Topic: Software Implementation

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What is the Role of an Independent ERP Consultant?

We find that most mid-market manufacturing and distribution organizations are challenged when selecting and implementing new ERP technologies. The reasons center on project scale, skills, resources and experience. Which is where an independent ERP consultant comes in. Expertise is valuable.
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6 Software Selection & Implementation Pain Points (and Proven Solutions)

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.
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Food & Beverage ERP Insight: The Best Solution May Not Be a Big Solution

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.
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Stories From the Field: Evans Food Group Acquisitions Require Rapid ERP Deployments

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.

Avoid The 7 Deadly Sins & Focus on Core Processes

When you avoid committing any of The 7 Deadly Sins of ERP Implementation, your project team can laser-focus on business process improvement. At the most basic level, the primary function of an ERP solution is to help your organization efficiently and effectively execute core business processes.

The Seventh Deadly Sin of ERP Implementation

Poor change management is perhaps the most avoidable cause of project problems and failure. Resistance to change, even positive change, is normal and expected human behavior – and plans must be made to minimize its impact.
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A lot can go wrong when an ERP system goes live. Critical severity defects, security holes and other technical problems can cause disruption, wreak havoc on operations, bring your business to a dead stop, and even result in multi-million-dollar lawsuits. With careful planning and process, however, your go-live can be a smooth, seamless experience.

We start by aligning your vendor’s implementation plan with our detailed processes and best practices. And we move forward with core implementation management services that provide structure for a high-value, high-confidence and low-risk project.

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6 SOFTWARE SELECTION & IMPLEMENTATION PAIN POINTS + SOLUTIONS

Software selection and implementation processes often present challenges of their own. To steer you around trouble and help you drive success, Ultra’s experts compiled a list of pain points and solutions to be aware of as you embark on this journey.

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