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Ultimate Software
Ultimate Software delivers cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions that help businesses personalize talent acquisition, simplify payroll

software 100 list  solutions. In 2014, Ultimate Software ranked 20th on Fortune magazine’s annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the Unites States—its third consecutive year on the list—and they were recognized as a ‘leader’ in Nucleus Research’s HCM Technology Value Matrix 1H 2014. In 2013, Ultimate was awarded the highest rating by Constellation Research in its Cloud Buyer’s Bill of Rights Certification.

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