A scenario that happens more than it should: A company invests in and implements a new ERP system, but its users don’t fully adopt it. Some employees log in when they absolutely have to, but don’t embrace the new features that their employer has painstakingly (and expensively) implemented. Others create their own shadow systems that are
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One of the many things that made 2020 difficult was the near impossibility of spontaneous, "watercooler" conversations about our projects, ERP technologies, industries and the business environment. Fortunately, we were able to chat virtually with our top consultants and other industry experts to get their take on a variety of important topics. And
For many organizations, the end of the year is a time to look back and see what was successful. Ultra is no exception. Here, based on views, social media shares and other criteria, are our 12 Best Blog Posts for 2020: 12. Manufacturing Q&A: Optimized Product Configuration, Industry 4.0 and a Better Buying Experience | READ | Our
Pain Point 1 Establishing accurate requirements and relevant priorities Incorrect requirements will yield the wrong software choice, and faulty priorities direct attention and effort away from core issues. Solution: • Determine and document the current state. • Develop a succinct and focused list of requirements and opportunities. • Develop
Whether your existing ERP system is at the end of its lifespan, your vendor is sunsetting support for your current version, or you feel you’re not getting enough value from it, moving to a new ERP system is a big undertaking. So, before you take the leap, make sure you need to replace your current solution, and determine that your organization
Evans Food Group Ltd. had just finished its complex – and successful – Ultra Consultants-managed ERP transformation in May 2017 when the Chicago-based company experienced major changes. First, in late November 2017, Evans, the leading global producer of pork products and private label, co-packed and branded pork rinds, acquired Gaytan Foods, a
Process Improvement is Key to Business Transformation When you avoid committing any of The 7 Deadly Sins of ERP Implementation, your project team can laser-focus on business process improvement. At the most basic level, the primary function of an ERP solution is to help your organization efficiently and effectively execute core business
#7: Neglecting Change Management Poor change management is perhaps the most avoidable cause of project problems and failure. Resistance to change, even positive change, is normal and expected human behavior – and plans must be made to minimize its impact. It’s important to understand that change management is not a discrete phase of the
#6: Providing Inadequate Internal Support There’s no debate. A successful ERP rollout can only be achieved with strong organizational buy-in. Too often, organizations focus on C-suite sign-off. But to persevere through the long process and to reach the desired future state, everyone at your company must understand the case for change. Key
#5: Failing to Consider an Industry-Specific Solution Most organizations start ERP selection with a list of the big names in the ERP software marketplace, research features, functionalities and total cost of ownership, and then schedule multiple rounds of sales presentations and demos. Often overlooked in this process are the smaller solution
#4: Not Prioritizing the User Experience Lack of attention to the user interface can result in under-utilization of the solution. The new generation of technology users expects an Amazon- or Apple-like user experience from their ERP system. Some enterprise solution providers have invested billions of dollars in re-developing and upgrading their
A lot can go wrong when an ERP system goes live. Critical severity defects, security holes and other technical problems can cause disruption, wreak havoc on operations, bring your business to a dead stop, and even result in multi-million-dollar lawsuits. With careful planning and process, however, your go-live can be a smooth, seamless