs – from platform configuration to security and system administration best practices, you will not want to miss these sessions. You will also learn how to best leverage UltiPro’s integration tools to easily get critical information in and out of UltiPro and into your other business applications.
• Extend the Value of UltiPro with the Integration Hub and Partner Marketplace
• Security Best Practices: Protecting Your Organization and Its People
• System Administration Best Practices: Saving You Time and Effort
• UltiPro On Your Terms: The Power of Platform Configurability
Canadian and multinational employers will benefit from learning more about how to leverage UltiPro to solve unique payroll, HR, and compliance challenges.
• 5 Tips for a Worry-Free Year-End in Canada
• Canadian Record of Employment: Peer Challenges and Solutions
• Going Global: New Features, Enhancements, and Compliance Updates
• Hands-on Learning Payroll Topics: Manage Reversals and Adjustments - Canada
• Mastering Canadian Provincial Employment Rules
• Navigating the Gray Areas of Canadian Taxable Benefits: A Customer Panel
* You must bring your own Wi-Fi enabled laptop to maximize your learning experience
UltiPro lets you pull data across all areas to capture key metrics in an instant. Gain complete visibility and insight into your workforce with UltiPro’s comprehensive reporting and business intelligence tools. Sessions will be offered for every user level with solutions to common challenges (based on support cases) to leveraging more complex under-utilized capabilities.
• Be a Hero with UltiPro Business Intelligence: Leveraging Reporting in Your Everyday Duties
• Beyond the Basics: Creative Ways to Use Business Intelligence Reporting
• See the Unseen: The Inside Scoop on Underutilized UltiPro Business Intelligence Features
• UltiPro Business Intelligence “Unwrapped”: The Magic of Bursting
• UltiPro Business Intelligence: Cool Tools for Smarter Reporting
• Unlocking the Power of Reporting with UltiPro Business Intelligence: A Customer Panel
TRACKS & SESSIONS
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
• Cognos Analytics: Create a Dashboard
• Cognos Analytics: Create Business Intelligence Joins
• Cognos Analytics: Create, Modify, Run and Organize Reports
• Cognos Analytics: Filter Data, Create Calculations, and Summaries
• Payroll Processing: Balancing
• Payroll Topics: Manage Reversals and Adjustments - USA
• Payroll Topics: Manage Reversals and Adjustments - Canada
• Platform Configuration: Add and Manage Fields
• UltiPro Import Tool: Troubleshooting Common Scenarios
Click here to download a preliminary list of all breakout sessions
Earn recognition for your organization’s outstanding achievements in HR, payroll, and talent management!
Our annual Innovation Awards celebration recognizes Ultimate Software customers that leverage UltiPro’s unique “People First” technology to solve strategic business challenges, add value to their organization, and improve the employee experience. We would love to hear from you, so we made applying simple. then select one of the categories and submit your information. We look forward to hearing from you! It is free to apply and by doing so, you will earn 50 Ultimate Reward points. The best news – all winning companies receive one free registration to Connections 2020!
If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.
• All live Ultimate Software customers registered for and attending the Connections 2019 conference who have not previously won an Innovation Award
are eligible to apply. Once an Innovation Award winner, always an Innovation Award winner!
• Customers may submit nominations in more than one category, with a separate, tailored submission for each category.
• Nominees should be willing and available to be featured in a video filmed during the Connections conference that may be shared publicly after the
conference. We will do our best to work around your conference schedule.
• If nominated, a representative from your company must be available to attend the Innovation Awards ceremony during the Connections General
Session on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
• Your submission should serve to educate or inspire other Ultimate customers. Be sure to share your best practices and most impressive, tangible
results. Remember that other customers with similar challenges may be submitting applications, so think of ways to make your specific challenge,
approach to using the solution, or results stands out.
• Quantifiable metrics such as specific time savings, cost savings, and improvements to HR metrics are great and should be included wherever
applicable. Don’t forget to include how your use of UltiPro impacted your people and/or your customers.
• Be concise and to the point when addressing:
- The challenge—your “before” story. What was the problem prior to using UltiPro and how did it impact the business, HR, and/or your people?
- The solution—your “after” story. Tell us how you addressed these challenges with UltiPro/Ultimate Software as the foundation.
- The impact—how your solution impacted your people, your team, your company, and/or your bottom line. Supporting facts and metrics will
help prove your success. Explain what this success meant overall.
Submissions are limited to 500 words and due by 11:59 PM PT on February 1, 2019. Winners will be announced during Tuesday’s General Session at our Connections 2019 conference, and each winning company will receive one free registration to Connections 2020.
Questions? Contact us at email@example.com. Good luck to all!
quick tips to strengthen your application:
previous innovation award winners
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If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.
- Albert Einstein
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Martin Hartshorne is the vice president of products at Ultimate Software, responsible for product, market, and business strategy at Ultimate. Martin leads the Product Development team in understanding customer and market needs, setting the vision for Ultimate’s solution UltiPro, and defining the UltiPro product roadmap. He has over 15 years of experience in the HR, payroll, and workforce management spaces. Martin joined Ultimate in 2013 when it acquired EmployTouch Inc., where he had served as founder and CEO.
Ultimate Software Vice President of Products
Adam Rogers began his career in 1997 as Ultimate Software's very first intern and quickly became a leading innovator in the field. In 2002, Adam led his team to deliver the very first Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud Enterprise solution, redefining industry standards by bringing HCM to the cloud. Today, Adam serves Ultimate as CTO and holds the unique distinction of leading both product innovation and corporate IT strategy. His teams are routinely recognized for their industry-leading innovations and Adam's thought leadership work is regularly published in Forbes, InformationWeek, and a variety of online blogs and publications.
Ultimate Software Chief Technology Officer
Scott Scherr founded Ultimate Software in 1990 and has served as president and CEO since the company’s inception. Scott founded Ultimate Software with the goal of continuously innovating and striving for product excellence — the “ultimate software” for HR and payroll professionals — and he has continued to lead the organization with passion and dedication for more than 27 years.
