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Making software selection easier.

ERP Software Vendors & Tools

We focus exclusively on ERP software tools and ERP-connected software solutions for manufacturers and distribution companies. This concentration means our expert consultants understand the unique needs of your vertical and your business – and know how to help you select and implement a solution that will deliver measurable performance improvement.

What’s more, Ultra is intensely independent. To be able to guide highly informed, unbiased software selection projects, we continuously conduct in-depth software capabilities research, compile detailed comparisons, and capture insights from every project.  Our goal is to set you up for the best ERP software for your specific needs.

Our software partners include top companies for every type of solution.

Software to meet your unique needs.

Without any commitments or obligations to software vendors, we can help you choose a solution that best aligns with your organization and your processes.

  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

    ERP solutions deliver an integrated suite of critical business applications.

  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

    PLM is a strategy for managing and tracking key product information throughout its lifecycle.

  • Warehouse Management System (WMS)

    WMS software is designed to manage and execute the operations of a warehouse, distribution facility or fulfillment center.

  • Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

    An MES manages, monitors and synchronizes – in real time – the processes involved in transforming raw materials into finished goods.

  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

    CRM solutions provide a variety of valuable capabilities for marketing, sales, customer service and e-commerce, and enable the effective management of customer interactions.

  • Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)

    CPQ software helps manufacturers quickly and accurately develop quotes for complex and configurable products.

  • Field Service Management (FSM)

    FSM solutions optimize field technician scheduling, dispatch and parts delivery, and support of field technician interactions.

  • Transportation Management System (TMS)

    A TMS is used to plan freight movements, do freight rating and shopping across all modes, select the appropriate route and carrier, and manage freight bills and payments.

  • E-Commerce Solutions

    Modern e-commerce solutions allow purchasing experiences that offer inventory availability and custom configuration of products - shopping cart, upsell, substitute items and payment.

  • Human Capital Management (HCM)

    HCM software is an aggregation of human resource applications – for recruitment, onboarding, training, performance management and more – designed to help companies manage their workforce more effectively.

  • Supply Chain Management (SCM)

    Supply chain management software provides critical capabilities to manage product flow from components to final product. More specifically, it offers tools to optimize supply chains, vendor relationships and distribution channels.

Enterprise Technology Expertise, Knowledge and Insight

Ultra gathers intelligence and develops insight with ongoing research, frequent cooperation and continuous collaboration with top vendors in more than a dozen software categories.

To guide your software selection process and find the solution that best suits your unique requirements, our team gathers deep knowledge of both the functional requirements of your vertical and the capabilities of the solutions that can meet those requirements. Armed with that information, we conduct briefings with software vendors and partners who build industry-specific software.

What's more, we maintain and confirm our understanding of the ERP landscape by:

  • Attending ERP and enterprise technology vendor user conferences
  • Participating in ERP and enterprise technology vendor events
  • Maintaining a library of education resources and webinars
  • Leading on-site demonstrations with our clients

We have amassed a mountain of information to educate you on each software vendor, their products, industry experience and what makes each competitive in the marketplace.

Our Consulting Services

Pushing the boundaries of business transformation.
Applying today's best practices, leveraging our exceptional expertise in manufacturing and distribution, and utilizing a flexible and proven methodology, our services are geared to deliver results you never imagined possible.

Business Process Improvement

Our business process improvement consulting services build a foundation for your transformation by understanding your unique requirements, assessing your current state, showing you what's possible with modern solutions, developing a desired future state and optimizing your core processes.

Enterprise Technology Selection

Our technology selection services guide your company through an unbiased, comprehensive and highly structured process designed to determine your best-fit solution – one that will meet your unique requirements, scale with your business and enable your future vision.

Solution Implementation Management

Our software implementation services combine a flexible, proven implementation methodology and exceptional project management expertise to reduce your risk, accelerate time-to-benefit, drive ROI and deliver success.

Business Value Realization

Our business value realization process combines industry best practices, process maturity-focused projects, software enhancements and your new capabilities to sustain process improvements, close the value circle and ensure you maximize the benefits of your ERP solution.

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