JobBOSS Software


 

JobBOSS is an integrated shop management software package designed to track and cost jobs. It allows key office and production staff to manage job information day-to-day to aid responsive customer service and on-time deliveries.

All data is located in a single database, giving networked users simultaneous access to the collective information. This allows decision makers to be informed and aware of what is happening on the shop floor and in the office.

This solution places a strong emphasis on costing, productivity and scheduling. It is flexible and designed to think like most custom, make-to-order, engineer-to-order and mixed mode shops and handle everyday situations based on the manufacturing flow in these types of facilities.

Information is entered once and is always readily accessible to users—from job history, job status and delivery performance to profit analysis.

JobBOSS is an Exact product. Exact builds business software for SMEs and their accountants.

 

JobBOSS - Job entry
 
  • JobBOSS - Job entry
    Job entry
  • JobBOSS - Material ID
    Material ID
  • JobBOSS - Job status
    Job status
  • JobBOSS - Explorer
    Explorer
  • JobBOSS - Data collection
    Data collection
  • JobBOSS - ShopView
    ShopView
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000

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Travis from Votaw Precision Technologies
Specialty: Aerospace / Defense
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Concise Data in One Spot

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Add the ability of multiple people working on a quote simultaneously, i.e. one person working labor & one person working material. Also, add the ability to see who is working inside a quote.

Pros

The ability to have production data and metrics in one system. Seeing this real time data is critical to making decisions for the company.

Cons

Difficult for users to create custom reports. Needs to have better method to store data, for example, all quote data files from the customer

 
 

Troy from Westcan Industries Ltd.
Specialty: Industrial Machinery
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Overall good but not great

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I have used most areas of the software minus the accounting section. Overall it is good software once it has been set up. Launching jobs for quote templates work well for us, but the software has moved away from this style of launching jobs.

Pros

Once it is set up it is fairly easy to use.
Mobile data collection.

Cons

I find the scheduling module is the weakest area that I use regularly.
Our accounting department does not like the accounting module.

 
 

Karen from Echo-Tech Machine & Tool Ltd
Specialty: Aerospace / Defense
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Jobboss is the Best!

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We have been utilizing Jobboss for many years. The staff are all knowledgeable and always friendly!

Pros

User Friendly, issues are addressed quickly. Updates are awesome!

Cons

Nothing

 
 

Rob from Craig Technologies
Specialty: Plastics / Rubber
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Could not be more satisfied!

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I have been using the software for about three years now. The implementation has gone well. Excellent support from everyone I have interacted with. The day to day use of the system has been exceptionally easy. Excellent program.

It has proven worth the investment.

 
 

John from Deterling Co, Inc.
Specialty: Metal Fabrication
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

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My company has been a JobBOSS user since 2002.

 
 

Patricia from Service Metal Works
Specialty: Metal Fabrication
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

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we have been using JobBoss for 10-12 years with great success

Pros

it is fairly intuitive to use and works well within a manufacturing company

Cons

Upgrades are almost always require repeated help installing. They rarely are straight forward and several calls are needed to customer support to complete installations. There also seems to be several levels of customer support with few people actually in possession of all the need information to complete.

 
 

Brett from Classic Metal Finishing
Specialty: Aerospace / Defense
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

CMF JobBoss Review

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We love using JobBoss as our MRP software that pretty much maintains and produce all production going through our facility. The tools are excellent and easy to use. We know there is plenty more that we could still take advantage of using JobBoss, so many options to explore to improve efficiency and overall processes of our business.
All in all, a great software and would recommend to any manufacturing company.

Pros

Ease of use, detailed modules.

Cons

So much to learn, not necessarily a bad thing, but would have definitely done the initial start up differently to ensure we didn't miss any valuable information to set up our processes a certain way.

 
 

Karla from ELECTRO SOFT, INC
Specialty: Electronics
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

You Can't Monitor What You Can't Measure

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We have had JobBOSS for over 12 years. It was a definite upgrade from our previous custom system. We are a small electronics contract manufacturer, so we have to keep tabs on thousands of line items of inventory and multiple jobs for over 100 clients. There used to be a time where we did this using index cards, but we have come a long way.

We didn't get all components of the system, but we have gradually added pieces, like most recently, we added Data Collection which we are still getting used to. Our goal is to have the ability to better understand the time spent on each job. We had a consultant come out for one day to train us one-on-one and it was just what we needed to understand how the system works. Videos can only make one so comfortable.

Pros

Easy to use
Easy to navigate
Flexibility

Cons

Cannot open multiple windows to compare data
A lot of different pieces to add, can get expensive
Must pay for service package, even if you don't want it.

 
 

Christopher from Ralmark Company
Specialty: Aerospace / Defense
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Like a fine wine, better with age!

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Exact customer support is outstanding. They are very helpful to support their product. We have found out that custom reporting has become second nature for the traceability and functions we need to support the aerospace industry. Full implementation has taken longer than we expected, but it appears that is the norm with all software packages.

Pros

JobBoss support listens to your complaints. Some become enhancements, and they are addressed in future releases.Most modules are user friendly. JobBoss works well with Unipoint.