Fostering a corporate culture based on honesty and respect has always been Scott’s #1 priority. He believes when an organization instills passion in its employees, when a workforce is connected to delivering the best products and services, that the results are happy, satisfied customers. Before Ultimate Software, Scott held various positions at ADP, including vice president of operations, as well as operated Management Statistics, Inc.
Ultimate Software Chief Executive Officer
Ultimate Software's Connections conference is known for its captivating speakers — inspiring voices who encompass the ideas of dreaming big. In addition to Ultimate Software speakers, we have inspirational guest speakers you won't want to miss! On Wednesday, we're extremely honored to announce, NBA legends and members of the 1992 Olympic Dream team, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird will be joining us to share their inspiring journey to achieving their dream. And on Thursday morning, join us for inspirational speeches on what it means to dream big from CEO of Great Place to Work, Michael C. Bush, and founder and CEO of Not Impossible Labs, Mick Ebeling.
Why should I attend Connections 2019?
It’s your best opportunity to learn more about UltiPro best practices and the latest UltiPro product innovations, network with thousands of other customers, and meet one-on-one with Ultimate Software’s experts.
What’s included with my registration fee?
• General sessions, most breakout sessions, and all networking events
• The Ultimate Experience Floor (UltiPro products and Partner showcase)
• Breakfast and Lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
• Tuesday Welcome Reception at XS nightclub, Wednesday reception in the Ultimate Experience, and Thursday night’s private
concert featuring Katy Perry
When should I fly in/out of Las Vegas?
Conference registration and check-in will be open on Monday, April 1, 2019 from 1 – 8 pm PT. There will also be an optional Community Service Activity on Monday afternoon. If for some reason you are unable to make it within the 1 – 8 pm timeframe, there will be early morning check-in on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 starting at 6:30 am PT. Our first general session kicks off at 8:30 am PT. Our final conference event will be our Customer Appreciation Party on Thursday night, beginning at 8:00 pm and ending at 1:00 am on Friday, April 5, 2019. Conference attendees should book their outgoing travel for Friday morning anytime. Hotel checkout time is 11:00 am; the bell desk can hold your luggage, if needed.
What airport should I fly in and out of?
Most major airlines operate out of Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport (LAS).
Which hotel should I stay at – Wynn Las Vegas or Encore?
The hotels are on the same property, connected by the conference space in the center. Both hotels are excellent options and will get you to the conference space.
Do I have to contact the hotel directly to book my room?
Yes. You can click here to access Wynn Las Vegas and Encore’s reservation site to get our reduced rate or you can call them at 866-770-7555 or 702-770-2222. Make sure to mention you are with the Ultimate Software Group. Note: Rates cannot be changed at check-in. Our room block will expire on March 11, 2019. At that time, the room rate will increase to the hotel’s rack rate, which could be considerably more expensive. Once our room block is full or expires, we cannot get that negotiated rate for anyone.
How can I cancel or change my hotel reservation?
Please either call the hotel directly at 866-770-7555 or 702-770-2222 with any changes to your room reservation or click here to change them on their website. Please do not contact Ultimate Software as we do not have access to your hotel reservations.
Are group discounts available if multiple people from my company attend?
Yes, and we have exciting news! The group rate is now available to three or more paying customers, registering together at the current rate under one group leader. The group discount enables you to receive over $150 off the individual pricing. Discount is applied automatically when 3 or more people register at the same time under one group leader.
During the Pre-Registration period (10/30/18 – 12/10/18) you will pay $1,595 per person with the group discount and during Early Bird Registration (12/11/18 – 2/4/19) you will pay $1,695 per person with the group discount. After February 4, 2019, no group discount will be offered.
I’m registered! How do I select my breakout sessions?
Registration for all sessions will open by late February 2019. Customers registered for Connections 2019 will be notified when session selection becomes available.
Will I be able to get into a Hands-on Learning session?
We will again be offering a substantial amount of seats in Hands-on Learning sessions. However, as these are extremely popular sessions among attendees we cannot guarantee that you’ll be able to have a spot in every session. The sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. When session registration opens (end of February), customers will be able to select one (1) Hands-on Learning session. 1 week later, we will open the rest of the breakout sessions, at which time customers can choose additional Hands-on Learning sessions, along with their regular breakout sessions.
Will recertification credits be offered at Connections 2019?
In the past, the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) has approved Connections for recertification credits. In 2018, SHRM approved Connections for 31 Professional Development Credits (PDCs). We expect this will be similar for the 2019 conference, but until we apply for approval after we finalize our breakout session content we cannot confirm any number of PDCs for 2019. Unfortunately, the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) will not pre-approve Connections, as it is not open to the public. Attendees are welcome to self-report their attendance at breakout sessions; however, Ultimate Software cannot guarantee that HRCI will accept those requests.
The American Payroll Association (APA) has made a number of recent changes to their recertification policy. Unfortunately, it has become prohibitive for us to obtain approval for APA recertification credits.
What are the cancellation fees if I cannot attend?
Cancellations received by February 4, 2019 are eligible for a refund of the registration fee less a $125 processing fee. From February 5, 2019 through March 4, 2019 all cancellations will be assessed a $500 cancellation fee. After March 4, absolutely no refunds are available.
If I can't attend, can I transfer my registration to someone else in my organization?
You may send another person from your company in your place at no additional charge. Substitutions can be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org up until March 29, 2019 at Noon (ET).
What if I have questions about Connections?
If you have any additional questions please email them to email@example.com and please allow at least 24 hours for a response, or you can call (800) 432-1729.
What is the dress code for Connections?
• Business casual attire is recommended
• Hotel conference rooms can sometimes be chilly, so bring a jacket or sweater with you
• The conference area is very large, so comfortable shoes are a must
• Wear your name badge at all times so you can get into all sessions and events
• Carry your water bottle with you and stay hydrated. Las Vegas is a desert!
I hear that the conference space is “very large” – what exactly does that mean?
