You’re probably familiar with the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Goldilocks tries the bears’ oatmeal, chairs, and beds throughout her tour of their house. She’s looking for the one that’s not too big or too little, but is just right. Looking for an ERP system is kind of like that. Some systems are too much of one thing or not enough on another. E2 SHOP is the happy medium that’s just right.
Powerful, but not Complicated
There’s a lot you want your ERP system to do. It has to do more than you can with a pen and paper, but you don’t want it to be complicated either. E2 SHOP has everything you need to go from quote to cash without overwhelming your team. It can quote, schedule, run reports, and help you run your shop the best it can. Even with all of these functions, it’s not complicated. The main menu is simple and intuitive, and all of the tools are right where you’d expect them to be.
You Get What You Pay For
Another important consideration when looking for an ERP system is the price. You don’t want to go over your budget. Instead, if you get the cheapest system you can find, you will have problems down the road. You’ll end up spending even more money when you eventually have to replace the cheap system you bought. E2 SHOP is competitively priced because it’s a top system with local, USA-based support. More importantly, E2 SHOP will run your shop well and be worth every penny.
If you’re like a lot of Shoptech’s users, you don’t run a 50-man shop. Using a spreadsheet for scheduling can be difficult for even a few people to manage, and the giant ERP systems are too big for a lot of shops. However, even with a 10-man shop, you still need a robust ERP system. E2 SHOP was born in a job shop, so it’s powerful enough for shops that do a lot. Also, you won’t have to worry about outgrowing E2 SHOP. It scales up with you, able to take on challenges alongside your growing shop, whatever its size.
It can be easy to get carried away with the bells and whistles you want for your ERP system. You could end up with far more software than you really need for your shop. On the other hand, you could end up with software that doesn’t handle everything you need. With different levels of the software, E2 SHOP will give you all the features you need and nothing you don’t. Shopping for an ERP system is all about balance. Once you know what you need your system to do, you can find what works for your shop. Not too big and not too little, but just right.
See how we helped one of our users find the ERP system that was just right for them.