IT Project governance provides you with objective oversight and maintains your organization’s focus on your business priorities, while balancing resources and constraints. As you and your organization embark on a multi-million dollar IT project, you need an approach to governance that is directly related to higher ROI, business process improvements, and your best business practices.
This paper demonstrates the business case and scope of IT project governance, and the key success factors in its execution.
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Your Best Warehouse Management System: Getting Maximum Value From Your Warehouse and Your Functional Areas
Successful companies must be able to deliver product to customers on time while maintaining an optimum inventory level.
The ongoing discrepancy between supply and demand requires a Warehouse Management System (WMS) that will complement
the abilities of an ERP system, and help maximize the performance of your warehouse operations and the functional areas within your business.
Download this paper to learn how to make the case for setting up a WMS, plus how to bring together your business functions.
A project manager’s job is to lead the project and bear the ultimate responsibility for accomplishing your project’s objectives. Utilizing the five process groups outlined in this whitepaper will set the foundation for an integrated and well-executed project for your enterprise solution.
Download this paper to explore the basic characteristics of project management and the best project managers, our advised basic structure for your project team, and what your project team must do with respect to the Process Groups for your project to be successful.
On a regular basis, everything needs a check-up: Your heart, your eyes, your car, your furnace, the fridge. Like the things that run you and support your life, the systems that run your business may be “getting up there” in age.
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Successful ERP transformation projects must take many facets into consideration, in particular, people, processes and technology. Most projects address the process and technology portions, but have little or no focus on the people portion. For a transformation to be successful, it is the people component that is the most critical piece in order for the transformation to be successful.
Read this paper for the practical ways to apply current change management strategy models to thoroughly prepare your organization for an ERP transition.
This ERP white paper is written for the ownership, executive teams, and leaders of manufacturing and distribution companies. The concept of cloud computing has become commonplace in the past 5 years. However, Ultra sees a great degree of confusion in the field regarding the understanding of cloud computing as it relates to enterprise applications, and in particular, ERP. This paper serves to clear up some of this confusion and guide you into choosing the best ERP solution for your company.
Ensuring a successful business transformation ERP project is dependent on much more than revamping specific processes or the ERP software product you choose. Success and delivery of your return on investment (ROI) expectations requires planning from the very beginning. Realization of your business case for change and maximizing ROI is dependent on the strength of your team, your knowledge of the field, and your willingness to accept long-term change.
At Ultra, we realize the current ERP landscape for manufacturers is always changing – with a new year comes new ways to prepare for an ERP project or business process improvement (BPI). This ERP white paper serves to provide you with the essentials of what you need to know about embarking on a new project, from valid reasons to think about a change, to the value of a new system, even a synopsis of what vendors are out there and
their products that could work best for you.
It’s critical to document the business reasons for an investment in ERP, as well as the expected value to offset the cost. Identifying risk is part of the process, as is putting in plans to mitigate risk.This timely guide leverages Ultra Consultants’ significant experience helping midmarket manufacturers and distributors drive an effective justification process.
Are you ready to play by a new set of rules? Customer requirements, mergers and acquisitions, along with other demands, impact the manufacturing sector now and in the years ahead. Download a timely white paper for a new set of rules to consider when evaluating an ERP system. With the new rules of ERP in mind, your company is better able to achieve key business outcomes.
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One of the most compelling questions faced by a manufacturing company is how to effectively organize an ERP project, and use ERP for an effective change management process. Simply put, an ERP project is a major endeavor for any company. Its first year costs will exceed 1% to 3% of annual revenues. If done properly, the project return on investment can be three to five times the costs.
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Relying on an outdated ERP system makes it difficult to manage change in an uncertain and volatile market. This paper proposes best practices for manufacturers to consider as they embark upon an ERP selection project. Companies are wise to identify ERP vendors that have a proven track record in their sector; that meet total cost of ownership requirements; and offer a delivery model that suits the company’s technical infrastructure.
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ERP implementations impact every area of a manufacturing company and extended enterprise. This timely paper showcases key strategies for effective ERP implementation. Special attention is placed on the six phases of a typical ERP project. Learn the best practices proven to speed the rate of adoption, along with an implementation to-do list that gets you up and running faster and with fewer disruptions to operations.
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ERP systems play a role in performance improvement goals, from automating record-keeping to streamlining business processes. And these improvements impact your bottom line. This white paper provides you with a roadmap for implementing process improvement programs to drive business performance improvement. Faster communications, real-time data and improved visibility all drive business performance improvement.
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Infor M3: A Review of Features and Functions for Equipment Dealerships, Service and Rental Providers >
Specifically targeted to equipment dealerships, services and rental providers, this white paper provides an overview of the Infor M3 product offering.
See key areas required to make an ERP system purchase decision including feature functions specific to equipment sales, parts management, onsite and remote service, leasing and rental.
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Download this informative paper which looks at the characteristics of Lean, Six Sigma and ERP. See how to combine these approaches for an effective journey of continuous improvement and improved business performance. Discover the actionable techniques to combine Lean, Six Sigma and ERP for a competitive advantage.
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Selecting a new ERP system is one of most resource-intensive decisions a mid-market manufacturing company can face. When guided by the right consulting team, manufacturers reduce the effort, resources and cost of ERP selection. This paper notes typical considerations manufacturers face when embarking upon an ERP selection project. Also included are five guidelines for choosing the right ERP consulting team for an efficient and effective ERP project.
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