The Ultra ERP Blog keeps pace with enterprise software market activity – especially as it relates to ERP selection and enterprise software implementation. This guest post looks at issues manufacturers can run into with ERP selection. Is it time to select a new ERP system? You are looking for one that will meet all your needs, be easy to
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Project teams often enter into technology selection and implementation as the first steps in realizing true ERP business transformation. Enterprise technology, with ERP as a foundational technology, plays a big role in those transformations. Often companies new to modern ERP systems get easily overwhelmed with the technology landscape and
From our 25 years of experience as an ERP consulting firm, we know full well that an integrated ERP system is what manufacturers and distributors need to maintain a competitive edge and reduce costs in the 21st century. What are the pitfalls we often see when an ERP system is not fully integrated? Enterprises are leaving ROI on the table when
We often see the term “digital manufacturing” in various industry articles and discussed at industry events. We also hear from manufacturing and distribution teams wondering how digital marketing and ERP apply to their organizations. What is Digital Manufacturing? A search of the term reveals a variety of definitions. The PLM vendor Siemens
Private Equity firms face a unique set of challenges when considering enterprise technology evaluation, selection, and implementation. When the “buy-to-sell” goal is to acquire manufacturing and distribution companies with the intention of aligning and integrating them profitably, there is no room for manual processes, stand-alone point solutions,
As an independent ERP consulting firm, we’re often called to help processors seeking to evaluate food and beverage ERP systems. Whether partnering with a craft brewer based in the Pacific Northwest, or guiding a processor of snack foods based in the Midwest, we employ a strategic approach to enterprise system selection to improve key processes
Calculating ROI from an investment in ERP can be a significant challenge. As independent ERP consultants, we’re often asked about the concept of tracking ROI and inevitably the conversation leads to what returns to monitor. Investment in ERP provides many opportunities for ROI calculation, both in estimating returns and calculating them, such as
Chances are if you are one of the thousands of companies that will be looking at a new ERP this year, you are updating from a 10-year-old system or you are moving to your first major system. Either way, you will be dazzled with all the new things that you can get from a new ERP system. The reporting, dashboards, interface, and
It’s always interesting to see what questions we’re asked as an ERP consulting firm. Many of the teams we work with face challenges when customizing products to serve a variety of customers. As business improvement consultants, we often hear about these issues especially in the age of customer-centric processes. That’s why this blog post
It’s hard to believe we are at the 2019 mid-year mark. This time of the year, many manufacturing and distribution teams look at business processes and internal systems. Driving a digital transformation is often the goal. This is especially relevant for those organization's whose fiscal year begins at the mid-calendar year. Digital
As an ERP consulting firm, we often guide teams to work through enterprise system selection to improve key processes related to gaining visibility into the enterprise. A common theme running is a desire these organizations have for improved visibility and transparency of information. The role of an ERP consultant adds clarity in helping the
It’s a challenge for project teams to manage risk during an ERP project. We know as an independent ERP consulting firm with extensive experience in ERP selection and implementation projects that no enterprise software implementation project comes without some risk. To gain the desired success, it is essential to identify and manage risk during an