E2 Shop System Software


 

E2 by Shoptech Corporation brings all business operations into a single simple solution, from estimating to scheduling, purchasing, shipping and even customer management and accounting, with its easy-to-use solution. Designed specifically for job shops, contract and a variety of make-to-order manufacturers, Shoptech's comprehensive ERP helps job shops run more smoothly, while increasing both productivity and profits.

E2 simplifies estimating, allowing users to create both "quickie quotes" and complex estimates on labor, overhead, material, etc., that can be faxed or emailed with attached drawings or pictures. These quotes can be automatically turned into orders, with no double entry required.

E2 automatically generates shipping labels and packing slips and then tracks shipments online to multiple shipping addresses. Its materials management module controls all components and parts, aligning the company's purchase needs with the entered orders, as well as tracking delivery and finding the best prices.

E2's scheduling module eliminates guesswork, while its contact management module helps shops ensure that everyone stays on the same page, from the shop floor to the end client. It also pulls in all business financials, so shops can manage payroll, accounts payable and receivable and general ledger from a single location, as well as using one of the 200 built-in reports for comprehensive analysis.

All of these features are supported by Shoptech's national network of regional offices and training centers, as well as a 'round-the-clock techncal service center.

 

E2 Shop System - Scheduling Whiteboard
 
  • E2 Shop System - Scheduling Whiteboard
    Scheduling Whiteboard
  • E2 Shop System - Actual vs. Estimated Summary (1 of over 400 Reports)
    Actual vs. Estimated Summary (1 of over 400 Reports)
  • E2 Shop System - Sales Summary Chart
    Sales Summary Chart
  • E2 Shop System - Scheduling Advisor
    Scheduling Advisor
  • E2 Shop System - Job Traveler
    Job Traveler
  • E2 Shop System - Easy to Navigate
    Easy to Navigate
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

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Stewart from Bigstone Custom Cabinets
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

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It is somewhat difficult for me to give an accurate review of this system as I have only been working with it for about 6 months and provided limited training prior to taking on the task of using the program. But overall I am not a big fan.

Pros

At first glance, it appears to a very simple program and easy to work with.

Cons

It is cumbersome and clunky. Online training is provided but we have found that often the training is incomplete and really doesn't answer specific questions we may have.

Making changes within the program are challenging and often it is unclear whether the change will actually do what we need it to.

 
 

Cheryl from NAFCO USA, LLC
Specialty: Aerospace / Defense
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Great Software!

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I have used E2 Shop Control software at multiple companies. It is versatile for different types of companies. It is intuitive and easy to use. The icons on the home screen layout the processes and make the software easy to understand with minimal training. I love having one program which encompasses all processes and data, eliminating the need to re-enter information into multiple systems. This prevents mistakes too!

Advice to Others

Give E2 a try! Contact Shoptech to set up a free demo.

 
 

Andrae from Motion Index Drives, Inc
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

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I like E2 shoptech. I think that it is an easy to use software.

Pros

The setup of the program is easy. I like that you can delete and Journey entry or an invoice

Cons

I wish that it was an easy way to do advance pay from customers

Advice to Others

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Karissa from DePuy Synthes
Specialty: Medical Products
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

February 2017

February 2017

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The system does not automatically update due to not being a cloud system, which causes frequent error messages and delays. The system however, is very use friendly and allows simple and easy creation of travelers. The system is also very easy for shop floor associates to navigate with little computer literacy. All in all, E2 gets the job done, but efficiency improvement and compatibility issues could be made.

 
 

ED from ALEXANDER & ASSOCIATES
Specialty: Metal Fabrication
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

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So far I'm pleased with your product. As with any product, there are things that are great about it and things that are not. Since every business is different, some things may work well for your needs and others not so much. We only use it to route parts thru our shop. We don't use it for any P&L financial reporting.

Pros

Once you've figured out how to use the software, you can build estimates relatively quickly.

Cons

It's not the most intuitive software to use. It has taken some time to learn how to make the software work for our needs.

Advice to Others

Ask lots of questions.

 
 

Benjamin from Fowler's Sheet Metal
Specialty: Metal Fabrication
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Good Software for Job Tracking and Material Inventory!

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I like this software because it is easy to use and has a lot of room for growth.
Very easy to track jobs and inventory materials for projects. I like that you can log parts and projects so if you do them again they are already in the system.

