UKG Pro Suite Named a Leader in Enterprise HCM Technology

NelsonHall is the most recent influential analyst group to position UKG as an HCM Leader
October 23, 2023, LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla.

UKG, a leading provider of HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions for all people, today announced that UKG Pro has been named a Leader in the NelsonHall NEAT report for Next Generation HCM Technology in the Mid/Large Market. The distinction follows similar Leader or #1 rankings from influential analyst firms in 2023 including ForresterGartnerNucleus Research, and Sapient Insights Group

NelsonHall is a leading business process and IT services research firm. The NelsonHall Vendor Evaluation and Assessment Tool — commonly known as NEAT — provides an in-depth analysis of the HCM market.

"With UKG Pro, our HR team is now contributing to the company's competitive position and supporting our revenue generators,” said Tracy Bargielski, vice president of people operations at Yamaha Corporation of America. “The solution is helping us align our processes with the strategic goals of the company, providing us with so many ways to save time, and helping us impact the bottom line of our business. Using Pro has helped improve HR's reputation in our company."

The report highlights that, UKG Pro offers “a global HR system of record supporting >170 countries” and cites “partnership with Google Cloud to integrate Google Cloud’s enterprise-grade generative AI and large language model capabilities…for unified search and conversational AI.” The report further credits UKG for a “people-focused culture, both internally and for its clients,” which is “leading to its platform being adopted by an increasing number of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®.” 

“NelsonHall has identified UKG as an HCM technology Leader in the Mid/Large market,” said DeeAnna Warrington, principal research analyst in NelsonHall’s HR technology and services practice. “Its Great Place To WorkÒ data and insights, coupled with partners like Google and Microsoft, create a differentiated experience centered on both business strategy and growth, and employee development..”

Additional areas of innovation called out in the NelsonHall report include:

  • UKG One View, a multi-country payroll solution that provides a single view across all in-country payroll providers globally;
  • UKG Talk, a collaboration and communications platform that helps businesses connect employees regardless of where they work and easily create digital employee resource groups (ERGs);
  • UKG Strategic Workforce Planning, which provides long-range workforce planning to help organizations plan for, predict, and close future labor gaps to keep operations optimized; and
  • UKG Wallet, a financial wellness tool that provides earned wage access and financial literacy resources to employees.

UKG Ready was also named the overall Leader in the Next Generation HCM Technology in the SMB Market.

“We’re proud to consistently be ranked either number one or a Leader, year-after-year, by the most respected HCM analyst firms,” said Hugo Sarrazin, chief product and technology officer at UKG. “We are committed to providing UKG customers with access to the technology and innovations needed to become great places to work for all people while helping businesses drive bottom line success.”

About UKG

At UKG, our purpose is people. As strong believers in the power of culture and belonging as the secret to success, we champion great workplaces and build lifelong partnerships with our customers to show what’s possible when businesses invest in their people. One of the world’s leading HCM cloud companies today, UKG and our Life-work Technology approach to HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions for all people helps more than 80,000 organizations around the globe and across every industry anticipate and adapt to their employees’ needs beyond just work. To learn more, visit

About NelsonHall

NelsonHall is the leading global analyst firm dedicated to helping organizations understand the 'art of the possible' in digital operations transformation. NelsonHall's insight is based on rigorous, primary research, and it is widely respected for the quality, depth, and insight of its analysis.

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