About JobBOSS

JobBOSS is an ERP (enterprise resource planning) platform built for small and medium-sized manufacturers in North America including contract manufacturers, job shops, make-to-order and mixed-mode manufacturers. The solution helps office and production staff to manage day-to-day job information and tasks for improved customer service and on-time deliveries. Organizations can automate and streamline quoting, order processing, inventory, advanced scheduling, quality management (ISO and ASI) payroll, accounting, and data collection processes.

Users can create estimates and prepare quotes by selecting the appropriate costs, allowing the system to automatically make the necessary calculations. JobBOSS helps keep all rates up-to-date for fixed and variable costs, markups, outsourcing, and materials in one location. Job processing features enable production staff to create job orders based on customer orders and stock requirements. Users can view and order materials on the dedicated work order screen, and monitor the delivery of final products.

The solution’s ShopBOSS schedule graph provides insights into available shop floor capacity and allows for flexible scheduling for material availability, actual job performance, and current work center load. The automated whiteboard lets users schedule or reschedule jobs using drag & drop to move operations to different days or work centers.

The production dashboard in JobBOSS provides organizations with an accurate overview of the business, allowing users to track machine capacity, orders in progress, and to-do lists, as well as outstanding work orders and purchase orders. Users can also generate shipping documents such as pack lists, shipping labels, and bill of lading, with reporting to help keep track of on-time delivery rates.

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Key benefits of JobBOSS

  • JobBOSS helps automate workflows, track costs, and create alignment within areas of operation that many shops find difficult to view all together.

  • Quoting features provide users with immediate access to true labor and material costs for increased accuracy and confidence in quotes.

  • Access real-time customer order information at any time during the order process and track jobs as they flow from one stage to the next.

  • Keep track of all delivery schedules and review shipment history, and analyze performance to improve on-time deliveries.

  • Project part cost and profitability on orders using tools for cost analysis to ensure the business stays healthy.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

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    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    JobBOSS Software - Create custom dashboards for quick access to day-to-day processes such as order entry, material and inventory control, shipping and more
    JobBOSS Software - With just-in-time purchasing, users can order materials based on inventory requirements
    JobBOSS Software - Create automatic purchase orders using time-phased material planning reports
    JobBOSS Software - Get immediate access to true labor and material costs for increased accuracy and confidence in quotes
    JobBOSS Software - The built-in scheduling tool provides a graphical overview of the shop floor
    JobBOSS Software - Employees can clock-in and clock-out for the day
    JobBOSS Software - The ShopView tab provides a snapshot of sales orders, jobs and item activities
    JobBOSS Software - The ShopStats feature provides the overall status of business at any given moment
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    JobBOSS Software - Create custom dashboards for quick access to day-to-day processes such as order entry, material and inventory control, shipping and more JobBOSS Software - With just-in-time purchasing, users can order materials based on inventory requirements JobBOSS Software - Create automatic purchase orders using time-phased material planning reports JobBOSS Software - Get immediate access to true labor and material costs for increased accuracy and confidence in quotes JobBOSS Software - The built-in scheduling tool provides a graphical overview of the shop floor JobBOSS Software - Employees can clock-in and clock-out for the day JobBOSS Software - The ShopView tab provides a snapshot of sales orders, jobs and item activities JobBOSS Software - The ShopStats feature provides the overall status of business at any given moment

    Features

    Total features of JobBOSS: 117

    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Accounting
    • Accounting Integration
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts / Escalation
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Approval Process Control
    • Audit Trail
    • Automated Scheduling
    • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
    • Barcode Recognition
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Bills of Material
    • CRM
    • Calendar Management
    • Capacity Management
    • Cataloguing/Categorisation
    • Change Management
    • Client Portal
    • Contact Database
    • Contact Management
    • Cost Analysis
    • Cost Estimating
    • Cost Tracking
    • Customer Database
    • Customisable Branding
    • Customisable Forms
    • Customisable Reports
    • Customisable Templates
    • Customizable Fields
    • Dashboard Creation
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Visualisation
    • Delivery Tracking
    • Discount Management
    • Document Management
    • Document Storage
    • Drag & Drop
    • ERP
    • Email Management
    • Equipment Maintenance
    • Estimating
    • Financial Management
    • Forecasting
    • Inventory Auditing
    • Inventory Control
    • Inventory Management
    • Inventory Optimisation
    • Inventory Replenishment
    • Inventory Tracking
    • Invoice Management
    • Item Management
    • Job Costing
    • Job Management
    • Job Scheduling
    • Job Tracking
    • Label Printing
    • MES
    • Maintenance Management
    • Maintenance Scheduling
    • Material Requirements Planning
    • Mobile Access
    • Monitoring
    • Multi-Currency
    • Multi-Location
    • Order Management
    • Order Processing
    • Order Tracking
    • Performance Metrics
    • Planning Tools
    • Price / Margin Management
    • Price and Cost Calculations
    • Product Catalogue
    • Product Configurator
    • Production Management
    • Production Scheduling
    • Production Tracking
    • Project Management
    • Projections
    • Proposal Generation
    • Purchase Order Management
    • Purchasing & Receiving
    • Quality Control
    • Quality Management
    • Quotes/Estimates
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Monitoring
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Real-time Updates
    • Reminders
    • Reorder Management
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Resource Management
    • Returns Management
    • Sales Orders
    • Sales Reports
    • Scheduling
    • Search/Filter
    • Shipping Labels
    • Shipping Management
    • Status Tracking
    • Stock Management
    • Supplier Management
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Task Management
    • Task Scheduling
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Time Clock
    • Traceability
    • Vendor Management
    • Warehouse Management
    • Work Order Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4 /5
    (193)
    Value for Money
    3.9/5
    Features
    3.7/5
    Ease of Use
    3.8/5
    Customer Support
    3.9/5

