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.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 2000

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  • Siddesh from Marimba Auto

    Specialty: Metal Fabrication

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    May 2018

    Quote to cash solution

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Supreeth from Comau Power train

    Specialty: Industrial Machinery

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    May 2018

    Manufacturing Shop Management tool

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Alissa from Fisen

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    May 2018

    No Fixed Asset Module

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Areane from FSPMI

    Specialty: Apparel / Textiles

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    May 2018

    Awesome Product Features!

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    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

    February 2018

    Job Shop software

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    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

    January 2018

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

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    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

    August 2017

    Overall impression

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    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

    August 2017

    Simple, user friendly, sometimes time consuming or strange glitches

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    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

    August 2017

    Able to introduce and train new hires quickly.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    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

    August 2017

    Great software for Custom Machining

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    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

    August 2017

    Garbage in garbage out. .

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    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

    August 2017

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

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    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

    August 2017

    It gets the job done.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    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

    August 2017

    JobBoss works for us

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    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

    August 2017

    JobBoss Review

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    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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  • Tyra from Streamline Industries, LLC

    Specialty: Job Shop

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2017

    Great software for the cost

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    For the cost, the software does a very good job.

    Pros

    Keeps all of our information in one place, easy to repeat jobs from a job shop standpoint, having a quality system option is a big plus

    Cons

    Has some weird bugs sometimes, doesn't have some of the reports we would like and we don't have anyone who knows crystal reports to create them.

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  • William from Classic Turning

    Specialty: Aerospace / Defense

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2017

    Classic Turning

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    Program is very user friendly and layout matches company flow

    Pros

    Module - ease for users
    Simple Screens on what is required
    Performance
    Data integrated between modules - Customers Profile in quotes, Job Entry seeing stock status, Customers - Customer Activity. these are few that are very helpful
    SQL compatible with other programs
    Data Access
    Shop Boss

    Cons

    Customize User Screens with Custom fields
    Data integrity - with less require fields sometimes data can be enter incorrect

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  • Jim from Olson Fabrication, Inc.

    Specialty: Metal Fabrication

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2017

    Very good program for Job Shop use.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    I like the functionality and the resources that are available throughout the program. JobBoss fits our custom metal fabrication and machine shop very well.

    Cons

    The exporting of reports to Excel can be a cumbersome process. The layout in JobBoss doesn't transition well into Excel.

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  • Kimberly from IntoMetal

    Specialty: Metal Fabrication

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2017

    Overall Good Program

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    Great customer service whenever I need help trying to figure out things I have not done before and also with any errors or issues that arise/

    Cons

    I would like to have more controls for accounting purposes. Some of the functions with Component jobs, and costing to be able to better analyze data.

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  • Terry from Chickasha Manufacturing

    Specialty: Job Shop

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2017

    We have been using Jobboss for over 18 years and it manages our job shop great.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    Great functions. Customer support is knowledgeable and pleasant to work with. Most of the business can be managed with this software.

    Cons

    We had a hard time with material at first, but after taking online classes we can now control our inventory.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
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