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 three questions to consider during ERP software selection: Why
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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
Is your company thinking about ERP comparison? Project teams have a new resource to help in their education. The white paper “What’s driving Your ERP project? A Strategic Approach to Setting ERP Selection Decision Drivers” details how project teams can objectively evaluate software options and navigate the competitive vendor landscape. The
ERP project teams ready to embark on a new or upgraded enterprise technology project are often eager to jump immediately to vendor demos to see the latest and greatest in new tech. Based on years of experience and hundreds of implementations, the independent ERP consultant team at Ultra recommend a business process improvement strategy that begins
Episode 4: (4:32) Listen in to this edition of ERP Insights Podcast. Host Jeff Carr shares the details of an ERP project role that is an often forgotten key stakeholder - the Subject Matter Expert (SME). Different from Business Process Owners Hear Jeff outline the difference in responsibilities of the Business Process Owner as compared to
Episode 3: (9:23) Listen in as host Jeff Carr shares the details of ERP project roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders. The Role of the Steering Committee The steering committee has very important responsibilities. Hear the importance of staffing the committee with top stakeholders in the company. For an ERP scope this usually includes
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
It’s important to know what causes risk and how you can address it to create an ERP risk management plan, because no enterprise software implementation project comes without risk. Our specialized team is trained in managing and mitigating these types of risks, which is one of the strongest reasons to look into an independent consultant like
An ERP implementation life cycle refers to the distinct stages involved in carrying out an an ERP implementation project. Typically, we advise mid-market manufactures to move through the following seven stages: Pre-Implementation Project Planning Product Education Design Configuration Development and Test Go-Live