Today’s IT departments increasingly leverage the cloud to deliver applications and services throughout the organization, as well as to customers and partners. In fact, last year Gartner reported that 40% of organizations in North America plan to spend the majority of new or additional funding on cloud technologies. Modern, forward-looking ERP
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The Ultra ERP Blog keeps pace with enterprise software market activity – especially as it relates to ERP selection and enterprise software implementation. This guest post from Decision Resources Inc. looks at the decision of whether to keep their ERP on-premises or make the transition to the Cloud. Years ago, cloud computing wasn't yet
As independent ERP consultants, Ultra has a unique perspective on what it takes to transform operations at today’s manufacturing and distribution organization. We hear so much about the term “digital transformation” that’s it’s difficult to even understand what the term means. After leading several hundred enterprise technology transformation
Over recent months, we’ve been hearing that Microsoft would be making a major announcement regarding Dynamics NAV. The industry discussions were especially active with industry chatter about Microsoft’s project which was code-named “Tenerife.” Industry pundits described the project as a restructuring of the Dynamics 365 product built from parts
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 from Plex Systems takes a close look today’s biggest challenges faced by manufacturers in an enterprise environment. Every business comes with its
We read with interest a blog post from Plex Systems entitled “What is Connected Manufacturing and Why You Should Care About It?” As noted in the blog post, from the Industrial Internet of Things and additive manufacturing, to advances in product innovation, manufacturing is increasingly becoming part of the digital economy. The Plex post
The concept of cloud computing has become commonplace in the past years with applications like Gmail, iCloud, DropBox, and Microsoft 365, to mention a few. In the world of enterprise applications, it’s a common business scenario to rely on enterprise applications in the cloud, such as Salesforce.com. Even today, our team of independent ERP
Many ERP project teams in the manufacturing and distribution industries rightly put the focus on driving the most ROI from their enterprise technology project. As part of this quest, ERP selection teams continue to give serious consideration to the SaaS delivery model. Even those teams from today’s small to medium organizations look at the
It's that time once again when we look to the coming New Year and plan for what's ahead. In this two-part blog post series, we examine some of the disruptive trends we're seeing in enterprise technology. This first blog looks at the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), digital transformation, and solid gains in the cloud related to ERP in
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
In a previous blog, we discussed some of the major keynotes of the Epicor Insights 2017 conference in Nashville, Tennessee. This blog serves to go a bit more in depth about the plans Epicor has for their Epicor ERP 10 solution. The Future of Epicor 10 Lee Ann Schommer, SVP Product Management, and Scott Hays, SVP Product Marketing, led the
As Cloud ERP vendors gain momentum in the manufacturing and distribution industries, ERP selection teams continue to give serious consideration to the technology platform. For today’s project teams, since adoption and ERP implementation are more widespread, Cloud ERP considerations are very much on the minds of today's small to medium