|[January 09, 2014]
Cineplex Entertainment Leverages Ultimate Software's UltiPro to Provide 11,000-Employee Workforce with HCM Technology
WESTON, Fla. --(Business Wire)--
Software (NASDAQ: ULTI) announced today that Cineplex
Entertainment ("Cineplex"), one of Canada's largest entertainment
companies, is bringing a range of benefits to its large population of
employees by leveraging Ultimate's easy-to-use technology, enterprise
integration tools, and partnership with Ultimate for human capital
In addition to operating 161 theatres with 1,630 screens in all 10
Canadian provinces, Cineplex
operates numerous businesses, including food services, gaming,
alternative programming, Cineplex Media, Cineplex Digital Solutions, the
online sale of home entertainment content through CineplexStore.com, and
apps embedded in various electronic devices.
Before using Ultimate's
UltiPro solution, the Toronto-based company was using an HRMS
legacy system that had limited reporting capabilities, which in turn
created redundancies and excessive work for the HR and payroll teams.
The system provided service to only a portion of the company's 11,000
employees, which added to its unique business complexities because
Cineplex's large workforce is predominantly part-time, as well as
dispersed across more than 100 locations.
Executives at Cineplex wanted HCM
technology that is easy for employees to use and access, that
integrates well with its other third-party systems, and that would
enable its HR and payroll teams to spend more time enhancing the
customer experience and impacting the business-rather than completing
administrative tasks or processing data. Since going live on cloud-based
UltiPro in 2012, the company is now better managing the human resource
complexities related to its people operations, easily consolidating
workforce data from multiple solutions, and reducing the time and effort
that had been burdening its HR teams.
According to Heather Briant, senior vice president of human resources at
Cineplex, the entertainment company is very pleased with UltiPro and
particularly appreciates the instant, 24-7 accessibility to information
that managers and employees now have.
"Our business is comprised of more than 11,000 employees who are located
from coast to coast, and only about 10% are at a desk. Plus, our company
is made up of very diverse people who have differing skills and neds,
and it's a testament to UltiPro's easy-to-use interface that both our
managers and our employees use and like the technology," said Briant.
"In addition to seeing a high-adoption rate among our people, we have
been able to make tremendous reductions in our use of paper, and we've
automated many manual transactions. Plus, soon we will be delivering
electronically about 15,000 T4s. The speed and accuracy with UltiPro is
an immense advantage for us."
Information from third-party applications and vendors can be accurately
transmitted in and out of UltiPro with ease. Teams at Cineplex can
control how and when the company's people data is transferred from one
system to another. And, unlike many systems, UltiPro's enterprise
integration tools require no custom coding, so Cineplex doesn't have to
work with an outside consultant or take time away from its busy IT
staff. By setting up these automatic, virtually transparent
integrations, the company's teams also don't have to manually enter data
and they can instantly report on any of the data points that are stored
"We like the higher level of functionality that we now have with
UltiPro, and working
with Ultimate Software's people also has been a very positive experience,"
said Briant. "Ultimate understands the value of long-term relationships,
and it's clear its people are dedicated to our success. Having a
reliable, collaborative HCM provider is important to us."
"Immediate access to employee information and easy-to-use,
seamless technology are crucial for business success, especially
when a company has an extremely large and diverse group of employees.
With UltiPro, Cineplex is consolidating and managing all of its
workforce information in one cloud solution," said Greg Swick, chief
sales officer at Ultimate Software. "We very pleased that Cineplex has
improved its HCM operations with UltiPro, and we look forward to
supporting its overall business with our deep commitment to a successful
Cineplex Inc. is one of Canada's leading entertainment companies and
operates one of the most modern and fully digitized motion picture
theatre circuits in the world. A top-tier Canadian brand, Cineplex
operates numerous businesses, including theatrical exhibition, food
services, gaming, alternative programming (Front Row Centre Events),
Cineplex Media, Cineplex Digital Solutions, Cineplex Digital Networks,
and the online sale of home entertainment content through
CineplexStore.com and on apps embedded in various electronic devices.
Cineplex is also a joint venture partner in SCENE - Canada's largest
entertainment loyalty program. Cineplex is headquartered in Toronto,
Canada, and operates 161 theatres with 1,630 screens from coast to
coast, serving approximately 77 million guests annually through the
following theatre brands: Cineplex Odeon, SilverCity, Galaxy Cinemas,
Scotiabank Theatres, Cineplex Cinemas, and Cineplex VIP Cinemas.
Cineplex also owns and operates the UltraAVX, Poptopia, and Outtakes
About Ultimate Software
Ultimate is a leading
cloud provider of people management solutions, with more than 14
million people records in the cloud. Built on the belief that people are
the most important ingredient of any business, Ultimate's award-winning
UltiPro delivers HR, payroll, and talent management solutions that
seamlessly connect people with the information and resources they need
to work more effectively. Founded in 1990, the company is headquartered
in Weston, Florida, and has more than 1,900 professionals focused on
developing the highest quality solutions and services. In 2013, Ultimate
was ranked #9 on FORTUNE's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For;
recognized as a 'Leader' in Nucleus Research's HCM Technology Value
Matrix; and awarded the highest rating by Constellation Research in its
Cloud Buyer's Bill of Rights Certification. Ultimate has more than 2,600
customers with employees in 150 countries, including Adobe Systems (News - Alert)
Incorporated, Bloomin' Brands, Culligan International, Major League
Baseball, Pep Boys, Texas Rangers Baseball, and Texas Roadhouse. More
information on Ultimate's products and services for people management
can be found at www.ultimatesoftware.com.
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