Between the 2 (connected) hotels, there are over 4,700 guest rooms. There are theaters, nightclubs, a wedding chapel, almost 20 fine dining and casual restaurants, and 6 bars/lounges. PLUS, there is over 60,000 square feet of conference area space. During Connections, we take up all of the conference space (including three large ballrooms). We recommend flat shoes that you are comfortable walking in (this isn’t a fashion show!). In 2018, it was not uncommon for attendees to average 10,000 - 15,000 steps a day – and this included sitting for many hours during sessions!
What time is check-in and checkout?
Guests can check-in after 3:00 pm. Checkout is at 11:00 am. If you arrive earlier/later, the bell desks at each hotel can store your luggage for you.
Can I use a company card to pay for my hotel room?
You may reserve your hotel room with any credit card you choose; however, when you check in you will be required to present a card with your name on it for incidentals. PLEASE NOTE: The credit card used to book this reservation must be presented upon arrival at the Front Desk and match the name of the guest checking in. If this is not possible, please contact the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Reservations Team at 866-770-7555 or 702-770-2222 prior so they can process the corporate card not in your name. Please do this at least 72 hours prior to check-in so any questions can be addressed prior to your arrival.
How much does the hotel put on hold on my credit card for incidentals?
Both, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore place a hold $150 per day on the credit card upon check-in. This hold allows guests to charge items to their rooms, such as restaurant or bar charges, gift shop merchandise, in-room dining, etc. This $150 per day hold will be charged to the credit card used presented at check-in, not the card used to reserve the room. If the credit card you are using to check-in does not have your name on it, the hotels will not accept it unless you call the reservation line 866-770-7555 or 702-770-2222 in advance and make arrangements at least 72 hours prior to check-in.
How much is the Resort Fee and what does it include?
The Nightly Resort Fee will be charged upon check-in to your hotel room onsite. We have negotiated a reduced resort fee for our customers attending Connections 2019. Instead of $39 per day, you will only be charged $20 per day upon check-in. The Resort Fee includes the following: In-room internet access for up to 4 devices, access to the fitness center, complimentary self-parking and/or validated valet parking, access to resort pools, and more.
Can I ship items to the hotels?
Yes; you may ship items to your attention at the hotel. Please note there is a fee for the hotels to accept and store packages. Fees vary; please call the hotel at (702) 770-7000 or (888) 320-7123 to inquire about rates.
What are the hours of the Fitness Centers?
The Wynn and Encore fitness centers are open from 5:30 am to 8:00 pm. More information can be found here.
Where can I store my luggage if I get in early or my flight doesn’t leave until later?
Both hotels have bell desks that can store your luggage prior to check-in/checkout.
What if I need to leave the conference early?
Per hotel policy, an early departure fee of one-night room and tax will be incurred if you do not modify your departure date prior to or upon check-in.
The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who
is going to stop me.
- Ayn Rand
Can I bring a guest to the conference? Can they eat with me, come to the evening events, etc.?
We are not able to offer guest passes to Connections. We expect to meet the venue’s room capacities again this year with all of our fabulous customers, wonderful partners/sponsors, and knowledgeable staff. The fire marshal is closely watching how we fill up the meeting space, including the ballrooms, breakout session rooms, and meal areas. The only people allowed in any of the meetings areas will be our customers, sponsors, and staff members. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
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First, think. Second, dream. Third, believe. And finally, dare.
- Walt Disney
If you’re flying to Las Vegas to attend Connections, McCarran International Airport (LAS) is only 15 to 20 minutes away from Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. Depending on traffic, a taxi ride from the airport to the hotel may cost up to $45.00. Uber and Lyft offer an advanced booking option and run up to $20.00. There are also various shuttle services at McCarran International Airport that you can book in advance. Visit McCarran’s website here for more information.
If you’re driving to the resort, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore are located on Las Vegas Blvd., between Sands Avenue and Desert Inn Road, across the street from Fashion Show mall. From
I-15, exit Spring Mountain Road and head to Spring Mountain East/Las Vegas Blvd. Self-parking and valet parking are both available (and included in the resort fee) to hotel guests using your room key. Both Wynn and Encore have their own self-parking garages. Wynn's garage is located on Las Vegas Blvd. and Encore's garage is located just beyond the Encore valet drive. Tipping is recommended.
Our host hotel and negotiated room blocks are at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore resort. Wynn Resorts are the highest rated resort company in the world with more Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Awards than any other independent hotel company in the world. This room block will be available until March 11, 2019 or until there are no more rooms left. At that time, the room rate will increase to the hotel’s rack rate, which can be considerably more expensive. Once the room block is full we cannot guarantee additional rooms, so we strongly encourage to you to make your reservations as early as possible. To reserve a room at Wynn Las Vegas or Encore, please click here to book online or if you prefer, call 866-770-7555 or 702-770-2222 and tell the reservations desk that you are with the Ultimate Software Group’s Connections conference.
PLEASE NOTE: The credit card used to book this reservation must be presented upon arrival at the Front Desk and match the name of the guest checking in. If this is not possible, please contact the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Reservations Team at 866-770-7555 or 702-770-2222 prior so they can process the corporate card not in your name. Please do this at least 72 hours prior to check-in so any questions can be addressed prior to your arrival.
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You won’t want to miss exploring the Ultimate Experience! Moving to a new – and more centrally-located – area (Latour Ballroom) for Connections 2019, you will be able to spend hours learning from Ultimate Software’s product and service specialists and UltiPro Managed Service practitioners, as well as uncover innovative solutions from all of our sponsor partners.
Each Ultimate Software station outlined below will be staffed with a combination of product and service professionals with knowledge about current and future capabilities, efficient product utilization, and the ability to help resolve your challenges.
Payroll & Tax
Business Intelligence & Integration
Innovations & Experience
UltiPro’s talent solutions can help you attract, engage and develop your workforce for today and tomorrow with person-centered approach to UltiPro Recruiting, UltiPro Onboarding, employee surveys with UltiPro Perception, UltiPro Performance Management, UltiPro Succession Management, and UltiPro Learning development tools. Get a glimpse into what's coming in these product areas, engage with the UltiPro experts, and hear how UltiPro can help you build a talent pipeline to meet your organization's needs.
