Enterprise Technology Selection
Proven process. Valuable expertise. Our independence and objective enterprise technology selection methodology help ensure that you make the right choice. And our experienced consultants look closely at your core processes to understand the unique requirements of your business for an unbiased, experience-based recommendation.
A BLUEPRINT FOR ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY SELECTION
An enterprise technology project is a complex and potentially risk-filled process. Wouldn’t it make sense to tap into wisdom from those who have successfully gone before? This ebook offers informative webcasts, podcasts, white papers, articles and videos to create a blueprint for success.
5 BEST PRACTICES IN ERP VENDOR SELECTION FOR MANUFACTURERS
Whether your company is implementing an ERP system for the first time, or replacing a legacy implementation, it’s critically important to make the right choice.
ERP Selection Process: Step by Step
Twenty-seven years of experience and vendor-independence give us a neutral, fact-based structure we use to support your enterprise technology selection process and objectively validate your decision. And, because we focus exclusively on manufacturing and distribution, we also provide you with exceptional industry expertise, nuanced insight and a deep, experience-based understanding of what’s important (and what isn’t) and what works (and what doesn’t).
Our independent, highly experienced consultants guide your selection.
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.
Enterprise Technology Selection Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I choose the right ERP technology?
A: Knowing where to start with the ERP selection process can be difficult. With dozens of viable options on the market, how do you quickly determine which solutions will solve your current pain points and take you into the future? Most businesses find that teaming up with an ERP implementation consultant is well worth the investment, saving you valuable time and resources. Consultants take an objective look at your business and determine where you may be able to increase efficiency and cut redundant or manual processes. Additionally, their understanding of every viable ERP solution and industry-specific technology on the market gives you a better guide to the most advantageous options for your specific needs.
Q: How do I choose an ERP selection and implementation partner?
A: Choosing the right ERP selection and implementation consultant can greatly impact the success of your project. For help selecting the right ERP solution for your business, make sure your consultant has the following attributes:
- Independent. This gives you the certainty that the consultant is not incentivized to steer you toward any certain solution over another.
- Experienced. ERP selection consultants with real-world project management experience can help move your project towards the finish line, no matter the size of your company or complexity of your issues.
- Industry Experts. You need a team with decades of experience in your industry and vertical who understands from a management perspective the challenges unique to your business model.
- Available. Consultants who are not only willing to meet with you but really listen to the pain points and limitations you are facing with your current system.
- Knowledgeable. Choose ERP selection consultants that have a working knowledge of a variety of ERP technologies.
- Supportive. After you have selected an ERP and move into the implementation stage, you’ll need help realizing your ROI goals. Make sure the consultancy you choose will be there with you along the way.
Broad expertise to help you make the right choice.
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Looking closer at our enterprise technology selection services
The enterprise technology selection process is informed by your detailed Future State vision, by changes and critical insight from the Business Process Improvement phase, and by our deep knowledge of your industry, organization and unique requirements.