Improve Business Performance
Independent, Results-Driven Technology Advisors
Go beyond technology selection for digital transformation from the factory floor to the front office.
How Can We Help?
Ultra Consultants understands the manufacturing and distribution industries. Put our decades of knowledge and experience to work for you, along with our proven methodology to maximize the potential of your business.
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.
Independent technology advisors, working for you.
Our team of erp selection consultants can guide you through the business transformation process, helping you discover, determine and implement the best solution for your unique needs.
Industry Experience for Just-Right Solutions
You have many software solutions to choose from. But you don’t need to go through a time-consuming evaluation process and run the risk of making the wrong choice. Ultra’s decades of experience in a wide range of industries puts you on the path toward success.
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ERP Selection & Implementation The Ultra Consultant Way
Driving improved business performance.
We get results.
Our primary goal is to help you maximize business performance within your organization. Through our unique, four-phase methodology, we guide 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.
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. The result is a specialized enterprise technology solution that successfully addresses your specific goals.
We focus exclusively on ERP and ERP-connected software for many different verticals. This concentration means our expert ERP software selection consultants understand the unique needs of your business, and which solutions will deliver the most benefit and greatest performance improvement.
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 software for your organization. Ultra provides independent, unbiased recommendations with your time-to-value and return-on-investment in mind. Our team is invested in your success.
Our team is made up of full-time consultants (90% W2) with decades of hands-on expertise in specific verticals. We set up teams to leverage experience for our clients, with each engagement following our rigorous methodology customized to your needs.
An aging Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is like an old house or vehicle—the older…
Questions about ERP Selection & Implementation?
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:
- Understand the ROI
- Set the ERP Project Priority
- Get Executive Commitment and Communicate to Stakeholders
- Establish the Project Sponsor, Manager, and Team
- Educate the Team on Best Practices and Current Tech
- Establish a Project Charter
- Consider Project Timing: Execute Thoroughly vs. Quickly
- Find the Right Consultant
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.
The first steps in selecting a vendor are:
- Make certain the vendor has relevant experience in your industry.
- Assess the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
- 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.