E2 Shop System Features

E2 Shop System

Shop management for shops & made-to-order manufacturers

4.35/5 (596 reviews)

E2 Shop System Feature Summary

  • Capacity planning
  • Material planning
  • Bottleneck optimization
  • Priority-based scheduling
  • Automated rescheduling
  • Repair & overhaul
  • Accounting integration
  • Barcode scanning
  • Document templates
  • Estimating
  • Inventory tracking
  • Job costing
  • Time tracking by project
  • Purchase order management
  • Quality assurance
  • Quotation management
  • Real time data
  • Shipping labels
  • Supply chain planning
  • Task scheduling
  • Workflow management
  • Activity dashboard
  • Purchasing management
  • Prioritizing
  • Labor cost reporting
  • Delivery tracking
  • Filtered views
  • Clock in / out
  • Barcode generation

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E2 Shop System Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about E2 Shop System's features:

Susan Floyd

E2 Shop System

2016-07-28

This feature allows you to look at real time financial balances, customer and vendor details, without having to close out of the module you are currently working in.

Pros

I like the ability to export reports into excel to keep track of yearly sales by customer as well as keeping track of yearly inventory use.

Cons

Shoptech requires you to pay the yearly maintenance fee in order to receive updates to the system.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering E2 Shop System

The Software is extremely easy to use. It incorporates all the components to run a machine shop.

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donna rabal

Simplifies the production process from start to finish.

2018-10-18

Pros

It has reports that combines this data to supervise jobs more efficiently.

Cons

Wish it had an easy calendar format in scheduling module to move dates and more options in the report formats.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Jeff Treadwell

E2 Review

2019-05-14

When we switched to the online version, it's a huge time waster and is always freezing/thinking.

Pros

I liked E2 much better before we switched to the online version. the estimation module is most helpful for me

Cons

the scheduling module and the inventory management are terrible

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Lisa Schmeer

Good Product

2019-05-14

Pros

Report Designer function, simple form filler

Cons

Wish there was a specific tool management feature for expendable tooling used in shop

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Lorraine Amaio

Shoptech E2 is very easy to use, great support call in, and friendly staff to work with.

2018-06-11

All shop activities and Accounting activities are in one software package.

Pros

Software is very easy to use.

Cons

The customization of reports can be difficult to do on my own using the Crystal Report Writer software.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Todd Richardson

User Friendly Software with lots of functionality

2017-10-31

Overall, E2 is a great software for a machine shop of our size. As we continue to grow, E2 will continue to help service our internal and external needs.

Pros

I enjoy the flexibility the Crystal Reports hotspot viewer gives for creating custom reports

Cons

WIP inventory tracking could be enhanced a bit to have more drill down functionality and offer a mechanism to value at standard cost

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Wayne Roller

E2- Keep it Simple Stupid

2012-04-10

I would recommend this software to any small to midsize manufacturing company. It is very cost effective and the support is second to none.

Pros

Manufacturing process goes full circle ,quoting,PO, inventory,shipping, quality, accounting,data collection and scheduling.

Cons

Could be more reports friendly.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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John Voight

We've had a good experince with E2

2017-06-08

The customer service is great!

Pros

We like E2's ability to give us costing on a job in real time and compare it to our estimate. further the reporting function is very flexible.

Cons

Also, we experience loss of data from time to time within the inventory process.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Aaron Boutcher

Great Product for Production Environment

2019-08-26

After implementing E2 throughout our shop, we realized we were losing money on the most common part that we process. It was a total eye-opener!

Pros

You can use historical data to determine actual job costs by looking at how much time and inventory go into a job.

Cons

I wish there was a way to better customize reports.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Lee Ingalls

E-2 helps Detail Technologies manage the details.

2017-01-04

E2 drives our day to day operations. Real-time data collection captures shopfloor Time & Attendance and Job Time.

Pros

Easy to deploy, learn and use.

Cons

Would love to right click copy and list. Report customization requires Crystal knowledge for more than simple changes.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering E2 Shop System

Find a resource similar to what you're doing and see it in an actual production environment. Don't get hung up on the exceptions, there are ways around everything. Have your process owners defined and the processes clearly mapped. Deploy with the SQL back-end, gives you additional flexibility.

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Eric Broderson

E2 Review By K&E

2016-08-16

E2 has been a great tool for us for the last 15 years. Its hard to think of the way we used to run our office. Productive, Simple, and Effective.

Pros

All users see the same real time data.

Cons

Scheduling is probably our biggest issue with E2, but I have yet to find a software company that can do any better. We are a contract manufacturer and our customer s are always changing dates and with multiple different types of orders it impacts our scheduling every day.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering E2 Shop System

I can say that E2 has saved us time and money and it continues to do so. We are very happy with the system.

