JobBOSS Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

JobBOSS

Job shop management & manufacturing ERP

3.98/5 (191 reviews)

JobBOSS overview

What is JobBOSS?

JobBOSS is an ERP (enterprise resource planning) platform built for small and medium-sized manufacturers in North America including contract manufacturers, job shops, make-to-order and mixed-mode manufacturers. The solution helps office and production staff to manage day-to-day job information and tasks for improved customer service and on-time deliveries. Organizations can automate and streamline quoting, order processing, inventory, advanced scheduling, quality management (ISO and ASI) payroll, accounting, and data collection processes.

Users can create estimates and prepare quotes by selecting the appropriate costs, allowing the system to automatically make the necessary calculations. JobBOSS helps keep all rates up-to-date for fixed and variable costs, markups, outsourcing, and materials in one location. Job processing features enable production staff to create job orders based on customer orders and stock requirements. Users can view and order materials on the dedicated work order screen, and monitor the delivery of final products.

The solution’s ShopBOSS schedule graph provides insights into available shop floor capacity and allows for flexible scheduling for material availability, actual job performance, and current work center load. The automated whiteboard lets users schedule or reschedule jobs using drag & drop to move operations to different days or work centers.

The production dashboard in JobBOSS provides organizations with an accurate overview of the business, allowing users to track machine capacity, orders in progress, and to-do lists, as well as outstanding work orders and purchase orders. Users can also generate shipping documents such as pack lists, shipping labels, and bill of lading, with reporting to help keep track of on-time delivery rates.
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United States

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English
JobBOSS screenshot: Create custom dashboards for quick access to day-to-day processes such as order entry, material and inventory control, shipping and moreJobBOSS Shop management solutionsJobBOSS screenshot: With just-in-time purchasing, users can order materials based on inventory requirementsJobBOSS screenshot: Create automatic purchase orders using time-phased material planning reportsJobBOSS screenshot: Get immediate access to true labor and material costs for increased accuracy and confidence in quotesJobBOSS screenshot: The built-in scheduling tool provides a graphical overview of the shop floor JobBOSS screenshot: Employees can clock-in and clock-out for the dayJobBOSS screenshot: The ShopView tab provides a snapshot of sales orders, jobs and item activitiesJobBOSS screenshot: The ShopStats feature provides the overall status of business at any given momentMost Flexible and Robust Manufacturing Software -JobBOSS 12. 0 Demo

JobBOSS reviews

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John Meyer, MBA, CMA

JobBOSS as an ERP

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-21
Review Source: Capterra

Overall we like the product and have good results with the support teams.

Pros
JobBOSS as a standalone is good, with some nice Crystal Reports added on. What makes it great is that there are quite a few add-ons available (for Quality, CRM, etc.) , plus it it stores all of its data in a SQL format that works well with Microsoft products.

Cons
I work mostly in the Finance/Accounting side of the business. There are some basic things that could be added in the next version upgrades.

Response from ECi Software Solutions


Hi John, Thank you for your recent review of JobBOSS! We appreciate your feedback in making our solutions better. Would you mind sharing the basic things you referred to that could be added to our next version upgrades? We would love the opportunity to pass this along to our software dev team. Thanks again and we appreciate you as a customer!

- The ECi Marketing Team

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Chad Martin

Exact JobBOSS review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-11-14
Review Source: Software Advice

Good Service generally and helpful on custom apps. We have done a bunch of them!

Pros
Good first level entry product. Lots of options for expansion. Priced well. works well for most of what we do

Cons
Could be easier to use. Search in fields could search the whole field instead of just in order. Need ability to reschedule batches of jobs or ops. Looking in the future to need better paperless abilities for the floor. This would be drawings, capacity dashboards. Also as things become more connected we are going to need ability to integrate to nesting

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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William Bailey

Archaic & Tedious

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-12-30
Review Source: Software Advice