Cons

Revision changes to part numbers, JobBoss does not support revision changes very well at all. Tracking material lots is a challenge as well. Revision history control in purchases order is not supported well.
Would like sales orders to support one line item with multiple releases.

 
 

Brian from Anchor-Edbar (A&E Precision Machining Ltd.)
Specialty: Job Shop
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

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

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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!

Pros

Simple navigation, use of Favourites shortcuts, level of complexity is perfect for smaller organizations.

Cons

Would like to be able to access more information directly from the Job (ie from an outside process, be able to access the Purchase Order that is linked to it).

 
 

Kimberly from Apex Spring & Stamping Corp
Specialty: Metal Fabrication
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

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I have used your product for the accounting part for 18 years now. I like the way the program works. There are a few things that I would change to make it make it more user-friendly but on the whole, it is a great product.

 
 

Jonathan from Ralmark Company
Specialty: Aerospace / Defense
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Good for the price

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Job Boss is a comprehensive package for resource management, from receiving raw materials to scheduling jobs and shipping orders. Integration with 3rd party quality management systems is good. Custom report writing for Job Boss is a must, but thankfully Exact employs a very knowledgeable consultation team to help. The software contains some bugs and is missing some features, but support is always on top completing support requests and explaining how to use modules. We've only implemented 75% of Job Boss (Sales, Purchasing, Accounting, and Shipping), but we are excited to start running Job's in the middle of 2017 and fully realize this software's full potential.

Pros

Comprehensive ERP system includes modules and features for all aspects of Production, Sales and Purchasing.
Helpful support staff is always willing to spend the time necessary to answer questions.
Good integration with Unipoint Quality Management Software.
Flexible reports easily modified by Crystal Reports.
Frequent Updates, we are excited to see what Exact brings in the years to come.

Cons

No support for maintaining multiple revisions for parts with the same material names.
Job Boss cannot track Materials Lots to Packlists for Sales Orders with multiple Lots and multiple Packlists.
Data Entry is inconsistent among various modules, search screens and report filters.
Purchasing Module is clunky. Revision tracking sometimes prevents the user from saving work.

 
 

Felicia from Pinnacle Mfg
Specialty: Metal Fabrication
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Does just about everything you need it to do

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We've been using JobBOSS for about 20 years. It's improved a great deal over the years and added a lot of functionality. It handles pretty much every task needed to run our small job shop. Every aspect of our business relies on JobBOSS, from quoting a customer's part all the way to invoicing the customer after we've shipped their part.

 
 

Lynn from Tru-Tool
Specialty: Job Shop
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Very happy for many years

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We got on board with Jobboss in the end of 1999 and have never looked back. We are a job shop and don't really take advantage of all the things jobboss can do but it really does work for us. We have the basic set-up and use it for simple quoting, time tracking, PO's (outgoing) and material tracking, job cost details. We have customized a few things in the house so this all works for us. Some of the old school things we can do are print a customer and vendor phone list and we put into a 3 punch folder. This is very handy when non-logged in departments just need a quick phone number. Job boss has a great learning tool that I have taken the time to watch videos and after years of working with job boss, I still learn something new. I really like their export tools as for the fact we live in a digital world.

Pros

Easy to use and understand. It can be a detail as you like. Sometimes you just need something quick.

Cons

There is a yearly cost to be on maintenance for every seat and if it is linked to accounting software like quickbooks

 
 

Kenneth from B&B Manufacturing
Specialty: Metal Fabrication
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Very good Product; helps a ton!

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As a small business, JobBoss has been crucial to our success. Having proof and numbers/data on demand is paramount. We love it!

 
 

Lynn from Precorp, Inc.
Specialty: Job Shop
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

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I have been using Jobboss since it was on DOS. I am working with my second company that uses Jobboss. I am very excited to see the changes that have been made since I last attended a user's conference. At my present job, we do not utilize Jobboss the way it should be. I am anxious to get this in place.

 
 

Kristen from Spun Products
Specialty: Aerospace / Defense
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

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Product works great. Customer service is extremely helpful. Workshops and classes are great resources.

Pros

Easy to customize routing documents.

Cons

Lacks customization options for shipping documents and design of forms/output. The yearly fee is high. Updates are costly. Quality software should be included in the price.

 
 

Jason from B&B MAnufacturing
Specialty: Metal Fabrication
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Great system, once you learn to use it

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Super powerful software; the only issue is that when you start, you know so little, you tend to make mistakes

I wish I could start over right now after using it for 5 years!

Pros

Customizable

Cons

Somewhat hard to make it do what I want, instead of what it wants

 
 

shanon from Atlas Magnetics, Inc.
Specialty: Aerospace / Defense
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Love it!

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JobBOSS is easy to use and has so many functions. It's a great all-around software.

 
 

Brian from Advance Manufacturing Technology
Specialty: Job Shop
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

JobBOSS and use in manufacturing

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Our company has had jobBOSS for many years and have found it to be effective in most of the aspects of our daily production.
I recommend JobBOSS in conjunction with uniPoint for any business that needs a fairly easy to used MRP and controlled document system

Pros

Easy to learn on my own

Cons

Doesnt have an inventory system that works with our needs at this time