JobBOSS Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

JobBOSS

Job shop management & manufacturing ERP

3.93/5 (171 reviews)

JobBOSS overview

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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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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Brian Bettridge

JobBoss - Simple enough but still lots of horsepower for a smaller job shop

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-02-24
Review Source: Software Advice

I came on board with my employer in October 2014. They had been using JobBoss for over 10 years. With my ERP background, I quickly discovered that my employer wasn't taking advantage of many of the available utilities, including the Scheduling module. Within 3 months I had all 30 of our machining centers, plus all of the secondary resources and operations, set up and testing completed. Routings were stripped back and rebuilt with proper resource requirement setups to ensure proper scheduling of work and proper timing and load representation. Shift and holiday calendars were constructed properly. We turned on Scheduling in February 2015. With the first pass of the global scheduler (running infinite loading and allowing schedules in the past) we came out with a past-due backlog of some 4000 hours. After updating job progress on about 150 jobs, realigning a few things and making some setup tweaks, we realized that we were still over 2000 hours past due. However, we now had the theoretical start and end dates to work with, we could time materials properly, and could graph our loads to see what we were doing to ourselves with our booking practices. Since then, we have improved our utility of the system across the board. Raw material and finished goods inventories are accurate, so we can now use the Material Planning functionality. Raw material issues due to planning are non-existent. PO's for outside processing are now accurately priced, timed, and generated straight from the job routing. Use of Picks, Transfers, and Extra Quantities have given our inventory transactions full transparency. I look forward to Unite 2017 when I can see hands-on what other companies are doing to tap this system's potential!Simple navigation, use of Favourites shortcuts, level of complexity is perfect for smaller organizations.

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Scott Kinderman

Solid Product with good flexability

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-02-16
Review Source: Software Advice

Our company has now used JobBOSS for around 4 years. We have found that the user interface is quite intuitive and straightforward to use. This is a plus when training new people on the system. Functionally, it has met most of the needs that we purchased it for. We loved the idea behind the scheduling module, but have found it to not be a good fit with our shop. We are primarily a custom high mix, low volume shop. This leads to many jobs that have potential to run in more than one pathway on the floor and most jobs are first run where we do not have a history of expected production run times to fall back on. We also have split our shop floor into three self directed production cells that have a fair amount of cross work. The self direction means many production decisions are made at the cell level and not at a command level. Because of these factors, we found that matching our shop floor to the scheduling module was exceptionally difficult unless we were willing to dedicate a full time person to keeping it accurate. In the end, we believe that the scheduling module would work better in a higher volume production environment with more of a top down command structure than how we operate. The reports that come with JobBOSS are reasonable, however, we have found that digging deeper into the data (at least the directions we looked) required special reporting. It is handy to have someone on staff who is comfortable working with SQL tables, data mining and creating custom reports. Exact does offer custom report creating. Just remember, it come at additional cost. As someone who does look behind the scenes and works to dig data out of the system, I am impressed with the amount of information that JobBOSS does capture. Additionally, it is quite well organized in its structure. On the front end, the user interface is intuitive and lends itself to easy training.

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Roy Edwards

One of the best

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-02-16
Review Source: Software Advice

I have used JobBoss for the last 6 years and it's great for a shop like ours with custom products. It handles everything from the initial customer quote to turning it into a sales order, defining specific jobs and component jobs all the way through shipping and invoicing. The various processes you might need are logically organized into modules which make performing specific tasks easy. The downside is the occasional lack of communication between the modules requiring you to complete some information multiple times. The only reason I did not give 5 stars across the board is the inability to look at the big picture (all open orders), drill down to the semi-big picture (a specific sales order), and so on down to the minutest detail. If you are looking at any of these areas by itself JobBoss is a great tool that does a terrific job at helping you manage a project; it could use a little tweaking to help you really manage multiple projects with ease.The level of detail available about any project, material requirements for the project, routing steps, and tracking of progress. A complete system available to manage every aspect of the shop from scheduling of employees and jobs, payroll, materials, and more. XML support to allow you to use external programs to exchange data with JobBoss.

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Jim Ulmer

We have used JobBOSS in our Mixmode Jobshop for 5 years.

Reviewed 2014-02-13
Review Source: Software Advice

The biggest advantage that we see in JobBOSS is that it is well-suited to the small manufacturer and job shop. The modules are functional for our day-to-day operations, which allowed us to standardize and increase our workload and throughput by at least 20%. The interface is user-friendly. We were able to implement the software very quickly compared to the software we were using. The workstations in the shop have given us a good handle on time collection. We also use the QuickBooks integration and it works flawlessly. Exact employees are very friendly and knowledgeable about their product. We get answers to our questions very quickly, and they are very helpful in solving problems we incur. The online portal is a huge asset for training new users and enhancements to the software’s customization.

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Shari Popejoy

JobBOSS Works!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-02-21
Review Source: Software Advice

JobBOSS is an integrated database that connects all our departments and data in one place and keeps our company and employees accountable to a system that provides us with solid and accurate information for daily operation and planning for the future. Although intuitive, JobBOSS is not out-of-the-box, first-day user-ready--so plan ahead and take advantage of the excellent training resources available. JobBOSS Customer Support is top notch. We were already working—but now with a little implementation, JobBOSS is working for us. JobBOSS works—and helps us work smarter!I like the way all of the JobBOSS modules are interconnected, sharing data, and referencing all of the modules together. JobBOSS is a well-designed database that allows our company to manage all of our operations in one resource. From scheduling to inventory, to payroll, to bookkeeping, JobBOSS works for us. The Customer Portal is a huge asset, providing video training, online support, support documents, and an experienced and professional staff of Customer Support representatives that have always responded to any software support request within 24 hours--and normally within just a few hours.

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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 (114 other apps)
Accounting Integration (64 other apps)
Activity Tracking (63 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (85 other apps)
Automatic Reminders (72 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (76 other apps)
Calendar Management (79 other apps)
Client Portal (60 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (75 other apps)
Data Import/Export (61 other apps)
Document Storage (60 other apps)
Electronic Payments (65 other apps)
Inventory Management (81 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (66 other apps)
Invoice Management (98 other apps)
Real Time Data (61 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (119 other apps)
Search Functionality (70 other apps)
Third Party Integration (87 other apps)

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.