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20,000-Employee Behavioral Healthcare Provider Uses UltiPro to Support Acquisition Strategy

Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading provider of human capital
management (HCM) solutions in the cloud, announced today that Acadia
Healthcare, a leader in behavioral health and addiction disorders, is
using UltiPro to support the companya??s acquisition-based growth while
controlling costs.


Acadia Healthcare operates a network of almost 300 behavioral health
facilities in 39 states and Puerto Rico. An Ultimate customer since
2011, Acadia leveraged UltiPro to bring the consistency of a single HCM
solution to a healthcare system that includes inpatient psychiatric
hospitals, specialty treatment facilities, residential treatment
centers, and outpatient clinics. The company has achieved strong growth
and diversification through a series of transformational acquisitions,
and has a proven strategy to identify, acquire, integrate, and improve
facility operations.


"UltiPro has been a key component of our ability to support our
corporate strategy and do so cost-effectively,a?? said Christine Rockholt,
director of HRIS systems for Acadia Healthcare. "We have only a small
group of people who work with UltiPro, yet the simplicity of the
solution, including the ease of importing and validating of new employee
data, enables us to leverage just our core team to manage each
acquisition. Furthermore, because we have only one solution system-wide,
we can easily train and orient employees after every acquisition to the
solution. Newly acquired employees are consistently impressed by the
UltiPro user experience, and their ability to immediately begin
accessing their benefits and HR information through the solution.a??


Rockholt reports that, despite the companya??s rapid growth, the HR
department has been able to provide a high level of service to employees
without increasing HRa??s administrative headcount. Because of UltiProa??s
ability to drive business value, Acadia is often able to elevate the job
responsibilities of acquired HR staff so they can focus on more
strategic functions at their locations.


"We have recently begun using UltiPro Onboarding for our acquired
employees,a?? said Rockholt. "Although we honor their seniority, acquired
employees are new to our system and they are still required to fill out
a new hire packet. With UltiPro Onboarding, wea??ve been able to convert
that packet of papers to an electronic process, just like we do with new
hires who come through traditional channels. This new process has saved
an enormous amount of time on manual tasks for both employees and our HR
staff.a??
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