ERP Selection & Implementation Consultants

Top ERP selection & implementation company

Imagine your business running at peak performance.

We make it happen.

Imagine your business running at peak

We make it happen.

Driving improved business performance.

We get you there.
Our ERP selection & implementation methodology provides the roadmap. Our experience provides essential knowledge. Our ERP consulting services provide critical guidance and our primary goal is to help you maximize business performance within your organization.

Focused on manufacturing and distribution.

We know your business.
From our first day in 1994, we’ve served manufacturing and distribution companies exclusively – and our teams bring deep knowledge of your business, pain points and core processes to every project.

Independent, unbiased and trusted.

We put you first.
We guide you through the business transformation process, offer objective insight into today’s advanced enterprise solutions and help you determine and select the right ERP software for your organization. Learn more about our ERP software selection consultants.

"Ultra understands the challenges of running a manufacturing business. Their persistent focus on our business value remains a cornerstone to our long-standing partnership."
Bob Wahlin, President & CEO
Stoughton Trailers
In the distribution industry, the road is littered with the carcasses of expensive, failed implementations, and businesses irreparably damaged by unsuccessful upgrades. With Ultra on our team, we were able to get past the bumps and avoid the potholes, and not be one of those companies.
Jon Stafford, CFO
Pacific Plumbing Supply Company


Exceptional expertise. Extraordinary results.

We have one goal: To maximize your business potential. This means taking a unique approach to ERP selections. We leverage our deep manufacturing and distribution expertise, apply our exceptional ERP business management consulting knowledge, and utilize our rigorous, proprietary Ultra methodology throughout your business transformation lifecycle.

Our services continuum – ERP Selection Consulting, Business Process Improvement, Enterprise Technology Selection, Solution Implementation Management, Independent ERP Selection Consultants and Business Value Realization – offers your organization the opportunity to find new efficiencies, improve operational insights, and drive performance improvements.

Top ERP Questions

When determining your organization’s ERP selection criteria, the following questions should be asked:

  • Does the ERP have built-in capabilities based on our business’ specific requirements?
  • Does the ERP accommodate detailed/advanced planning?
  • Does the ERP handle industry- and vertical-specific logistics? 
  • Does the ERP handle the entire product life cycle through Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) capabilities?
  • Does the ERP have tools that filter, evaluate and process data?


We recommend seven steps to ensure your ERP project is well-organized:

  1. Understand the ROI
  2. Set the ERP Project Priority
  3. Get Executive Commitment and Communicate to Stakeholders
  4. Establish the Project Sponsor, Manager, and Team
  5. Educate the Team on Best Practices and Current Tech
  6. Establish a Project Charter
  7. Consider Project Timing: Execute Thoroughly vs. Quickly


The ERP selection process is important because it is the key to your organization’s digital transformation. It should involve business process improvement (BPI), so that you maximize the effectiveness of the software’s capabilities and accelerate ROI.


A Human Resource nodule within an ERP system provides a snapshot of current personnel and personnel needs by department as well as budget allocations. It also helps with job postings through a bank of job descriptions and then manages the complex decision metrics, capturing evaluation notes and data and presenting them to the HR team for easier decision-making.

More than simply evaluating enterprise software, the ERP selection process must first assess the current state of the business, mapping every process. Then, utilizing BPI principles, plan for an improved future state which takes into account best practices and the best technology. Lastly, ensure that every system is interconnected and visible to each other to enable best information-based decisions that improve profitability.

For more information on the ERP selection process, click here.

The first steps in selecting a vendor are:

  1. Make certain the vendor has relevant experience in your industry. 
  2. Assess the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  3. Speak With Their Customers

For more information on selecting an ERP vendor, watch this highlight video from a webinar taught by our founder, Jeff Carr. 

Also, every year, our full-time research team creates a few insightful and thorough guides on how to evaluate ERP vendors.

400 clients, 500 projects,
and millions in benefits

Our valued customers represent virtually every segment of manufacturing and distribution. And we’ve helped these organizations – big, medium, and small – improve their business performance through the use of our full range of ERP business management consulting services. Read our case studies to help you with your ERP vendor selection process.

ERP selection & implementation

Selecting and implementing a new ERP system is one of the most resource-intensive decisions a mid-market manufacturing or distribution company can face. When guided by the right consulting team, these companies reduce the effort, resources and cost of ERP selection. Ultra Consultants helps to guide your ERP software selection criteria.

Discover the five guidelines for choosing the right consulting team for an efficient and effective enterprise software project.

Or get help with our ERP checklist!

Or get help with our ERP checklist!


Our business process improvement services build the foundation for your transformation.

This critical phase gives us an understanding of your unique requirements, helps us assess your current state, offers an opportunity to show you what's possible with modern solutions, allows us to develop your desired future state and provides the structure to optimize your core processes


Our ERP technology selection services provide an important framework.

Our expert consultants guide your company through an unbiased, comprehensive and highly structured process designed to determine your best-fit solution – one that will meet your unique requirements, scale with your business and enable your future vision.


Our software implementation services are designed to ensure your project's success.

We combine our exceptional project management expertise and a flexible, proven implementation methodology to reduce your risk, accelerate time-to-benefit, drive ROI and deliver your project on time and on-budget.


Our business value realization process helps you achieve your goals.

We combine industry best practices, process maturity-focused projects, software enhancements and your new capabilities to sustain process improvements, close the value circle and ensure you maximize the benefits of your ERP solution.

ERP Selection & Implementation The Ultra Consultant Way

We change how your business works. Our job is to help you optimize your business processes, employ a structured approach to reduce risk and costs, and utilize leading enterprise technologies to drive improved performance. We help guide your approach to ERP selection.




Our company brings to every project deep knowledge of the fundamentals, pain points, and core processes of the manufacturing and distribution industries, as well as an understanding of the needs and nuances of your unique business. The result is a specialized enterprise technology solution that successfully addresses your specific aspirations.


Our four-phase approach guides your company through the business transformation lifecycle. Business Process Improvement (BPI) builds a foundation for your transformation. Enterprise Technology Selection determines the best-fit solution. Solution Implementation Management shortens time-to-benefit and reduces your risk. Business Value Realization maximizes return-on-investment and ensures your organization continues to get every benefit from your solution.

An ERP consultant on a computer


We focus exclusively on ERP and ERP-connected software solutions for the manufacturing and distribution industries. This concentration means our expert ERP software selection consultants understand the unique needs of your vertical and your business, also know which solutions will deliver the most benefit and greatest performance improvement for your organization.


Our company emphasis is on execution and outcome. We understand that time-to-value and return-on-investment are tremendously important to your company. We know that an on-time, on-budget, high-value solution requires our teams, strategies and solutions to be creative, efficient and flexible. And we believe that we must invest in your success.

Whether your existing ERP system is at the end of its lifespan, your vendor is sunsetting support for your current version, or you feel you’re not getting enough value from it, moving to a new ERP system is a big undertaking in itself.

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