JobBOSS Software


 

JobBOSS Shop Management Solutions, an ECi Software Solutions company, is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution built for small and midsize manufacturers in North America. It allows key office and production staff to manage job information day-to-day to aid customer service and deliveries. Key features include quoting, order processing, advanced scheduling, inventory, payroll, accounting, quality (ISO and ASI), data collection and mobility.

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 suitable for 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.

JobBOSS can be purchased as a subscription and it can be deployed as a cloud-based or on-premise solution.

 

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

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Jonathan from Boadrwalk Corporation
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Made our job easy

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

JobBoss is really a boss for helping organizations in monitoring progress of every transactions done, whether for delivery, inventory, payroll this really made our work easy.

Cons

it is quite hard to navigate, plus it doesn't get the changes easily. but so far its manageable though.

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Julia from Toyota
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Jobboss Revie

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Keeping my documents/applicants documents safe and secured. This app/software help me in tracking best applicant according of what you wants.

Cons

You can use this software if you have an internet connection, nothing else than that.

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Jean Dianne from Pru Life UK
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

JobBOSS is the boss in shop management

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Functionality

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Customer Support

Value for Money

It's an extremely helpful app that has saved me so much time from tracking the progress of each job.

Pros

I particularly like the automated alert that sends text/email to shipping unit. It speeds up the whole process.

Cons

It's a robust software but very intricate. There is so much it can do but I wasn't able to maximize all of them due to complexity.

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Shiela May from Human Resources
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2018

October 2018

JobBoss Review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

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Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

I always use this for my reports, it gives you great presentation. This is great, amazing and functional. So helpful to see the progress and tracking.

Cons

Some featured are not manageable, it need some help to understand and make it easy. nothing cons other than that.

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JASVIN from UNLV, NEVADA MS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Specialty: Industrial Machinery
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

All in One BOSS

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

JOBboss is the best software to choose as it allows a user to navigate through shop management to job ordering and quoting, manufacturing orders, accounting and Payrolls as well. It is vital for the job creation and tracking of workflow of engineering process and reporting with controls to measure profitablity.

Cons

Jobboss is a vital software any manufacturing shop looking for total management for their inventory and parts to track record of employees. Customer Support can be improvised afterwards quoting the software demands to increase sales.

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Tawnya from Ferro Ceramic Grinding, Inc
Specialty: Job Shop
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Good but could be much better

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Pros

I like that this is fairly easy to use. Also, it is somewhat intuitive and has some good "canned" reports that are already included.

Cons

There are some features that I feel should be there that are not. Simple features like copy and paste in the portal view were taken away after upgrades that didn't make sense.

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Siddesh from Marimba Auto
Specialty: Metal Fabrication
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Quote to cash solution

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Pros

Its a job based shop management software where it is easy to use and also has different modules for quoting, accounting and costing.

Cons

Costing needs good knowledge about taxes and you should be aware of using the software as deleting the old data to make space for the new.

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Supreeth from Comau Power train
Specialty: Industrial Machinery
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Manufacturing Shop Management tool

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Pros

This software gives a good base for all sales and estimating department with RFQ to ordering of parts for the production.

Cons

Close look of the numbers are required and analysis of the data gives a challenging role for the engineers to attack the problem.

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Areane from FSPMI
Specialty: Apparel / Textiles
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Awesome Product Features!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

This software has been helpful for us because of ease of its use and its convenience. Very recommended product.

Cons

None so far.

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Brian from Mill Creek Machining, Inc.
Specialty: Metal Processing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Job Shop software

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Basic customer support is excellent but they charge for higher end consulting

Pros

The multiple functions that it has. The different modules. The integration with quoting, costing, and accounting.

Cons

The Complication of knowing where costs are coming from. The flow of the numbers. The cost for additional services.

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Alexandra from Laser1Technologies
Specialty: Metal Fabrication
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Jobboss has been a great tool in improving our production management.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

We've spent the time to setup each module in Jobboss to ensure we can run our shop as efficiently as possible. It's really saved us a lot of headaches and ultimately helped with job costing.

Pros

If the time is taken to setup each module that suits your company there are so many benefits to using Jobboss.
The live data that can be collected from production. This helps with inventory, shop efficiency, job costing, management, documentation etc..
Another great aspect is the Shop Alerts feature which allows you to setup triggers in the system via email, text, & Jobboss' messaging system. Our system is setup to send an email whenever a pack slip is made, this helps manage our shipping department. We also have an alert to email whenever there is an excess amount of scrap for a job. These are just a few examples of the alerts we have setup in our system.
There are so many aspects of Jobboss that ultimately help with managing production control.

