E2 by Shoptech Corporation is a manufacturing solution that offers scheduling, purchasing, shipping, customer management and accounting. It’s designed specifically for job shops, contract and a variety of make-to-order manufacturers.

E2 estimating allows 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.

The 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.

Scheduling whiteboard
Scheduling whiteboard
Scheduling whiteboard
Actual vs. Estimated Summary (1 of over 400 Reports)
Actual vs. Estimated Summary (1 of over 400 Reports)
Sales Summary Chart
Sales Summary Chart
Scheduling advisor
Scheduling advisor
Job Traveler
Job Traveler
Easy to navigate
Easy to navigate

Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10



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Rachel from Hi-Quality Carbide Tooling INc.

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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October 2018

Worth it

Pros

Everything is at your fingertips! Order history, shipments, Vendor PO's, receiving etc. PLUS, there is many different ways to look items up (part #, description, PO#, date etc).

Cons

There is a limited number of report options.

Gideon from Information Technology

Specialty:  Consumer Products

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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October 2018

Great Software for managing a shop

Pros

It has great features which makes it easy to create new items, quotes, and even adding of shop users during setup or later on. The customer support is very good at attending to issues.

Cons

Actually the price is expensive and also, its customization and support is also expensive even though the software is really good.

Ben from V&S Molding, Inc

Specialty:  Plastics / Rubber

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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October 2018

E2 Shopsystem is a must have!

Pros

Ease of use. Ability to run estimates, customer quotes, inventory, schedule the shop, track time, job costing, etc...., etc....E2 has full capability to effectively and efficiently run your shop. We have used E2 for about 5 years now and we would be lost without it. It is a must have for any manufacturing company that is interested in having total control over what they do!

Cons

There is no real downside to this software. The more you utilize it and become experienced in its capabilities the easier it is to use.

Vincent from Joulin

Specialty:  Other Industry

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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September 2018

Good software

Pros

The general layout is clean and organised, there are a lot of possibilities we can implement in the company (scheduling, tracking, reports, ...). I like Quickview and its shortcuts, the ability to do custom reports, "Hot spots" and to open a new tabs in the web version.

Cons

Not user friendly for everyone, sometimes we have trouble to extract data, create reports. Can be slow, especially when there are a lot of steps and loading pages to create, process and print an order for example.

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Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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September 2018

Terrible Software

Pros

The ability to gather data on cost, and labor. Inventory tracking is probably the most useful aspect of this software.

Cons

The user interface is very clunky, and hard to navigate. The capability of the program is hard to realize due to how difficult it is to use.
I have, on multiple occasions, pulled my hair out trying to figure out why the program will not cooperate, only to find there was some missing information somewhere. Ok, this is my fault, but wouldn't it be nice if even the smallest window could pop up to say there is an error?
Sometimes I sign in and forget to actually click on the little green check mark. Turns out if you push the enter key to sign in results in the program window disappearing from the screen with no warning or indication as to why. One winds up waiting the several minutes expected for the program to respond only to find it is not opening after all.
The promise of what this software could enable a business to do is amazing. It is truly a shame how non-user friendly it is.

Geraldine from Cience

Specialty:  Other Industry

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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August 2018

E2 Shop System is All Worth it!

E2 Shop System works for us, it will work for you, too.

Pros

The software's interface is very user-friendly. Reports are readily available as well. Very useful!

Cons

The yearly update and support cost is rather high. But given its benefits and ease of use, it's definitely worth every penny.

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Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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August 2018

A good easy to use ERP for the small and medium sized business, with fantastic support.

Pros

E2 is really easy to use and get setup for your company, especially if you run a job shop. It has comprehensive features to allow you to track time and jobs. From quoting, all the way to post production, it has you covered. It also has semi-automated integration with Quickbooks, to help keep your financials in line with operations.

Cons

User interface is extremely dated and will not scale for large enterprise.

SAMANTHA from SOLID STATE TESTING, INC.

Specialty:  Electronics

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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August 2018

Great Customer Support

Again great customer support. Never have to wait long, or spend hours on the phone!

Pros

Great customer support, any issues, they just teleport right into your computer and are able to fix the problem within minutes!

Cons

Took a lot of time to learn the software, but once you get the hang of it. It is very easy to implement into your needs.

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Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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August 2018

E2 Shop System has help our company evolve successfully for over 14 yeats

The E2 System has provided a structured manufacturing process/system that has assisted our company in maintaining an organized, structured and documented system for the products that we produce.

Pros

The user friendly format. The process takes you from estimating/quotation through to invoicing . We use the shop floor and quality modules daily.

Cons

The scheduling module takes a bit longer to master but that is probably due to the nature of our busines..

Vincent from BML Tool & Manufacturing Corp.

Specialty:  Job Shop

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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August 2018

Our company has been using the E2 Shop System for 14 years. Our knowledge and utilization of all facets for the software has grown and the programs has helped us as a company expand.

Great program it definitely aids us in our day to day and long term forecasts.

Pros

The ease of user friendly format. The programs is used shop wide, beginning with the estimating and quoting through to invoicing. We use the Vendor, Shop Control and Quality modules as well. As our company has grown we effectively use all modules of the E2 Shop System

Cons

Some slight issues with the scheduling but that is due to the nature of our business not an issue with the software.

Joel from Exotic Machining

Specialty:  Job Shop

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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August 2018

E2 SHOP rose to the top of my list after a long research cycle into all the various ERP products

I looked at E2 SHOP, JobBOSS, Realtrac, Visual EstiTrack, and Fishbowl, plus have extensive working knowledge of Epicor.

