JobBOSS²

Shop management for shops & made-to-order manufacturers

About JobBOSS²

ECI Shoptech brings together industry-leading solutions E2 SHOP and JobBOSS to create the next evolution in job shop business management: JobBOSS². Designed specifically for job shops and make-to-order manufacturers, JobBOSS² is a trusted, cloud-based system that provides the flexibility manufacturers need to maximize productivity and profits, while scaling effectively. JobBOSS² gives you insight and visibility into your shop floor like never before. It assists with quick and accurate estimates and quotes, gives you real-time data collection and visualization, flexible scheduling, and so much more!

To assist users with generating accurate quotes and estimates, JobBOSS² provides detailed cost reports for materials, labor, overhead, and more, and allows users to access historical data on similar jobs for comparison. Businesses can also manage un-answered estimates to arrange follow-ups to understand why the job was not accepted. Transform quotes into orders with just one click to avoid repeated data entry, and job folders generate automatically, which allows team members to track the project from end-to-end with real-time updates.

Once orders are generated, users can schedule tasks for different teams, identify bottlenecks, anticipate problems with what-if scenarios, monitor quality control, manage shipping, and track shipments online. JobBOSS² can be used to automate shop floor tasks with workflows for material management, sending RQFs to vendors, tracking inventory, generating packing slips and shipping labels, creating backorders, generating sales reports, and more.

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of JobBOSS²

Generate accurate estimates and quotes using data on materials, labor, and time, and by using data from previous, similar jobs as a benchmark. Quotes can be sent to customers directly by fax or email from within JobBOSS². Turn quotes into orders with just one click and automatically create a printable job folder to keep all team members updated. Inventory levels are automatically updated, taking into account the materials needed for the finished product, and materials can be changed at any time to meet client needs. Schedule jobs and identify any bottlenecks using the whiteboard scheduling tool. Users can control the timing and release dates for materials and jobs with prioritization of the most important tasks. Automatically generate packing slips, shipping labels, and bills of lading to attach to finished orders for shipping. Shipments can be tracked online to provide customers with updates on the status of their delivery. Integrate with QuickBooks to automate the input of data such as purchase orders, sales figures, and more. The accounting module allows users to manage finances and view reports on over 200 different metrics relating to financial health and cash flow.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of JobBOSS²: 133

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Capacity Management
  • Capacity Planning
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Change Management
  • Client Portal
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Cost Analysis
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Delivery Tracking
  • Discount Management
  • Document Coding & Control
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • ERP
  • Email Management
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Estimating
  • Financial Management
  • For Small Businesses
  • Forecasting
  • General Ledger
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Integrated Business Operations
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Item Management
  • Job Costing
  • Job Management
  • Job Scheduling
  • Job Tracking
  • Label Printing
  • MES
  • Maintenance Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Entry
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Performance Metrics
  • Planning Tools
  • Price / Margin Management
  • Price and Cost Calculations
  • Pricing and Cost Calculations
  • Product Catalog
  • Product Configurator
  • Production Management
  • Production Scheduling
  • Production Tracking
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Progress Reports
  • Project Billing
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Proposal Generation
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requisition Management
  • Resource Management
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Spend Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Task Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Clock
  • Time Tracking
  • Traceability
  • Vendor Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • Work Order Creation
  • Work Order Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5
(861)
Value for Money
4.1/5
Features
4.0/5
Ease of Use
4.1/5
Customer Support
4.4/5

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Elliott
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  • Industry: Industrial Automation
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Excellent Product

Reviewed on 29/07/2021

We are happy with the software and look forward to the future. The consistent upgrades are...

We are happy with the software and look forward to the future. The consistent upgrades are promising and encourage users to stay, but we hope that the price does not go up exponentially with the merger with ECI.

Pros

The software is powerful and easy to use a majority of the time. Support is helpful and readily available. We use E2/Jobboss2 for all of our estimating, order management, quoting, purchasing, scheduling, and more. After 6 years with the software it is definitely sustainable and a needed tool in our shop.

Cons

The homepage user interface is difficult to look at. There is a lack of customization options concerning fonts, text size, etc. Right now we have to use third party extensions to try and adjust fonts so some of our users can read the text properly. These extensions tend to cause problems with the logos so navigating becomes a little more difficult if you aren't familiar with where the buttons are. Implementing higher contrast homescreens would be beneficial and/or having an ingrained option for text size customization.

Steve
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  • Industry: Machinery
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Steve Cate

Reviewed on 22/02/2021

We can quote jobs so fast with E2 it has become the way we control the pace of our business. If we...

We can quote jobs so fast with E2 it has become the way we control the pace of our business. If we want to be busier we submit a quote within hours of the RFQ. If we are too busy we take longer to submit quotes. It also helps a lot with scheduling but scheduling is the most difficult function to use.

Pros

Ease of use and good tech support. Very similar to quickbooks

Cons

When allocating stock to jobs, unless it was purchased specifically for that job, it is a bit cumbersome so we had a custom report written to allow the tag number of the inventory to be scanned.