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.

 
 

Ana from B2 Machining
Specialty: Semiconductors
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

E2 is the best thing since sliced bread

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We would never use any other system but E2 simply because of how user-friendly it is. It facilitates any task while maintaining traceability within the jobs. It has everything we need to run a successful machine shop. Technical support has been very helpful in answering any questions we may have. They either provide instructions or simply walk us through any procedure. Our Sales Representative has been awesome and it has been a pleasure to interact with him. He is always willing to answer questions and assist us in any way. Overall, we have been very pleased with E2 and would highly recommend to anyone needing an efficient, easy to use ERP System.

 
 

Cal from Winn Machine Inc
Specialty: Job Shop
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

The more you use the better it gets

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We started using E2 a couple years ago and are more than happy with the benefits of adding this system. Our processes match well with E2 and we continue to look at what ways we can better utilize this system to make our lives easier. Rarely do we find that there is anything inherently wrong with the software, as long as you take the time to understand how tables are related. A powerful tool if used correctly.

Pros

Record keeping, order entry/tracking, and customer accounts are more than accessible. The added Quickview pane is a staple in our day to day operations.

Cons

Would like to be able to Edit reports with more ease. Without a solid background, its easy to find yourself calling their support line.

Advice to Others

We would recommend this product to other shops. Best advice would be to take the full maintenance plan the first year and abuse the resources that come with it (classroom training, webinars, online tutorials). Full implementation is where you will see the most benefit.

 
 

Lee from Detail Technologies
Specialty: Metal Fabrication
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

E-2 helps Detail Technologies manage the details.

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E2 drives our day to day operations. Real-time data collection captures shopfloor Time & Attendance and Job Time. Quoting, Order Processing, Purchasing, AP/AR and General Ledger, Shipping/Receiving and Quality. Ease of use makes it a breeze to bring new employees up to speed. Reports are easy to access and are customizable with Crystal Reports. Overall, it has the capabilities to manage a variety of manufacturing requirements with solid reporting and tools. Support is responsive and knowledgeable.

Pros

Easy to deploy, learn and use.
Secure modules/access.
Great Quality/ISO tools.
Comprehensive.
Stable & Reliable.
Good value.

Cons

Lacks a live grid display when searching. Would love to right click copy and list.
Report customization requires Crystal knowledge for more than simple changes. Don't let them tell you it can't be done.

Advice to Others

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.

 
 

Gregory from Newark Wire Cloth
Specialty: Metal Fabrication
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Capable, but intuitive

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E2 is a good shop system for relatively small volume fabrication. It's interface and graphics are extremely dated, but there are few functional limitations.

Pros

Many features, good overall description of jobs, profit and delivery

Cons

The search algorithms are primitive. Navigating the various menus can be frustrating.

Advice to Others

E2 is good, not great. Definitely explore other options.

 
 

Laurie from Tubodyne Company
Specialty: Metal Fabrication
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Excellent Product

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A few small quirks, but overall is very easy to use and highly functional. Would highly recommend!

 
 

Steven from G-Force Technologies
Specialty: Aerospace / Defense
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

December 2016

A lot of learning to do

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I'm relatively new to manufacturing software so this has been a great learning experience for me. Currently, I only use a few of the modules but have been surprised at how detailed the entries must be to get out of it the information and reports that E2 can generate. I'm looking forward to more exposure to the various other modules as well as to participate in more E2 online classes.

 
 

Bruce from Southern Field Welding
Specialty: Metal Fabrication
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Frustrating Operation!

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After using it for about 18 months now, it still continues to be frustrating. We are supposedly the first shop to use it on a "cloud," and it for whatever reason is not well-suited for such (Perhaps the could itself is a part of the problem - I don't know enough to say one way or the other) But the modules do not function identically. The searches behave differently between different subsections (The way I search in 'Part no.' does not produce the same results in searching in the "Description" tab.)

We hired a new estimator. Even after watching the instructional videos and participating in an online class, I still spent a week over his shoulder walking him through the usage of it.

The only way to learn the process of it is repetition. Rote memorization of the step by step process is the only way it works.

Pros

Versatility. It has a wide-range of application. Lots of potential if they can streamline and improve it.

Cons

Lack of depth to it's versatility - It seems more for a production shop than a custom fabrication shop. We do jobs from a dollar to millions of dollars... it doesn't fit to any of those templates. It's more for manufacturing/production than custom fabrication.

