A collection of current ProShop customer testimonials, case studies, and quotes about switching from E2 & JobBOSS to ProShop.

A collection of current ProShop customer testimonials, case studies, and quotes about switching from E2 to ProShop.

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E2 TESTIMONIALS

FAST IMPLEMENTATION

E2 is the system that we replace the most, so the implementation of ProShop from E2 is very smooth. We have done it as quickly as 4 weeks. The one quote that stands out the most about replacing E2 comes from our customers Irongate Machine:

“Making that transition was much simpler than we thought it would be….Once people saw how great it was, it was kind of like a freight train, we couldn’t even stop the progress”

E2 CASE STUDIES

Case study Coastal Machine Proshop

Coastal Machine & Supply Inc is a mid-size machine shop in Louisiana that caters to the oil & gas and commercial markets. With about 20 CNC machines in their 36,000 sq/ft facility, it’s a busy place, delivering both quick turn projects and production machining. With both ISO 9001 and API Q1 certifications, they have built a reputation for quality and reliability over their 16 year history.

When Coastal was 2 years old, they already saw the need for an ERP system to help them grow and scale. They chose E2 as it was a widely used system that seemed to be suited to their business. As they grew, it helped them organize their business and they used it for estimating through invoicing. “We made it work for us,” says Kody Guitry, Operations Manager of Coastal. But after several years it really got difficult to manage things and they realized they were spending too much time managing the system and developing workarounds to run their business. One area that was particularly difficult was the quality modules. “The quality module was very inefficient.,” says Kody…..

Proshop East Study Branch

East Branch Engineering and Manufacturing in New Milford, CT was founded by Paul Guidotti in 1989.  His son, Chris, joined him as the VP of Manufacturing in 2003 following his graduation from engineering school. With ~20 machines and 16 staff, East Branch specializes in high-precision, multi-axis milling and turning and has built a reputation for providing outstanding service and quality parts to a wide variety of industries. In April of 2017, East Branch Engineering and Manufacturing sent in an impassioned plea in an online inquiry form on our website:

“We’re trying to pull in larger customers, but we feel we are constantly hitting our heads against our ERP to get things done.  There’s a general feeling of a “square peg round hole” with E2. You can get a square peg to fit in a round hole if you hammer on it enough.  We’re starting to realize that ‘hammering’ is getting expensive and hindering growth.”

East Branch came to ProShop as an experienced ERP user.  Early on they purchased JobBOSS and used it for several years before they moved on to E2 by Shoptech.  E2 promised an easier to use interface and better integrated functionality. Chris became an adept E2 user and quickly became one of the most active members of the E2 Community Forum. With time, growth and increasing industry demands, Chris’s participation with info and training via the forum changed to requests for new features and bug fixes.

Proshop Case Study DMT

Diversified Manufacturing Technologies (DMT) is a modern and technology driven machine shop in the Pacific Northwest.  Owners TJ Quale and Seth Tromburg bought the shop from the previous owner in 2010.  The previous owner had been running a dirty and disorganized shop that was barely breaking even and was using an old paper based legacy ERP system to run the shop.  Things weren’t organized and were not going in a positive direction.  Orders were often late, had cost overruns and quality problems and employees were quitting in droves. Seeing an opportunity, both Seth and TJ who worked as machinist/programmers for the shop, starting talking about buying the shop.  They came to an arrangement with the owner and bought the shop, renamed it and focused on the most profitable customers.  They kept only the best machines and let the previous owner sell off the older equipment.  With this renewed focus on better controls, customer service and being selective about bringing in the right kind of work, things started getting better.  But TJ and Seth didn’t like the E2 ERP system software and felt like it was a weak link in the company. Their biggest complaints about the software were:

  • No tooling catalog to organize all their cutting tools
  • Very cumbersome inventory system…….

