ERP Knowledge to Share: Ultra’s Insights Regularly Sought by Industry Publications

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Ultra Corporation’s vast ERP knowledge is not only acknowledged amongst our large client base, but also throughout the industry, an observation supported by the numerous articles written by Ultra employees that appear in trade journals and industry websites. Ultra works have appeared in over ten of these such publications, with one significant … [Read more...]

Centralized ERP: What Makes Sense for PE firms?

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The Ultra team is often called into a client engagement when a private equity (PE) investor acquires a manufacturing enterprise — whether in automotive, heavy duty, aerospace, food processing or other sectors. During an acquisition process, issues with legacy or outdated ERP systems come to the forefront, since PE firms usually seek to have … [Read more...]

Can You Plug Your ERP Skills Gap?

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We see mention of the “manufacturing skills gap” in many articles and industry websites, and as ERP consultants, we have also witnessed first-hand an “ERP skills” gap faced by today’s mid-market manufacturers and distributors. As an example, a recent industry article entitled “Why the Manufacturing Skills Gap is Serious" makes the case that … [Read more...]

ERP Costs: Can You Get a Handle on Total Costs of an Upgrade or New ERP System?

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What are my expected ERP costs? That’s a typical question mid-market manufacturers and distributors ask as they head into an ERP project. We well understand that an important part of justifying an investment in ERP is understanding the true required costs and investment. From the type of industry a manufacturer is in, the number of users and … [Read more...]

What is the best IT Team Structure to Support an Enterprise Transformation

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I had lunch today with the CIO of one of our larger and more complex clients today and the conversation turned to the structure of an IT team. He was curious about my thoughts on the best organizational structure to support the business transformation plan we had recently put together. The plan calls for a consolidation of systems into a single … [Read more...]

Ultra Continues to Advance the ERP Team

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Ultra’s expert ERP team continues to advance, with the addition of Steve Goldberg, Senior Manager, and Cindy Linam, Senior Consultant. Both Steve and Cindy recently joined Ultra, and we’re so pleased to have them on board. A core tenet of Ultra’s culture is offering the best in ERP and enterprise expertise to midmarket manufacturers.  To that … [Read more...]

Inforum 2014 Sessions: An Investment in Big Data

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I recently attended the Inforum 2014 conference the other week in New Orleans. More than 7,000 attendees gathered for a high-energy, informative event jam-packed with new announcements of advanced innovations. A previous post on Inforum 2014,  showcased Infor’s executive keynote, as well as summarized announcements related to Infor’s focus on … [Read more...]

Inforum 2014 Recap: Innovation on Display at High Energy Gathering

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I was fortunate to attend the Inforum 2014 conference last week. Lauded by many in the market as Infor’s “Official Coming Out Party”, the event was held in New Orleans. Infor hosted more than 7,000 attendees for a high-energy, informative event jam-packed with new announcements on advanced innovations,  including the launch of Infor Xi, Infor’s new … [Read more...]

From ERP Evaluation to Go-Live: Can You Get The Best Outcome from Your ERP Project?

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From ERP evaluation to go-live and beyond, a core principle here at Ultra Consulting is to be the best and do what it takes to deliver significant value to the mid-market manufacturers and distributors we serve. Ultra’s clients are on a journey to transform a legacy system to a modern ERP system. Everyone’s objective is to eliminate the problems … [Read more...]

Next Week: Top ERP Vendors Come Right to You

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One of the most daunting tasks facing an ERP project team is setting up demos from top ERP vendors, and getting an “apples-to-apples” comparison of systems. What features should be reviewed? Will the vendors “stick to the script” they are given? Now, top vendors come right to you during next week’s ERP Vendor Webinar Series -- a must for … [Read more...]