Source: Capterra
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Michelle Portillo

Machine Shop and Plastics Injection

2019-10-10

In that time we have learned about the functionality of the system, as well as made adjustments to our system to ensure that we enter the best possible data to get out the best possible data.

Pros

E2 software is diverse enough that we can use it both in our Job Shop Machine Shop as well as our Plastic Injection Facility and it allows us to very decently track our costs.

Cons

The reporting function in the Accounting module of E2.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Alan Hart

Solid solution for small job shop and made to order manufacturers.

2018-01-25

Pros

With the use of actual cost (average inventory), one can get a reasonably accurate costing system, which is nearly impossible in small job shop environments.

Cons

Accounting GL may be limited to smaller business environments as financial statement consolidations are not possible in the normal sense, especially if inter-company activity exists.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Bill Witmer

E2 Shop System- Review

2019-08-26

Pros

I like it for quoting and Project management. Time tracking, Job over views

Cons

Scheduling, Everything had to be in place for it to work.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Eddie Parise

E2 - A good product with great customer support.

2015-07-08

Pros

Our firm is a fabrication company making custom products for customers; we typically make many of the same products each month but everything is made to order and we don't carry inventory because everything is shipped upon completion.

Cons

I wish we could customize the Job Traveler and other reports without having to rely on an outside vendor with knowledge of Crystal Reports.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering E2 Shop System

Transitioning to a new software program can be challenging and I strongly recommend running a "Test Company" prior to going live with E2. The software has many great features but our "Test Company" revealed that we needed to revisit our "Part Numbers and Part Descriptions". We are now using many more "Job Travelers" than anticipated - this is not a problem, just something that we identified in the "Test Company".

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Cindy Buhrlage

2011-09-09

We use a third party payroll company.

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Michele Davidson

9 Year User of E2 Shoptech

2016-03-29

Pros

The product is a comprehensive job tracking system.

Cons

AND the worst part in using the audit trail to see which user possibly edited something, no matter where in the system, the audit trail will only tell you who viewed, possibly edited, but will not give you further information to solve your puzzles as to who did what, when and why.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering E2 Shop System

I believe when evaluating software of this nature, you should fully understand your company, processes, your internal system of operations, what your needs are, what issues you believe that you have. Speak with and involve your employees as they are the individuals which do the processing of what your company produces. Evaluate the tools which you are currently using along with their advantages and dis-advantages. Quite often the users, your employees are the individuals who may be able to shed light on areas that you would never suspect.

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Benjamin Pierce

Good Software for Job Tracking and Material Inventory!

2017-01-27

Very easy to track jobs and inventory materials for projects.

Pros

Time and Job tracking, inventory materials

Cons

Tax settings on quotes do not have a line item for calculating tax into projects. Sometimes the software will crash right in the middle of entering a job. Can be very slow at times. Takes to long to regenerate/ update or switch pages.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Chris Garvey

A great simple transition, would recommend to anyone.

2018-05-18

It greatly streamlined our shop management system, allowing us greater visibility and transparency of the whole process from order review through production to final inspection and shipment.

Pros

- The General layout of the software and UI makes it very simple and intuitive

Cons

- No major cons really to speak of a few minor inconveniences - No EDI capability currently, which is far from a major problem.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Andrew Aholt

Web based transition from Pro.

2018-04-25

During the web base quoting process, cust rep was very patient in answering questions and working with us to understand all aspects of the new software!

Pros

Shop-tech allows for good customization when the need comes up.

Cons

Forces us to customize many reports.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Bob Howell

E2 has been instrumental in our ISO implementation

2017-12-22

We are excited to get E2 fully implemented and functional across the board as our 2018 initiative.

Pros

The system groups everything together for auditing and traceability.

Cons

Somewhat complicated to get used to with all of the options. Virtual training should help and has been scheduled.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Frank Garcia

E2 Review

2019-05-21

We were able to build our QMS documents with the push of a button.

Pros

E2 is very customizable.

Cons

The integration with Quickbooks is still a nebulous to us.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Sergio Koppany

Great For Medium to Big Companies

2019-05-17

Pros

Support is outstanding, standard reports are good, online functionality is great, possibility of using various databases with same amount of users is great flexibility.

Cons

Making custom reports has been an issue requiring third party software you need to learn how to use and buy.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Benny Jenkins

2012-12-10

We found E2 to be user friendly and a great management tool.

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Kelly Roberts

E2 Helps Our Shop Stay Organized

2019-09-03

It is a great shop management tool.

Pros

The reporting capabilities are also very helpful. The interface between E2 and Quickbooks is seamless and super helpful.

Cons

At this point there is nothing that we like least.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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