Infor Acquisition Agreement with Cloud-Based Supply Chain Management Firm GT Nexus

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A few weeks ago, a new Infor acquisition agreement surfaced, this time being a $675 million agreement to acquire GT Nexus, a software company out of Oakland, California. The transaction is expected to close in approximately 45 days, pending regulatory approval. GT Nexus provides a cloud-based “hub” for online collaboration between suppliers, … [Read more...]

Cloud Based ERP for Manufacturing and Distribution Industries: An Upcoming Ultra Webinar

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The need for cloud based ERP solutions is growing among manufacturing and distribution companies, and the reasons for the need are numerous. We commonly hear concerns from clients like: “We have an increasing need to support, maintain and modify our existing system.” “Our operational efficiencies need to improve.” “We need a more sophisticated … [Read more...]

The Next Step in Your Business Improvements: Assuring a Return on Your Investment


We’ve covered a good bit of ground in our blog series on Business Improvements. We discussed documenting the Current State of the business processes, identifying process improvements and how these items affect the resulting Future State. Next, we explored the need to identify in detail the types of financial savings that will accrue to the … [Read more...]

Cloud ERP Vendors and Transforming Your Enterprise: An Ultra White Paper

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As cloud ERP vendors have gained more momentum in the manufacturing and distribution industries, we have seen companies’ ERP selection teams and management move from early curiosity about cloud ERP models to serious consideration and, increasingly year over year, adoption and implementation. Companies are being forced to re-think their IT strategy … [Read more...]

IQMS Manufacturing ERP Secures $40 Million in Funding


On August 4th, IQMS, a leading manufacturing ERP software vendor, reported receiving a $40 million investment from growth equity firms Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) and Banneker Partners. This is the second round of investments from both firms, who have now invested a total of $75 million over the past year. In addition to these financial … [Read more...]

Distribution ERP Software: An Upcoming Webinar Series

The distribution ERP software that helps a business run―and hopefully thrive―must be adaptable to keep it ahead of its competition, help achieve revenue growth, and drive customer retention. ERP for distribution companies must be able to support the critical business functions – warehouse management, picking, purchasing, drop and direct ship, … [Read more...]

Infor Software Aims for the Clouds

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While the cloud provides a lot of benefits, it is necessary for an application to be designed in order to take advantage of it. Major players in the ERP scene have made big strides in bringing the benefits of the cloud to their offerings and Infor software is definitely among them. The cloud is a great alternative because it provides scalability … [Read more...]

Business Process Improvements: Project Management in the Trenches

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In our previous blog covering the business process improvements, we covered the need to document the business case. Why did we ever decide to take on this monumental task with so much risk? This thought usually occurs several months into the project and can be debilitating to a project team. It is important to take time to define the details both … [Read more...]

Epicor Cloud ERP Software Review


A few weeks ago, Epicor participated in Ultra’s Cloud ERP Webinar Series and provided an in-depth explanation of their current and future Epicor Cloud ERP goals. Epicor's Background Epicor, headquartered in Austin, Texas, has been in the ERP realm for 42 years, and recently hit $1 billion in revenues. The company has 20,000 customers and … [Read more...]