How an ERP System Creates Value

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Everyone knows that ERP systems create value for the shops that use them. It’s hard to know how, exactly, that value is created before owning an ERP system. Fortunately, three shops using E2 Software were willing to share their experiences and how their ERP system has helped their shop. These shops found that E2 made… Reads more »

Shop Productivity: Could an Employee Wellness Plan Benefit Your Shop?

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With an aging workforce and health care costs continuing to rise, it’s no wonder why many industries are looking for proven ways to save on employee health benefits. Since healthy employees cost you less, increase shop productivity, and statistically stay with their current employer longer, why not consider a wellness plan? A company wellness plan… Reads more »

Employees Want Flexible Schedules: 3 Ways to Introduce It to Your Shop

Last month, we wrote about millennials and how they will soon dominate the workforce in nearly every industry, including manufacturing. As discussed in that article, if you don’t have a plan to appeal to and manage to the millennial mindset, you could have a tough time replacing retiring workers, filling demand, and growing your business…. Reads more »

Wood Shops

Take total control of your shop with E2 manufacturing software for wood job shops Wood Shops are a mix between a job shop and a manufacturer and as such have very unique needs.  Some wood shops are solely job based where every job is different.  Those shops will never see the same job again.  Other… Reads more »

Assembly Shops

Put it all together and manage your assembly shop using E2 manufacturing software Some assembly shops create large one-of-a-kind structures while others are primarily involved in production runs and just-in-time delivery schedules. Regardless of your type of shop, all assembly shops face the same challenges including competitive bidding and managing tight profit margins. The E2… Reads more »

Prototype Shops

Plan for productivity with E2 manufacturing software for prototype job shops Prototype shops are ideal candidates for a comprehensive enterprise-wide software solution. They make prototypes that are often used as part of the product design process to allow engineers and designers the ability to explore design alternatives, test theories and confirm performance prior to starting… Reads more »

Sign Shops

Watch profits soar in your sign shop with E2 manufacturing software from Shoptech Sign Shops are a mix between a job shop and a manufacturer and their needs require software that’s very flexible. Some sign shops make custom sign, where every sign is different, never to make the same sign again. Other sign manufacturers are… Reads more »

Tool and Die Shops

Boost productivity and profits with manufacturing software for tool and die job shops Tool and die shops make dies, molds, machine tools, cutting tools (such as milling cutters and form tools), gauges, and other tools used in manufacturing processes.  They come in all shape and sizes and have very unique needs. Most tool and die… Reads more »

Machine Builders

Manage your job shop and build profit with manufacturing software for machine builders The E2 Shop System from Shoptech simplifies how your run your machine job shop. Machine builders have production issues that many job shops don’t face. They are typically working on very long running projects. They don’t have the luxury of just having… Reads more »

Spring Manufacturers

Give your spring job shop a lift with E2 manufacturing software from Shoptech Relieve some management tension in your spring shop using software that drives profit. Whether you’re making flatform springs, compression springs, extension springs, torsion springs or wireform springs; your challenges are very unique. Spring manufacturing has evolved over the years and with it, the… Reads more »


Make your metal stamping job shop more profitable with E2 manufacturing software Gain control of every aspect of your job shop using Shoptech’s Shop System software. Stampers commonly deal with blanket orders where their customers are constantly changing quantities and due dates. But that is only half the story when it comes to running a… Reads more »

Service Shops

Control your service shop with ease and efficiency with E2 manufacturing software Job shop software from Shoptech is the best management fix for your repair shop. All service shops have one big thing in common: quick turnaround jobs with very little time to waste. Regardless of the kind of service shop you run: grinder, plater,… Reads more »

Plastic Injection Molding

Insert efficiencies into your plastics injection job shop with E2 manufacturing software From quotes to quality and everything in between, E2 Shop System helps you manage. In 1868 John Wesley Hyatt became the first to inject hot celluloid into a mold, producing billiard balls. He and his brother Isaiah patented an injection molding machine that… Reads more »

Screw Shops

Turn your screw machine shop into a well-oiled machine with E2 manufacturing software Screw machine shops have specific needs that other job shops don’t have. Screw machine definitely need a great estimating system. When you are estimating big quantities, you need your times to be as accurate as possible. Screw shops tend to do a fair… Reads more »

Captive Shops

Start managing your captive job shop with Shoptech’s E2 manufacturing software In-house captive shops have similar pressures and customer demands of other job shops. Just because captive shops are located within companies, doesn’t make them immune from the challenges facing independent job shops. Captive shops, whether they’re machine shops, fab shops, tool shops or any… Reads more »

Repair Shops

Get big profits for your small business repair shop with E2 manufacturing software Job shop software gives even small and mid-sized shops powerful management tools. Repair shops come in all shapes and sizes. But the one thing they have in common is the need for accurate job costing and tracking. If you are billing out on a… Reads more »

Mold Shops

Take your mold manufacturing shop to the next level with E2 job shop software Take the guesswork out of job estimating and put bigger profits on your bottom line. Mold shops have specific needs, especially when it comes to estimating. Anyone who knows mold shops knows that estimating a mold accurately comes from years of experience.  Estimating… Reads more »

Fabrication Shops

Make your fabrication shop more productive with E2 manufacturing software From estimating and job scheduling, quality control to shipping, E2 helps you manage. Fabrication shops need to stay flexible, so your shop’s manufacturing software solution needs to be able to accommodate changes. Some fab shops may build one of something over a two-week period, while… Reads more »

Job Shops

Streamline your entire operation with software from the job shop authority The E2 Shop System is the total software solution that improves all facets of managing your shop floor and back-office. Job shops come in all shapes and sizes and use all different kinds of material. They encounter a lot of the same problems as… Reads more »

Machine Shops

Turn your machine shop into a money machine shop with E2 manufacturing software Get all the tools you need to accommodate changes and manage your shop for profit. Machine Shops come in all sizes, from the one-man shop to the large-scale shop. Some machine shops handle small quantities while other shops get into long running… Reads more »