About JobBOSS²

Designed specifically for job shops and make-to-order manufacturers, JobBOSS² is a trusted, cloud-based system that provides the flexibility manufacturers need to maximize productivity and profits, while scaling effectively. JobBOSS² gives you insight and visibility into your shop floor like never before. It assists with quick and accurate estimates and quotes, gives you real-time data collection and visualization, flexible scheduling, and so much more! JobBOSS² is now also compliant with ITAR, and has an ITAR-compliant cloud platform for manufacturers who need to maintain regulatory compliance.

To assist users with generating accurate quotes and estimates, JobBOSS² 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 manage un-answered estimates to arrange follow-ups to understand why the job was not accepted. Transform quotes into orders with just one click to avoid repeated data entry, and job folders generate automatically, which allows team members to track the project from end-to-end with real-time updates.

Once orders are generated, users can schedule tasks for different teams, identify bottlenecks, anticipate problems with what-if scenarios, monitor quality control, manage shipping, and track shipments online. JobBOSS² 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 starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of JobBOSS²

Generate accurate estimates and quotes using data on materials, labor, and time, and by using data from previous, similar jobs as a benchmark. Quotes can be sent to customers directly by fax or email from within JobBOSS². 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 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 module allows users to manage finances and view reports on over 200 different metrics relating to financial health and cash flow.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)


  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise


Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States

Supported Languages


Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription


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Total features of JobBOSS²: 136

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounting Software
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Scheduling
  • BOM Creation
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcode/Ticket Scanning
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • CRM Software
  • Calendar Management
  • Capacity Management
  • Capacity Planning Software
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Change Management Software
  • Client Portal
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management Software
  • Cost Analysis
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization Software
  • Delivery Tracking
  • Discount Management
  • Document Coding & Control
  • Document Management Software
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • ERP
  • Email Management Software
  • Equipment Maintenance Software
  • Estimating
  • Financial Management Software
  • For Small Businesses
  • Forecasting
  • General Ledger
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Integrated Business Operations
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Control Software
  • Inventory Management Software
  • Inventory Optimization Software
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Item Management
  • Job Costing Software
  • Job Management
  • Job Scheduling
  • Job Tracking
  • Label Printing
  • MES
  • Maintenance Management Software
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Entry Software
  • Order Management Software
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Performance Metrics
  • Planning Tools
  • Price and Cost Calculations
  • Price/Margin Management
  • Pricing and Cost Calculations
  • Product Catalog
  • Product Configurator Software
  • Production Management
  • Production Scheduling Software
  • Production Tracking
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Progress Reports
  • Project Billing
  • Project Management Software
  • Projections
  • Proposal Generation
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Management Software
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real Time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requisition Management
  • Resource Management Software
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Scheduling Software
  • Search/Filter
  • Shipment Price Calculation
  • Shipment Tracking Software
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Spend Management Software
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management Software
  • Task Management Software
  • Task Scheduling
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Clock Software
  • Time Tracking Software
  • Traceability
  • Vendor Management Software
  • Warehouse Management Software
  • Work Order Creation
  • Work Order Management


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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Excellent system

Reviewed on 2020-03-09




We are a small manufacturing facility - but small does not mean we don't need the same data as the "bigs". E2 in it's old form was terrific - however the cloud based version is superior! Functionality - ease of reports, working with other platforms....we can't say enough!
We are now working on customizing some reports and I can't wait til they are part of our daily work!
Great software, great people, great value!


IF we can't figure out a custom report and need some form changes...it has taken longer than we like - however....that is the only downside thus far!

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  • Industry: Industrial Automation
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

JobBOSS2 is a very user friendly product.

Reviewed on 2022-11-16

We have been using JobBOSS2 (and its predecessor ShopTech E2) for 16+ years. It has served our...

We have been using JobBOSS2 (and its predecessor ShopTech E2) for 16+ years. It has served our needs extremely weel and for job shop software that is on the market today, it does its job very well.


Modules that flow together easily. Also the ability to track clock in/clock out times and amount of time spent on jobs is so simple even someone that does not posses basic computer skills can use the product.


In some areas it is very rigid and does not allow flexibility you would expect from a mid-teir package.

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  • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

Archaic & Tedious

Reviewed on 2016-12-30

Archaic and Tedious is exactly how I would describe Exact JobBoss. There are significant limitation...

