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. An ERP solution is, at its foundation, a strategic choice. What new capabilities does your organization need and want? What problems are you trying to solve? What do you want your core
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Read expert insight to understand the ERP Best Practices that will drive performance, productivity. ERP Best Practices include driving ROI, integrating technology, managing change and risk and other key areas. Keep up with ERP Best Practices with the Ultra Consultants blog posts.
A scenario that happens more than it should: A company invests in and implements a new ERP system, but its users don’t fully adopt it. Some employees log in when they absolutely have to, but don’t embrace the new features that their employer has painstakingly (and expensively) implemented. Others create their own shadow systems that are
One of the many things that made 2020 difficult was the near impossibility of spontaneous, "watercooler" conversations about our projects, ERP technologies, industries and the business environment. Fortunately, we were able to chat virtually with our top consultants and other industry experts to get their take on a variety of important topics. And
For many organizations, the end of the year is a time to look back and see what was successful. Ultra is no exception. Here, based on views, social media shares and other criteria, are our 12 Best Blog Posts for 2020: 12. Manufacturing Q&A: Optimized Product Configuration, Industry 4.0 and a Better Buying Experience | READ | Our
Pain Point 1 Establishing accurate requirements and relevant priorities Incorrect requirements will yield the wrong software choice, and faulty priorities direct attention and effort away from core issues. Solution: • Determine and document the current state. • Develop a succinct and focused list of requirements and opportunities. • Develop
Whether your existing ERP system is at the end of its lifespan, your vendor is sunsetting support for your current version, or you feel you’re not getting enough value from it, moving to a new ERP system is a big undertaking. So, before you take the leap, make sure you need to replace your current solution, and determine that your organization
If the past year has taught Food & Beverage executives anything, it’s the value of being able to quickly adapt to changing business conditions. As the industry heads into 2021, what challenges lie ahead? Our Tim Green recently asked two of our top Food & Beverage consultants, Rafael Calderon and Aaron Olin, what manufacturers, processors
Most Food & Beverage organizations start ERP selection with a list of the biggest and best-known names in the ERP software marketplace, then research features, functionalities and total cost of ownership, and then schedule multiple rounds of sales presentations and demos. Often overlooked in this process are specialized solution providers
Evans Food Group Ltd. had just finished its complex – and successful – Ultra Consultants-managed ERP transformation in May 2017 when the Chicago-based company experienced major changes. First, in late November 2017, Evans, the leading global producer of pork products and private label, co-packed and branded pork rinds, acquired Gaytan Foods, a
Supply chains are mission-critical for businesses. (Obviously.) But did you know that, according to research from Deloitte, 79% of organizations with superior – or "mature" – supply chain capabilities achieve revenue growth that is significantly above average? It’s easy to say that a solid supply chain offers an advantage. In practice, however,
An aging ERP system is like a house or automobile in that the older it gets the more it needs to be maintained. And, like a house or car, at some point it makes sense to purchase a new one rather than continue to fix the old one. Estimates vary, but ERP systems typically have a lifespan of between seven and 10 years – although, with today’s
The enterprise software selection process is a long and complicated process – for several good reasons. The solution you choose will affect the way you conduct business for years to come, and it will impact virtually every function. It’s a significant investment, even with today’s cloud-based packages. And with approximately 75 percent of ERP