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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 for job shops and make-to-order manufacturers, JobBOSS² 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 with quick estimates and quotes, inventory control, real-time data collection, flexible scheduling, and much more!

Who Uses JobBOSS²?

JobBOSS² is a manufacturing solution that offers inventory control, scheduling, purchasing, shipping, customer management, accounting, and more. It's designed for job shops, contract, and make-to-order shops.

JobBOSS² Software - Scheduling and Shop Floor Control Software
JobBOSS² Software - Material and Inventory Control Software
JobBOSS² Software - Estimating and Quoting Software
JobBOSS² Software - Orders and Shipping Software
JobBOSS² Software - Mobile Apps

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Reviews of JobBOSS²

Average score

Overall
4.2
Ease of Use
4.1
Customer Service
4.4
Features
4.0
Value for Money
4.1

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
David
David
Vice President in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

E2 Shoptech revolutionized our shop

5.0 6 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.

Michael
President in US
Construction, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Complete company software

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: The customer support was great while implementing the software and after implementation of the software.
The software exceeded our expectations.

Pros:

The ease of quoting parts for customers was decreased substantially. Real time reporting of the work flow in production. The ability to connect with the system offsite to give customers answers about their orders while meeting with them.

Cons:

There was a lot of data entry that had to be done to get the system working correctly for our company.

Don
CFO in US
Semiconductors, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

ECI Jobbos Software is Non Intuitive and non flexible, and the Trap you into a year contract

1.0 2 years ago

Comments: The software is probably the most poorly developed and an un-useful software that I have ever experienced. The product was complete and absolute garbage. I should have fire the employee who spec'd it in.
The implementation in trying to get the software to do what we wanted was a nightmare, so after 9 months of trying to "tweak" the system to do what we wanted, and another 2 months of just trying to live with what we bought, I decided to cut our losses. And then less than 10 days prior subscribing to the software for a year, I received an email telling me that my license key would be expiring, from which I was able to deduce and then confrim after contacting customer service, that we were on an annual contract.
And then without any call back number or anything I received an email telling me that I was required to cancel the contract 30 days prior to the "renewal", and therefore I could not cancel the annual renewal. (note I was paying monthly and frankly had no idea that this was an annual contract) Nonetheless I did contact them prior to the renewal once I figured out what they were pulling. For clarification, the email I received 10 days prior to the "renewal" did not reference "Renewal" or annual contract and it was sent to me 10 days prior so according the 30 day notice requirement, it was already to late as it were.

Pros:

Absolutely Nothing. There was nothing that we liked about the software

Cons:

The Description field for parts is limited to 30 characters. The database does not include a vendor/manufacturing part number field as a standard filed and you have to do workaround to get it to show on your purchase order. The software is completely non-intuitive, is extremely cumbersome and non-flexible and then they nickel and dime for every single change. The implementation phase was a total joke where after 9 months it still was not doing what we need it to do.. And then they to not make it clear that it is an annual subscription and that you need to provide a 30 day notice prior to renewal which they do not even inform you that it is a renewal. They simply tell you a few days ahead of time that you need to upload a license key.

Joel
Laser Programer in US
Consumer Goods, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Jobboss2 for Metal Manufacturing

4.0 4 weeks ago New

Comments: We've been using some form of this program the 11yrs I've been with this company. In that time, I haven't had any major headaches with this program. The UI seems good. There is room for minor quality of life improvements, but overall I'm satisfied with it. I believe these minor issues can be cleared up with future updates.

Pros:

This program allows us to manage our parts, all the way from quoting, to shipping and billing. Once you learn the system, there is a lot of information available that allows you to track, schedule, and make sure your products follow all of your customers requirements. If you fully utilize what's available, you have a lot of information available to you, to make your business efficient and make sure you're making a profit on your parts.

Cons:

There is some chunkiness to the program. There are things that take more steps than necessary to find the information you need. There are some things that you can double click, and it redirects you to a different area of the program, which is good. Other things, you not only can't double click on, but it doesn't allow you to copy, necessitating manually writing it down and navigating to the other part of the program. There are a few other features I'd like to see. Things that should be available, but haven't been implemented. I feel all of these issues can be solved with future quality of life updates.

Brooke
Office Manager in US
Machinery, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Effective Software for your Machine Shop

5.0 last month New

Comments: We appreciate its features for quoting, order processing, scheduling, inventory management, job tracking, and invoicing, among others. It streamlines our workflow and improves overall efficiency by centralizing key functions and providing real-time visibility into critical data.

Pros:

We like the comprehensive functionality, customization options, integration capabilities, real-time insights, user-friendly interface, and dedicated support services, all of which contribute to improved efficiency, productivity, and profitability in our manufacturing operations.

Cons:

There was a bit of a learning curve, especially for those who are not familiar with similar software or who don't have a strong background in manufacturing processes.