CUSTOMER QUOTES

East Branch improved their profitability using ProShop

“ProShop has become the backbone of our company and has allowed us to make significant improvements in throughput, company organization, cost savings, and overall company profitability. It has helped in so many ways that we never even considered before. It’s evident that ProShop was designed and built by people who ran the same type of business we do. They just get it, and it has made a huge difference to us as a small family run machine shop. We’re very excited about the future of East Branch.”

Chris GuidottiEastbranch Engineering

Irongate can’t imagine life without ProShop

“We were using E2 and it was our first ERP system, and it was a pretty good fit for when we first started. We found after about 5-6 years we started really bumping our head on the ceiling with the capabilities and we were really starting to outgrow it. A couple years later we were more than just bumping our heads we were really jammed up against the ceiling and it was really starting to hold us back. We’ve had ProShop for just about a year now and we’ve seen efficiency increases through every aspect of the shop and we can’t imagine living without it. Making that transition was much simpler than we thought it would be….Once people saw how great it was, it was kind of like a freight train, we couldn’t even stop the progress” ”

Justin EriksonIrongate Machine

Campbell dropped their lead time using ProShop

We had planned to on-board ProShop in the 4th Quarter and launch in 2019. A sudden in-flux of work was looking unmanageable. In March of 2018, I requested that we move up our timeline. We launched July 2, 2018. Everyone’s workload immediately thinned out. They were sharing information and tips. After the first two months we had enough data to see that our KPIs were trending in a very positive direction. Our lead times dropped from 6-8 weeks down to 4 weeks ARO. We regularly pulled off 2 week lead times. ProShop was our secret sauce. ProShop was everything they promised it would be and more. It’s an extremely deep system that gives you customizability across the board.”

JBCampbell Engineering

Dynamic Fabrication changed their company culture using ProShop

“So far all I can say is that you guys have put together a very very very good package. I have been under extreme duress for picking this package, by my employees and investor. We are now able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. And most importantly, I have been able to show our customers from Raytheon, Aerojet RocketDyne, Orbital ATK, SpaceX, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin the software package called ProShop we are running as they have come by to audit us over the last two months. They have all walked away impressed and we are still at the early stages. I have even shown some potential clients of ProShop as well and they too have walked away impressed!!! In order to be the best you have to team up with the best.  Thank you!”

Andrew CrookDynamic Fabrication

3D Industries drives improvement using ProShop

“I can’t explain how sincere I am with this.  ProShop is incredible! As a machine shop owner, there were always times that I wanted to quit and give up.  The solution to how to make my business run more smoothly, without a million fires seemed elusive for years. I was working too many hours under too much stress.  And I’ve seen the same thing with dozens of other shop owners I know well. This is systemic in the machine shop world. I’ve seen and tried lots of other ERP systems, and none of them help. They probably make it worse. ProShop has helped us change the whole culture of the company.  People are now thinking ahead, thinking more strategically, making sure their work is done right the first time. Thank you for building ProShop! It’s made a huge difference for us and I’ll be forever grateful.”

Matt Gawlik3D Industries

“Best Investment For Company”

“Our On-time delivery has increased 30-40% believe it or not. Employees are actually INVOLVED with the QMS because it’s all there. We actually have machinists filling out NCR’s when the problem happens. And filling out detailed reports with pictures. We find out about the problem instantaneous. There are constant areas in the shop where we can’t believe how we were operating before. The integration between all the modules from Estimating, to Orders, to Preventative Maintenance, to the Quality module is so deep it’s mind blowing! ProShop has been a total gamechanger for us!”

Kody G.Coastal Machine & Supply

A collection of current ProShop customer testimonials, case studies, and quotes about switching from JobBOSS to ProShop.

JobBOSS TESTIMONIALS

Within a year of implementing ProShop, East Branch saw an increase in revenue, reduction in expediting fees and reduction in shipping fees. They also were able to increase their on-time percentage from 70% to 100%. They now see ProShop as being the backbone of their company.

