Data conversion requirements are often glossed over when planning an ERP project. Oftentimes we speculate this happens because it is an obvious task in most projects. However, the conversion process still requires focused planning and teams should make a concerted effort to stay engaged. Establishing Cutoffs Many companies house significantly
ERP Best Practices
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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.
ERP Implementations projects are some of the largest, longest and most complex business engagements for an organization. To aid in the smoothest project possible it is necessary to deploy ERP implementation best practices to help reduce risk and increase the chances of reaching the project’s goals. What Are Best Practices? Best practices are
In earlier blogs we introduced the Ultra Operations and Warehouse Fulfillment Maturity Matrix and reviewed Material Handling & Putaway. This next post in the Maturity Matrix series focuses on Receiving and Inspection. The basic function of the receiving and inspection process is to take responsibility for the inbound material, validate the
In our previous blog post introducing the Maturity Matrix, we explained how this method aids in the current state assessment of a company, allowing for a clear improvement strategy to be identified. As the next post in the series on the Matrix, we will be discussing the Warehouse and Fulfillment Process, more specifically addressing the improvement
In this post, we will be discussing a new tool developed at Ultra that has helped us benefit client interaction by providing a foolproof way to identify where an organization stands on several issues, allowing us to clearly define process improvement opportunities. This tool is called the “Maturity Matrix,” but before we get into the details, let’s
From ERP evaluation to go-live and beyond, a core principle here at Ultra Consulting is to be the best and do what it takes to deliver significant value to the mid-market manufacturers and distributors we serve. Ultra’s clients are on a journey to transform a legacy system to a modern ERP system. Everyone’s objective is to eliminate the problems
At Ultra, we support ERP projects with companies that fit into a number of different industries, but the purpose of our involvement always revolves around the same question: how can we help you improve the way your business functions? On a basic level, despite the specific industry of a company, the journey to ERP Selection is the same. ERP
When it comes to examples of ERP success, our team can point to several previous engagements. A case in point is our engagement with Radio Flyer, a company known to most as the makers of “the original little red wagon.” The relationship between Radio Flyer and Ultra was forged when Radio Flyer realized a familiar dilemma − they did not have an
In a previous post entitled How to Achieve Maximum Payback from an ERP System Demonstration, we looked at role pre-demo discovery plays in leading to effective ERP demos. That’s the “up front” work that goes into providing thorough insight and shared understanding for both a manufacturer and an ERP vendor to create a relevant and
We advise our manufacturing clients that it’s a best practice to see an ERP project as a platform for continuous improvement. Teams heading into ERP selection should take the time to gain knowledge of the features and functions offered by today’s modern ERP systems when evaluating ERP workflow management. ERP and Workflow Management Today, many
When undertaking an ERP implementation, the heaviest lifting happens during the system design and configuration testing phase. It is a critical time for the ERP team to conduct extensive testing and make configurations, start data conversion and set up the ERP system in various pilot and test scenarios that simulate the real life future state
We wrote a blog post awhile back highlighting some key questions to ask when comparing ERP systems. The post opened up with a favorite quote: “You can’t get the right answer till you ask the right question.“ These wise words certainly apply to an ERP selection project. The three questions included in the archived post are not an