E2 Shop System

E2 Shop System

Shop management for shops & made-to-order manufacturers

4.3/5 (568 reviews)

E2 Shop System Overview

E2 Shop System by Shoptech is a shop management solution for manufacturers and made-to-order job shops with total shop floor control and order management. Designed to assist any size and type of shop including repair shops, fabrication shops, and manufacturers, E2 Shop System provides features for estimating, order management, material purchase orders, scheduling, quality control, data collection, shipping management and tracking, and accounting.

In order to assist users with generating accurate quotes and estimates, E2 Shop System provides detailed cost reports for materials, labor, overhead, and more, and allows users to access historical data on similar jobs for comparison. Businesses can also be informed of un-answered estimates in order to arrange follow-ups to understand why the job was not accepted. Quotes can be transformed into orders with just one click to avoid repeated data entry and job folders are automatically generated which allow team members to track the project from end-to-end with real-time updates.

Once orders have been generated users can schedule tasks for different teams and identify bottlenecks, anticipate problems with what-if scenarios, quality control, manage shipping, and track shipments online. E2 Shop System can be used to automate shop floor tasks with workflows for material management, sending RQFs to vendors, tracking inventory, generating packing slips and shipping labels, creating backorders, generating sales reports, and more.

Pricing

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N/A
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

E2 Shop System Reviews

Overall rating
4.3/5
90% positive reviews
339
Excellent
175
Very good
24
Average
16
Poor
14
Terrible
Laurence S.

Everything you ever NEEDED to know

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/28
Review Source: Capterra

E2 manages ALL your data from your shop floor through your bookkeeping. The reports have always been the best selling point. Even sorting data becomes easy with the various export methods. You can quickly transfer the report dat to say excell and then again manipulate and massage as need for even more insight. I have always (and will continue to) recommend this sofware to other owners.

Pros

This software has the ability to organize your business workings into manageable reports. Reports that you can tailor to you specific needs. The more you follow the simple rules of E2, the more benefits it can deliver. In my own business no two jobs are alike and no procedures for the jobs are identical yet E2 understands this principle and manages to sort data in such a clear manner as to help you with decisions going forward on all future work. I cannot give a higher recommendation on any other similar system.

Cons

1.) I wish I could control the "Markup Pct." column in the General Tab when entering parts. I feel this item should have strict control - administrator only! Any of my people entering a part has the ability to change this percentage at will. Many an argument has resulted from my becoming aware of someone making an adjustment to this column, I wish I could lock it!

2.) When processing a return, it writes back to the original Order and amends it. Now the "Order Total" changes. It should not change. The order total should still match the customer P.O. total. The simple code should be that the (Qty Ordered) X (Unit Price) goes to make up the (Order Total) UNLESS there is something in the 'Master Job Number' column. In this manner the customers P.O. amount would still match up to the Order Total

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Lisa T.

I no longer wanted my shop to run me....

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/27
Review Source: Capterra

E2 has been great to work with from the very beginning. We do not have an IT department but they helped walk me through the steps of setting up our system. They are always very nice and polite on the phone whenever I have to call. The system is great, with only a few bugs.

Pros

The way that E2 links all the different aspects together with various search functions. I can easily find ANYTHING i'm looking for and run so many reports to find out whatever information I want.

Cons

We still use the Access database version and it's only for PC. Two of us are dedicated Apple users, so that took some figuring out how to continue using Apple products with E2. There are only two reasons I haven't switched to the online hosted version - document type linking, and stable internet service.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Jim C.

Best Software Value

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/06/27
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Bottomline, the E2 Shop System is affordable, easy to use, expandable, versatile and worth the price we paid. The support is top notch and the sales process and our data transition was effortless. We purchased our software on February 23, 2005 and have been a customer for over 14 years!! The service and support has remained consistent over that time period and the company seems to be extremely customer focused. I would highly recommend the E2 Shop System.