G-Zero used JobBOSS Prior to using ProShop. Before ProShop, they had difficulties maintaining a good schedule that would be accurate so that they could forecast their workload, and be positive on when they would get their items to customers. This prompted them to find a new ERP solution. They describe the Implementation process with ProShop as “very quick”. They love the real-time information and digital work instructions. Hear David Hannah, President, talk about how Proshop has improved their operations.

CARR Machine & Tool is a CNC precision machine shop located in suburban Chicago. CARR Machine realized they needed to make a change in their shop, and found ProShop to be their solution. They use ProShop in their sales pitch to prospective clients, and have seen a huge improvement in speed in the way they can get estimates out to their customers. Their biggest achievement: tripling their sales in 2019!

Implementation Webinar

This webinar features a customer who made the switch from JobBOSS to ProShop!

FAST IMPLEMENTATION

JobBOSS is one of the systems that we replace the most, so the implementation of ProShop from JobBOSS is very smooth. The one quote that stands out the most about replacing E2 comes from our customer at G-Zero Manufacturing:

“Prior to purchasing ProShop, we were using JobBOSS ERP system. We had a lot of difficulties in maintaining a good schedule that would be accurate so we can forecast on our workload, be positive on when we’re gonna get our items to our customers, and we just constantly were fighting with that. And so that started us to search, to see what else was out there that can help us to meet our customer’s needs. We realized we’d had our previous ERP system for eight years and we still weren’t having any advance in improving in our scheduling, so we were having difficulties on seeing what this current status of each job was, where it was at, how soon we were gonna be finished with it, and it would just wasn’t as robust as what we needed for our system. So when I saw the demo [of ProShop], I was very impressed with the ability to track and see live real time where each job was, which status it was in each operation, where we were not able to follow before, it was more of just a system that we had was more current on beginning to end of a job, it wasn’t anything in between, it started, and then it was completed. I had no idea we ‘re falling behind in which operations and ProShop really was just amazing at how you can tell each operation its status, how far they were in that operation, we could see if they’re meeting their goals, if it’s falling behind, if we’re gonna need to work some overtime to catch up on jobs, it was just amazingly more robust

Former JobBOSS customer, Marzilli Machine, featured in MMS article after switching to ProShop!

“Many of the conclusions I come to as a witness to what is happening in manufacturing are anecdotal: impressions based on patterns I notice in what shop owners are saying or seem to be giving their attention to. The following conclusion is an example of that. It seems to me that 2020 has been — among many other things — a year for ERP.”… Read the full article using the button below!

JobBOSS CASE STUDIES

Proshop case study

G-Zero CNC is a machine shop in the Boise ID area owned by Dave and Stephanie Hannah. They bought the shop in 2007 after deciding to leave the high pressure corporate life in Los Angeles. Dave had never worked in the machining industry so had a steep learning curve the first few years of running the business. In 2010, as the shop grew, they decided they needed some ERP software and, after some looking, decided to go the “safe” route and buy the widely used system JobBOSS.

“We bought JobBOSS and then sent 3 employees to a training class for 3 days” said Dave. “Then we came back to the shop and tried to implement it. We got most of it working, but we never fully implemented it, because it was difficult and didn’t work as well as we were hoping. We never got scheduling to work so resorted to Excel spreadsheets. But other than that, it worked fine – at least we thought it did at the time. We didn’t really know any better.”…..

Proshop East Study Branch

East Branch Engineering and Manufacturing in New Milford, CT was founded by Paul Guidotti in 1989.  His son, Chris, joined him as the VP of Manufacturing in 2003 following his graduation from engineering school. With ~20 machines and 16 staff, East Branch specializes in high-precision, multi-axis milling and turning and has built a reputation for providing outstanding service and quality parts to a wide variety of industries. In April of 2017, East Branch Engineering and Manufacturing sent in an impassioned plea in an online inquiry form on our website:

“We’re trying to pull in larger customers, but we feel we are constantly hitting our heads against our ERP to get things done.  There’s a general feeling of a “square peg round hole” with E2. You can get a square peg to fit in a round hole if you hammer on it enough.  We’re starting to realize that ‘hammering’ is getting expensive and hindering growth.”