From mobile to global, experience new capabilities planned for UltiPro's strategic HR functionality and interact with the Ultimate’s Customer Success, UltiPro Managed Services and Product team members. Included in the HR area is UltiPro Global HR, UltiPro Benefits administration and enrollment, UltiPro ACA Employer Services, UltiPro Compensation Management, and UltiPro mobile app. As the hub of your people information, learn how the UltiPro HR solutions serve valuable information to all key HCM processes, reports and notifications to deliver experiences that put your people first.
UltiPro's Payroll & Tax area highlights the start to finish pay process including UltiPro Payment Services for tax filing and wage attachment disbursements. Hear about the coming plans to continue to enhance UltiPro Payroll for a powerful, flexible and simple experience. Hear from our experts in payroll and tax, as well as UltiPro Managed Services, on how you can get the most from UltiPro's payroll capabilities.
UltiPro's time solutions help you automate and simplify time collection, scheduling, and more, with easy to use experiences from time collection devices to mobile apps. The UltiPro time specialists are on hand to show you what is coming with UltiPro Time Management, UltiPro Time and Attendance, UltiPro Time, UltiPro Scheduling, as well as UltiPro Touchbase and UltiPro TimeBase. Our team is here to help you make the most of your existing solutions and preview new experiences.
Learn how to take advantage of UltiPro's open, flexible design with new experiences in integration via UltiPro Connect. Experience the visibility and insight offered with UltiPro Business Intelligence. UltiPro experts in integration, reporting and analytics, and system administration will be on hand to preview new capabilities and walk through the best ways to utilize these areas of UltiPro.
Come be inspired by our upcoming product concepts and engage with us on the product and customer experience in our Innovations & Experience Area. You’ll explore the potential future experiences by and learn about opportunities to partner with Ultimate in bringing innovations to life.
Corporate Restructuring Services
Our seasoned experts help you transform HCM, leadership, and culture. Visit our booth to learn more about Ultimate’s on-site consulting offerings that can help your organization improve the efficiency and quality of key HR and payroll processes, effectively usher in change, build more effective teams and engaged employees.
Our dedicated team of trusted advisors partner with you on a recurring, annual basis to deliver continuous, proactive and personalized assistance. These services help you navigate complex HCM processes, with a focus optimization & adoption, identifying opportunities and minimizing risk. Visit our booth to learn more about our Extended Optimization Services, Extended Benefits Services, Extended Year-End Services, and Extended Analytics Development Services.
If your organization is growing through mergers or acquisitions, you know the timely migration of HR and payroll data is critical for ongoing success. Our experts can help facilitate the rapid and seamless transfer of new employee information into UltiPro®, and help provide a smooth transition for your newest employees.
UltiPro Managed Services
Our team of Managed Services professionals provide personalized, high-touch outsourcing services, and act as an extension of your HR organization to take on key HCM functions for you. Our industry specialists can simplify your work life with:
• Payroll managed services
• Benefits managed services
• Garnishment managed services
Ultimate Community and Rewards
Ultimate Partner Experience
Did you know Ultimate Software has an online community for UltiPro users to connect with each other, access exclusive content, share and discover best practices? We also offer an exciting customer loyalty program that allows you to earn points and redeem them for a variety of great rewards such as gift cards and Ultimate branded items. Stop by the Ultimate Community & Rewards booth to learn more! We’ll share how to join the community and you can see some fun reward items on display!
As an Ultimate Software Partner for Life, did you know UltiUniversity covers your UltiPro learning needs all year round at no additional cost to your organization? Visit our team of dedicated representatives to learn about our live instruction and self-paced learning resources designed to maximize your organization’s UltiPro knowledge base.
Collaboration and innovation drives the Ultimate Partner Experience to be the most dynamic and fastest-growing partner ecosystem in today’s human capital management industry. It is a unique community of forward-thinking partners who have established real connections to extend UltiPro with their applications, services, and solutions. Network and collaborate with our partners, who will provide their insight on industry trends, best practices, and innovative solutions to help you put your people first.
Due to its success in past years, Ultimate Software is hosting its FOURTH Code-a-Thon during Connections 2019. Our team of developers will be working onsite for 3 days straight –no sleep allowed! – coding a new area of suggested functionality that you, our customers, submitted for consideration. On Thursday morning, we’ll showcase their efforts for you to see. Please stop by the Code-a-Thon area located in the Puccini room during the conference to cheer on this team! Feel free to ask them questions and share your thoughts with them. Caffeine and high-fives will be greatly appreciated! The Puccini room is located in the Encore meeting space close to the Encore ballroom.
additional areas of interest to visit:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
For the 2nd year, we are excited to be hosting Connections 2019 at the amazing Forbes five-star Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Resort. All conference sessions and evening activities will conveniently take place on the resort property. The resort offers award-winning restaurants, electrifying entertainment and nightlife, two award-winning spas, salons, and luxury shopping. Ultimate Software is delighted to partner with Wynn Las Vegas and Encore to ensure your time at Connections 2019 is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
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A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu
We look forward to celebrating the power of dreaming with our customers!
Sign up for Connections today.
Without you, we couldn’t achieve our dreams. Let us thank you by empowering you to dream big and inspiring you to look ahead and envision your own possibilities.
Create a personalized conference schedule from more than 150 breakout sessions on a wide range of topics
Be inspired by keynote speakers who’ll emphasize the power of imagining what’s possible
Spend one-on-one time with Ultimate Software and partner representatives to share business goals and explore how UltiPro can help you reach them
Uncover the full capabilities of UltiPro so you can deliver additional value to your business
Share knowledge and learn best practices from your peers during networking events
Attend hands-on learning sessions for in-depth knowledge of specific UltiPro features
Discover new and innovative ideas for making life easier at work and putting your people first
You’ll have the opportunity to:
What our customers say about...
"Going to Connections really enlightened our team and helped them better understand why we see Ultimate as much more than a service provider and a true partner working towards creating a better society.”
