UKG Named Leader in Nucleus Research HCM Technology Value Matrix


UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), a leading global provider of HCM, payroll, HR service delivery, and workforce management solutions, today announced it is a Leader in the Nucleus Research HCM Technology Value Matrix 2021. Further bolstering its Leader status, Nucleus Research also positioned UKG with the best functionality in the entire HCM market.

“UKG delivers innovative, culture-driven solutions that support people through both the major and everyday moments they experience while at work. We emphasize solving the unique and nuanced challenges presented by industry, geography, and business size,” said Chris Todd, president at UKG. “Our transformative cloud solutions are intelligent and help people thrive through more connected and meaningful work experiences. Organizations that offer the best possible employee experience elevate their overall business performance.”

UKG Pro Features Best-in-Market Functionality

With more than 51 million people records in the cloud, Nucleus Research highlights UKG Pro’s (formerly UltiPro) global scale with “more than 100 country localizations in addition to U.S. and Canada, allowing multinational organizations to better manage a global workforce.” It also spotlights the benefits of market leading HCM and workforce management in a single suite, allowing HR leaders and employees alike to “benefit from a seamless user experience, consistent design, and more unified tasks and actions.”

“We are driving value on multiple levels by using UKG Pro as our single source for employee data globally,” said Kim Larrimore, HRIS and payroll manager at Pivot. “Our finance department has visibility into our entire enterprise. From an HR perspective, we have one system for all employee records. For employees, everyone has the same people-centric, user-friendly experience to access their HR information, view pay data, and manage benefits.”

“Because UKG Pro can provide a comprehensive system for our employees worldwide, we have visibility into our entire employee population,” said Melissa Aldridge, HRIS supervisor for Oil States. “Instant access to business intelligence for our international locations gives us better speed, accuracy, and support in our decision making. We can run reports and deliver guidance to upper management regarding headcount and salaries with currency conversions, so they can see in real time our total labor costs.”

UKG Pro is a global HCM suite designed for large and medium-size enterprises that helps HR teams manage every aspect of the lifework journey, including recruiting, payroll, talent management, AI-powered employee sentiment, and HR service delivery.

UKG Ready Empowers Employees, Unburdens HR Teams

UKG is the only company with two solutions in the Leader quadrant of this year’s report. Also a Leader, Nucleus Research says UKG Ready’s “modern user experience enables smaller HR teams to provide an enterprise-grade solution… anytime, anywhere, and from any device. The experience ensures employees can do meaningful, fulfilling work that positively impacts the organization’s goals — without being bogged down by outdated processes and old technology.”

“With UKG Ready, we have one system that empowers both employees and managers to act on the information that’s most important to them—whether from timesheets, paychecks, schedules, benefits, or reviews—right from their mobile device,” said BrandyJo Guzman, director of human resources at M Culinary Concepts. “Centralizing and automating so many time-consuming processes for our mostly remote workforce has also unburdened HR so we can create strategies to further enhance our incredible company culture.”

UKG Ready offers a flexible, seamless HR solution for smaller teams who can leverage the benefits of HR, payroll, talent, and time in a single solution to deliver a modern, personalized experience that increases efficiency and simplifies compliance.

The Nucleus Research HCM Technology Value Matrix 2021 is a comprehensive evaluation of 16 HCM solution providers. Nucleus Research is an independent technology research firm focused on helping organizations build the financially focused business case for software investment.

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