E2 MFG System

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Over 8,000 shops across North America use E2 daily making Shoptech one of the largest privately held software providers in the nation. The E2 Manufacturing System is designed specifically for repetitive and discrete manufacturers needing: • Discrete orders, sales orders, forecasted, stock, EDI and planned • Flexibility to handle product line and complex multi-level BOM structure • MRP including complex inventory control or possible light distribution • Complete ERP system with integrated financials • Fits Mixed-mode manufacturers who are make to order or make to stock

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E2 MFG System review by Scott H.
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"ERP Software with Very Powerful Reporting Features Suffers from Unrefined Interface"

What do you like best?

The ability to find information is very good because of the filtering and database-like interface. I also like how customizable the different records can be, i.e., individual orders can be customized easily.

What do you dislike?

I am not pleased with the smoothness of the interface. Often, while using this on our server, the screen will flash back and forth a couple times before I can actually begin to access the screen. Also, it appears that the basic layout of the screen, which I am sure the software designers thought a lot about, requires extra clicks to get from the bottom portion of the screen, to the top portion in which the different ribbons respond separately. I wish the interface was more advanced, especially in the engineering capabilities department - there is no current way to interface with engineering software to reference BOM's or other data. We often have to run a utility that updates our BOM's when we make changes every month.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This software is good but you need to buy some additional support to help improve the product or customization to get what you need from it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are now able to get data for reports much easier than before. We have not yet even begun to fully exhaust the reporting that E2 offers, because it runs Crystal Reports and no one here is a real guru in that software. Has made evaluations of our companies performance much easier.

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E2 MFG System review by Beth B.
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"Helpful in Manufacturing Shop"

What do you like best?

E2 is the only job writing program i have used in my career so far, so I cannot compare to anything else, but I have appreciated it thus far. For our specific shop uses, there are some things we have to fudge, but overall the program is quite useful. I appreciate the long kept records and being able to recall jobs by partial part numbers or order numbers

What do you dislike?

Like I said, I can't compare to any other job shop programs, but it would be helpful if there were a few more customisable options. There are a few times when E2 will have a weird glitch and double a quantity with no way to override it without wiping the memory. But overall it's a good product and gets the job done, so not many complaints from me!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

E2 MFG System helps keep order in our shop with its numbering assignment systems, We are able to keep track of parts and material in our inventory areas and charge them to jobs as applicable and we are able to recall old parts we've done in the past off of different categories like part numbers, descriptions, etc.

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E2 MFG System review by Michael D.
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"Painfully slow data entry"

What do you like best?

The system does cover all the necessary components, and they do tie together well. We use it for everything, including accounting, except the scheduling module. We have used it for more than 12 years and know it very thoroughly. Recently "upgraded" to on-premise browser-based as their interface was in dire need of an update, which they did. Also, the app for collecting production data for the iPads is great, an another reason for our decision to upgrade.

What do you dislike?

The system is slow. They verified that our system more than met the requirements, and even took a copy of our database and ran on their servers and verified similar performance. An order with 30 or so lines (items in the order) can take more than 3 MINUTES to close after a change. The system will occasionally log a user off without warning, and all work that was in process is gone. Changing dates in the orders can only be done line-by-line and is an exercise in agony.

Additionally, their reports are incredibly hard to read. We have learned programming so we can modify them to suit our needs, and have modified dozens of reports.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We run our entire operation (70+ employees) with the system. The data is there, but the responsiveness is simply unacceptable. We are wasting money every day with agonizing data entry, and my staff is frustrated.

E2 MFG System review by Trina C.
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"Very good software"

What do you like best?

Cloud-based so this software can be accessed remotely when out of the office.

Everything is integrated from beginning to end of the project cycle - from quoting & customer purchase request to shipping & invoicing.

Can have multiple umbrella companies on the same software. For example, fabrication company and powder-coating company

What do you dislike?

Takes a while to fully learn all the functionalities. I would recommend having a CSR come in and train.

