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
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This guest post by Glenn Nowak, Vice President at IQMS, puts the focus on ERP software and the shop floor, as it relates to the innovation of the “Internet of Things” At the Indianapolis 500, 33 elite race cars travel at neck breaking speeds for nearly three hours in what is considered to be the largest single-day sporting event in the world.
Next week’s ERP Vendor Webinar Series is a must for make-to-stock manufacturers. Set for Sept. 16 - 20, 2013, the no-cost, no-travel webinar series delivers daily online demos presented by leading ERP vendors. Ultra designed the online ERP comparison event as a cost-effective, and efficient alternative to other ERP selection events that
The ERP system environment is constantly changing. It can be a challenge to keep up with new ERP application infrastructure requirements, delivery platforms, vendor consolidation and enhanced functionality offerings like Business Intelligence features within ERP software. There’s no question that implementing an ERP system is an effective way
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
During a recent ERP selection project, we had the opportunity to review the ProcessPro® Premier software solution from ProcessPro Software. This ERP solution is designed for process manufacturers within the industries of food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, and chemical. ProcessPro® Premier includes a MS Documents (File Manager) look and feel for
We recently completed an in-depth review of Sage X3 capabilities for a mid-market process manufacturing company. Sage X3 targets process manufacturing, distribution, and discrete make to stock manufacturing, mid-tier clients. Sage is a large software organization over 4,000 employees, with 650 working in Sage X3. X3 offers a web-based
This week we worked with a mid-market distributor to improve their business processes and assist with the selection of new ERP software. In our process we had the opportunity to review Oracle’s Enterprise One solution for Distribution. Oracle Enterprise One is the new name for the product that many in the industry knew of as One World from J.D.
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