Solution Implementation Management
Expertise applied. Success expected. When utilizing our ERP implementation services, you can expect a focus on your business requirements and value drivers, structured project management, special attention to the utilization of resources, and a productive relationship with your chosen vendors. Ultimately, our job is to ensure that your ERP implementation plan is successful and that your business value is realized.
Smart software solution implementation focused on your goals.
6 SOFTWARE SELECTION & IMPLEMENTATION PAIN POINTS + SOLUTIONS
Software selection and implementation processes often present challenges of their own. To steer you around trouble and help you drive success, Ultra’s experts compiled a list of pain points and solutions to be aware of as you embark on this journey.
Software Solution Implementation Strategy
In this initiation phase, we start by ensuring that your team, our team and the software vendor’s implementation team are integrated and aligned to project requirements, deliverables, goals and expectations – and the critical future state business and technology objectives. Then we review your implementation vendor’s project plan and collaborate to develop an integrated project plan that will be used to manage your project.
Leveraging structured project management tools, we also work closely with you to manage change, establish governance processes, and develop a resource management plan that organizes your internal project teams and gives your people roles that leverage their strengths and areas of expertise. The deliverable from this phase is a highly detailed and comprehensive project playbook.
Solution Implementation Management Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why is ERP implementation so frustrating?
A: The most common reason 75% of ERP implementation solutions fail to reach the intended ROI and time-to-benefit expectations is because of inexperienced project managers. When the person tasked with bringing the company-wide initiative to fruition is not familiar with either the scope or the process of such an undertaking, problems inevitably arise.
Under inexperienced leadership, there can easily be resistance to change, technology without business process improvement, inappropriate ERP selection, and poor communication. Working with a consultant through the selection, implementation, and adoption phases of a new system can help avoid common frustrations and allow for an easier transition.
Q: How do I avoid solution implementation frustration?
A: Implementing a new ERP or business process improvement solution can be overwhelming and frustrating. Many common pain points can be avoided entirely through proper planning. Consider partnering with a consultant who has decades of experience in your industry and who understands your business. An outside expert can facilitate simpler proven methods for implementation and adoption by all team members, removing roadblocks to success and accelerating ROI.
Examples of technology selection projects
EVANS FOOD GROUP
Challenges Create Opportunities.
To enable growth and expand operations, Evans Food Group needed to solve its business process issues and implement an ERP solution that suited the food business, the organization and the company’s requirements.
PACIFIC PLUMBING SUPPLY CO.
Independence and Expertise Critical.
Independence and Expertise Critical Pacific Plumbing Supply selected Ultra because it wanted a partner that was not tied to a particular software company, a company that works in the mid-market distribution space, and a company that sees the world the way it does.
Process Insight Informs Selection
Ultra built a foundation for Deschutes’ transformation by understanding its unique requirements, presenting what is possible with modern solutions and developing a desired future state – and then using that insight to guide software selection.
Looking closer at our enterprise technology selection services
Our broad expertise is valuable. Ultra-managed ERP software solution implementation projects often include critical ERP-integrated solutions such as Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Product Lifecycle Management and other advanced technologies. We partner with the top software vendors in every industry. Our goal: to find the perfect solution for your organization and its unique needs.