Alternatives Considered

Global Shop Solutions and Shop Boss

Reasons for Choosing JobBOSS²

JobBOss tech support was terrible and they were very expensive to add data collection modules.

Reasons for Switching to JobBOSS²

Tech support's demo of the product
Monica
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  • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

We think this is the perfect software!

Reviewed on 26/09/2019

We can't say enough about the outstanding support and customer service from the folks at Shoptech. ...

We can't say enough about the outstanding support and customer service from the folks at Shoptech. They have always been an absolute pleasure to work with - extremely responsive and knowledgeable!

Pros

We are a 20 person precision machining and sheet metal fabrication shop. We do everything from prototype to large quantity production runs, and E2 Shop System does everything we need it to! This software follows a part from cradle to grave; from establishing raw material part numbers all the way thru to cash receipts, it ties every aspect of a job together, and is extremely user friendly! I love that we can collect real time information on the progress of a job, and when all is said and done, we know EXACTLY how much it cost us to produce a part. It allows us to give our customers the best possible price without any guess work on our end. We have been able to keep our accounting bills to a minimum, as the software allows you to produce balance sheets, income statements, 1099's - EVERYTHING! In 2017 we decided to convert to the Web Based version, and it was an absolutely seemless transition. I LOVE that we can do quoting, bookkeeping, analysis, etc. remotely. No longer needing to maintain a huge server has been great too!

Cons

I can honestly say that I don't feel like there's anything "missing" with this software. Of course, there are the occasional "glitches", but Shoptech is very responsive and quick to come up with a fix! If I HAD to find something to complain about, it would be that the "maintenance fees" are a bit high for the web based version. However, not needing to maintain a server and the expense associated therewith, it's probably close to a wash!

Anne
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  • Industry: Machinery
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

E2 Has Brought Amazing Efficiency to our Company

Reviewed on 17/09/2019

Efficiency, time saving, and error reduction are the main contributions this system has brought to...

Efficiency, time saving, and error reduction are the main contributions this system has brought to our business. The error reduction is found in only having to enter information one time, and having that follow through in all of the processes, even on our Open Order Summary. If an initial error is made, it can be corrected at the source and the other paperwork corrected or re-generated. The efficiency and time-savings are self evident in what I've already said.

Pros

E2 has really helped us streamline all of our processes: from initially purchasing, through receiving, invoicing, check writing on the AP side; to processing POs from customers, generating orders, travelers, packing lists, and invoicing on the AR side. I can't imagine going back to what we did before! In the E2 system, once a part number/PO is entered, all of that information travels through all of the processes and handling of that item. No more repeated entries, with that time consumption and potential for error--one entry and you are done!--the processing of the PO or part number then goes through the whole shop and out the door. And I am not even including the ease of quoting and routing, which is less in my area of work, but is the area where most parts "begin" their life with us. E2 takes these parts all the way through, including the generating of Return Authorizations and credits when those are needed, in a seamless way.

Cons

Honestly, I can't think of any significant cons. We have had the occasional glitch or problem with usage, and there are some areas where I wish we could use the system even more, but for the massive amount of work we do use it for, it is excellent!

Laurence
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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Everything you ever NEEDED to know

Reviewed on 28/08/2019

E2 manages ALL your data from your shop floor through your bookkeeping. The reports have always...

E2 manages ALL your data from your shop floor through your bookkeeping. The reports have always been the best selling point. Even sorting data becomes easy with the various export methods. You can quickly transfer the report dat to say excell and then again manipulate and massage as need for even more insight. I have always (and will continue to) recommend this sofware to other owners.

Pros

This software has the ability to organize your business workings into manageable reports. Reports that you can tailor to you specific needs. The more you follow the simple rules of E2, the more benefits it can deliver. In my own business no two jobs are alike and no procedures for the jobs are identical yet E2 understands this principle and manages to sort data in such a clear manner as to help you with decisions going forward on all future work. I cannot give a higher recommendation on any other similar system.

Cons

1.) I wish I could control the "Markup Pct." column in the General Tab when entering parts. I feel this item should have strict control - administrator only! Any of my people entering a part has the ability to change this percentage at will. Many an argument has resulted from my becoming aware of someone making an adjustment to this column, I wish I could lock it!

2.) When processing a return, it writes back to the original Order and amends it. Now the "Order Total" changes. It should not change. The order total should still match the customer P.O. total. The simple code should be that the (Qty Ordered) X (Unit Price) goes to make up the (Order Total) UNLESS there is something in the 'Master Job Number' column. In this manner the customers P.O. amount would still match up to the Order Total

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JobBOSS² FAQs

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JobBOSS² offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from:
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1-year contract: $95 per month per seat. 3-year contract: $70 per month per seat. Add-on modules are available at additional cost. JobBOSS subscription price does not include private hosting charges.

JobBOSS² has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500

JobBOSS² supports the following languages:

English

JobBOSS² supports the following devices:

JobBOSS² integrates with the following applications:

QuickBooks Online Advanced

JobBOSS² offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Chat

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