Business Process Improvement
Rigorous analysis. Comprehensive Insight. Every ERP project follows a unique path.
But for Ultra they all start with the same step: Business Process Improvement.
Understanding your business requirements and improving your business processes is essential. Our business process improvement services build the foundation for your business transformation.
Intelligent, optimized processes deliver real, bottom-line benefits that include greater efficiency and lower costs – and maximize the ROI of your ERP project.
Business Process Improvement: By the Numbers
We focus on operational performance first, rather than software, because a detailed analysis of your processes, practices and structure pinpoints areas for improvement, accelerates time-to-benefit and informs the technology selection process.
Your project – and every project we do – starts with the basics. Project Organization includes a number of important first steps: Setting up the project team structure. Selecting the people from across your organization who will play important roles on the Steering, Core, Workstream and Extended Teams. Determining the cadence and content of project status reporting.
The successful transformation of your business requires, first, a thorough assessment of your Current State. This critically important, Lean-influenced analysis gathers key performance metrics, maps core business processes and functions, and produces documentation and visualizations that make it easy to identify inefficient, wasteful and redundant effort.
When completed, the current state analysis offers an exploration and evaluation of business operations, business processes, IT strategy and software systems, as well as master data and information flow – and identifies and prioritizes problems and opportunities.
VISIONING & EDUCATION
VISIONING & EDUCATION
An underappreciated but key component of the BPI process, Visioning & Education brings you up-to-date on the capabilities of today's ERP technologies (and the possibilities and opportunities they offer), educates you on current best practices, helps you imagine your processes transformed, and creates a platform to define a future state.
The development and definition of your organization’s Future State is critically important: Knowing the endpoint improves project focus, shortens implementation timeframe, prevents detours and wasted energy and expense, and shortens time-to-benefit. The process begins with collaborative business process re-engineering workshops, problem resolution, gap analysis and opportunity determination. It continues with a deep dive into your future requirements and technology landscape. And it concludes with the delivery of a detailed vision of your remade processes, a transformation roadmap and a project charter.
BUSINESS CASE FOR CHANGE
BUSINESS CASE FOR CHANGE
We answer your most important question – Why? – by establishing the goals of your project and validating the improvements offered by your redesigned business processes. The foundation of the Business Case for Change is a thorough analysis of the gap between your Current State and Future State. And its building blocks are a quantification of the efficiencies delivered by streamlined processes, a transformational roadmap and the identification of high-value opportunities.
Manufacturing and distribution organizations initiate business process improvement (BPI) projects to streamline business processes, identify areas where efficiency can be improved, and enable better, more effective utilization of resources and assets. But, experts say, the majority of BPI projects do not achieve their goals.
ULTRA'S BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION SERVICES
We build a foundation for your transformation by understanding your unique requirements, assessing your current state, showing you what's possible with modern solutions, developing a desired future state and optimizing your core processes.
We guide your company through an unbiased, comprehensive and highly structured process designed to determine your best-fit solution – one that will meet your unique requirements, scale with your business and enable your future vision.
We combine a flexible, proven implementation methodology and exceptional project management expertise to reduce your risk, accelerate time-to-benefit, drive ROI and deliver success.
We combine industry best practices, process maturity-focused projects, software enhancements and your new capabilities to sustain process improvements, close the value circle and ensure you maximize the benefits of your ERP solution.