Cons

Majority of Jobboss' cons are minor.
I had to "clear" out most of the garbage that was saved in Jobboss prior to processing each module out. If there is any activity against a material or operation you cannot simply delete it. You have to go through and delete each transaction against that material or operation, or obsolete it using the Find & Replace utility. If you set your system up right from the start this will not be an issue for you.
There are certain default settings in Jobboss that cannot be changed. One example is the shape under Raw material; there are only 19 default shapes that can be chosen.
There will always be minor cons that you will run into when setting up a system for your business.

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Matt from Siouxland Fabricating
Specialty: Mining / Minerals
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Overall impression

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

-integrates well with other software we use
-feature rich with many different options
-changes can be made fairly easy

Cons

-we get many different errors very regularly
-can't kick users off individually
-doesn't recognize changes very quickly

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Liz from Colburn Manufacturing
Specialty: Metal Processing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Simple, user friendly, sometimes time consuming or strange glitches

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Pros

Easy to use - Have not taken any formal training and I can get by
Fast - easy to make a quick PO or packing slip
Convenient

Cons

Sometimes time consuming to add materials
Strange glitches - my "Descriptions" in Purchase Orders don't show on the PO

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Linda from FPI Industries, Inc.
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Able to introduce and train new hires quickly.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Common sense guidance. Safeguards. Add on module availability for expansion capabilities. Kaizen.

Cons

Complexity to personalize. The software feels like shoes sized too large and not used to potential.

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Ron from RJB Machining Ltd
Specialty: Metal Processing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Great software for Custom Machining

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Overall definitely recommend this software to small and medium sized custom manufacturing firms.

Pros

Lots of keystrokes eliminated by copy features. Also when entering a quote all info is easily transferred to Jobs, RFQ's, and PO's.

Cons

We do not use the accounting part of the software. Wish it could easily link to Simply accounting with Canadian tax updates.

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Al from UNited Mechanical and Metal Fabricators Inc.
Specialty: Metal Fabrication
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Garbage in garbage out. .

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

User prompts and FAQs should be tailored to 3 categories: beginners, regular and expert users.

Pros

Ease of use, customizable and works well in a metals fabrication business. Stable engines and comprehensive data sets. This systems needs real, factual and accurate data input to produce reliable reports

Cons

Not cheap. Needs AI assist to increase new users productivity and learning curved in a shorter period of time.

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Tavis from Viper Northwest, Inc.
Specialty: Metal Fabrication
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

JobBoss is a stable SQL database structured ERP. Good data in = Good data out!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Some of the add on modules such as Serialization can be difficult to fix errors when users make mistakes.

Pros

JobBoss is a flexible and modular system that can expand with business growth. When utilized fully it can provide a complete view of order status and companywide financial health.

Cons

As with all database built ERP systems if you do not setup the system and your processes to flow with the core database links, you will have a difficult time getting useful data out of the system because you are not putting useful data in.

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SUSAN from ROCHESTER STAMPINGS INC.
Specialty: Metal Processing
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

It gets the job done.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A

It does not make sense to have the packing list & invoice information print out differently. The PO#, PART#, and Packing list# are important information on an invoice and should be easy to find and located in the first few lines of the Invoice, not hard to find and in the lower/middle invoice area. Also, the customer's PO# should be easier to find on the packing list -again, not located towards the bottom.

Pros

It tracks information for each job so you don't have to enter it yourself, which saves time and money.

Cons

The way the invoice and packing list information are not located in the same places when they are printed. This makes them harder to match up for us and our customers. For example, PO# and PART#.

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Joseph from Tom-Cin Metals, Inc.
Specialty: Metal Fabrication
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

JobBoss works for us

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

JobBoss has brought a better understanding of our business to everyone in our organization, regardless of their position.

Pros

The fact that the software is almost designed specifically for a fabrication, manufacturing shop is it's greatest attribute for our organization.

Cons

Because it is a canned software package, there are a few minor things that are missed for our organization specifically. However that by no means minimizes it's benefits to our organization.

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JoAnn from Kurek Tool Inc.
Specialty: Job Shop
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

JobBoss Review

Ease-of-use

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N/A

We are pleased with JobBoss and have been using it for nearly 20 years.

