Ardent Partners Names Utmost a Key Provider to Know in the 2020s

Extended workforce system enables total talent management for Workday customers.

SAN FRANCISCO, September 15, 2020 - Utmost, the first Extended Workforce System (EWS), today announced its inaugural recognition by Ardent Partners as a Key Solution Provider to Know in the 2020s. We believe this award further validates Utmost’s unique approach to creating a Workday-native system to support sourcing, engagement, and payment for all types of non-employee workers from contingent staff to contractors to SOW and beyond.

Unlike traditional point-to-point vendor management solutions in the market, Utmost EWS has been designed to support dynamic business environments where work is done by a mix of employees and various categories of non-employees. The recognition by Ardent Partners reflects Utmost’s continued investment in:

  • Native integrations with Workday
  • Visibility into the total talent composition of an enterprise
  • Classification management
  • Compliance tracking
  • Single global entry point to request all types of non-employee talent
  • Onboarding, offboarding, and engagement extension processes
  • External workforce spend management

Ardent Partners’ selection of Utmost is based on a comprehensive examination of the workforce solutions and supply management market.

"Utmost was named a Key Solution Provider in 2020 for their innovative approach towards total workforce management and forward-thinking vision for the workforce management technology market,” said Christopher J. Dwyer, Vice President of Research at Ardent Partners. “As the ‘Future of Work’ continues to take shape, the Utmost platform will play a pivotal role for HR, procurement, contingent workforce leaders."

At a time where COVID-19 has accelerated the complex environments in which businesses are operating, Utmost has built something fundamentally different to support a workforce that by nature is global, distributed, digital-first, and flexible.

You can read more about Ardent Partner’s perspective of Utmost EWS on CPO Rising.

About Ardent Partners

Ardent Partners is a research and advisory firm focused on defining and advancing the supply management strategies, processes, and technologies that drive business value and accelerate organizational transformation within the enterprise.

Ardent Partners actively covers the supply management solutions marketplace and produces research to help business decision-makers understand the technology landscape and identify the best-fit solution(s) for their specific needs. We believe our team’s first-hand experience evaluating, developing, packaging, deploying, and using supply management solutions on behalf of enterprises in the Global 2000 and public sector makes us eminently qualified to advise our clients to make smart decisions in this area.

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