EmployTouch Inc. Acquired by Ultimate Software

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Toronto-based EmployTouch Inc., today announced that it has been acquired by Ultimate Software.

Toronto-based EmployTouch Inc., today announced that it has been acquired by Ultimate Software. EmployTouch designed TouchBase – an innovative, tablet-based solution for time and labor data collection, employee self-service, and collaboration. The TouchBase solution was named one of the “Awesome New Technologies for HR” at the HR Technology Conference & Exposition in October 2012. Ultimate will be marketing the TouchBase solution as “UltiPro TouchBase” beginning in October 2013 as a timeclock device option to customers who use Ultimate’s HCM and workforce management solutions.

“More than 50% of employees in the U.S. are hourly, without continuous access to a computer at work,” said Adam Rogers, chief technology officer for Ultimate Software. “Adding UltiPro TouchBase to our HCM suite aligns perfectly Ultimate’s mission to simplify people’s work lives with comprehensive solutions — not just for the HR/payroll professionals, but for every employee of the organization. We’re excited to be able to offer our customers a cutting-edge solution to serve as the point-of-time entry for hourly workers—and also allows our customers to give their hourly employees kiosk-based access to critical HR, payroll, and company information from an easy-to-use touchscreen device.”

“We’re absolutely delighted to join Ultimate Software,” said Martin Hartshorne, CEO of EmployTouch. “Ultimate’s commitment to delivering HCM solutions that put people first, the approach to working with customers as partners for life, and the company’s reputation in the industry made this partnership an ideal match for us and our customers.”
Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

About EmployTouch
EmployTouch was founded in 2011 by a team of industry veterans from Workbrain, LinkedIn, and Google and was recently named one of Canada’s Top 20 Most Innovative companies by Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX). http://www.employtouch.com

About Ultimate Software
Ultimate is a leading cloud provider of people management solutions, with more than 10 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, time, 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 1,700 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,” and Minyanville Media Inc. named Ultimate among the top 10 most ethical businesses in the U.S. In its Cloud Buyer’s Bill of Rights Certification, Constellation Research awarded Ultimate its highest level of certification. Ultimate has more than 2,500 customers with employees in 144 countries, including Adobe Systems Incorporated, 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 http://www.ultimatesoftware.com.

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