– Yessica C.
"It was a great time and I'm still trying to process everything I learned. It was hands down the most well run conference I've ever attended (or even heard of). I truly hope I am able to go again next year."
– Jennifer N.
“In all the sessions that I attended, the staff were very friendly and helpful, and most of all KNOWLEDGEABLE about the software and company.” – Malyssa M.
“UltiPeeps go out of their way to make this conference an extension of the service level they provide on a daily basis.” – Jack K.
“The Ultimate Experience was absolutely more than I expected. Liked being able to discuss issues, ideas or concerns pertinent to my company and get immediate help to resolve.” – Connie D.
“I thought [the Ultimate Experience] was the best. I really enjoyed seeing what is new and coming up in the future, plus I really enjoyed being able to ask my questions directly with the experts.”
– Jennifer F.
“Being a typical boomer, I surprised myself by using the [conference] app as if it were my best friend! Loved it!”
– Jo-Lyn P.
“I’m not one to use lots of apps and I found having the Connections mobile app to be super-helpful, particularly in regards to My Schedule and the Overall Schedule. I liked receiving the alerts and seeing the feed was fun.” – Stephanie N.
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“I'm in HR, every session I attended was great, super useful information and excellent presenters. This is my 5th conference and I look forward to it every year!” – Kim C.
“I love the sessions where customers show what they are doing and how they are making the system work for them. It gives me so many ideas. I also really love the roundtables. I feel like I could spend a whole day doing a roundtable session." – Brittany M.
“I was blown away at how extravagant and fun the evening events were. I really felt appreciated and happy to be a client of Ultimate Software.” – Alexandra B.
“Thank you so much for providing a wonderful learning experience and fantastic evening events!!!” – Michelle F.
“The Wynn was an exquisite venue. The staff was amazing and extremely accommodating.” – Stacy F.
“The Wynn is a great choice for Connections! It is an extremely nice hotel, with plenty conference rooms and the staff was outstanding.”
– Donald A.
20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
- Mark Twain
What if you had the resources and expertise you need to actually solve company business problems with your HCM system? With experts spanning across user experience, content, administration, process, technology, data, and reporting, Bluewater has you covered. Bluewater fills the gaps to provide you all the people and talent you need to optimize and maintain the system of your dreams - without adding staff. Since 2003, organizations have put their faith in Bluewater for learning and talent solutions that develop their people further and drive their business forward. Bluewater, because software licenses alone don’t solve problems.
Sability is an Ultimate Software-certified HCM consulting partner helping create the link between technology and tangible business results. Our UltiPro dedicated team of project managers and consultants are able to assist and guide you throughout the full HCM life cycle with services including: assessments, project management, implementation, customizations, dashboard reporting, roadmap assistance, report development, certified UltiPro training, data conversion, interface development, and managed payroll. We are proud to be your one-stop-shop servicing the full suite of Ultimate Software products including Core/HR/Payroll/Benefits, UTA, UTM, WFM, Talent Management, and Cognos/BI Reporting. Over the past decade Sability has helped over 500 companies maximize the value of their UltiPro system and we look forward to assisting your company next.
ihouse empowers organizations to leverage the best of UltiPro. As a long-time certified Ultimate Software partner with a 20+ year track record in the HRIS industry, ihouse offers on-site and remote consulting to organizations of all sizes and complexities. ihouse supports UltiPro users in a number of areas, including: Project Management, Change Management, System Consulting, UltiPro Assessments, Technical Support (data conversion, workflow support, module deployment), Customized User Training (BI/Cognos), Reporting Services, Total Compensation Statement Production, and HRIS Administration Support.
ihouse, a HUB International Company
UltiPro support and service, it’s all we do. Mosaic Consulting Group can make a difference and inspire confidence at every level within your company with strategic, project, and tactical services. That is our purpose and we stand by it every step of the way.
Our team of UltiPro experts can ensure you are taking full advantage of your UltiPro investment; they strive to ensure their work will inspire the confidence you need to know that the work is done and, most importantly, that it is done right. Mosaic Consulting Group is a leader in the field of UltiPro implementation, optimization, support, and maintenance. We believe these service offerings will fulfill any UltiPro needs our clients may have.
Mosaic Consulting Group
HRchitect, the leader in HR systems strategic consulting specializes in HR technology strategic planning and implementation of HCM systems. As a certified implementation partner of Ultimate Software, HRchitect is your one-stop shop for all things UltiPro - Project Management, Implementation, Report Development, Optimization, Analytics, Integration, Client-Side Needs, Change Management, and Ongoing Support. Since 2006, we’ve helped hundreds of Ultimate Software customers maximize ROI through best practices consulting and we’re ready to help your organization next.
NeoSystems’ certified UltiPro Consulting Services team has broad and deep experience in both implementing UltiPro as well as providing Human Capital Management (HCM), Payroll, and trusted advisory services. We partner with clients to plan, design, implement, and administer their application to optimally meet their business requirements and objectives. We provide full- or part-time technical and functional resources in an ever-changing, compliance-driven workplace, along with many value-add services including full system and business process reviews.
WE DON’T DELIVER A PRODUCT; WE DELIVER AN EXPERIENCE.
HRMS is proud to have built a tradition as an elite group of project managers and implementation consultants offering a better experience for organizations who aspire to transform their HR, Payroll, and Talent Management functions using UltiPro.
We believe in delivering every UltiPro client’s implementation right the first time. We work side-by-side with the client to deliver an exceptional experience and ensure a successful project outcome.
Established in 1999, we are a global Ultimate certified partner with full-time, dedicated employees that love what they do. Our Ultimate Software certified experts build collaborative relationships with your team through client-side support at a strategic and tactical level.
Enhanced Implementation - We have the expertise to lead your team through a smooth implementation, facilitating all aspects of the client experience, including analysis of your current process and optimizing system utilization.
System Optimization - Do you know what UltiPro can do for your business? We’ll ‘walk beside you’ to uncover tactical and strategic improvements and optimize all the processes, people, and systems involved.
