The Beginning

Shoptech Software was incorporated 1984 and recently acquired by ECI Software Solutions in 2020. Their flagship product, JobBOSS² (formerly E2 Shop System), was developed in a job shop in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company founders, Rich and Greg Ehemann – the two Es of the E2 products – grew up in a shop. While working there, they realized that an essential component of a make-to-order manufacturer’s success is the ability to determine if they are making or losing money on a job by job basis. Determining profitability based on accounting at the end of the month was not enough to develop a strong strategy for business growth. They also experienced first-hand the need to better coordinate the other facets of running a job shop: estimating, scheduling, collecting time from the shop floor, purchasing, shipping, and even accounting.

About ECI Software Solutions   

ECI Software Solutions provides industry-specific business software solutions and services, focusing on cloud-based technologies to more than 22,000 customers around the world. For 30+ years, ECI has served small to medium-sized manufacturing, wholesale/retail distribution, building and construction and field service organizations.   
Privately held, ECI is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, with offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, England, the Netherlands and Australia. For information, email, visit or call (800) 959-3367.

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