For most ERP project teams, starting an ERP project is a daunting task. It’s common for selection teams to get pulled into a variety of directions, often losing focus because they are responding to pressing demands and fighting for internal resources to drive effective ERP selection. It’s helpful to consider the genesis of most ERP projects.
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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 looks at issues manufacturers can run into with ERP selection. By now, you've probably heard a lot about Industry 4.0. The fourth industrial revolution focuses on
Ultra’s Chief Operations Officer Rich Sides recently participated on a panel as part of Oracle’s annual COLLABORATE 19 event held in San Antonio, Texas. The annual conference is jointly presented by the Independent Oracle Users Group, the Oracle Applications Users Group and Quest Oracle Community. Rich shared his passion for the manufacturing
The Ultra ERP Blog keeps pace with enterprise software market activity – especially as it relates to ERP selection and enterprise software implementation. Analysts note the U.S. legal cannabis market is now valued at $8.3 billion and is projected to reach $25 billion by 2025. The expansion is spurring an extended supply chain from growing,
As a part of Ultra Consultants’ mission to serve the needs of manufacturing and distribution teams looking for business transformation through technology, we regularly watch for surveys and reports relating to manufacturing technology. A recent survey by Software Connect, MRP Software Buyer Trends - 2018 Report, focused on buyer needs and trends
In the last 12 months, it has become harder and harder to engage ERP vendors. This may be an indication that ERP is in “short supply”. You ask how can this be? An ERP vendor can produce unlimited copies of its software! Yes, technically, but not practically. A software vendor is limited by its resources, both sales and implementation. Buyers
For nearly 20 years we have seen many organizations wrestle with the thought of buying new ERP software. Should companies who need new business software just they “bite the bullet” and migrate to a new ERP system? Or can they wait just another year or two? The hesitation can be due to a number of factors such as affordability and budget,
For nearly twenty plus years ERP has been a valued solution for manufacturing and distribution industries. The software has helped improved operations with enhancements to productivity, profitability, growth and overall business processes. Now in more recent years, ERP is seeing an increase in demand in the healthcare industry. According to
In the midst of a very dynamic business environment, many companies have delayed the decision to migrate their current legacy applications to newer and more robust technology. We continue to see a large number of companies operating their organizations with systems that were implemented in the early nineties. It is quite common to find a vast
Over the years I have seen different types of conflict at manufacturing companies when they consider ERP software. Many of these companies have implemented “lean” manufacturing programs. The majority of those efforts has focused on shop floor improvements, but has also found their way into “lean” office improvements. The conflict occurs when the
In this post, we will be discussing a new tool developed at Ultra that has helped us benefit client interaction by providing a foolproof way to identify where an organization stands on several issues, allowing us to clearly define process improvement opportunities. This tool is called the “Maturity Matrix,” but before we get into the details, let’s