A Step Beyond Employee Surveys—
Using Advanced Sentiment Analysis

to understand how your employees truly feel about work

What is Perception?

The first step in building a great workplace and culture that engages, motivates, and retains employees is understanding what they care about. Perception by Ultimate Software offers a modern way for organizations to collect and understand employee feedback, with the unique ability to analyze unstructured data and detect emotions. Powered by Xander®, Ultimate's portfolio of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, Perception gives you real-time, actionable workforce insights.

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    Collect & Measure Feedback

    You can easily survey your workforce; analyze employee input, including open-ended text; and leverage analytics and benchmarks to assess the engagement and effectiveness of individual teams and managers.

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    Analyze Unstructured Data

    Designed using natural language processing machine-learning technology, along with industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology and survey construction expertise, Perception analyzes structured and unstructured data, enabling you to go beyond traditional sentiment anaylsis to reveal true emotion.

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    Gain Real-Time Insight

    With a comprehensive and personalized view of what’s valued most by your employees, you can take the right actions to have a meaningful impact on culture, retention, and performance at your organization.


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Power of Perception

Do you know how your people really feel about work?
Powered by advanced AI technology, Perception by Ultimate Software goes beyond traditional employee engagement survey tools to instantly analyze feedback and detect true emotion from what your employees are sharing. Discover how you can quickly survey your workforce, understand how they feel, and act on real-time insights with Perception.
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Customer Testimonial
SPS Companies, Inc.

SPS Companies, Inc. leverages Perception to power surveys on various workplace topics, including benefits, engagement, leadership development, and more. The ability to receive real-time analysis and insights from survey feedback has helped them take action quickly to align their culture with their employees’ needs. Discover how Perception helps SPS hone in on the true drivers of leadership effectiveness and overall engagement with this 3-minute video.

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Some of Our Customers

  • 1-Cisco
  • 3-Symantec
  • 4-Twitter
  • 4-Uber
  • Anita Borg Institute
  • Flex
  • Hewlette Packard Enterprise
  • Mastercard
  • Nerd Wallet
  • Redfin
  • Shaw Communication
  • Slack
  • Snap Chat
  • Standard Bank
  • Texas Health Resources
  • Ulnited Health Group
  • Unilever
  • Weyer Hauser
  • About US

    Operating on the belief that employees are the most important asset of any successful business, Ultimate Software is committed to putting people first–always. This company wide core principle drives Ultimate’s award-winning technology, service,and culture, having ranked in the top 25 on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list since 2012 and been named Fortune’s #1 Best Workplace in Technology three years in a row.

    Founded in 1990 and based in Weston, Florida, Ultimate supports thousands of customers representing diverse industries and managing millions of people worldwide. Its employee engagement survey solution, Perception, helps companies of all sizes better understand their people, improve the employee experience across the organization, and make smarter, more informed decisions for the business.


    Schedule a free demo to learn how Perception goes beyond traditional survey tools, giving you the support needed to optimize the employee experience and transform the way you do business.