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George Trudell

Senior Business Consultant and Analyst, Ultra Consultants


About the Author

George Trudell is Senior Business Consultant and Analyst at Ultra Consultants, an independent research and enterprise solutions consulting firm serving the manufacturing and distribution industries. George has 30 years supply chain and technology experience helping mid-sized manufacturing and distribution companies improve their businesses. He has selected and implemented ERP systems at each step in his career, leading ERP projects from both industry and consulting perspectives.

5 Steps to Gain Organizational Buy-In for Your ERP Project

George Trudell December 7, 2017

When your company has determined that it’s the right time to look at an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, the first question that typically pops up goes like this: “Is our investment justified?” In other words, you’ll need to go about getting buy-in across your company because ERP touches every facet of your company. From our experience, this effort involves a few steps that are…

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