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"UltiPro 5.5 is a landmark release for Ultimate Software because of its Distributed Process Management capabilities," said Scott Scherr, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , president and founder of Ultimate Software. "This new functionality dramatically improves the economics of delivering services over the Web for companies that manage hundreds or thousands of payrolls."
UltiPro 5.5 automates processes to reduce the amount of human intervention required to complete complex jobs by tying processes together. With this Distributed Process Management functionality, the company's customers can distribute payroll responsibilities to remote offices and allocate work such as time entry, payroll processing and report generation over the Web. Its BSP BSP
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To meet the operational and business process automation requirements of its customers, Ultimate Software used leading technologies such as:
* Microsoft's Component Object Model (COM)
* Microsoft Message Queuing Microsoft Message Queuing or MSMQ is a technology developed by Microsoft and deployed in its Windows Server operating systems since Windows NT 4 and Windows 95. In addition to its mainstream server platform support, MSMQ has been incorporated into Microsoft Embedded (MSMQ See Microsoft Message Queue Server. )
* Extensible Markup Language See XML.
(language, text) Extensible Markup Language - (XML) An initiative from the W3C defining an "extremely simple" dialect of SGML suitable for use on the World-Wide Web.
* Simple Object Access Protocol (protocol) Simple Object Access Protocol - (SOAP) A minimal set of conventions for invoking code using XML over HTTP.
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* Web Services Definition Language (WSDL (Web Services Description Language) An XML-based language for defining Web services. Developed by Microsoft and IBM, WSDL describes the protocols and formats used by the service. )
"UltiPro's new Distributed Process Management functionality has significant business value for our customers, particularly those looking to decentralize and distribute responsibilities over the Web," added Scherr. "Plus, this technology is so effective in streamlining Web services that it has enabled Ultimate Software to introduce a new service-based model at a very competitive price. Customers can now have UltiPro on an in-house license basis or delivered as a service through the Web. We call our Web delivery model Intersourcing, and we've been able to price the monthly service at $5 per employee/per month."
About Ultimate Software
Headquartered in Weston, Florida, Ultimate Software is a provider of Web-based payroll and workforce management solutions, and its mission is to become the premier infrastructure provider of Internet payroll and workforce management. The company markets UltiPro solutions to businesses that want in-house control of their applications and offers Intersourcing, a hosted UltiPro solution, to businesses that prefer an outsourced, services approach without sacrificing control. UltiPro customers can empower their entire workforce -- executives, managers, administrators and employees -- and centralize collaborative information sharing through UltiPro's Web portal. Ultimate Software employs approximately 440 professionals and its customers include The Arizona Diamondbacks/Phoenix Suns, Benihana Restaurants, The Container Store, Elizabeth Arden, Omni Hotels, Ruth's Chris Steak House Ruth's Chris Steak House (NASDAQ: RUTH) is a chain of 106 steakhouses across the United States and in several international locations. The restaurant is regarded as an upscale fine dining establishment, marking a gradual elevation in its status since its founding and Trammell Crow Residential.
Ultimate Software can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.ultimatesoftware.com/.
For more information, call 614/891-7070.