Archaic and Tedious is exactly how I would describe Exact JobBoss. There are significant limitations in the software to consider up front. Part numbers are limited to 30 Characters. Drawing numbers are limited to 16 characters. General Description field is limited to 30 characters. Their answer to this is to provide an extended description dialog box. But you can not see the value of extended description in any sort of list view, therefore you can not see the complete description of your materials or parts anyplace until you generate quote document, or purchase order document, or a report. The general Description field will clip your description. It will let you enter more than 30 characters. But if you save and exit, then open the same quote it will have clipped the description to 30 characters. The UI is not user-friendly despite other reviews. I seriously doubt they have conducted usability and ergonomics studies with actual customers. It is very easy to get off track and be very disorganized with materials. Where it should have a good predefined material structure. The reporting side is very limited unless you are familiar with programming Crystal reports yourself. If you are building a product structure where multiple components use the same material, there is no way to add the same material to multiple components at once. You can copy material from one component to another, however, you cannot copy just a single material. For example, the component that I am copying from may have 5 materials in it. I have to copy all 5 materials into the target component then delete the materials I don't want in it. Same way with copying routings. A tech support rep argued this with me via email. To convince him I was correct and it was not possible I had to take a video of my screen attempting to copy one material and send that to him. Only then did he come off his position that it was possible. I can not see both the routings of a component and the materials of a component at the same time. They are two separate view windows you have to click back and forth in. Likewise, you cannot see the materials in multiple components at once. You have to click back and forth between the components you are interested in. If they rearranged their UI you could do some of these things, because there is plenty of room on your average size monitor screen. I have a 24" monitor and at a comfortable resolution, JobBoss is really only utilizing about 50% of my display space with actual pertinent information and controls. It's very easy to accidentally delete things and there are not many places where you can Undo, so if you accidentally delete something you are SOL. There is no way to add additional custom properties to a component. For example, I can not have Customer Part # and Our Part#. There are unforeseen nuances as well with formatting as well. If you enter a value in Vendor Reference field or Detail Number, then it overwrites the space for Extended Description on our Purchase Orders with Vendor Reference or Detail Number instead. You can not delete a material that has been used in a job. Unfortunately, we have a terrible material database with poorly named materials. We would like to replace the badly named materials with new materials that make more sense. But there is no good way to do this. Once a material has been used, closed, or scheduled it can not be deleted. It can only be inactivated. But what I want to do is replace it completely. Now they will say that they have a replace functionality, but it is really a rename functionality. But you can only rename one material at a time. So it's not really a replace function. Lastly, if you have limited seats you can set a user sign out after a period of time. However, I have found that if you walk away and have not saved your quote or job and it auto signs you out, it DOES NOT always save it for you. So you may lose work that you have done since last save.


It has quoting, materials, costing, and scheduling, and job status capabilities.


Sadly the UI is severely lacking. And it seems not much thought is given to usability and efficiency.

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  • Industry: Maritime
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

E2 Shop System for Manufacturing

Reviewed on 2019-05-14

The E2 Shop system has improved our quoting capabilities, which in turn, increases our bottom line....

The E2 Shop system has improved our quoting capabilities, which in turn, increases our bottom line. Our company uses Quickbooks and the interface has been consistent and reliable. And again, on the few times where there has been connectivity issues with Quickbooks, E2's technical support was able to resolve the problem very quickly.


This software is very consistent throughout all modules which makes it very user friendly. Also, the customer service is excellent. Each time I have encountered any issues, I can get a technician on the phone immediately who can remote in and resolve my issue instantly. They are knowledgeable, communicate clearly, and very efficient.


There is a bit of a lag time in using the online version, but the data is secure and the updates are frequent. Also, it does not retain historical pricing information for cost of materials, which would be useful when analyzing particular material costs.

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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Good tool

Reviewed on 2019-05-17

The system works well in going back to find orders, customer tracking and works for providing...

The system works well in going back to find orders, customer tracking and works for providing packing slips.


Easy order tracking system, user-friendly, is now web based.


Adding inventory and parts is laborious.

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JobBOSS² offers the following pricing plans:

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1-year contract: $95 per month per seat. 3-year contract: $70 per month per seat. Add-on modules are available at additional cost. JobBOSS subscription price does not include private hosting charges.

JobBOSS² has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500

JobBOSS² supports the following languages:


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JobBOSS² integrates with the following applications:

QuickBooks Online Advanced

JobBOSS² offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Chat

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