Archaic and Tedious is exactly how I would describe Exact JobBoss. There are significant limitations in the software to consider up front. Part numbers are limited to 30 Characters. Drawing numbers are limited to 16 characters. General Description field is limited to 30 characters. Their answer to this is to provide an extended description dialog box. But you can not see the value of extended description in any sort of list view, therefore you can not see the complete description of your materials or parts anyplace until you generate quote document, or purchase order document, or a report. The general Description field will clip your description. It will let you enter more than 30 characters. But if you save and exit, then open the same quote it will have clipped the description to 30 characters. The UI is not user-friendly despite other reviews. I seriously doubt they have conducted usability and ergonomics studies with actual customers. It is very easy to get off track and be very disorganized with materials. Where it should have a good predefined material structure. The reporting side is very limited unless you are familiar with programming Crystal reports yourself. If you are building a product structure where multiple components use the same material, there is no way to add the same material to multiple components at once. You can copy material from one component to another, however, you cannot copy just a single material. For example, the component that I am copying from may have 5 materials in it. I have to copy all 5 materials into the target component then delete the materials I don't want in it. Same way with copying routings. A tech support rep argued this with me via email. To convince him I was correct and it was not possible I had to take a video of my screen attempting to copy one material and send that to him. Only then did he come off his position that it was possible. I can not see both the routings of a component and the materials of a component at the same time. They are two separate view windows you have to click back and forth in. Likewise, you cannot see the materials in multiple components at once. You have to click back and forth between the components you are interested in. If they rearranged their UI you could do some of these things, because there is plenty of room on your average size monitor screen. I have a 24" monitor and at a comfortable resolution, JobBoss is really only utilizing about 50% of my display space with actual pertinent information and controls. It's very easy to accidentally delete things and there are not many places where you can Undo, so if you accidentally delete something you are SOL. There is no way to add additional custom properties to a component. For example, I can not have Customer Part # and Our Part#. There are unforeseen nuances as well with formatting as well. If you enter a value in Vendor Reference field or Detail Number, then it overwrites the space for Extended Description on our Purchase Orders with Vendor Reference or Detail Number instead. You can not delete a material that has been used in a job. Unfortunately, we have a terrible material database with poorly named materials. We would like to replace the badly named materials with new materials that make more sense. But there is no good way to do this. Once a material has been used, closed, or scheduled it can not be deleted. It can only be inactivated. But what I want to do is replace it completely. Now they will say that they have a replace functionality, but it is really a rename functionality. But you can only rename one material at a time. So it's not really a replace function. Lastly, if you have limited seats you can set a user sign out after a period of time. However, I have found that if you walk away and have not saved your quote or job and it auto signs you out, it DOES NOT always save it for you. So you may lose work that you have done since last save.

Pros
It has quoting, materials, costing, and scheduling, and job status capabilities.

Cons
Sadly the UI is severely lacking. And it seems not much thought is given to usability and efficiency.

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Likelihood to recommend: 2/10

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David Flathers

Solid ERP System

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-25
Review Source: Software Advice

We do not utilize JobBoss to it's full potential and are currently exploring ways to utilize more of the benefits provided. It does help create meaningful process instructions that helps the manufacturing process flow more smoothly. It helps track shipments and OTD which is beneficial to our organization.

Pros
JobBoss is a great system for integrating all aspects of manufacturing industries. We use it to generate shop travelers, create purchase orders and oversee outside processes. It gathers data from all areas of the organization and presents it in an understandable and insightful format.

Cons
My one compliant is the inability to delete old/obsolete data. We have a lot of obsolete raw materials in the system that have not been used in years, but since they have been used in previous records, it cannot be removed. This makes it difficult to set up a new numbering/coding system because the user has to work around obsolete/redundant data.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Chris Robison

JobBOSS Daily User

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-21
Review Source: Capterra

JobBOSS is geared toward small job shops. The software interface is not intuitive and is frankly unrefined. JobBOSS will suffice for a small shop running simple jobs. But if you are a larger organization with any level of job complexity beyond the most basic, look elsewhere.

Pros
JobBOSS functions well for generating basic jobs, quotes, routings, and bills of materials. Basic raw materials and purchased components can be managed as well.

Cons
JobBOSS is job centric, not part centric. If you are a manufacturer running repeat parts or part families, this software is lacking. The interface is cumbersome, and often lacking in basic functionality. For example, there are areas in the software where once you start an operation you cannot back up if you've made a mistake. You can also lose data you've typed in without realizing it until after a report is created.

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Likelihood to recommend: 4/10

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JobBOSS pricing

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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.

JobBOSS features

Activity Dashboard

API (171 other apps)
Accounting Integration (101 other apps)
Activity Tracking (102 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (127 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (146 other apps)
Calendar Management (107 other apps)
Customer Database (99 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (121 other apps)
Data Import/Export (117 other apps)
Document Management (100 other apps)
Electronic Payments (116 other apps)
Inventory Management (138 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (107 other apps)
Invoice Management (135 other apps)
Quote Management (91 other apps)
Reminders (106 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (202 other apps)
Search Functionality (109 other apps)
Third Party Integration (134 other apps)

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Additional information for JobBOSS

Key features of JobBOSS

  • CRM
  • Purchasing
  • Sales Management
  • Financial Integration
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Financial Integration
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Quality Management
  • Production Scheduling
  • Manufacturing Execution
  • Quotes / Estimates
  • Quotes / Estimates
  • Change Orders
  • WIP Schedule
  • Accounts Payable
  • Overrun Reporting
  • Actual Costing by Job
  • Standard Costs
  • Production Cost Tracking
  • Time Tracking
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Benefits

JobBOSS helps automate workflows, track costs, and create alignment within areas of operation that many shops find difficult to view all together.

Quoting features provide users with immediate access to true labor and material costs for increased accuracy and confidence in quotes.

Access real-time customer order information at any time during the order process and track jobs as they flow from one stage to the next.

Keep track of all delivery schedules and review shipment history, and analyze performance to improve on-time deliveries.

Project part cost and profitability on orders using tools for cost analysis to ensure the business stays healthy.