The rapid spread of COVID-19 means that we’ve all seen new challenges in our companies. We at Ultra Consultants are largely a remote workforce, but that doesn’t mean that we didn’t also experience some difficulties. As the CDC issued guidelines for social distancing, travel was canceled, and our clients came to us with questions on how to
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Is your ERP project on hold? Many manufacturing and distribution organizations put an ERP project on hold for a variety of reasons. It could be that the needed resources are not available for such a major undertaking. An enterprise technology project demands that all units of the organization are ready to apply funding, staffing, IT and other
When it comes to ERP readiness, key milestones are crucial such as getting stakeholder buy-in for the project as well as taking the time to effectively evaluate and select the right vendor. Also critical is getting an internal sponsor, building the right team, ensuring all colleagues get the support they need during the changes that
Private Equity firms face a unique set of challenges when considering enterprise technology evaluation, selection, and implementation. When the “buy-to-sell” goal is to acquire manufacturing and distribution companies with the intention of aligning and integrating them profitably, there is no room for manual processes, stand-alone point solutions,
A handy checklist helps manufacturing, distributing companies locate the best ERP consultants. We often talk with manufacturers and distributors about their enterprise technology initiatives, and the specific role an ERP consultant can play in evaluation, selection and implementation. Most project teams from mid-market manufacturing and
Buying an ERP system? Many manufacturing and distribution organization project teams are now considering an active ERP project. The reasons vary, but in all, it’s likely that legacy technologies and processes are not robust enough to manage costs, streamline operations and accommodate growth. The Reasons for Buying an ERP System When project
As an independent ERP consulting firm, Ultra has guided manufacturers with project management leadership for hundreds of enterprise software projects over the years. Because of this, we know that competent project managers coupled with a proven methodology are the key to a successful enterprise software implementation. Conversely, inadequate
Many teams we meet with have questions during ERP software selection. Based on our 25-year history as an independent ERP consulting firm, Ultra Consultants knows that an ERP project will deliver success only when it is built on business process improvement rather than driven merely by ERP system features. Ultra Consultants has identified these
Week in and week out, Ultra’s team of independent ERP consultants is out in the field guiding manufacturing and distribution project teams looking to improve business operations through use of enterprise technology systems. As I travel the country, I use these posts to keep blog readers updated about current engagements through our “Stories from
When is the right time to consider what it takes for an effective ERP implementation project kickoff? We’ve all heard the expression “don’t put the cart before the horse” which warns us against placing tasks or items in the wrong order. It is much the same with an enterprise technology implementation project. First Things First For most
Before a project team begins their journey seeking transformation with an enterprise technology selection and implementation, we guide our clients to consider the concepts of KPIs and Performance Management. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are the specific measurements and metrics that are relevant to your specific industry and production
For today’s manufacturing and distribution organization looking to transition from the status quo of legacy systems to modern ERP, it doesn’t get much bigger than evaluating, selecting and implementing a new ERP solution. In a typical project, it’s an unfortunate reality that the project team spends much of their time managing resistance from