UltiPro Supports Culture at Fast-Growing Property Management Firm
Ultimate Software, a leading global provider of human capital management (HCM) and employee experience solutions in the cloud, announced today that Olympus Property, an innovative and growing full-service multifamily investment and property management organization, is using Ultimate’s UltiPro to sustain its culture and enhance the employee experience in order to drive customer satisfaction.
Olympus Property’s culture is based around the concept of a family that strives to satisfy its customers. As a result, the company prides itself on providing superior living environments and unparalleled service. Since its founding in 1992, Olympus’ portfolio has grown to over 17,000 units located in 9 U.S. states. Prior to UltiPro, Olympus used an expensive Professional Employer Organization (PEO) solution left over from when the company was significantly smaller. As the company grew, it recognized a need for an HCM solution that could provide multistate support, improve a manual, spreadsheet-driven payroll process, and deliver a higher level of service. Olympus selected UltiPro and went live in January 2018.
“We know Ultimate shares our values, and we think of Ultimate as a partner that takes care of our people,” said Stephanie Grant, director of people at Olympus Property. “When our employees interface with UltiPro, it’s very intuitive. For example, UltiPro’s Model My Pay functionality delivers on the kind of trust and positive experience we try to build for our employees. Our team members take advantage of Model My Pay because we offer a variety of bonuses and rewards. Employees enjoy simulating their pay based on potential changes, and they can get fast answers through the solution. There’s no paperwork or calls to the Payroll team. Team members simply input potential adjustments, and the tool calculates their estimated take-home pay. With UltiPro, we are giving our team members peace of mind.”
Grant noted that UltiPro’s payroll functionality overall is a key part of earning employees’ trust and driving a high-performance culture.
“UltiPro’s ability to support our people not only improves their engagement, but gives me greater job satisfaction personally,” said Grant. “With UltiPro Payroll, I know that payroll is being processed on time and accurately, and that, from a compliance perspective, the taxes are being calculated correctly. I can rely on UltiPro to process payroll quickly and handle the different combinations of pay based on our business needs.”
To further align its workplace culture with its mission, Olympus is also taking advantage of UltiPro Performance Management.
“Our performance management process, including increases in employee pay, used to be very paper- and spreadsheet-heavy. With UltiPro Performance Management, I can get instant access to reports showing the progress of performance reviews, so I can ensure that all our team members are included. Competencies and goals have also been added to the solution, so we can all move in the same direction. Managers love that I initiate and distribute the template to them in UltiPro, and the workflow is automatic. UltiPro Performance Management also lets me track employees who depart and join our company during the performance review process, minimizing any disruption.”
“UltiPro’s product functionality and usability is well-suited for culture-conscious companies, since the solution is focused on employee needs,” said Chris Phenicie, chief sales officer, mid-market and strategic, at Ultimate. “We are pleased to see how Olympus is leveraging Ultimate’s solutions to create a consistent, engaging work experience across its geographic footprint.”
About Ultimate Software
Ultimate Software is a leading global provider of cloud human capital management (HCM) and employee experience solutions, with more than 51 million people records in the cloud. Ultimate ís award-winning UltiPro delivers HR, payroll, talent, and time and labor management, as well as HR service delivery solutions. Founded in 1990, Ultimate is headquartered in Weston, Florida, and employs more than 6,000 professionals. Ultimate merged with Kronos Incorporated on April 1, 2020, to create one of the most innovative HCM and workforce management companies in the world. To learn more, visit www.ultimatesoftware.com. Ultimate Software: People First.
About Kronos Incorporated
Kronos is a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management (HCM) cloud solutions. Kronos industry-centric workforce applications are purpose-built for businesses, healthcare providers, educational institutions, and government agencies of all sizes. Tens of thousands of organizations — including half of the Fortune 1000 — and more than 40 million people in over 100 countries use Kronos every day. Kronos merged with Ultimate Software on April 1, 2020, to create one of the most innovative HCM and workforce management companies in the world. To learn more, visit www.kronos.com. Kronos: Workforce Innovation That Works.