With the proliferation of channels available to today’s consumer or business purchaser, many of the project teams we speak with look to improve omni-channel order management. From EDI, eCommerce, phone orders and customer portals, to Point of Sale systems and other sources, it is a complicated process to manage multiple inbound order
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Many of the manufacturing and distribution teams we speak with look with dread when it comes time to negotiate an ERP contract. While this task comes at the end of business process improvement, technology evaluation and selection, we certainly understand the fear and trepidation project teams might experience when anticipating this task. As
As an ERP consulting firm serving manufacturing and distribution teams, Ultra Consultants guides enterprises through successful technology solution selection and implementation projects. Most manufacturers and distributors we engage with are looking for educational resources and technical strategies to identify the best technology fit coupled with
When it comes to business strategy and ERP, where’s the fit for your company? Many of the manufacturing and distribution teams we speak with start a technology selection project by asking the users what they need in a new system. But is that the most effective place to start? As an ERP consulting firm, we feel quite strongly that there’s a
For manufacturing organizations that produce configurable, highly complex products, operating as efficiently as possible when it comes to quoting is a significant challenge. It’s difficult to respond quickly or accurately when using legacy systems, manual workarounds or siloed point solutions that likely bottleneck the processes that are central
Before a project team begins their journey seeking transformation with an enterprise technology selection and implementation, we guide our clients to consider the concepts of KPIs and Performance Management. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are the specific measurements and metrics that are relevant to your specific industry and production
As independent ERP consultants, we’re often asked about the right time to select a new ERP solution and inevitably the conversation leads to business process maturity. We’ve seen the many red flags that tell manufacturers and distributors it’s time to upgrade from an aging legacy ERP system. The tell-tale signs come when an organization takes
We hear from many manufacturing and distribution teams facing challenges with ERP implementations. Based on Ultra’s depth and breadth of experience with enterprise technology projects, we know what a failed project looks like and we know how to avoid it. Ultra’s Chief Operating Officer Richard Sides recently shared his perspectives on the
Many of the project teams we work with seek an ERP implementation best practices guide. That’s because now more than ever, it’s critical to have knowledge of the best practices and best enterprise technologies available on the market today. Having this information will improve the outcome of your ERP implementation project. ERP
Ultra's Founder and CEO Jeff Carr recently teamed with Manufacturing Business Technology magazine for a webinar entitled "ERP for manufacturing and distribution: Are You Blind to the Dangers of Outdated ERP Systems?" As manufacturing and distribution organizations consider an enterprise technology project, it’s critical for them to keep in mind
In our experience as an independent ERP consultant team, an ERP selection and implementation initiative is only successful with an understanding that the process is much more than just swapping out legacy software or tweaking a few IT solutions. In the academic and real-world analysis, I’ve done, it’s crystal clear that an ERP
ERP project teams ready to embark on a new or upgraded enterprise technology project are often eager to jump immediately to vendor demos to see the latest and greatest in new tech. Based on years of experience and hundreds of implementations, the independent ERP consultant team at Ultra recommend a business process improvement strategy that begins