ERP Selection Consultants

Under guidance from Ultra’s ERP consulting services, over 300 manufacturing and distribution companies have successfully completed their ERP software selection projects.

What is ERP software selection?

ERP software selection is a vital process a company must go through to acquire modern information technology that will drive business process improvement. Under guidance from Ultra's ERP consulting team, over 300 manufacturing and distribution companies have successfully completed their ERP projects.

ERP Evaluation when Led by an Independent Consultant Team

Selecting and implementing a new ERP system is one of the most resource-intensive projects a mid-market manufacturing company can face. Many of the challenges stem from the size and complexity of such a project. Further problems arise when the project does not have the needed executive sponsorship, as well as a lack of change management.

We're here to make it easier to find the right ERP software—one that will move your business forward.

Your company can gain value from teaming with a trustworthy ERP consulting partner like Ultra for an effective approach to enterprise software selection. When guided by the right ERP consulting services, you will be able to reduce the effort, resources, and cost of enterprise resource planning (ERP) selection.

A properly executed ERP selection process is a key component to a successful ERP implementation. Implementations that fail to meet expectations can often be traced back to a poorly executed selection project.


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ERP System Selection Methodology

Ultra Consultants employs an evaluation methodology to assess the top ERP vendors in the market today.

Integrate with all of our other service offerings:

The integration of all of these ERP consulting services makes our more efficient and effective, reducing project risks and your overall time-to-benefit from your ERP investment.

Defining your company's business processes, both current state and future state will drive your ERP system evaluation projects. We help our clients identify the ERP solutions that meet your business needs and requirements.

ERP Functionality

ERP systems are not all made equal. There are several ERP functions to be considered, apart from core modules:

  1. Scalability: Scalability is a must-have for any modern business. As your organization grows, your ERP system should be able to grow with you. Look for a solution that can handle increasing data volumes, expanding user bases, and additional functionalities.
  2. Industry-specific features: Choosing an ERP system that understands the unique needs and challenges of your specific sector can make a world of difference.
  3. Integration Capabilities: Your ERP system should seamlessly integrate with your existing software applications. Whether it's your CRM, HR management, or supply chain management tools, the ability to exchange data smoothly is crucial. Avoid those painful manual data migration by choosing an ERP with integration capability.
  4. User-Friendliness: Look for an ERP solution that is intuitive, user-friendly, and easy to navigate.
  5. Support and Security: Choose an ERP vendor that offers reliable support when you need assistance. Additionally, don't forget about security. Protecting your data should be a top priority. Make sure your chosen ERP system has robust security features.

Key ERP Criteria

Ultra's ERP consultants guide your team through an in-depth business analysis of mapping your operations processes, then defining your future business goals, considering how the right ERP can make that happen. Then we start the search through available ERP systems, using key criteria. The following 5 areas are critical ERP criteria:

  1. Software functional fit to the future state needs for operational efficiency
  2. Vendor’s presence and strength in your industry
  3. Vendor’s technology direction
  4. Vendor’s support services ecosystem
  5. The total cost of ownership for your specific business

Our proven methodology will guide you to a vendor that best fits your business processes, and who will be a good partner for the coming years. With all of the available options in the marketplace, this is a challenge in itself. Our team will guide you through navigating the selection process with each service provider.

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Ultra's Methodology: Our ERP Vendor Selection Process

Each of our projects follows our well-defined methodology, which includes the following steps:

  • Identifying the vendors
  • Vendor interviews
  • Developing evaluation drivers
  • Creating a decision criteria table
  • Designing process-driven demonstration scripts
  • A vendor product presentation and evaluation method
  • Identifying vendor implementation capabilities
  • Determining vendor price
  • ERP contract negotiations

Our project management will ensure efficiency in software selection, with coordination between our consultant, your team and the ERP software vendor. Our proven process thereby shortens the project duration. This method builds a foundation of information, education, and documentation that will increase your ERP project success. Learn more here about the role of an ERP consultant in the process of software selection.

Independent ERP Selection Consultants—Experience Across Industries

Unlike other ERP consulting firms, Ultra Consultants is 100% independent. Our consultants are not tied to any specific software vendor. This means we can provide unbiased advice and help you choose the best ERP software for your unique needs. We also can analyze your existing processes, identify bottlenecks, and suggest improvements that can enhance productivity and profitability.

Our consultants utilize selection programs that are based upon Ultra's decades of proven methodologies, vendor research and intimate industry experience in manufacturing and distribution.

Manufacturing and distribution projects are all we do, finding software solutions for companies in various industries such as:

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Consumer Goods
  • Distribution
  • Electronic Equipment
  • Food and Beverage Processors
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Medical Device
  • Metal Fabricators
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plastics

Next Steps: Team with ERP Experts

Our ERP consultants have decades of expertise in these best practices—from developing a list of vendors for consideration, to identifying the leading vendors in your industry, to conducting due diligence to make sure those solutions on the short list will deliver value to your organization. With these strategies in mind, we can help you quickly establish a list of vendors to consider and achieve an effective ERP solution for your company.

For more information on our effective ERP software selection consulting services, schedule your free discovery call.


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