Pros

What we like most about the E2 Shop System Software is the ability to expand and customize our databases. We purchased the SQL version which allowed us to put the E2 OEM program on steroids. We added custom fields and tables of things that were very specific to our manufacturing business. We also added a custom front end for our customers to access things like detailed part specifications, testing data, sales history, package tracking, and much more. We also added a custom backend for our employees to enter non E2 items into separate database tables and link the information to the customers and vendors already in E2. The best part is, we have a very high end custom solution at a fraction of the cost of some of the other solutions on the market. We have the ability to barcode scan, track employees time for payroll, calculate exact labor costs based on actual production times, track inventory, import our invoices into Quickbooks, perform accurate estimations / quotations and much more.

Cons

We started off with the Access database version which is limited in scope, but soon realized that the SQL version was much more powerful and allowed unlimited growth.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
George M.

Finally moving away from E2

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/06/19
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Pros

The user interface is easy to understand and navigate. The routing and BOM functions work well. Outgoing paperwork (packing slips, vendor returns, RMAs...etc) are generated easily. The quality module works well for us. Ultimately its a great software for smaller job shops; ie, less than 25 employees.

Cons

The scheduling system doesn't work. The system consistently puts out a schedule that doesn't make sense. We are a quick turn, CNC machining job shop, and need a software that enables us to understand our capacity. Often times, jobs that are due tomorrow are on the second page of the report, and jobs that aren't due for 6 weeks are at the top of the list. We worked with tech support and cannot get a resolution. We implemented E2 in 2003 and only started trying to use the scheduling module in the last year. It was a great software initially, but now that we have grown we need software that does what we need it to do. Beyond that, items frequently go corrupt. Unprocessing and reprocessing anything (work orders, purchase order, NCs, CAPAs...etc) risk corrupting the file. If you double click on certain things the system crashes. If two people are in an item at the same time, quantities and/or lines duplicate. Once supplies are received or product is shipped, the system will not allow certain changes to be made. The personnel efficiency reports generate numbers that don't make sense. We've visited this repeatedly and cannot sort out a solution. Just last week I reviewed the efficiency reports for our production crew, and a job they were given 4 hours to setup showed "ESTIMATED SETUP" time of 2.27 hours. Our settings are correct but for some reason the system comes up with understated estimates, despite what we tell it to do.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

4.0/10
Chad D.

New E2 User - Happy So far.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/05/14
Review Source: Capterra

So far - we have been very happy with it. The simplicity of the product is a great. As it matures, perhaps some of the features will grow too. We will continue to support that endeavor by providing as much feedback as we can, and offering new product ideas that can be rolled out into the system.

Pros

Value is great, and the Cloud Based version is easy to step into. E2 appears to be ahead of the curve with getting their platform onto a cloud system for their customers, and it was one of the deciding factors why we went with E2 instead of other ERP system out there. Because of the cloud-based nature of the system, we have enjoyed the frequent updates to the product, it feels like we should never get behind. This is a comforting benefit as a system ages.

The flow of work through the system is clearly organized to make the use of the system easy to understand for new users. We have background in a couple other standard ERP systems, and moving into E2 has been easy after a few pointers about how the system runs. The home-screen that shows work flow is easy to follow.

Lastly - one of our favorite features has been how easy it is to customize reports. Sometimes it can be tricky, or perform unexpectedly, but all-in-all it workable. A more advanced tutorial on report customization would be helpful

Cons

There are not many broad system cons that we have found. We find the system to be simple and that it does what it is supposed to do well. Mostly, we have noticed over the past 10 months features we wish were included making E2 a more feature rich system.

