My past blog post offered ERP project teams the steps it takes to implement an ERP system for true transformation. In my post entitled “Transforming Your Business is the Final Step of Implementing an ERP System,” I made the case that once the foundation for business transformation is built, the challenge going forward is to leverage this
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What’s key to consider when it comes to ERP for Make-to-Order manufacturers? With pressure to adapt to rapidly changing markets and improve financial results, many manufacturing companies operate using Make-to-Order processes in their operation, often referred to as demand-driven processes. It’s important that technology solutions address
As an ERP consulting firm, we are often asked about the value an organization can expect when investing in a new enterprise technology solution. Where will manufacturers and distributors see the greatest value and how will that translate into ROI? How can we measure the value of ERP? 5 Steps to Value and ROI Ultra’s long-term experience tells us
I recently shared a blog post entitled “How an Enterprise Asset Management Solution Can Help Improve Your Bottom Line” providing insight for organizations looking to improve the tracking and maintenance of expensive enterprise assets. The information is useful for teams looking to better manage assets like plant equipment, shop floor machinery,
Today’s enterprise is challenged to efficiently manage service technicians in the field to deliver cost effective customer service, especially with the proliferation of mobile devices and complex connectivity issues. When it comes to business process improvement in this area, it is helpful for project teams to stay current with modern
In my experience as an independent ERP consultant working with manufacturers and distributors, I have found that monitoring business performance and looking at current and future state conditions is much more productive than monitoring past decisions and actions. Within the operation of any organization, we can find plenty of data to let
A great deal of work has gone into sourcing the right ERP solution for your business, into getting stakeholder buy-in for the ultimate decision and selecting the right vendor. However, you know that the biggest challenge for most businesses is in making it work. You need to promote a positive attitude to the changes ahead and ensure that all
When it comes to strategic planning and ERP, what’s the connection? Our team of independent ERP consultants regularly advises ERP project teams as they undergo ERP evaluation, selection and implementation. Many project teams look to upgrade or select a new ERP system to obtain a single source of data, replace manual and stand-alone systems,
Advances in assembly, production and shop floor equipment continue to impact today’s manufacturing and distribution organizations. These types of equipment improve a company’s efficiency and drive productivity improvements. Many of the companies Ultra’s independent ERP consultant team speaks with are investing in innovative, more intelligent
The Ultra ERP Blog keeps pace with the IT and enterprise software market activity – especially as it relates to ERP selection and enterprise software implementation. This guest post from Plex Systems takes a close look today’s biggest challenges faced by manufacturers in an enterprise environment. Every business comes with its
Food and beverage processors are facing enormous industry disruptions. New products and markets, new and innovative distribution channels, segmented consumers and a changing regulatory environment all work to disrupt today’s processor. Companies trying to respond to these disruptions with outdated technology, manual work-arounds, and siloed
A successful implementation depends heavily on the team assembled to design and implement the new ERP system. An ERP implementation is one of the most important projects a company can undertake. There are many variables associated with making the project a success and realizing the desired ROI. One of the most critical factors is the ERP