4 / 5 152 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Serving small to mid-size manufacturers, JobBOSS has an option for custom and mix- mode manufacturer with either on-premise or hosted solution.

Average Ratings

152 reviews
  • 4 / 5
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service
  • 3.5 / 5
  • 4 / 5
    Value for Money

Product Details

  • Starting Price
  • Free Version
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
  • Training
    In Person
    Live Online
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • ECi Software Solutions
  • Founded 1984

About This Software

JobBOSS is a job-based shop management software designed specifically for custom and mixed-mode manufacturers; it is an integrated quote-to-cash solution that offers complete visibility and control of a manufacturing business. Available as on-premise, and hosted software, each option offers flexible pricing models and monthly subscriptions, giving you the power to choose the best solution for your business.

  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • Capacity Management
  • Document Management
  • Financial Management
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Management
  • Job Costing
  • Job Tracking
  • Logistics Management
  • MRP
  • Manufacturing Execution
  • Order Management
  • Product Configurator
  • Production Scheduling
  • Purchasing
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Management
  • Quote Management
  • Quotes / Estimates
  • Resource Management
  • Safety Management
  • Scheduling
  • Shipping Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Traceability
  • Work Order Management

JobBOSS Latest Reviews

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

4 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: 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.

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

4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: 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).