Also if a customer modifies an existing order after an order has already been entered and processed the software doesn't allow the original order to be reprocessed without causing all the existing job numbers to be changed which causes a nightmare if some of the line items on the order are already in production.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do your research. Take time to learn this software and always get any training that is offered.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Inventory management, job costing, scheduling, tracking job times

E2 MFG System review by User in Machinery
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"Very Versatile!"

What do you like best?

E2 MFG System simplifies management of your shop floor. With its touchscreen interface and lack of moving part, it can't get full of dirt from the shop floor. It's just a simple thing to login on a project and then log back out when your finished. Very user friendly.

What do you dislike?

Dirty employee hands. There is no way to get debris into the interface but dirty hands can cause a lack of contact issue.

Recommendations to others considering the product

My company is still in the "consideration" phase. I used the software for a few days in training and it seems to be what we need but Mgmt has to make the decision to go with it. I hope they do because it would make my job so much easier.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

After all of that’s taken into account, then you know what your profit is. Everything is accounted for and your know what your profit margin is. Ex: Rent on your property, heating, cooling insurance ect;

E2 MFG System review by User
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"Easy to learn"

What do you like best?

I have been using this software for a good 10 years now and I found it very easy to learn as well as use . There are help sections and our company also pays for phone support so I can always call them to get an answer and they also email information about our call to support the information they gave you .

What do you dislike?

need to be able to add certain fields and our company is not willing to adjust the software

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we have made great strides with the inventory system available. we should have used it a long time ago

E2 MFG System review by User in Pharmaceuticals
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"Purchasing /logisticst manager & inventory control "

What do you like best?

It's ease of use . Being able to set up more than one vendor. A min / max on the items.

What do you dislike?

THat you cannot attach PO confirmations

run Reports on late ETA's to vendors with PO

wish you can attach prints/ drawings...

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a good system. we seldom get kicked out because only have 13 user and need larger volume .

please pick a license for more users -

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we are having several glitches within the system . things changing when we have revised .

not pulling items from orders and old Sales orders being stuck in the system ..

E2 MFG System review by User in Defense & Space
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"Clunky and Cumbersome"

What do you like best?

Provides basic materials management. Good product for simple products such as machine shop fabrications. The modules are similar and allow for quick learning using similar methods to navigate and edit content.

What do you dislike?

Not for complex multilevel assemblies. Not plug and play. Metrics are simple and not necessarily helpful. Too many entry options for the quality module making it cumbersome for users.

Recommendations to others considering the product

No recommended unless initiated fully with consultant and ongoing support. Not recommended for a high mix, low volume environment.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our use for materials management is limited due to ordering parts through another program. This greatly limits what we can do in E2. Beneficial facets include part identification, router generation and order entry.

E2 MFG System review by User
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"Very robust system"

What do you like best?

This software is very intuitive and graphically pleasing

What do you dislike?

The visual scheduling board does not fit for a contract stamping enviroment. It is designed for a job shop/fabrication enviroment

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using it as and ERP system. This will track an order history and allow to search for individual items instead of just entire purchase orders

E2 MFG System review by User
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"Excellent organization in E2. "

What do you like best?

Item entry into inventory is user friendly and helps to accurately organize an electronic stock. E2 helps to keep track of used and in stock parts while also providing the costs or individual items and completed assembly products.

What do you dislike?

Some functions and benefits of E2 do not come instinctually. Thorough training is advised before use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is a great product for cost control. Manipulating the inventory through E2 can help to keep purchasing under close watch.

E2 MFG System review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"E2 Manufacturing System"

What do you like best?

This can capture real time cost . The helpline is friendly and does their best to cater customer requests. And the system is user friendly

What do you dislike?

Reports generating part with customized parameters can be improved. It just takes time get in line with the systen

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is really good even though there are some more sides to be improved

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Used this to learn and do enterprise resource planning

E2 MFG System review by User in Building Materials
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"MFG system for smaller business"

What do you like best?

Order Entry is relatively easy and allows you to copy and paste in the item description to save time.

What do you dislike?

It is difficult to find out how to produce certain reports and collect specific data.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Warehouse planning and inventory.

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