JobBoss for Midsize Manufacturing/Job Shops
Updated December 04, 2019

JobBoss for Midsize Manufacturing/Job Shops

Jeremiah Alexander | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Exact JobBOSS

We use JobBOSS across our entire system. After outgrowing QuickBooks Enterprise we chose JobBOSS for its Manufacturing and Job Shop focus. It's shop floor control/scheduling module is used for every process in our building and provides real time evaluation of our flow. We needed a complete solution that addressed order processing, shop control, inventory, and accounting. JobBOSS provides a complete package that allows every member of the team to do their job in a single application with the ability to see how it affects every other department.
  • It's scheduling module works well for "Job Shop" style manufacturing and scales to larger production runs.
  • The ability to create routings and assemblies, as well as templates, allowed us to consolidate several excel spreadsheets per job into a single place. Getting everything into one spot really saves time and helps minimize mistakes that can occur from working in multiple files.
  • The remote workstations on the floor are helping us achieve our goal of paper reduction, and with real time changes we don't need to go out and collect outdated paperwork from the floor.
  • The accounting system is robust and works well.
  • The reporting is through Crystal Reports which is cumbersome to work with and requires someone who knows what they are doing. If you're moving from something like Quickbooks with built in report editing, you're going to be frustrated with creating custom reports.
  • If you run mutliple jobs on a single machine or use multi-pallet machines scheduling can get frustrating, and you will have to come up with your own solutions to schedule those machines. (This is not unique to JobBOSS scheduling. We tested several ERP systems in this range and most were lacking in this area).
  • Even with the 12.0 update, the interface is still rather dated for the onsite version. The online version looks much better.
  • We were using several pieces or software that have all been replaced by just JobBOSS. Inventory, routings, inspections, floor tracking, accounting are now all in a single place.
  • It helped us to reorganize our document server and consolidate files. Its ability to link files has created an environment where nearly every piece of information on an order can be found in a centralized single location.
  • The quoting module has improved our decision making and ability to see where we were right or wrong on costing.
JobBOSS is the centralized solution that has helped us consolidate nearly every process within our company. It's ability to create routings and calculate material by building a job saves us hours every day compared to Quickbooks. Its inventory management is faster and tracks more information than Wasp and its ability to understand raw stock and material shapes makes life so much simpler in a manufacturing environment.
Job Shops that have outgrown Quickbooks/Peachtree are a good fit and small to medium run shops are a good fit for JobBOSS. If you're still in the grey area between Quickbooks and a fully fledged ERP system, you can connect it with Quickbooks for your accounting which is a good medium for companies who would like to slowly roll, kind of upgrade out.

JobBOSS Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
10
Accounts receivable
9
Global Financial Support
Not Rated
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
9
Intercompany Accounting
8
Localizations
Not Rated
Journals and Reconciliations
10
Enterprise Accounting
9
Configurable Accounting
7
Centralized Rules Framework
Not Rated
Standardized Processes
7
Automated Invoice Processing
Not Rated
Shared Services Payments
8
Billings Management
6
Customer Receipt Applications
Not Rated
Customer Collections
Not Rated
Revenue Recognition
Not Rated
Cash Management
9
Asset Management
10
Travel & Expense Management
9
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
8
Period Close
Not Rated
Transactions Tax
8
Subledger Reconciliations
10
3rd Party Accounting Systems
8
Inventory tracking
10
Automatic reordering
10
Location management
10
Manufacturing module
10
Pricing
9
Order entry
8
Credit card processing
Not Rated
Cost of goods sold
9
Order Orchestration
9
End-to-end order visibility
7
Order exception Resolution
8
Pay calculation
Not Rated
Benefit plan administration
Not Rated
Direct deposit files
Not Rated
Salary revision and increment management
Not Rated
Reimbursement management
Not Rated
Dashboards
6
Standard reports
7
Custom reports
5
API for custom integration
Not Rated
Plug-ins
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions
10
Single sign-on capability
Not Rated
Award Lifecycle Management
Not Rated
Spending Control
Not Rated
Indirect Cost Management
Not Rated
Billing
Not Rated
Budgeting and Forecasting
8
Project Costing
10
Cost Capture
10
Capital Project Management
8
Customer Invoicing
8
Customer Contract Compliance
9
Project Revenue Recognition
8
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Not Rated
Project Financials Dashboard
7
Real-time Financial Reporting
8
Embedded Business Intelligence
Not Rated
Project Planning Collaboration
Not Rated
Project Planning and Scheduling
9
Project Manager Dashboard
9
Resource Manager Dashboard
9
Task Insight for Project Managers
Not Rated
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Not Rated
Team Member Task Collaboration
Not Rated
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Not Rated
Project Candidate Search
Not Rated
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Not Rated
Defineable Resource Pools
10
Defineable Resource Pools
10
Talent Profiles
Not Rated
Real-Time Project Reporting
7
Absence Management
Not Rated
Product Lifecycle Management
Not Rated
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Not Rated
Sourcing Analysis
8
Bids Analyzed and Compared
9
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Not Rated
Contract Authoring
Not Rated
Contract Compliance Management
Not Rated
Contract History
Not Rated
Contract Renewal Automation
Not Rated
Contract Repository
Not Rated
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Not Rated
Electronic Signatures
Not Rated
Invoice Automated Matching
Not Rated
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Not Rated
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Not Rated
Spend Compliance Management
Not Rated
Supplier Assessment
Not Rated
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Not Rated
Supplier Management
7
Supplier Portal
Not Rated
Risk Repository
Not Rated
Control Management
Not Rated
Control Mapping
Not Rated
Control Efficiency Assessments
Not Rated
Automated Control Assessments
Not Rated
Assessment Capture
Not Rated
Issue Detection
Not Rated
Automatic Notification
Not Rated
Remediation and Certification
Not Rated
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Not Rated
Transportation Sourcing Management
Not Rated
Transportation Process Integration
Not Rated
Transportation Execution Management
Not Rated
Freight Payment Automation
Not Rated
Trade Management
Not Rated
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Not Rated
Customs Entry Management
Not Rated
Customs Document Management
Not Rated
Customs Document Collaboration
Not Rated
Fulfillment Management
Not Rated
Inventory Visibility
Not Rated
Warehouse Workforce Management
Not Rated
Production Process Design
10
Supply Chain Business Flows
9
Production Management
9
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Not Rated
Configuration Management
8
Work Definition
10
Work Execution
10
Advanced Fulfillment
Not Rated
Manufacturing Costs
9
Forecasting
8
Inventory Planning
9
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Not Rated
Performance Monitoring
9
Ideation Management
Not Rated
Requirements Management
Not Rated
Proposal Management
Not Rated
Innovation Portfolio Management
Not Rated
Product Master Data Management
Not Rated
Vendor Portal
Not Rated
Project Portfolio Management
Not Rated