Manufacturing Software Profiles

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  • Are you looking at the right systems?

  • Is your organization ready to select and implement a new solution?

  • Have you made a business case for the cost involved?

  • Have you defined the steps to validate your decision?

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E2 Shop System E2 Shop System

Developed in 1984, E2 Shop System is a job-based software program with shop floor control that involved both shop owners and users in its development. The system is totally integrated with the base shop floor control system being the core. Additional modules can be added including: Advanced Scheduling, Quality, Fully integrated Accounting, Bar Code Data Collection, Pocketview and Webview. Concurrent users can also be added for network users of E2. A Quickbooks accounting interface is available for shops wanting to stay on this package.

The core shop floor control system includes all of the Estimating/Quoting, Order Entry, Shipments, Purchasing/Inventory, Job schedules, Job costing, Performance Analysis and Time Tracking modules.

The system works well for metal fabricators, the electronics industry and assemble-to-order but is limited for mixed mode shops that use bills of materials of any complexity. It is Windows-based and utilizes “Point and Click” convenience to eliminate reliance on a keyboard.

Product Information

PRODUCT NAME
E2 Shop System
CURRENT VERSION
7.2
CLOUD MODE
Hosted Only
NUMBER OF INSTALLATIONS
5000+ Worldwide
PRICING
$12K minimum

Mode Suitability

MAKE TO STOCK / REPETITIVE
No
MAKE TO ORDER / CTO
Make to order, job based
RECIPE BATCH
No
CONTINOUS PROCESS
No
MIXED MODE (Stock/Custom)
Limited
ENGINEER TO ORDER
Limited
ASSEMBLE TO ORDER
Yes

Industry Suitability

AEROSPACE
Yes
ELECTRONICS
Yes
FOOD & BEVERAGE
No
MEDICAL DEVICES
No
MRO (Maintenance/Repair)
No

Professional Services

DESIGN / BUILD TO CONTRACT
No

Product Highlights

  Solid product for straightforward custom shops, excellent integration with QuickBooks.
  Strong in aerospace, electronics, & metals fabrication.
  Supports a wide range of ERP software functions, from quotes, orders and shipments, to materials, scheduling, quality control, contact management and accounting.
  Has an established reputation for providing easy-to-use software for machine shops, job shops and make-to-order (MTO) manufacturers but is very problematic for mixed mode operations.
  E2 mobile is a manufacturing software dashboard designed specifically for iPads and other tablets. This app allows shop owners to view critical business information at all times.
  Scheduling is very basic, no capacity planning or available promise.
  No significant changes to the software in past 10 years.