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For decades, manufacturing and distribution companies typically issue an ERP request for proposal to software vendors when they head into an active enterprise technology project. The results of this effort are mixed at best. Working through an ERP request for proposal is time-consuming for the organization and the project team. The contents of
What does it take to build a strong business case for ERP? As an ERP consulting firm serving manufacturing and distribution teams, we’ve found that strategic methodologies involve robust analysis and full investigation into what the key drivers are of the project, analysis of which business process are going to be impacted, a clearly defined
For today’s manufacturing and distribution organization looking to transition from the status quo of legacy systems to modern ERP, it doesn’t get much bigger than evaluating, selecting and implementing a new ERP solution. In a typical project, it’s an unfortunate reality that the project team spends much of their time managing resistance from
Is your company thinking about ERP comparison? Project teams have a new resource to help in their education. The white paper “What’s driving Your ERP project? A Strategic Approach to Setting ERP Selection Decision Drivers” details how project teams can objectively evaluate software options and navigate the competitive vendor landscape. The
We often talk with manufacturers and distributors about their enterprise technology initiatives, and the specific role of an ERP consultant. It’s important the company understands the value Ultra’s independent ERP consultant team can deliver to their organization. Most project teams from mid-market manufacturing and distribution organizatons
The smart use of ERP is based on a philosophy of integration, continuous improvement, the simplification and standardization of business processes, and the elimination of waste throughout the organization. Implementing ERP techniques can help companies to improve their operational performance and customer responsiveness and drive positive
In my research and consulting engagements, I have worked with the largest enterprises to smaller and mid-sized manufacturers. One of the more intriguing issues I’ve seen is ERP implementation risk during solution discovery. No matter the size of the organization, it’s not uncommon for teams to consider their previous ERP
When it comes to ERP selection challenges, manufacturing and distribution organizations often find that navigating through the many available solutions can be an obstacle in today’s industrial environment. Enterprises saddled with legacy, outdated ERP systems often don’t know where to begin when it comes to an ERP selection project. Worries over
In the last few years, we have seen two different implementation methodologies emerge. When buying a new ERP system, you should make sure you understand the ERP implementation methodology proposed by the vendor or re-seller and its pros and cons. ERP Implementation Methodology #1: The Traditional Method The first methodology is the Traditional
According to McKinsey, the manufacturing industry generates more data than any other sector of the U.S. economy. Yet the researchers note that while manufacturing generates significant data volumes, few companies effectively harness or manage it. As Ultra’s ERP consultant team partners with manufacturing and distribution organizations across
For most ERP project teams, starting an ERP project is a daunting task. It’s common for selection teams to get pulled into a variety of directions, often losing focus because they are responding to pressing demands and fighting for internal resources to drive effective ERP selection. It’s helpful to consider the genesis of most ERP projects.