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JobBOSS²

Shop management for shops & made-to-order manufacturers

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JobBOSS² product overview

What is 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!

Key benefits of using 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
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Phone Support
Chat
Email/Help Desk

Training options

Live Online
Webinars
In Person
Documentation

JobBOSS² features

Functionality

4.0

/5

855
Total Features116 16 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting & Statistics
Activity Dashboard
Third Party Integrations
Inventory Management
API
Billing & Invoicing
Data Import/Export
Alerts/Notifications

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JobBOSS² users reviews

Overall rating

4.3

/5

855

Positive reviews

87%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.39/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
I like the integration with QuickBooks for small businesses, I recommend this option instead of using the accounting in JobBoss. I am extremley happy with the way this works.

AJ

ANGELA J.

Support staff are nice and helpful and they always walk me through anything I've mucked up. The program is easy to use, it's not real complicated, more user friendly then some packages out there.

CG

Chris G.

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.

DF

David F.

Cons
This often led to data entry errors, information not available when needed, and frustration throughout the organization.

AL

Amy L.

Use the parts you have correctly, and fully. Get buy in from everyone or you will end up with bad data.

JS

John S.

Most of their updates are just "bug fixes. They have an idea portal for users to submit feedback, but I seriously doubt they even consider any of these.

MM

Mark M.

Overall rating contenders

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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E2 Shoptech revolutionized our shop

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

1. No IT guy cost to maintain server. 2. Can use inexpensive workstations. We use Chromebooks for data collection. I also use a chromebook for trips. 3. Android/Apple app for tablets that can be used for data collection 4. Also just released an app for employees to check in and out from their phone. You can post stock from this app. 5. Work from anywhere. I was in Minnesota 2 weeks ago during a blizzard. I was at starbucks, posted up next to the window, working on my chromebook with no hick ups. 6. New updated features over the old system. Better reports. More capable Hot Spots. 7. Works the same as the old system, just things are in different spots. 8. Better, more efficient user interface 9. Easier to customize reports 10. Just introduced Dashboards

Cons

1. The subscription price. 2. Cert control in general can be better. 3. Employee Clock in Module is a pain. You cannot edit someone time until they are clocked out.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Excellent Product

Reviewed 4 months ago

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.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Do not upgrade your version of QB's to 22 or you will not be able to sync from JobBoss

Reviewed a month ago
Pros

Work Orders from customers and PO's to Vendors

Cons

After I upgraded my QB's version from 21 to 22, I was not able to sync. JobBoss did not warn me that this 3rd party would not be compatible even though that is one of their strongest sells of their product. The integrations of QB's. They also have not sent out an alert to their other customers that this may happen. I was forced to go back to my older version of QB's and had to reenter 2 weeks worth of work, not to mention that I went 2 weeks without being able to sync in invoice for customers or bills from vendors.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Small Business Looking for Shop Control

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Experience: We are a small family owned business that needed to get ISO certified as a requirement by our customer. We did our research and E2 was the best company to offer shop control and offer ISO certification. We have been using E2 since 2012, we have been ISO certified since 2012. We were eager and became ISO certified within 6 months (take a lot of work and dedication to get it done quickly)....

Cons

Software does not allow you to do multiple things at once, it is very simplistic which might be best. Difficult to customize it to you specific needs, it can be done but there is a cost for that. If you are a start up company this software would be great to get you going with all aspects, if you are an established company you might need to adjust how you do things. We still do all of our accounting and customer quoting from QuickBooks as that works best for our company. We do not use E2 for scheduling as we are a fast pace job shop and things change on the fly and difficult to schedule within the software.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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GREAT SOFTWARE To IMPLEMENT FOR MANUFACTURING

Reviewed 3 months ago
Pros

I have been using this software for an year now. Overall, its a well organized software. Software is easy to learn & operate, When you start your career as an Estimator. In the Estimating stage, this software helps to add all the aspects of the job cost interms of material and labour in an organized manner, so all the costs of the job are covered. In the Manufacturing stage, this software helps to track all the time and material of multiple jobs at ease. It was easy to train all the employees the process of scanning time & material. Job Cost Summary : All the Information tracked gives the Actual material & labour that goes into the job and as been very informative and useful in improving the Job pricing process. Overall, this software helps to achieve the target set for the company.

Cons

I cant really find that is serious & affects the work. But there are a few Cons like : Difficulty in giving access to Inventory stock to certain people. Need ease of designing a report template. There is no option for paid break in the default settings.

JobBOSS² FAQs and common questions

JobBOSS² has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Mid Size Business, Small Business


JobBOSS² supports the following languages:
English


No, JobBOSS² does not have an API available.


JobBOSS² integrates with the following applications:
QuickBooks Online Advanced


JobBOSS² offers the following support options:
Phone Support, Chat, Email/Help Desk

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