Considering business process improvement? Guest blog post looks at an aspect of enterprise technology known as trade promotion management software. Managing trade promotion programs is a multifaceted business process for consumer goods manufacturers; it involves a significant amount of time, money and resources. Companies spend 25% of gross
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I recently presented my thoughts about “real world scenarios in digital transformation” at the SME Smart Manufacturing event last month. It was a good chance to connect with industry and manufacturing leaders about digital transformation – which Ultra typically views as the realignment of technology and business processes to drive value. My
My colleague Dennis Gilhooley, Jr. recently shared an Ultra ERP blog post entitled Stories from the Field: Benefits of ERP Cut Across the Enterprise - The business process transformation stories he summarized in his blog post inspired me to share my own recent “story from the field” which involves ERP for the construction industry. This past
We’re seeing the term “digital transformation” in the industry press lately, and naturally our attention turns to how this term relates to the manufacturing and distribution sector, and in particular how ERP enables digital transformation for companies within the sector. Digital Transformation has been described by industry analysts as “the
Looking for business process transformation? Selecting and implementing a new ERP program are just the first steps in the full transformation of your business. What comes next must include a review of the current state of affairs to start the business process transformation to get to the goal of the future state. Many enterprises miss out on the
The Ultra ERP Blog keeps pace with the IT and enterprise software market activity – especially as it relates to ERP selection and enterprise software implementation. This guest post takes a close look at the Bot Economy of conversational bots - or chatbots - in an enterprise environment. As more millennials join the workforce
A U.S. make-to-order specialty metal packaging and lithography company, Independent Can Company, faced challenges from a poorly functioning legacy ERP system tied together with software bolt-ons and Excel spreadsheets. Given a 12-week deadline from contract signing to production start-up at a newly acquired location, Ultra Consultants identified
We blog regularly about the benefits an organization can derive from Business Improvement processes (BPI) and the initial steps required to set up the project for success. The steps of a BPI we have covered so far include the following: Choosing the right team leader Picking a team of high performing risk-takers to work with this leader
With this final blog in the business transformation series, I’ll share some thoughts on how to manage the business transformation process to realize the return on your ERP investment. In the first four blogs of the series, I discussed the importance of documenting the many opportunities your team has identified during the business process
The next step in the business transformation process is to define a set of business performance measurements to use as opportunities are achieved through various projects. In my first three blogs of the Business Transformation Journey Series, I discussed the importance of identifying the many opportunities your team will have identified during
In a previous blog on the business planning process, we discussed the post-go-live steps for creating the foundation of your business transformation process journey. These included: Understanding the opportunities available to significantly improve your business Creating an effective cross-functional team to drive the process Implementing
You and your team have worked diligently over the past year to move throughout the business transformation process by taking the time to understand your business, select the ERP software supplier that best fits your company, and implement said ERP system. You’ve made it to your Go-Live date, but now what? This blog will help you form next