Ultra Tool & Manufacturing (Ultra) is a privately owned corporation producing precision metal components. It serves the recreational vehicle, automotive, electrical, lawn and garden, small engine, and military defense industries.
The company operates two plants in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. In addition to the investment in software and systems transformation, Ultra has invested significant capital into other technological developments, including new presses, process tools, an in-house sensor lab, additional facilities, and design software. Ultra Tool & Manufacturing is certified to ISO 9001:2000.
Ultra knew they needed to address their existing legacy systems. Multiple systems required upgrades and the company was working with various systems and spreadsheets that lacked the level of integration necessary to provide complete visibility into the business.
One option was to invest in an upgrade to their existing Epicor system which would have required significant up front hardware and software costs, along with upgrades and purchases of third party software to meet the needs of the growing business. A second option was to implement an entirely new solution that would overcome current system limitations and allow them to adapt and grow their business.
The key business challenges they faced included:
After evaluating their options, Ultra decided to implement Plex Online, which would provide a broader and more complete set of integrated functionality better suited to meet current and expected future needs of the business. Ultra was also looking to control costs and the cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) Plex Online model provided a financially practical solution.
The consulting specialists at Baker Tilly conducted a thorough situation analysis and used a tailored methodology to help Ultra execute its Plex Online implementation. The Baker Tilly team worked onsite, side by side with the Ultra team throughout the implementation.
This work included developing the approach and providing software implementation and project management services for:
During the project, Baker Tilly guided the Ultra team and helped them to meet their project implementation and production goals using Plex Online. Specifically, Baker Tilly was able to provide value to the business in the areas of:
Ultra communicated to its customers four key reasons for making the change to Plex Online:
Baker Tilly offers a specialized consulting team with deep vertical knowledge and exceptional Plex Online implementation and optimization skills. The firm’s Consulting Practice applies best practice methodologies to organizational needs and successfully implements Software as a Service (SaaS) business solutions. Baker Tilly helps take out the complexity and risk of challenging software deployments.