Pros

There are many sources of measurement with in this product for our daily, weekly, monthly and yearly measurables. Once you learn your way around JobBoss it is fairly simple to use.

Cons

There are some little glitchy type issues. If you don't do some things exact there are issues. For some issues the help information provided isn't always clear or enough for me.

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John from RIE Coatings, LLC
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2018

November 2018

JobBOSS as an ERP

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Ease-of-use
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Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
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Value
Support

Overall we like the product and have good results with the support teams.

Pros

JobBOSS as a standalone is good, with some nice Crystal Reports added on. What makes it great is that there are quite a few add-ons available (for Quality, CRM, etc.) , plus it it stores all of its data in a SQL format that works well with Microsoft products.

Cons

I work mostly in the Finance/Accounting side of the business. There are some basic things that could be added in the next version upgrades.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: ECi Software Solutions, ECi Jobboss, LLC

Date: November 2018

November 2018

 

Hi John, Thank you for your recent review of JobBOSS! We appreciate your feedback in making our solutions better. Would you mind sharing the basic things you referred to that could be added to our next version upgrades? We would love the opportunity to pass this along to our software dev team. Thanks again and we appreciate you as a customer!

- The ECi Marketing Team

 


November 2018

November 2018

Sheet metal fab shop

Ease-of-use

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Customer Support

Value for Money

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Product Quality
Quality
Value for Money
Value
Support

The software support people are easy to work with and very helpful. I'm not stuck for hours trying to get something fixed. Overall it is a good value for the money.

Pros

The software is basically easy to use.

Cons

The more upgrades I have received the less the product worked for me. They took away some of the functions that I liked. There are also several software glitches that have never been addressed.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: ECi Software Solutions, ECi Jobboss, LLC

Date: November 2018

November 2018

 

Hello, We appreciate your recent review and feedback! Could you please let us know which functions and glitches are still an issue for you? We would love the opportunity to make your job easier. Thank you!

-The ECi Marketing Team

 

Rhonda from Systems Integration, Inc.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Helpful but quirky!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Ease-of-use
Usability
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Pros

Once you learn how to use it and set it up correctly..it can be very effective.

Cons

We had to end up hiring a company to come in and customize it for our needs.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nate from Dasco Manufacturing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Customization heavily required

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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Quality
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Our JobBoss software was purchased to manage a contract manufacturing company. Years of challenges and customization have left us with a product that is functional, but offers little to benefit in the areas of production, inventory and cost tracking. Overall, our company has not been happy with the product and is pursuing other options.

Pros

Current updates to the software UI have been tastefully done and greatly increase the usability of the product.

Cons

The software needs to be heavily customized to perform even the most basic tasks across a manufacturing business. Furthermore, exporting reports to excel is cumbersome and requires hours of post work developing macros to sort and organize .csv data so that it is legible and usable. Lastly, the required consulting help will come from third party independent consultants who might not live in your area. This product has a host of pitfalls, and is inferior to other ECi offerings.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Alissa from Fisen
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2018

May 2018

No Fixed Asset Module

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Value for Money

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Good for accounting and financial data storage.

Pros

I like that Job Boss is easy to use. It's fairly user friendly and has good reporting capabilities.

Cons

The costing in Job Boss is sometimes hard to track. It hits different reports at different times so they don't line up when logically they should. Also, there is not a fixed asset module available - at all.

Review Source: Capterra
 

David from Classic Turning, Inc.

June 2017

June 2017

High Quality Job Tracking software, in use for approximately 20 years.

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The database structure in the back end makes custom reporting and 3rd party process integration a breeze. Top notch support, and works great out of the box with no customization needed.

Cons

Some of the back-end is a little disorganized after decades of building on top of itself. Supports Windows 10 workstations but still have a few non-critical errors.

Review Source: Capterra
 

John from Wauseon Machine & Mfg.

April 2017

April 2017

Job boss Review

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We have used this for several years and have considered upgrading to a new system. We may just upgrade our current system.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jacob from Wauseon Machine & Manufacturing

April 2017

April 2017

Job Boss Review

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It is somewhat easy to use, but we may have out grown its capabilities. Can be tough to navigate at times.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Tami from Carmine

October 2016

October 2016

Manufacturing Software

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Nice software, fairly easy to use. Lots of features, from accounting to inventory. We used for accounts receivables, accounts payables, job status, inventory.

Review Source: Capterra