We are often asked whether there is a distinction between ERP and “Best-of-Breed” enterprise technology solutions. We hear these terms as we meet with manufacturing ERP project teams, as well as solution vendors, to classify solutions in the marketplace. In several recent ERP selection discussions, we’ve heard the implication that Best-of-Breed
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As an independent ERP consulting firm, Ultra has guided manufacturers and with its project management leadership for hundreds of enterprise software projects over the years. Because of this, we know that competent project managers coupled with a proven methodology are the key to a successful enterprise software implementation. Conversely,
Complex manufacturing organizations produce highly engineered products with longer product cycle times and multiple levels of subassemblies in their bills of material. These organizations design, engineer and manufacture “discrete” products to order. This approach is distinct from “batch manufacturing.” With complex manufacturing, the company
Is your company looking at who should be on your ERP evaluation team? The evaluation of any software vendor solution must be conducted with an ERP project team with proven expertise and objectivity. But that’s tough when everyone in the organization has a full plate with existing duties, and in many cases – not too many folks in the
A typical question we hear from manufacturing and distribution companies is what a successful enterprise technology project looks like. The recent ERP Implementation survey Ultra Consultants commissioned from MintJutras answers that question, and also explores other factors when it comes to driving a successful enterprise technology
Technology is a key reason for manufacturers’ ability to produce more output with fewer workers. So when it comes to information systems, can you best maximize your investment in manufacturing IT systems? Automation, machine-to-machine data exchange, robotics, mobile data access via the ubiquitous cloud, manufacturing 4.0: all contribute to
The Ultra team partnered with a biopharmaceutical company that was moving through stage 3 trials for a new drug. It was clear that the company needed to move away from the limits of legacy ERP. As we worked with the team on current state business process mapping, the analysis showed a need to replace outdated and unsupported ERP to enable the
Does your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software act as a system of engagement? Adopting a flexible ERP that natively incorporates emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), chatbots, and social collaboration will not only help you stay competitive but will also help you attract the next-generation
Finding authentic and unbiased online ERP resources is a daunting task because of the sheer volume of data available. Ultra Consultants, an independent ERP consultant, wants to save your precious time by presenting this summary of three recent webinars available on-demand from an enterprise technology educational library. The webinars focus on
Our team regularly provides expertise related to ERP systems for process manufacturers. Process manufacturers work with ingredients instead of parts and the production process is more focused on recipes and formulas than traditional bills of materials. Production is often continuous or executed in batches. Many processors operate in a hybrid
Based on our 25-year history as an independent ERP consulting firm, Ultra Consultants knows that an ERP project will deliver success only when it is built on business process improvement rather than driven merely by ERP system features. Ultra Consultants has identified these three questions to consider during ERP software selection: Why
As an independent ERP consulting firm, the topic of ERP project organization comes up often as manufacturing and distribution teams look to Ultra to understand the best way to work through enterprise system evaluation and selection to improve key processes. The topic of ERP project organization was also front and center as a finding of a recent