JobBOSS Software


 

JobBOSS is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) 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 on-time 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 standard license or as a subscription and it can be deployed as a cloud-based or on-premise solution.

 

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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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

 
 

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

 
 

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.

 
 

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.

 
 

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.

 
 

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.

 
 

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#.

 
 

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.

 
 

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

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer 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.

 
 

Tyra from Streamline Industries, LLC
Specialty: Job Shop
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Great software for the cost

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer 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.

 
 

William from Classic Turning
Specialty: Aerospace / Defense
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Classic Turning

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer 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

 
 

Jim from Olson Fabrication, Inc.
Specialty: Metal Fabrication
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Very good program for Job Shop use.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer 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.

 
 

Kimberly from IntoMetal
Specialty: Metal Fabrication
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Overall Good Program

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer 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.

 
 

Terry from Chickasha Manufacturing
Specialty: Job Shop
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

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

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer 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.

 
 

Kevin from KLH Industries
Specialty: Metal Fabrication
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Entry level manufacturing software for shops willing to change to fit their ERP

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

It's not that our sales volume has outgrown JobBoss, but our processes have. The lack of flexibility and customization are forcing us to work outside of JobBoss (e.g. custom software). The more that happens, the more obvious it is that JobBoss isn't right for us. I always consider JobBoss as a first source for our processes. Most of the time it can do something similar to what we want, but we would have to make serious concessions to make it fit.

Ps. Stop sending "Important JobBoss Updates" that are primarily selling custom utilities.

Pros

In general, it's easy to use. Each module has similar buttons and interfaces. I think the AR/AP modules work well since it's not the primary focus of the software.

Cons

Quote entry has extremely limited ability to adjust margins (it can do it, but it's not easy). Adjusting margins are key for job shop environments. After speaking with support about my needs, they told me to quote outside of the system. Which means, I was literally told not to use your product.

Legacy fields get stuck in the system. There's a lot of clutter in our system because we need to change user defined fields but they're not available in the find/replace utility.

Scheduler is very poor. Difficult to use, glitchy. Doesn't (automatically) schedule for available labor resources, which is a huge part of a job shop environment. Reviewing scheduling during quoting doesn't account for current back load (or didn't at the time we last considered it).

The recent "facelift" was atrocious. It's actually a huge deterrent to updating versions. What benefit is this facelift to me?

My perception is that there will be no feature additions to the core product. Any improvements come in the form of custom utilities with additional cost.

 
 

Alaine from Continental Cable, LLC
Specialty: Wire & Cable
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Been a bit of a struggle navigating and getting acquainted with the accounting system part.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A

It seems a bit cumbersome and the new color scheme is not a hit.

Pros

Seems to be an adequate system for manufacturing. I have nothing else to compare it to. I come from the non-profit world.

Cons

We under utilize it because we do not seem to have people proactively seeking or asking for training. Could be a little more user friendly in certain areas. How to's/ suggested ideas to utilize the system. Easier access for all to tutorials. Our people expect to just be told how to do their job in it. One person will never be versed or know how the use the entire system in our company.

 
 

Jerry from Cornell Welding & Fabricating Ltd.
Specialty: Metal Fabrication
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

We have been using JobBoss since 1993 for one simple reason, " It Works ".

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Choosing an ERP software is a tough decision and can take a lot of time, talk to JobBoss users because they will make the decision much easier.

Pros

All modules are fully integrated which makes it very simple to get accurate and valuable information for running your business.

Cons

JBW inventory related to sheet and plate products is a challenge and in all honesty doesn't work in the real world of job shops.

 
 

Jeep from Mid Valley Metals
Specialty: Metal Fabrication
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Wishing for more significant upgrades

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Seems like decent produce which could benefit from improved consistency and features.

Pros

Interface if fairly straightforward to figure out.
Customer service is consistently helpful..

Cons

Multiple screens required to make changes to jobs, POs, etc.
Custom utilities required for many activities that should have been native.
Material mastering needs redone from scratch with added fields/features
Many inconsistencies in searchs/lookups to many different behaviors. each search field needs to start displaying as you start typing with no secondary popups like for looking up customers.
Open tabs should be across top
Search field should be in "ribbon" at top of entry screen

 
 

Bob from SORL
Specialty: Aerospace / Defense
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

I own a manufacturing business that uses JobBOSS

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

With the purchase, I'd like to see the software get better support and maybe create a user community where questions can be asked.

Pros

It is very powerful and seems comprehensive. The floating seats is key for us as we are a small company.

Cons

The learning curve is steep and it is difficult to get questions answered (unless I don't know where to ask)

 
 

Toby from Siouxland Fabricating, Inc.
Specialty: Job Shop
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Simple and Powerful

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Easy to train, not bloated with bells and whistles. Each component/module is straight forward and the help files do a good job of giving an overview of that function.

Cons

The client/server characteristics, not being able to refresh but having to go out of screens and back in.

 
 
 
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David from Classic Turning, Inc.

June 2017

June 2017

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

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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

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.

Source: Capterra
 

John from Wauseon Machine & Mfg.

April 2017

April 2017

Job boss Review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Ease-of-use
Usability
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Value for Money
Value
Support

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

Source: Capterra
 

Jacob from Wauseon Machine & Manufacturing

April 2017

April 2017

Job Boss Review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Ease-of-use
Usability
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Value for Money
Value
Support

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

Source: Capterra
 

Tami from Carmine

October 2016

October 2016

Manufacturing Software

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Ease-of-use
Usability
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Value for Money
Value
Support

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

Source: Capterra