ERP project success follows from a structured, purposeful approach aimed to help transition people, teams, and organizations from their current state to the desired future state. Included in this ERP methodology based on Ultra's successful projects, here are change management and ERP lessons learned. Lesson #1: Merely swapping out software =
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The challenges of customizing an ERP system can be significant. This is an issue we see regularly when we partner with manufacturing and distribution project teams. We addressed this topic in a previous blog post entitled “Should We Customize Our ERP system?” I made the case that even as ERP selection gets underway, it’s overwhelming to
Many of the manufacturing and distribution project teams we work with ask a common question: Should we customize our ERP system? It’s understandable that this would be a concern – even as the ERP project gets underway. Implementing ERP software into the business is time-consuming and complex. Factoring in customizing a package to meet
New Year's resolutions: they're easy to make, hard to keep. From personal goals about healthy habits, to professional goals, it's no secret that resolving to "do better" is a challenge. It's much the same for project teams that are considering an active ERP project. As independent ERP consultants, the team at Ultra can help you keep your
As another year winds down, we're reflecting on the past year with a review of the best ERP blog posts of 2017. Looking back at manufacturing and distribution engagements Ultra's independent ERP consultants have guided, we see teams that have maximized the value of enterprise technology evaluation, selection and implementation, and driven
When selecting an ERP system, organizations often start with a drive to become “Lean” and stay competitive. Teams typically see an ERP project as a way to evaluate, select and implement a system to be used in a Best-in-Class performance. In a survey conducted by Aberdeen Research, it was found that companies considered as Best-in-Class had
Ultra Consultants recently was the featured guest at an SME webinar entitled Digital Transformation: Take Control of Your Factory with Technology. A previous blog post entitled "The Digital Factory - Take Control of Your Shop Floor" looked at the digital factory and the five types of technology driving value. This post considers how those
We’ve offered a few blog posts on the topic of recovering from ERP failure. To recap, Ultra views a project recovery effort as a strategic process to remedy past failures the organization experienced with a previous ERP project. This might have involved evaluation, selection and implementation, a combination of those phases, or none at
As industry thought leaders in ERP selection, Ultra was asked to be a featured presenter at an SME webinar entitled Digital Transformation: Take Control of Your Factory with Technology. This blog post focuses on the digital factory and the five types of technology driving value when integrated with an ERP solution. An upcoming blog post will
If you are recovering from a failed ERP project, how can you start efforts to address the past failures? As we noted in Ultra’s previous blog post entitled “Heading into ERP Project Recovery? Keep These Tips in Mind,” many organizations turn to Ultra to guide their ERP project recovery efforts. We view the effort as a strategic process to
My previous blog post entitled Getting Started with Master Data Management and ERP looked at key definitions as related to ERP and Master Data Management. To recap, I noted that MDM is a comprehensive method of enabling an enterprise to link all its critical data to one file, called a master file, that provides a common point of
Heading into an ERP project recovery? If so you are not alone. ERP projects fail for a variety of a reasons, as our colleague Salli Churchill showcased in an archived blog post entitled “What a Failed ERP Implementation Looks Like." An ERP project recovery takes place when a past ERP project didn’t achieve the desired outcomes. As an