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    John M.
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    • Industry: Chemicals
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    JobBOSS as an ERP

    Reviewed on 21/11/2018

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

    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.

    Response from ECi Software Solutions

    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

    Chad M.
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    • Industry: Mining & Metals
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Exact JobBOSS review

    Reviewed on 14/11/2019

    Good Service generally and helpful on custom apps. We have done a bunch of them!

    Good Service generally and helpful on custom apps. We have done a bunch of them!

    Pros

    Good first level entry product. Lots of options for expansion. Priced well. works well for most of what we do

    Cons

    Could be easier to use. Search in fields could search the whole field instead of just in order. Need ability to reschedule batches of jobs or ops. Looking in the future to need better paperless abilities for the floor. This would be drawings, capacity dashboards. Also as things become more connected we are going to need ability to integrate to nesting

    Alternatives Considered

    Global Shop Solutions, M1 ERP and E2 Shop System

    Reasons for Switching to JobBOSS

    functionality & price. Bang for the buck. Overall we have been happy with it. But we have had to build a fair amount of custom apps.
    Kevin H.
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    • Industry: Mining & Metals
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

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

    Reviewed on 16/8/2017

    It's not that our sales volume has outgrown JobBoss, but our processes have. The lack of flexibility...

    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.

    Brian B.
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    • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

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

    Reviewed on 24/2/2017

    I came on board with my employer in October 2014. They had been using JobBoss for over 10 years. ...

    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).

    Scott K.
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    • Industry: Mining & Metals
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Solid Product with good flexability

    Reviewed on 16/2/2017

    Our company has now used JobBOSS for around 4 years. We have found that the user interface is...

    Our company has now used JobBOSS for around 4 years. We have found that the user interface is quite intuitive and straightforward to use. This is a plus when training new people on the system. Functionally, it has met most of the needs that we purchased it for.

    We loved the idea behind the scheduling module, but have found it to not be a good fit with our shop. We are primarily a custom high mix, low volume shop. This leads to many jobs that have potential to run in more than one pathway on the floor and most jobs are first run where we do not have a history of expected production run times to fall back on. We also have split our shop floor into three self directed production cells that have a fair amount of cross work. The self direction means many production decisions are made at the cell level and not at a command level. Because of these factors, we found that matching our shop floor to the scheduling module was exceptionally difficult unless we were willing to dedicate a full time person to keeping it accurate. In the end, we believe that the scheduling module would work better in a higher volume production environment with more of a top down command structure than how we operate.

    The reports that come with JobBOSS are reasonable, however, we have found that digging deeper into the data (at least the directions we looked) required special reporting. It is handy to have someone on staff who is comfortable working with SQL tables, data mining and creating custom reports. Exact does offer custom report creating. Just remember, it come at additional cost.

    Pros

    As someone who does look behind the scenes and works to dig data out of the system, I am impressed with the amount of information that JobBOSS does capture. Additionally, it is quite well organized in its structure. On the front end, the user interface is intuitive and lends itself to easy training.

    Cons

    Reporting. The stock reports are reasonable for a company that does not need to dig into its data very deeply. But the analysis at deeper levels would either require purchasing many custom reports or have someone on staff that can dig into the data and create custom reports.

    The scheduling module works best in an environment with minimal chance of perturbation. Systems that have a high degree of variation become hard to model accurately.

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    JobBOSS has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500

    JobBOSS supports the following languages:

    English

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    JobBOSS integrates with the following applications:

    QuickBooks Online Advanced

    JobBOSS offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Chat

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