Google Cloud and UKG expand partnership to deliver GenAI capabilities

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Google Cloud and UKG have expanded their partnership of over five years to bring Google Cloud’s generative AI capabilities into the UKG human capital management (HCM) suites.

UKG will leverage GenAI to create powerful business insights to transform decision making and help leaders manage teams more effectively. By combining Google Cloud’s LLMs with UKG AI models and Great Place to Work proprietary data, UKG will create more conversational interactions with its HCM solutions, augment employee requests with more relevant business insights and support managers with business decisions and how they may impact employee engagement.

In addition to building new workplace applications with Google Cloud’s GenAI, UKG is now one of the first HCM suite providers in the Google Cloud Marketplace. UKG customers can now allocate a portion of their committed Google Cloud spend to purchase UKG suites and other strategic UKG solutions through the marketplace.

“We believe GenAI can be a tremendously powerful tool that changes how people go about analyzing information and insights at work,” said Hugo Sarrazin, chief product and technology officer at UKG. “Our collaboration with Google Cloud will help employees and leaders make better decisions, have more productive conversations, and anticipate how today’s choices can impact tomorrow’s operations and workplace culture overall.”

“UKG’s application of Google Cloud LLMs and GenAI is a great example of how these technologies can streamline important but common processes at work and tangibly improve the day-to-day experience of employees everywhere,” said Thomas Kurian, CEO at Google Cloud. “Our partnership to bring GenAI to more businesses will help build great, technology-forward workplaces and ensure that teams have access to the leading technology they want to engage with every day.”

“Our expanded partnership with Google Cloud is another chapter in our commitment to providing organizations around the world with the opportunity to move from a good workplace to a truly great workplace for all,” said Chris Todd, CEO at UKG. “We are committed to exploring how all emerging technologies, including GenAI, can enhance the workplace experience for everyone.”