ERP Best Practices

Inside an Ultra ERP Project: Micro Control Starts Transformation With Business Process Focus

To be managed effectively, achieve client goals and deliver value, ERP projects require structure. At Ultra, this framework is provided by our methodology. To show how we apply this proven step-by-step process and how each phase informs the one that comes next, this blog takes us inside Micro Control Company’s recent ERP project, starting with business process improvement (BPI).

Smart Shortcuts? Strategies to Accelerate the ERP Software Selection Timeline (Video)

What strategies can be used to accelerate the ERP software selection timeline? Skipping the long list of vendors and going straight to the short list. Leveraging standard requirements lists. Using cross-functional teams to simplify requirements gathering. But will these shortcuts make it more difficult to choose right solution for your organization and processes? And will they potentially be a big mistake in the long term?

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Ultra Pushes Chicago Tube ERP Project Forward Through COVID and Customization Challenges

Chicago Tube & Iron was at a technology dead-end: Its 30-year-old, Unix-based operations management system was heavily customized and difficult to maintain and update. While it served the distribution and fabrication company well for many years through changing business models, it was (past) time for an ERP upgrade. But COVID pandemic restrictions and complex customizations presented challenges.

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Inside an Ultra ERP Project: R&L Spring Company Begins Business Process Improvement

Successful, goal-achieving ERP projects require structure. At Ultra, this framework is provided by our methodology. To show it in action – and reveal why it’s critical to success – we are going to follow a single ERP project for a client: R&L Spring Company. Along the way, we’ll share the project’s real-life challenges (and solutions) and provide an insider’s view of a business transformation.

Medical device

Six Advanced ERP Capabilities Medical Device Manufacturers Need Right Now

ERP systems provide the backbone for operational excellence, and improve medical device manufacturers’ competitive advantage with powerful capabilities to become more customer-centric and deliver greater value. Learn the six key capabilities medical device manufacturers should look for in ERP systems to support shifting business models and requirements.

Make the Right Choice: The 5 Primary Enterprise Software Selection Factors

Are you confident that your team can select the enterprise solution that is best-suited to your organization and industry? Is your company able to objectively evaluate the software options? Is your organization prepared to navigate the complex (and competitive) vendor landscape? Ensure that you consider all the key factors – and make the right choice – with this checklist and these important questions.

How to Prepare for Procure-to-Pay Implementation Success

The procure-to-pay (P2P) process offers exceptional opportunities for optimization and integration. Many forward-looking organizations are eager to achieve new efficiencies, and are looking closely at P2P software solutions to centralize and automate the purchasing and inventory processes. But success requires some up-front work. Is your organization ready?

Avoid these common ERP Software selection mistakes

5 Big Mistakes to Avoid in ERP Software Selection (Video)

The ERP software you choose will affect the way you conduct business for years to come, and it will impact virtually every business function. It’s a significant investment, too. So it’s critical to find a solution suited to your industry and your company’s unique needs. Whether or not you manufacture industrial equipment, you’ll learn how to choose the right ERP solution for your organization in this excerpt from a recent webinar.

Top 10 Distribution KPIs: Our Experts Discuss Today’s Most Critical Metrics

In today’s new now, it’s important for distributors to do everything they can to shave costs, increase revenue and boost profitability. The question – and challenge – is identifying the processes and functions where efficiencies, pennies and a tenth of a percentage point in margin improvement can be found. The right metrics will make the answer clear.

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