An important focus here at Ultra Consultants is to provide timely insight and enterprise systems education to today’s manufacturing and distribution companies.
We know the importance of enterprise systems education provided by an independent, vendor-agnostic resource. A project team’s objective is to eliminate the problems they encounter with outdated business process systems. To that end, it’s the mission of the Ultra ERP consultant team to offer independent guidance to our clients, so they can overcome common challenges such as:
- Difficult and time-consuming access to critical business information
- Cumbersome processes that require manual communication, overuse of Excel, paper-based reporting
- Islands of information where data is not integrated or is not updated automatically
For those manufacturers experiencing these challenges, everything is harder, takes longer and costs more than it should. Productivity is down and decisions are difficult.
That’s why smart manufacturers look for insight and education into how today’s modern solutions can address their challenges. Manufacturers partner with Ultra’s consultant team because we see an ERP project as a platform for continuous improvement, helping organizations achieve key business outcomes such as improved customer service, reduced lead time, improved quality, reduced asset turns, higher productivity and improved, more timely decision making.
Enterprise Systems Education Round Up
As part of Ultra’s focus to provide timely insight, guidance and enterprise systems education, industry publications often seek out our perspectives on enterprise software evaluation and implementation.
Noted here are a few of our consultant’s insights, recently published in several media outlets including Manufacturing Business Technology; Tech Target; and ERPFocus.
In the Manufacturing Business Technology article entitled “How to Avoid Pain Points during Enterprise Software Selection,” the information is useful for anyone tasked with identifying the appropriate time for an enterprise software selection project. Ultra’s Founder Jeff Carr notes that achieving a successful implementation of an ERP system or any enterprise software solution is never a foregone conclusion. With the many vendor solutions on the market today — all claiming to have the right answer to your company’s unique challenges — it’s easy to go down the wrong path. He outlines strategies to avoid common missteps, and the importance of identifying unbiased advice when it comes to identifying the appropriate technology solution.
The Tech Target article “How to Ensure Value Realization After Implementation” makes the case that measuring for ROI during an ERP project involves a set of specific steps. From metrics that assess competitive position and overall business performance, to a thorough analysis of current state and future state goals, smart project teams can realize significant value from an ehterprsoe system implementation to truly achieve business process transformation. Ultra’s insights will be useful to any organization looking for actionable business process improvement strategies and tactics that drive business performance improvements.
And finally, the article entitled “How better visibility into operations improves the bottom line” posted in the website ERPFocus stresses the importance of data access and visibility. Ultra’s team speaks with a wide range of manufacturers and distributors challenged with managing the complexity of their operations. A common theme running through these conversations is the desire these organizations have for improved visibility and transparency of information. The guest blog by Ultra Consultants demonstrates how ERP data visualization can reduce errors and lead to increased customer satisfaction.
From ERP comparison to go live, we well know that an ERP project is one of the most critical, strategic and resource-intensive initiatives a company will face. That’s why our team of independent ERP consultants is passionate about providing independent enterprise systems education, to help guide project teams to a successful outcome.
Whether it’s technology evaluation/selection, implementation management, organization change management, business intelligence, or other ERP services, companies benefit from our independent insight and proven methodology that optimizes team efficiency, and reduces time to benefit.
To learn more, see additional ERP news articles featuring insight from Ultra Consultants.