Payroll Expertise - Do you need help with payroll management, processing, auditing or year-end close? We are certified experts with deep functional knowledge and expertise. We deploy quickly and hit the ground running.
I can do things you cannot, you can do things
I cannot; together we can do great things.
- Mother Teresa
Vault Verify creates extreme value for HR by automating requests for verification of employment and income. Utilizing an established payroll integration, we eliminate labor costs and liability for clients and deliver a monthly revenue stream that can be used for HR budget needs. We offer a completely free verification platform for employers of all sizes. Visit us today and turn HR into a profit center.
Businessolver provides market-changing benefits administration technology that reinvents benefits – transforming annual enrollment into a year-round, personalized journey. It’s about the Right Benefits, in the Right Place, at the Right Time.
WE DON’T DELIVER A PRODUCT; WE DELIVER AN EXPERIENCE.
Presagia provides software to add on full, absence management to UltiPro. Employers feel peace of mind by managing employees’ leaves and workplace accommodations in one central system supported by a continuously updated Absence Compliance Engine, covering over 450 pieces of federal and state leave legislation - including the FMLA and the ADA. Presagia partners with Ultimate Software to automate leave processes, such as calculating eligibility and entitlement, creating follow up tasks, populating leave correspondence, and tracking usage.
The rapid! PayCard team brings you a full range of payment solutions to help reduce costs and streamline payroll administration.
SimplyPaid works seamlessly with any existing payroll system to enable any company to go 100% electronic with payroll. SimplyPaid empowers your employees to get paid how they like and when they like with a wide range of payment options that fit the needs of an evolving workforce. Make something you already do even better with SimplyPaid.
rapid! PayCard provides the most comprehensive PayCard program for employers converting to electronic payroll delivery at zero cost while providing the benefits of a robust PayCard solution to employees. We provide industry-leading features like automated inventory control, cash back rewards, interest bearing savings, and mobile onboarding.
rapid! PayCard – SimplyPaid
Asurint offers technology-enabled, customizable background check solutions for HR recruitment teams. Our process results in faster turnaround times and more accurate information that eliminates the manual-intensive labor of pre-employment screening. Asurint can also integrate seamlessly with UltiPro® Recruiting to give an end-to-end view of the hiring process and a more efficient workflow. We have revolutionized the industry by shortening the hiring cycle so that recruiters can onboard talent for their organizations with confidence. Join the revolution and start hiring today.
Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD) is pioneering solutions to help organizations realize the potential of the modern workforce. As the global leader in cloud-based learning and human capital management software, Cornerstone is designed to enable a lifetime of learning and development that is fundamental to the growth of employees and organizations.
As an experienced and Certified Ultimate Software Partner, Covalence Consulting Inc. has a proven track record of delivering the toughest HCM projects on time and on budget. Whether it is a complex implementation or a deadline-driven optimization, our team gets it right the first time. Covalence Consulting Inc. partners with clients to deliver the results they want. Contact us - we are the Ultimate Software experts who will lead your HCM project to success.
Covalence Consulting Inc.
Since 1987, Discovery Benefits has been a leader in employee benefits administration. We administer Health Savings Accounts (HSA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA), Commuter Benefits, and COBRA.
We’ve simplified management of benefits plans, which lets you and your employers focus on the things that matter most to you. We have offices in Fargo, N.D., and Brookings, S.D.
Discovery Benefits, Inc.
Equifax Workforce Solutions
Income and Employment Verifications:
The Work Number® service from Equifax is an FCRA compliant, automated verification solution available 24/7 that streamlines the transfer of payroll information between employers the verifiers who need it to make better informed decisions.
Unemployment Cost Management:
The Comprehensive UC case management solution from Equifax is designed to streamline workflows, track and meet ever-changing compliance requirements, and deliver insights and analytics required to effectively manage UC costs.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Hodges-Mace is a leading provider of benefit management, benefit administration, and benefit communication through a variety of solutions. Our portfolio ranges from mid-sized companies to Fortune 500 enterprises in a variety of industries, including education, energy, gaming, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail. Hodges-Mace is a respected leader in the employee benefits industry and is dedicated to helping employees and employers make smarter benefits decisions through a blend of innovative technologies and intelligent service solutions. We are honored to have been one of the 2017 EBN Top 10 HR Tech Company to Watch.
PlanSource is a technology company driven to create a better benefits and HR experience for employers and their employees. Nearly 3.5 million consumers receive their benefits through the PlanSource platform, which provides flexible and intuitive software and services for benefits administration. By combining industry-leading software and a full suite of professional services, PlanSource provides companies of all sizes with a complete solution for benefits shopping, enrollment, billing, compliance and administration.
Sterling is the leader in global background screening, empowering clients to hire fast with confidence. We see the big picture, with a vision to make the world a safer place. Advanced technology, accuracy, and industry-leading turnaround time is not something that we strive for - it’s our norm. That’s because we hold ourselves to a higher standard. We are committed to innovation and have the financial strength and industry expertise to make it happen.
Sterling Talent Solutions
HireRight delivers global background checks, drug testing, employment, and education verification services through an innovative platform to help companies hire the right candidates, so they can grow successfully, and efficiently—no matter their size or where they operate. HireRight offers extensive screening solutions that can be tailored to the unique needs of the organization, giving employers additional peace of mind about their people and vetting processes. HireRight offers an integrated solution with UltiPro Recruiting, making it easy to use and giving candidates the best possible experience.
Click on each tab below to review some of our partners that will be exhibiting in the Ultimate Experience.
Revisit these tabs periodically, as more partners will be added.
Providence Technology Solutions is an IT consulting firm with centers of excellence in HCM, recognized by the Jacksonville Business Journal in their 2018 Fast 50 ranking as the seventh fastest-growing private company in Northeast Florida. Delivering turnkey IT solutions for selecting, implementing, and maintaining your software-as-a-service (SaaS) platforms, including HCM, ERP, CRM, and benefits administration through our data services, strategic advisory, HCM consulting, and staff augmentation.
