E2 by Shoptech Corporation is a manufacturing solution that offers scheduling, purchasing, shipping, customer management and accounting. It’s designed specifically for job shops, contract and a variety of make-to-order manufacturers.
E2 estimating allows users to create both "quickie quotes" and complex estimates on labor, overhead, material, etc., that can be faxed or emailed with attached drawings or pictures. These quotes can be automatically turned into orders, with no double entry required.
E2 automatically generates shipping labels and packing slips and then tracks shipments online to multiple shipping addresses. Its materials management module controls all components and parts, aligning the company's purchase needs with the entered orders, as well as tracking delivery and finding the best prices.
The contact management module helps shops ensure that everyone stays on the same page, from the shop floor to the end client. It also pulls in all business financials, so shops can manage payroll, accounts payable and receivable and general ledger from a single location, as well as using one of the 200 built-in reports for comprehensive analysis.
Lisa M. Specializzazione: Macchinari Numero di dipendenti: 13-50 dipendenti
Really happy with our decision!
1. I really like the look of E2. The colors, the fonts, and the buttons are very nice to look at and work with all day.
2. The menus are very simple, not overrun with so many options that you don't really use anyway.
3. There's almost nothing I've found that I can't undo. Forgot to add freight to an invoice or posted something to the GL and realized it was wrong? It's all undoable.
4. Customer service is not outsourced and they are very quick with their replies and help. Everyone I have spoken to so far really knows this software and explains everything very clearly.
5. The report designer allows you to alter any report to fit your need.
I have no complaints about the financial side of E2. I know our estimators have issues with the lace of flexibility in regard to the quantity per parent part of engineering a job, but mostly everyone is happy.
The report designer is a third-party application and it shows. Not as easy to use as the rest of E2, but still super happy to have it.
Vickie S. Specializzazione: Settore automobilistico Numero di dipendenti: 13-50 dipendenti
This software has been a great find for us. This is the first software I have found to work for a manufacturing company. I would recommend this software to anyone looking to change and move their company into a new direction. It saves us a lot of time with the reports available and our users find it easy to maneuver and get the information they need for their job done promptly.
This software is very easy to use and works perfectly for our type of business. We are a metal stamping company and this software allows us to create each part separately and it's own flow of material to create the end product. It works great for inventory and the accounting.
The only problem I have with the Software is it does not incorporate the payroll. We have another system that is imported into the software but I would love to have a one stop shop when using this software.
Roy A. Specializzazione: Settore petrolifero ed energetico Numero di dipendenti: 13-50 dipendenti
Our experience has been excellent.
Gem-Trim is a small manufacturing company of control valve parts. The E2 Shop System fit our company perfectly with the three modules we needed (Manufacturing, Financial, Quality). E2 is not a multi layered system like some of the other systems we looked at. Gem-Trim uses all three modules to a high degree and the three modules compliment each other and provides management to a vast amount of information. The E2 System is an extremely user friendly product but still gives a small company the big company profile.
There were some minor obstacles in the program we had to overcome and adjust to, but the support from the E2 staff was a tremendous help and assisted us through those situations.
Kate D. Specializzazione: Industria mineraria
Experience: We are a small family owned business that needed to get ISO certified as a requirement by our customer. We did our research and E2 was the best company to offer shop control and offer ISO certification. We have been using E2 since 2012, we have been ISO certified since 2012. We were eager and became ISO certified within 6 months (take a lot of work and dedication to get it done quickly).
Overall E2 has been a great resource for us.
Pros: The software is easy to use, the information that you are able to get from reports is helpful (only as good as the information put in).
Easy for all employees to use with all computer skill levels.
ISO documentation was extremely helpful with becoming ISO certified.
Customer service is always helpful, you always get a real person to help you with your needs.
Software does not allow you to do multiple things at once, it is very simplistic which might be best.
Difficult to customize it to you specific needs, it can be done but there is a cost for that. If you are a start up company this software would be great to get you going with all aspects, if you are an established company you might need to adjust how you do things.
We still do all of our accounting and customer quoting from QuickBooks as that works best for our company.
We do not use E2 for scheduling as we are a fast pace job shop and things change on the fly and difficult to schedule within the software.
Do your research and ask a lot of question, ask to speak to others who have used it within the last year.
Dave H. Specializzazione: Macchinari Numero di dipendenti: 13-50 dipendenti
I am a daily E2 admin/user and have been using the E2 On Premise version 15 years. We converted over to the Cloud based version a couple months ago so I'm still discovering.
Cloud based - access the software from anywhere. Administrator's ability to allow knowledgeable users to customize their own reports.
I'm not fond of the fees being based on data collection users. I a plant like ours that can vary and if you hit the threshold of DC users you have to purchase more or play games with your existing DC users. Although all the information from the on premise version is included in the cloud version the navigation on the Cloud based system takes a bit of getting used to. It also seems that extra mouse clicks are required on the cloud version versus the On Premise. Some of the shortcuts are not available on the Cloud version (or at least I haven't found them yet) that used to save me time from bouncing around different screens/menus. Not show stoppers by any means..