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


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


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...]

Justifying an ERP Investment? Start Here

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How does today’s manufacturer go about justifying an ERP investment? The effort involves determining an expected return on investment, anticipating total costs and fully documenting the business case for investing in a new or upgraded system. It’s critical to document the business reasons for an investment in ERP, as well as the expected value … [Read more...]

Why Switch? Some Top Reasons for Changing ERP Systems

Our team regularly speaks with mid-market manufacturers and distributors who are considering changing ERP systems. We enjoy the chance to offer insight as they consider their current ERP implementation, the challenges they face and their future plans related to investment in enterprise software. As part of these conversations, we’ve been … [Read more...]

Considering ERP: 20 Years of ERP Transformation

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We’ve been celebrating the 20th anniversary of Ultra Consultants founding and considering ERP. It’s a milestone that provides a good opportunity to celebrate our successes, as well as consider the evolving ERP landscape. Please see our previous post which takes stock of how ERP has evolved over the last two decades within the manufacturing … [Read more...]

The ERP Implementation Charter: A Necessary Ingredient for Success

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We’re currently teaming with a US-based mid-market electronics manufacturer that is actively searching for a new ERP system, and as part of the engagement, the ERP Implementation Charter has emerged as a necessary ingredient for success. At the outset of the ERP project, key drivers for ERP selection and evaluation related to improving core … [Read more...]

The ERP Project Plan: Enjoy the Journey to Success

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Many of our blog posts address the technical aspects of an ERP project plan. We often make the case that a manufacturer can achieve significant business results when guided carefully through a step-by-step ERP software evaluation and implementation project plan. Important considerations include following a well-structured methodology, utilizing … [Read more...]