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Jul 20, 2021
Oregon, USA
Hi Everyone

I'm working on doing some market research into the uses and need of ERP software within machine shops. Having worked in a machine shop in every area between button pusher, QC, and manager, I know that each area of the shop has different needs and some shops simply don't need ERP software. With that said, I'm looking to interview a few of you owners and managers in regards to ERP software (no more than 15 minutes over Zoom, or if you are local to Portland I'll buy you a coffee and we can meet in person). If you're not interested in an interview, would you mind answering some or all of the questions below? I'm looking to get as many opinions as possible and with how dynamic you guys all are, your feedback is appreciated!


1. What ERP software do you use? What factors went into choosing this ERP Software? What do you like or dislike about it? If you DON'T use ERP software, what's the reason?

2. How critical is ERP software to you and the flow in your shop?

3. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the phrase "software consultant"?

4. Do you use a full ERP solution, or do you have separate software solutions for payroll, inventory, etc? Do they all work together?

5. What is the most important thing to you when it comes to ERP software (I've heard many shop owners complain that most ERP software is either stupid simple and worthless or too complex and expensive)?

6. Do you allocate a certain budget towards software or do you simply buy software as you need it?

7. Do you use any subscription-based software or is all/most of your software "Pay Once"?

8. What is your biggest complaint in regards to most currently available ERP solutions?

I appreciate you all very much for taking your time! I'm building a company solely dedicated to serving shop owners like yourself to add as much value as possible to shops around the world.

Please note, I will NOT be pitching any products or trying to make any sales from this. You will NOT be spammed or DM'd if you answer any of these questions; they aren't loaded questions I'm strictly doing research. You and your answers will remain anonymous. Thank you!


May 21, 2018
I'm a retired Industrial mechanic/Machinist. My last few years of employment was the implementation of J.D.Edwards
ERP software in 4 of our plants. 1 in Canada and 3 in the States. I would be willing to discuss it with you but not sure I.am what you are looking for. Let me know anyway.


Dec 19, 2022
Hi everyone, can anyone help me with Jobboss Integration with Fedex and UPS

Jobboss is our ERP system and has all of the shipping information from account#, address, PO#, Job# all within it - so rather than putting all of this data in twice and chancing a mistake in where or what is going I want to integrate or extract this information and put it into UPS Worldship and Fedex Ship Manager.

Looking for someone who has the experience and has done a similar project. Jobboss does not have this functionality embedded within it.
Thank you very much!