For example, inventory management could be more feature rich, including categories for non-inventory items (e.g. tooling, etc.) as a default option out of the box, or multiple pricing structures based on vendor, beyond the simple standard cost. We also wish it were were easy to reserve parts being made on a STOCK job to a newly entered sales order. There may be a way to do this, but it has not been immediately clear

For incoming material, it would be nice to have the ability to receive parts/material via the data collection terminal right on the shop floor, rather than having to use a full license to perform what is a basic transaction. Furthermore, the ability to print an "Incoming Material" report for each purchase order (service or otherwise) would be helpful for a shop management. This way there is a paper record of what is coming in on a PO.

For work flow, it'd be nice if there were options linking to create an invoice directly from a packing list (e.g. a save and create invoice option in the save button).

Some of these missing features we find to be inhibiting our efficiency of implementation, so far we are working around them.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

E2 Shop System Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Contact ShopTech for a price quote.

E2 Shop System Features

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Real Time Data
  • Workflow Management

  • API
  • Activity Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Auditing
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Compliance Management
  • Custom Fields
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Storage
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for E2 Shop System

Key features of E2 Shop System

  • Accounting integration
  • Activity dashboard
  • Automated rescheduling
  • Barcode generation
  • Barcode scanning
  • Bottleneck optimization
  • Capacity planning
  • Clock in / out
  • Delivery tracking
  • Document templates
  • Estimating
  • Filtered views
  • Inventory tracking
  • Job costing
  • Labor cost reporting
  • Material planning
  • Prioritizing
  • Priority-based scheduling
  • Purchase order management
  • Purchasing management
  • Quality assurance
  • Quotation management
  • Real time data
  • Repair & overhaul
  • Shipping labels
  • Supply chain planning
  • Task scheduling
  • Time tracking by project
  • Workflow management

Benefits

  • Generate accurate estimates and quotes using data on materials, labor, and time, and by recalling data from previous, similar jobs as a benchmark. Quotes can be sent to customers directly by fax or email from within the E2 Shop System.

  • Turn quotes into orders with just one click and automatically create a printable job folder to keep all team members updated. Inventory levels are automatically updated taking into account the materials needed for the finished product, and materials can be changed at any time to meet client needs.

  • Schedule jobs and identify any bottlenecks using the whiteboard scheduling tool. Users can control the timing and release dates for materials and jobs with prioritization of the most important tasks.

  • Automatically generate packing slips, shipping labels, and bills of lading to attach to finished orders for shipping. Shipments can be tracked online in order to provide customers with updates on the status of their delivery.

  • Integrate with QuickBooks to automate the input of data such as purchase orders, sales figures, and more. The accounting modules allows users to manage finances and view reports on over 200 different metrics relating to financial health and cash flow.

  • E2 Shop System FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for E2 Shop System.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does E2 Shop System offer?

    E2 Shop System offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Contact ShopTech for a price quote.

    Q. What are the main features of E2 Shop System?

    E2 Shop System offers the following features:

    • Accounting integration
    • Activity dashboard
    • Automated rescheduling
    • Barcode generation
    • Barcode scanning
    • Bottleneck optimization
    • Capacity planning
    • Clock in / out
    • Delivery tracking
    • Document templates
    • Estimating
    • Filtered views
    • Inventory tracking
    • Job costing
    • Labor cost reporting
    • Material planning
    • Prioritizing
    • Priority-based scheduling
    • Purchase order management
    • Purchasing management
    • Quality assurance
    • Quotation management
    • Real time data
    • Repair & overhaul
    • Shipping labels
    • Supply chain planning
    • Task scheduling
    • Time tracking by project
    • Workflow management

    Q. Who are the typical users of E2 Shop System?

    E2 Shop System has the following typical customers:

    Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does E2 Shop System support?

    E2 Shop System supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does E2 Shop System offer?

    E2 Shop System has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does E2 Shop System support mobile devices?

    E2 Shop System supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does E2 Shop System integrate with?

    E2 Shop System integrates with the following applications:

    CenterPoint Accounting, QuickBooks

    Q. What level of support does E2 Shop System offer?

    E2 Shop System offers the following support options:

    Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials