E2 Shop Review - why 4.3 stars?

E2 Shop System Review
ITQlick Score: 87/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.3/5)
Pricing: 4/10 - average cost
Category: ERP -> E2 Shop
Ranking:Ranked 16 out of 271 ERP systems
Company: Shoptech
Pricing: starts at $4,995 per license
Typical customers: SMBs
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
Links: E2 Shop pricing, E2 Shop alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Jun 14, 2022

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What is E2 Shop and its features?

E2 Shop System is a manufacturing software with a complete job shop control solution that can help users to run production easily and efficiently by supporting a variety of manufacturing software features from quoting to quality control. E2 Shop System is user-friendly and is very easy to implement, so can quickly start enjoying the benefits of this solution.

Shoptech, the company behind this manufacturing software, was founded back in 1984. The founders are Greg Ehemann and Rich Ehemann, the two Es in the E2 Shop System. The company is providing ERP packages to thousands of customers across North America.

What is E2 Shop rating?

The rating of E2 Shop is 4.3 stars out of 5 and the total score is 87 out of 100. The rating score is based on our unbiased data-based algo. Learn more - rating methodology page.

Who uses E2 Shop?

E2 Shop System is specifically designed for small size job shops. It can be used by machine shops, fabrication shops, mold shops, screw shops, repair shops, service shops, captive shops, plastic injection molding, tool and die shops, assembly shops and other similar shops. L/T Enterprises, Wagstaff Incorporated and Garity Tool Company Inc. are some of the clients of E2 Shop System.

Is it easy to use?

Yes, E2 Shop makes it fairly easy to use. This product is user friendly and intuitive.

Is E2 Shop cloud-based?

Yes, they offer cloud based hosting, which means IT resources are retrieved through web-based tools and applications and you don't need to buy servers and additional hardware equipment.

Can it be used on mobile?

Yes, you can access E2 Shop on your mobile/smart phone.

Is E2 Shop the best ERP system?

E2 Shop is ranked 16 out of 271 software in their category (ERP systems).

What are their main features and functionalities?

E2 Shop System can handle all necessary job shop tasks such as quoting, job costing, inventory, shipping, contact management, quality, scheduling, performance analysis and bar code. The quoting feature offers fast and accurate quoting and there is also a quickie quote feature that does not require estimating detail.

Inventory management can help you to track your exact inventory levels and the scheduling whiteboard supports shop floor efficiency.

The shipping functionality supports integration with UPS World ship, Fed X and other carriers, allowing customers to easily track goods from dock to dock. The material management module can help you to purchase material directly and then automatically re-order it to ensure that is always in stock.

Other notable features are quality control, job costing/tracking, order entry and A/R, A/P, G/L and payroll support.

What are E2 Shop's pros? (5 Pros)

  • Customer support includes unlimited toll-free calls to the technical support center, unlimited upgrades and e-learning classes for the first six months
  • E2 Shop System is versatile and covers everything from quoting to shipping
  • The software helps keep the manufacturing workflow running smoothly without much intervention from administrative staff
  • Once the software is learned, it is a pretty intuitive and easy-to-use product
  • The accounting module keeps everything in one interface, so there are no integration issues

What are E2 Shop's cons? (5 cons)

  • It does not allow for a user to have more than one order open at a time
  • Users complain there were a lot of situations that the training did not cover, and they had to learn on their own
  • The customer support of E2 Shop System offers unlimited toll-free calls, e-learning classes for only 6 months
  • The scheduling part takes some extra time to implement comparing to other similar tools
  • The job shop software doesn’t offer any mobile dedicated app for iOS and Android users

Who are their main alternatives?

E2 Shop System competes with other ERP systems like Acumatica Cloud ERP, SAP Business One, and Sage Intacct. We will compare these ERP systems in some specific aspects below.
  • Functionality: E2 Shop System offers features like Estimating, Purchasing, Job Costing & Job Tracking, etc. Compared to its alternatives, E2 Shop System and its mentioned alternatives share similar features like Order Management, Forecasting, Accounting Integration, and Reporting/Analytics. Acumatica Cloud ERP and SAP Business One offer inventory optimization and kitting features, but they are lacking in E2 Shop System and Sage Intacct.

    Mobile Access is a feature provided by the mentioned alternatives except for E2 Shop System. Supplier Management is provided by E2 Shop System and its mentioned alternatives except for Sage Intacct. Warehouse Management is offered by E2 Shop System and its mentioned alternatives except for SAP Business One. Manufacturing Planning, Safety Management, and Material Requirements Planning are offered by E2 Shop System and its mentioned alternatives except for Sage Intacct.
  • Customers/Industries: The E2 Shop System serves discrete manufacturers utilizing Make-to-Order, Make-to-Stock, Engineer-to-Order, Assemble-to-Order, and Mixed-Mode processes. Compared to its alternatives, SAP Business One is designed specifically for small & midsize businesses active within consumer products, industrial machinery, components, professional services, retail & wholesale distribution, etc.

    Sage Intacct is designed to assist mid-sized organizations ranging from Nonprofit, Financial Services, Construction & Real Estate, Healthcare, etc. Acumatica Acumatica Cloud ERP is tuned to the needs of small and mid-sized businesses. It targets firms in Construction, Distribution, Manufacturing, etc.
  • Cost: the license cost information for E2 Shop System and its mentioned alternatives are unavailable.
  • Cloud-based/On-premise: E2 Shop System and its mentioned alternatives are cloud-based. E2 Shop System and its mentioned alternatives, except Sage Intacct, have an On-premise version for Windows and Linux.
  • Popularity: E2 Shop System by ECi Software Solutions Inc is privately held and trusted by over 8,000 shops across North America. Sage Intacct is a subsidiary of Sage Group which is also publicly traded on the LSE under the SGE symbol and trusted by over 17,000 customers.
  • Scalability: E2 Shop System and its mentioned alternatives provide scalable solutions that range from SMB to large enterprises. Support: E2 Shop System and its mentioned alternatives offer support channels like Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, and Chat. FAQs/Forum is offered by E2 Shop System and its mentioned alternatives except for SAP Business One. All the mentioned alternatives offer a Knowledge Base except E2 Shop System. Acumatica Cloud ERP and Sage Intacct offer a 24/7 (Live Rep) lacking in E2 Shop System and SAP Business One.

What is the cost of E2 Shop?

The cost of license starts at $4,995 per license. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 4 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). You can find here the REAL total cost breakdown for E2 Shop. You can also find here pricing information from E2 Shop's website.

What should you ask Shoptech during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with E2 Shop and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching E2 Shop in action. Visit the vendor's website here.

Where E2 Shop is used?

E2 MFG System is a good fit for manufacturers utilizing Make-to-Order, Make-to-Stock, Engineer-to-Order, Assemble-to-Order, and Mixed-Mode processes.

List of categories

Product Lifecycle Management
ERP
BI Module
Customer Management Module
Financial Module
Human Resources Module
Manufacturing (MRP / MES) Module
Supply Chain Module
Manufacturing Inventory
Manufacturing
Aerospace Manufacturing
Capacity Planning

List of features

Advanced Shipment Notification
Order Processing Management
Accounting Module
CRM Module
Inventory Management Module
Manufacturing Module

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.