In our experience as an independent ERP consultant team, an ERP selection and implementation initiative is successful when the project team understands that the process is much more than swapping a modern application with legacy software or tweaking a few IT solutions. This conclusion is based on hundreds of successful business process
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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. Striving to achieve a future state or implementing an enterprise system requires a focus on
When is the right time to consider what it takes for an effective ERP implementation project kickoff? We’ve all heard the expression “don’t put the cart before the horse” which warns us against placing tasks or items in the wrong order. It is much the same with an enterprise technology implementation project. First Things First For most
Thinking ERP in 2019? Many of the manufacturing and distribution teams we speak with are in the process of prioritizing their strategic plans. And many of these enterprises are considering the timing of an enterprise technology project. Regular readers know that Ultra’s team puts an emphasis on sharing the latest in economic activity through our
The Ultra ERP consultant team is known for its commitment to providing independent perspectives and educational resources about enterprise systems relevant to today’s manufacturing and distribution companies. Whether it’s technology evaluation/selection, implementation management, organization change management, business intelligence, or other
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