E2 Manufacturing System Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

E2 Manufacturing System

Enterprise resource planning software for shops

4.07/5 (28 reviews)

E2 Manufacturing System overview

What is E2 Manufacturing System?

E2 Manufacturing System is an enterprise resource planning software that helps shops manage orders, accounting, and task scheduling processes to eliminate bottlenecks. The solution offers a cost estimating module, which enables businesses to calculate labor rate, sales commissions, miscellaneous charges, and more to generate quotes.

Administrators can utilize the platform to forecast sales, analyze material requirements, and combine multiple sales orders to create manufacturing tasks. E2 Manufacturing System allows managers to monitor inventory levels, review order history, and track vendors’ performance in the past to facilitate informed decisions. It also lets professionals predict risks or bottlenecks and allocate resources accordingly to schedule production processes.

The system allows teams to monitor jobs in real-time, track material used, and compare actual costs to estimates to analyze shops’ performance in a unified dashboard. E2 Manufacturing System also helps operators generate documents including purchase order numbers, quantity ordered, shipping address, and more details to handle shipping processes.

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E2 Manufacturing System user reviews

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Ronnie M.

E2 First 6 months of use Survey

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-09-17
Review Source: Software Advice

Overall we enjoy the product, it has helped us reach a new company milestone and will continue to help us into the next company leaps in the future.

Pros
The Manufacturing organizational aspect of the software is great! Helps keep the manufacturing workflow running smoothly without much intervention from administrative staff. Once the software is learned, it is a pretty intuitive and easy to use product.

Cons
Ability to modify standard document layout should be included in the software and should not be an add-in. Especially working from a French/English Province we need the ability legally to have 2 languages shown on the documents but shouldn't have to pay for it. It would also be useful to have a basic functioning walkthrough tutorial for when you first start up E2.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Jeff M.

Transitioned from QuickBooks to E2 MFG

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-02-03
Review Source: Software Advice

Having no prior first-hand experience with an ERP system myself, as a company we are overall very satisfied. The reduction in phone calls between offices throughout the day to gather bits of information, the elimination of duplicating work or "copy and pasting", the decrease in errors due to not having to transcribe information any longer are all very welcome improvements. We hired an outside consultant to help with our implementation project. While this had its benefits at times, the real strides and progress came when we would occasionally bring in a ShopTech employee for the day to help with troubleshooting, brainstorming, and otherwise "head-scratchers". Once you've had a session with an on-site ShopTech consultant that you like, only schedule that consultant for every other session! That being said, all interaction we've had with ShopTech support & sales staff, prior to and post Go-Live, has been positive, but our consultant was just top-notch during every single call, email, and visit.

Pros
Improvement of inventory tracking coming from an Excel-based, manual process that'd grown to be quite cumbersome. MFG's capabilities eliminated many spreadsheets and many hours maintaining those spreadsheets. Visibility throughout the organization of order status; pieces completed, what's in-process, what's already shipped, etc. Searchable criteria in MFG is quite robust. Prior to MFG we were only able to search via customer part numbers, this left a lot to be desired. Now we can search based on many, many more variables.

Cons
The biggest hurdle/challenge in learning and implementing MFG was understanding a whole new terminology; allocations, transfers, material/job requirements, processing, etc. and how those functioned in MFG specifically. As well sometimes, certain terms are used interchangeably in certain places and this can lead to temporary confusion. There are many ways to accomplish a single task. This flexibility is nice once you're used to the system but can be overwhelming in the beginning.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ryan J.

Over thought and over engineered nightmare

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-04-27
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
Customer support is good. You can always get someone on the phone. They do work with you to try and get things figured out. Although you may be on the phone a long time, so plan accordingly.

Cons
Everything pretty much. It's the least user friendly software we've encountered. It's not a visible system, everything is buried deep within. It takes many different clicks and screens to see what is needed to see. Doing any retail type business with different price levels is very troublesome. Information that should be simple to look up in near impossible. This system also puts your parts from a PO in the order they want to, not how you entered them. you can't customize any reports without paying or going through a bunch of trouble. We have stumped our techs several times with simple issues that can't seem to be resolved. You can't just hit print on any screen, you have to "generate a report" Creating parts in the system is cumbersome as well. You have to close one window to open another when creating the part, you can't check from one part to another to compare. There's several errors that pop up. The cost of this software was far too high for how much time it added to our work day and work load. We also had to upgrade our main server and some computers to accommodate this software. All in all, this system is not a simple system.

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Stephanie M.

Excellent customer service and value - MFG user

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-04
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Excellent customer service with support on software and hardware questions. I have had consistently outstanding support from the customer service group supporting the E2 MFG system. Good value for the product provided. Accounting module works well for us and allows us to use one system for our manufacturing processes and our accounting functions.

Cons
Some of the changes made through upgrades have been pretty frustrating and seem to be focused on a select few customers and don't make sense for the rest. (most recent example: Purchasing Module - addition of required Location entry for Receivers as a default instead of a choice to be made within the company preferences.)

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Aron S.

E2 Manufacturing Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-14
Review Source: Capterra

Crescent has had a great experience with E2. I feel like we are uncovering new functionality almost every day. The whiteboard and scheduling module has helped us greatly.

Pros
E2 is a huge step forward from where we were as an organization. The powerful features and endless options make the possibilities for this software seem endless. If you want to perform a particular function odds are E2 has a way to do it.

Cons
E2 was such a drastic shift from where we came from that eployees took a long time to adjust, Those that are willing to experiment with the software and its capabilities have had a much easier transition than those who are not.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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E2 Manufacturing System pricing

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E2 Manufacturing System features

Document Management
Inventory Management
Quotes/Estimates
Reporting/Analytics

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Billing & Invoicing (256 other apps)
Customer Database (159 other apps)
Customizable Reports (172 other apps)
Data Import/Export (214 other apps)
Electronic Payments (153 other apps)
Invoice Management (174 other apps)
Mobile Access (157 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (299 other apps)
Scheduling (186 other apps)
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Third Party Integrations (217 other apps)

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Additional information for E2 Manufacturing System

Key features of E2 Manufacturing System

  • CRM
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Quality Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Quality Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Quality Management
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Production Scheduling
  • MES
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • ERP
  • Production Scheduling
  • Maintenance Management
  • Manufacturing Planning
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