Pros

Fresh interface, easy to navigate, easy to deploy. The support staff has been amazing, with tickets being responded to in near real time. The product is definitely a mature product, and all the small details one looks for in a job shop ERP system seem to be covered.

Deployment phase has an engineer assigned to you, so you have a single call for implementation help. Training has the basics covered in videos you can watch at your leisure, and they also have in-depth classes on every aspect. This comes with the software maintenance (6 or 12 months included).

Covers everything Epicor does, but at a much reduced price - and not as clunky.

Cons

Their web based product has a lot of delay, which was negated by using the on-premise system.
Some things take multiple clicks to do, as compared to the previous version that have only one or two clicks for the same feature.

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July 2018

The idea of this software is perfect! The execution is subpar

Pros

It's nice to have a platform that keeps track, in live time, of your inventory and orders. Great for those working in a production area

Cons

This is not the most intuitive software. It takes a lot of messing around with to achieve one simple aspect.

Chris from Innovative Manufacturing and Design LLC

Specialty:  Job Shop

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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July 2018

Excellent software for a shop or manufacturing company big or small.

before buying any software make sure it look seriously at E-2. Their prices are more affordable than you would think and by far best program for you.

Pros

the newest version of the software is great. the ability to create new items, quotes, jobs etc. is very easy. I looked into several different software options and to get the cloud based software the cost was higher than i expected and other company seemed to push to have you buy the on premise versions. the ability to add shop users later is not only easy but very affordable. the nice thing is you dont have to have shop users to be able to track or log times per job. you can enter in manually so if you are a smaller shop you can still take advantage of all the benefits of the software and be able to track P & L quick and easy.

Cons

My only downside to this was i used an old version for several years at another company. I was very jaded about looking at it for our new shop because how my previous employer had it set up. after seeing the newest version and all the improvements my mind was changed very quickly.

john from weldfit

Specialty:  Other Industry

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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July 2018

Iteration used is out of date and not conducive with todays tech needs

We do not have most recent iteration of E2's shop tech system.

Pros

Usability as a job shop ERP system. Not all ERP systems can serve as a job shop companies ERP system.

Cons

High implementation cost forces users to use for a long time and not upgrade to a new system that contains cloud systems every couple of years. Interface is slow, confusing and not friendly to use.

Mona from Accuturn Mfg. Co.

Specialty:  Job Shop

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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July 2018

E2 Shop system is very user friendly and is perfect for manufacturing job shops. It has everything you need from estimating to accouting.

Pros

E2 Shop system is very user friendly and is perfect for manufacturing job shops. It has everything you need from estimating to accouting.

Cons

if would be easier to open packing list in orders, audit section so that it does not require to switch one screen to another.

Ken from Worldclassit

Number of employees:  1 employee

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July 2018

I have two clients that use E2 software and I am the their IT admin

Customer can run their manufacturing through this software

Pros

The ease of use. The Shoptech help desk has helped me many times on issues and customization of E2.

Cons

The cost. It is expensive software and the yearly fee is quite expensive. Customization through shoptech is expensive also.

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Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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June 2018

E2 was easy to learn and the layout follows a logical manufacturing flow

E2 makes our manufacturing easy to track and analyze. It is a very simple but powerful software.

Pros

My favorite part about E2 is the simple layout and design of each module. Anyone with an understanding of the flow in manufacturing can learn this software quickly. Also, the software is somewhat flexible which makes it easy to tailor around your company's specific style of processing jobs and orders. There is also a lot of useful data you can pull from the system to analyze manufacturing costs. My favorite is the Job Cost Summary which allows you to see in detail every cost of a specific job.

Cons

The one module I find difficult to use is the Scheduling module. For our company's style of manufacturing it has been hard to use and implement. We mostly build to stock, but we get a lot of build to order jobs that have to be rushed through manufacturing and really mess up the scheduling. I still have a lot to learn about the Scheduling module, but I wish there was a way to use sales history to continually update the job completion date. This would allow us to reschedule our work in progress to fill the shelves before we run out of stock. This module has a lot of promise but for now seems a bit cumbersome to use effectively.

Ashley from Baseline Custom Fabricating Ltd.

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June 2018

E2 is the best decision we ever made for our business. Increased our organization and productivity.

Pros

The E2 Shop Software has changed our business in the best way possible. E2 is well thought out and easy to use. We can't imagine running our shop without E2. It keeps everything tracked and organized. We have noticed a huge change in our productivity. Thank you E2!

Cons

I wish I could copy and paste more information in the program. I also wish it had an easier compatibility with my accounting software.

Lorraine from Paragon Tool Company, Inc.

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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June 2018

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

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

Pros

Software is very easy to use. There are various modules to meet a variety of needs. Updates are available as downloads so I can schedule them at our convenience. Support has always been immediately available and their staff follows up to make sure things are resolved. They also have Online tutorials and webinars that are helpful.

Cons

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

Mark from Acutran

Specialty:  Electronics

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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June 2018

Reliably used for the past 10 years

Pros

Broad support for all aspect of manufacturing, including inventory tracking, quoting, orders, shipping, and accounting; responsive customer support; and flexible SQL database design. Excellent means to ISO 9001 certification.

Cons

Some aspects of use are counter-intuitive and rely heavily on keyboard shortcuts; needs more end-user tools for individual customization.


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