Providence Technology Solutions
The Brainier LMS is a capable and adaptive platform for any sized organization’s learning needs. Core functionalities include learning management, certification and compliance management, easy content authoring, instructor-led training management, virtual classroom, mobile-ready, social learning, off-the-shelf course library, and SCORM compliance. The reporting wizard generates useful data of learner and trainer analytics. The sophisticated database design will accommodate any combination of user groups and sub-groups. Based in Minneapolis, Brainier is a BI WORLDWIDE Company.
Saba offers cloud-based Learning and Performance Management solutions used by leading organizations to train, develop, and engage their workforce. Saba integrates with UltiPro to address informal learning and compliance training needs of organizations of all sizes. Over 4,500 customers with 33 million users across 195 countries have chosen Saba.
iCIMS is the leading provider of cloud-based talent acquisition solutions that help businesses win the war for top talent. Offering scalable, easy-to-use solutions that are backed by award-winning customer service, iCIMS empowers companies to manage their entire hiring process within the industry’s most robust Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) framework, UNIFi.
SCG & Associates, Inc., established in 1988 is a family owned and operated branded solutions company who takes pride in building long lasting relationships with our valued clients. We provide creative marketing strategies for every campaign. We can offer anything from branded solutions, to corporate apparel, printed collateral, award programs, company stores and much more. We are proud business partners with Ultimate Software for over 3o years!
TCC delivers innovative and forward-thinking solutions that simplify high-value, complicated tax credit and IRS compliance programs by delivering innovative and comprehensive solutions that leverage technology to drive results.
D+E Consulting is driven by our passion for personal service and dedication to excellence. Our full suite of services, from implementation to post-live support, are tailored to your organizational objectives, enabling you to extract maximum performance from your UltiPro solution. Dedication + Experience has been our formula for client success for more than a decade. We implement tailored solutions of exceptional quality and value through client-focused partnerships that improve workflow, reduce paperwork, and streamline processes.
D+E Consulting Solutions Inc.
Founded in 2006, headquartered in Singapore and an Ultimate partner for 3 years, PayAsia is a leading provider in the Asia Pacific region (20 countries) for Cloud-based Payroll and HR BPO services. PayAsia’s compliant and technology-driven solutions are meeting the demands of clients with single-country needs or seeking a consolidated view across multiple countries.
EBI is one of the largest privately held screening firms in the country. A founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), EBI holds ISO certifications for both Quality Management and Information Security. In 2018, EBI was named the #1 Enterprise Pre-Employment Screening Company in the country by HRO Today.
eQuest is the world’s most utilized job distribution company. We provide service to the majority of the Fortune 500 and 1,000s of global companies. With eQuest, Ultimate’s Recruiting solutions can reach any worldwide advertising channels. eQuest allows users to post jobs to commercial boards, niche sites, social channels, campus sites, and diversity locations. For U.S. federal contractors, we offer OFCCP compliance solutions. Other products include Source Performance Consulting, Media Management, and Predictive Analytics.
The Sky is the Limit when you partner with Wise Consulting! With our unparalleled HCM expertise gained from over 20 years as a trusted Ultimate Software partner, you can count on Wise Consulting for your UltiPro needs. Wise was awarded the 2016 Innovation Partner of the Year and this summer Employee-Owner, Nikki Burns, was awarded the 2017 Strategic Alliances MVPP (Most Valuable Partner Peep). We are problem solvers with decades of practitioner and UltiPro experience and we look forward to working with you. Visit us in the Ultimate Experience Expo to speak with one our Employee-Owner’s about how we can partner with you to take your UltiPro system to new heights! www.WiseConsulting.com A 100% employee-owned company.
Accurate Background is a trusted provider of automated workforce screening. U.S. and international clients across all industries, from emerging businesses to Fortune 500 companies, rely on our compliant solutions. Accurate Background is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners and has been recognized by Inc. 5000, Deloitte Technology Fast 500, and the Workforce Hotlist.
Bluewater Workforce Management provides specialized consulting services for your workforce management and time & attendance needs. We firmly believe that success is a combination of people, process, and technology – in that order. With services spanning strategy, planning, workforce design, project initiation, configuration, support, staff augmentation, and administration, we are committed to empowering you and driving maximum value.
Bluewater Workforce Management
CloudPay provides managed global payroll services to multinational organizations through a single SaaS solution. By delivering end-to-end payroll services, CloudPay ensures consistent and compliant payroll around the globe while reducing operating costs and minimizing manual processes. CloudPay’s solution guarantees accurate payroll across 120+ countries in more than twenty-five languages.
Walton has served companies across all sizes and sectors over the last 35 years, maximizing Work Opportunity Tax Credits (WOTC) and all other federal, state, and local tax credits. Today, Walton leverages the power of the most advanced integrated technology to deliver the future of tax credits through its award-winning platform, ForeSite. Walton partners with Ultimate to allow clients to screen for all available credits, maximizing savings.
activpayroll is a leading global professional service organization, providing integrated global payroll solutions, expatriate taxation services, and online HR people management tools to over 1,000 companies in more than 140 countries worldwide. Customers vary from local charities to some of the world’s leading brands across a number of sectors, including: automotive, aviation, construction, energy, investment, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, technology, transport, mining, retail and many more.
OutMatch empowers companies to make the best possible decisions about their people, from hiring and development to leadership and culture. Our predictive talent and culture analytics provide employers with a competitive edge through a deep understanding of their candidates, their CultureDNA™, and the underlying behaviors that drive success. The result is outstanding employee performance, which transforms average workforces into high-growth, high-performance companies.
Humanity is the leading cloud-based employee scheduling platform that accelerates schedule creation by up to 80 percent. Humanity provides organizations of all sizes with unprecedented insight into their operations and empowers them with actionable data to optimize staffing based on historical sales and sales forecasts, employee skill set, and staff availability. Humanity is offered as Software as a Service (SaaS) and can be deployed as a stand-alone solution in the cloud or integrated quickly and easily with today's leading HCM platforms.