No intuitive operation to the app. It's only the people who've memorized the process who can use it effectively. Completely repetitive memorization until they've learned the process to operate the modules - then there's little differences between modules. What works in one, is a bit different in another. And the layout has no natural flow, for its flow of operation it's confusing for new users...

Advice to Others

I'm hesitant to say don't purchase something... I would say this: Speak to shops like your own that are using it and see how it goes for them. Find shops that have your same profile/complexion but work a different market, and see how it's working for them.

 
 

Bill from Fowler's Sheet Metal
Specialty: Metal Fabrication
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Great and we are just scratching the surface...

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This product is exteemely functional. We are implementing in stages. So far, everything we have used has helped us streamline our operations. As we add functyions, we find even more effective solutions to our existing processes.

Pros

Easy to use
Lots of functionality
You can use as little or as much as needed for your particular needs

Cons

So much functionality it can be overwhelming at first

Advice to Others

Make sure you know exactly what your goals are with the software and focus on those aspects. Once you do, you will find other functions that will become useful.

 
 

Jim from Custom Wargame Terrain
Specialty: Distribution
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Take The Good With The Bad

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You buy a brand new system and just be prepared to pay and pay and pay. Training is going to cost you, a manual on how to use you system is going to cost you. You will get training if you buy the maintenance program for you BRAND NEW system but if you do not you are out of luck.

Pros

Simple user interface
Customizable documents
Quicken compatible

Cons

system has to be truncated once a month

 
 

mike from maehr ind inc
Specialty: Job Shop
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

e 2 analysis

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this software helped us become as 9100 with less pain

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the more time you get to know the product the more appreciative I am of the power of the product

 
 

Jeremy from Frederick Logan Company, Inc.
Specialty: Metal Fabrication
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Good quote to cash tool

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This is a simple program to learn the basics of with a multitude of options. The user interface is very straight forward. It is mostly all encompassing as far as ERP systems go. The options are plentiful, buried a bit, but easy to find. Extra seats are Included. A good tool for a small business trying to track quote to cash.

Pros

Simple user interface
Customizable documents
Quicken compatible

Cons

Inclusive accounting software lesser quality

Advice to Others

Shop around for this type of software before pulling the trigger

 
 

Ben from Gilchrist Metal Fabricating
Specialty: Metal Fabrication
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

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The Shoptech E2 Shop System is a top manufacturing solution that delivers optimal control and increased efficiency with its extensive and easy-to-use modules. A fully integrated solution, the E2 Shop System improves shop management with comprehensive features and an intuitive interface that is user-friendly. Information and processes are managed in a single system, giving businesses access to the critical data they need to effectively run their operations. With the E2 Shop System, companies can gain total control over their shops.

Pros

Estimating, Orders, Purchasing, Scheduling, Data Collection, Quality Control, Shipping, Accounting

Cons

system has to be truncated once a month

 
 

Debbie from Niagara Precison Limited
Specialty: Job Shop
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

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Generally this is a great product. We have a few issues from time to time and a few things don't make sense to us but all in all we are happy with the information we collect and analyze with E2.

Pros

That it is easy to use on a day to day basis. We can look at information in real time.

Cons

Because we are job shop using the scheduling is a little difficult. We have had a few training sessions on using it however it doesn't seem to work as easily as other modules. Also something that really annoys me is that I cannot set the Tax default to Yes on the Vendor Invoice module. And I think I should have an option of typing in the PO# to bring up a receiver also in Vendor Invoicing. Also we feel we should have the option to look up a job# in Order entry by using the Quote #.

Advice to Others

All in all a good product.

 
 

Andrea from Composites Universal Group
Specialty: Aerospace / Defense
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Has Its Strengths

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I am the AS9100 Lead Auditor and Document Control personnel for a composites company in Oregon. While there are some beneficial uses as an ERP system, I don't find that the Quality Section is nearly extensive enough for document control functions. It is great for electronic disbursement, however its functionality for controlling documents is very limited.

Pros

Elimination of forms being edited by non document control associates

Cons

No way to control drawings electronically-it is just a screen shot of what the documents look like. Fields are unable to be edited for anything-receiving logs, etc. The fact that these can't be filled in digitally and emailed makes the use of this probably unlikely.

 
 
 
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