East Branch came to ProShop as an experienced ERP user.  Early on they purchased JobBOSS and used it for several years before they moved on to E2 by Shoptech.  E2 promised an easier to use interface and better integrated functionality. Chris became an adept E2 user and quickly became one of the most active members of the E2 Community Forum. With time, growth and increasing industry demands, Chris’s participation with info and training via the forum changed to requests for new features and bug fixes.

CUSTOMER QUOTES

East Branch is able to manage all of their data in one place with ProShop

“We used to run a JobBOSS and then we switched to E2 shortly thereafter, and E2 was working for a while, but as the company grew and our customer’s requirements grew, we found ourselves spending
more time managing the system. Overall it was the total management of all our data that really helped us choose ProShop.”

Chris GuidottiEastbranch Engineering

G-Zero is able to have more visability with ProShop

“We ended up getting rid of three different Excel spreadsheets that we were using. One that was enhancing our schedule from JobBOSS that we had to use, one for purchasing and then
one for assembly items. So all those went away and now everything is done strictly paperless, right on the internet, so we can see live in each machine, and what we’re doing.”

David HannahG-Zero CNC

3D found that ProShop was ready to go, right out of the box

“I’ve been through usage and in some cases implementations of JobBOSS, Plex, E2, Epicor and Global Shop. And the major significant
improvement from the box that we get here with ProShop is there are rules built in and with all the other systems that I’ve dealt with, you
have to develop your own rules just to be able to use the system. So out of the box ProShop is ready to go.”

Matt Rodde3D Industries

– So when we started Diversified 10 years ago, we started with E2 and it worked okay, but it had some serious deficiencies.

– We were using ShopTechs E2. It was our first ERP system and it was really starting to hold us back.

– We used E2 for about 15 years before we found ProShop. And with the big thing around our shop was that it sucked.

– So years ago we used to run E2, but as the company grew we found ourselves spending more time managing the system than managing our business.

– So we got E2, but then as we move forward and we move more into a digital world, is when it dawned on me that there was something that needed to be done over in E2 ShopTech setup. And they just kept saying, no we’re not expecting any changes. So that’s when we hit ProShop.

– When I heard of ProShop, I was a little reluctant to get excited because I had looked at every other ERP software out there on the market and was disappointed. But then when we started digging the more we dug, we just found gold.

– So we’ve had ProShop for just about a year now, and we’ve seen efficiency increases through every aspect of the shop. And we can’t imagine living without it.

– Pretty much every aspect of our businesses improved since we started using ProShop. So the setup time, the implementation time is significantly reduced. It’s a machine. You just learn how to turn it on and start cranking.

– Our overall improvement and efficiency was probably 25% across the board.

– With ProShop we’ve been able to increase our throughput by about 25% without adding additional employees or machinery.

– Increased efficiency is easily 25%. And as we get more and more familiar with ProShop I think that number’s just going to grow exponentially.

– ProShop allows me to do so much more than I would be able to with lesser systems.

– Personally, I have less responsibility. I don’t have to chase jobs around and that’s that’s comforting.

– ProShop on the shop floor is a lot better than E2 used to be because there’s more information for each step along the way.

– Once people saw really how great it was it was kind of like a freight train. We couldn’t even stop the progress.

– I mean, we’ve had companies like Space X come in here and literally tell us that this is the best setup they’ve ever seen. And when we opened up ProShop their eyes get wild.

– ProShop is absolutely a game changer.

– I absolutely love ProShop

– I love ProShop. I absolutely love ProShop.

– Yeah. I would recommend ProShop and I have recommended ProShop. I’m like, man, why are you using whatever that software is? I’m like, dude you should come check out ProShop, just check it out. And you’ll like, it