Gosa Group provides industry focused consulting that conjoins an expert knowledge of UltiPro and the processes of HCM. Gosa Group aligns key business processes with UltiPro to provide your organization with greater efficiency. Our consultants‘ wealth of business and functional experience allows us to partner on problem solutions and future standards. Our services provide full coverage of UltiPro, from client-side consulting to management Services. Gosa Group is with you through full implementation, execution and support
First Advantage delivers comprehensive background check and drug screening solutions and insights that enable employers to make confident choices, reduce risk, and maintain compliance. With offices in 26 locations and a staff of 4,000+ employees, First Advantage leverages leading technology and the industry’s largest global capabilities to complete background checks in 200+ countries and territories. If you’re looking for background check solutions that enable fast and reliable decision making, we’re your First Advantage.
HRsoft is the industry leader for compensation planning software. Our cloud-based SaaS solution combines best of breed features with an intuitive, easy-to-use interface that simplifies and automates the entire compensation process, helping companies save time and their best employees.
Intuit Inc. is a business and financial software company that develops and sells financial, accounting, and tax preparation software and related services for small businesses, accountants, and individuals. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California.
Intuit produces TurboTax, a consumer tax preparation application, the small business accounting program QuickBooks, professional tax solutions ProConnect Tax Online, ProSeries and Lacerte, and multiple payroll products.
Benefitfocus (NASDAQ: BNFT) unifies the entire U.S. benefits industry on a single technology platform to protect consumers’ health, wealth, and lifestyle. Our powerful cloud-based software, data-driven insights, and thoughtfully-designed services enable employers, insurance brokers, and carriers to simplify the complexity of benefits administration and deliver a world-class benefits experience.
Orange Tree’s technology-driven background screening solutions empower companies to Hire With Confidence. We are a national and global provider that specializes in providing a full range of technology-based screening solutions with a commitment to consultative customer care and compliance best practices. We are in the top 2% of Consumer Reporting Agencies who are NAPBS accredited and are a three-time winner of HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Award for customer service.
Orange Tree Employment Screening
As the world's #1 job site, with over 200 million unique visitors every month from over 60 different countries, Indeed has become the catalyst for putting the world to work. Indeed is intensely passionate about delivering the right fit for every hire. Indeed helps companies of all sizes hire the best talent and offers the best opportunity for job seekers to get hired.
Immedis provides multi-country payroll and employment tax solutions for organizations with overseas staff – whether local or expatriate. Our Cloud-based payroll platform, iConnect, provides a consolidated view of global payrolls, improves process efficiency, and ensures data, payroll, and tax compliance in over 130 countries worldwide. Backed up by our team of qualified tax experts, you can have peace of mind that your payroll will be delivered accurately, on time, every time.
1. Go directly to the Connections registration system.
2. Enter the email address you registered with and your confirmation number, then click “Ok.” (If
you’ve forgotten your confirmation number, click on the “To have the Confirmation Number sent
to you…” link.)
3. Select “Modify Registration/Add Sessions.”
4. Verify your information, then choose the sessions you would like to attend on the sessions page.
5. In each drop-down, you may select only 1 session.
6. After you’ve made all your selections on the page, scroll to the bottom and select “Next.”
7. Verify your selections and click “Next.”
8. If you’ve selected a course with an additional fee, enter your payment information and click
“Finish.” If no payment is required, just click “Finish.”
9. VERY IMPORTANT: Your session seats will not be saved until the gears stop turning and you see
the page that states: *CONFIRMATION PAGE*. Do not close your browser during this process.
Breakout Session Registration System Access Instructions
sorted by day
recommended sessions by role
Separate workbook tabs for 6 common roles attending Connections.
From accessing your personalized agenda to asking questions during breakout sessions, the mobile app will quickly become your favorite go-to. Discover all that our mobile app has to offer.
Have you downloaded the Connections 2019 mobile app
Prepping for any event can be stressful, but we hope these tips will make it easy for you to get ready for Connections. Be sure to share your excitement on social media! #UltiConnect
What should I do before I leave for the conference?
Each day is jam-packed with keynote speakers, breakout sessions and more! Check out agenda highlights, details for attending Thursday night's customer appreciation party and what you will receive in your registration bag.
What's on the agenda and what will I receive upon conference check-in?
Monday’s community service project will benefit the Child Rescue Coalition. Three sessions are offered throughout the afternoon. Space permitting, we will accommodate walk-ins.
What will I be doing for the community service project?
To make Connections an even better experience, we’ve added several new activities for your enjoyment, including a billboard-sized work of art, a scavenger hunt to win Apple Airpods, and more.
What’s new at Connections this year?
Watch this brief video to learn more about session seating, our sponsors available in the Ultimate Experience, and what to expect after the conference.
What else do I need to know?
click on the videos below for more information:
What's on the agenda and what will I receive
upon conference check-in?
Have you downloaded the Connections 2019 mobile app yet?
1. A WiFi-enabled laptop with these requirements to complete instructor-led learning activities.
2. An electronic or printed copy of the manual for each Hands-on Learning session you are registered to attend. Manuals are available:
- In the mobile app
- From this page to download onto a 2nd device (not the same laptop you are bringing to complete
the learning exercises)
` - From this page to save on a device or print a hard copy.
We're in the process of creating participant login credentials and finalizing our UltiPro environments.
This means that we cannot accept any changes for your Hands-on Learning sessions.
If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Session 1: Cognos Analytics: Create Joins
Session 3: Cognos Analytics: Dashboards
Session 4: Cognos Analytics: Filter Data, Create Calculations and Summaries
Session 5: Payroll Processing: Balancing
Session 6: Payroll Topics: Manage Reversals and Adjustments
Session 7: Payroll Topics: Off-Cycle, Retroactive Pay, and Pending Pay - Canada
Session 8: Platform Configuration: Add and Manage Fields
Session 9: UltiPro Import Tool Troubleshooting
Session 2: Cognos Analytics: Create, Modify, Run, and Organize Reports
Printed copies are NOT available onsite.
Hands-on Learning sessions (#1 through #9) require you to bring: