Whether your company is implementing an ERP system for the first time, or replacing a legacy implementation, it’s critically important to make the right choice. An ERP solution is, at its foundation, a strategic choice. What new capabilities does your organization need and want? What problems are you trying to solve? What do you want your core
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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
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
Most Food & Beverage organizations start ERP selection with a list of the biggest and best-known names in the ERP software marketplace, then research features, functionalities and total cost of ownership, and then schedule multiple rounds of sales presentations and demos. Often overlooked in this process are specialized solution providers
An aging ERP system is like a house or automobile in that the older it gets the more it needs to be maintained. And, like a house or car, at some point it makes sense to purchase a new one rather than continue to fix the old one. Estimates vary, but ERP systems typically have a lifespan of between seven and 10 years – although, with today’s
The enterprise software selection process is a long and complicated process – for several good reasons. The solution you choose will affect the way you conduct business for years to come, and it will impact virtually every function. It’s a significant investment, even with today’s cloud-based packages. And with approximately 75 percent of ERP
By Sam DeBone, Decision Resources Inc. More than ever, food and beverage manufacturers feel pressured to produce quality products and provide excellent customer service. The industry already faces its own unique set of challenges, such as cost reduction and food safety, but with the onset of a global pandemic, the obstacles are adding
Why do manufacturers need a business solution that includes strong traceability capabilities? The simple response is that they can’t afford not to. Without an effective plan to manage and mitigate a recall, a hard-earned positive reputation and brand image could be irreparably damaged. The bottom line can take a huge hit, and, in a worst-case
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced companies in virtually every vertical, including – maybe especially – Food & Beverage, to make significant operational changes. Our Tim Green recently spoke with Aaron Olin, an Ultra Senior Consultant with exceptional expertise in building ERP solutions for Food & Beverage manufacturers and distributors.