Posts By: Paul Ventura

Why Downtime is the Right Time to Implement New Shop Software

With the calendar recently flipping over to November, many shops are preparing for their least favorite time of the year – downtime. But this slow time may also be the perfect time to implement new shop software. Nearly every shop in every industry has some period of downtime. Some industries experience downtime in the summer…

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IMTS Roundup: A 6-Day Glimpse Into the Future of Manufacturing

The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) was held September 10th through 15th in Chicago, and a team of Shoptech employees was fortunate enough to attend. For 31 years, IMTS has been one of the industry’s largest annual gatherings of manufacturers, suppliers, and technology providers. Every year, the show presents a wonderful opportunity for Shoptech to…

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The 1 Question You Must Ask Before Buying Machine Shop Software

If you’ve recently decided to explore software options for your machine shop, that could be a wise decision. The difference between a successful shop and a shop that’s just barely making it is that the successful shop has a process that maximizes efficiency and eliminates waste. Software is often the engine that drives that process….

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Shoptech Canada opens in Ontario

Hartford, CT, August 22, 2016 – Shoptech Software has opened a new office in Ontario Canada. Shoptech Canada will service and support the 1000 plus Shoptech Canadian customers. Ontario is home to many of the leading technology companies in the world. . Ontario generates 37% of the national GDP and is home to almost 50%…

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Employees Want Flexible Schedules: 3 Ways to Introduce It to Your Shop

Last month, we wrote about millennials and how they will soon dominate the workforce in nearly every industry, including manufacturing. As discussed in that article, if you don’t have a plan to appeal to and manage to the millennial mindset, you could have a tough time replacing retiring workers, filling demand, and growing your business….

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Charlotte, North Carolina

Date: Tuesday May 24th Time: 9:00AM – 11:30AM EST Location: Doubletree Charlotte Airport 2600 Yorkmont Rd. Charlotte, NC 28208

E2 and Quickbooks: A Match Made in Manufacturing Heaven

Quickbooks is the leading business accounting software platform for a reason. It’s easy-to-use, simple to learn, and compatible with a wide range of devices, platforms, and other software. If you use Quickbooks to manage your shop’s accounting process, you have plenty of company. As great as Quickbooks is, though, it can’t do everything your shop…

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Do you know where your job is?

Schedule

There’s one constant in every machine shop – change. You can have the most detailed plans and processes in the world, but if you can’t facilitate change, you’re going to have difficulty being successful in the manufacturing world. Nowhere is the ability to adapt more important than in your scheduling process. If your shop is…

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Machine shop software: Does yours make the grade?

  Your ERP software can make all the difference between delivering on-time and being profitable versus missing customer deadlines and losing money. And it’s not just enough to have ERP software. You also need the right software for your shop, and you need to utilize it to its fullest capabilities. The good news is you…

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Shoptech Cincinnati office expanding for Second time in Two Years!

Cincinnati, OH (January 26, 2016) A ribbon cutting ceremony took place last week in the new Shoptech Cincinnati office that included several city officials as well as the Shoptech executive team.  Due to the rapid growth in Customers and Employees over the past two years, Shoptech has moved to a larger facility at their Cincinnati,…

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Why bad job costing is killing your business

You see an email come through from a new customer. They have a job they need filled, and it’s a big one. They want to know what your best price is, as they’re in the process of collecting quotes from a few different shops. You need to give them your most competitive price because you…

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Job Shop Management

In 1989, Stephen R. Covey published his landmark management book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. It was an instant success and has gone on to sell more than 15 million copies in 38 languages around the world. If you haven’t read it, you should. It’s an easy read and is packed with useful…

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3 Reasons why job shops fail

If you’ve been in this business long enough, then you know the story all too well. A shop opens up in a shiny new facility with brand new equipment. The owner and other shop executives are knowledgeable about the industry. It seems like the shop has everything it needs to be successful. For some reason,…

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4 Signs that the time is right to expand your shop

Expansion. It’s a word that’s a double-edged sword for many shop owners. On one hand, expansion is a sign of growth. That’s a good thing. Expansion can allow you take on more business, offer new products, and generally scale your business. On the other hand, expansion takes capital. It can be expensive, especially if the…

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Northern Maine Community College students get real-world head start with Shoptech’s E2 Shop System

For immediate release July 16, 2015 Contact: Paul Ventura Vice President of Marketing, Shoptech Software 800-525-2143 pventura@shoptech.com Northern Maine Community College students get real-world head start with Shoptech’s E2 Shop System This year, the precision machining program at Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle, Maine placed nearly 96 percent of its graduates into full-time…

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3 Secrets to growing your job shop

Every business wants to grow, but sometimes it feels like only a select few have figured out the formula for how to do it. The truth is there isn’t one single formula for achieving growth. Rather, there are a lot of different things you need to focus on. Putting out high quality products helps because…

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3 Management tips to make your job shop more efficient

There’s one surefire way to make your job shop more profitable this year – by becoming more efficient. Eliminating waste and getting more production out of your team is a guaranteed formula for increased profitability. Greater efficiency is easier said than done, though. That’s especially true when you’re juggling a wide range of customer demands…

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Shoptech Expands Las Vegas Office

MEDIA CONTACT: Paul Ventura, Vice President of Marketing for Shoptech Software, pventura@shoptech.com. 800-525-2143 Shoptech Expands Las Vegas Office Hartford, CT, November 24 2014 – Shoptech Software has moved into a new state of the art facility, more than doubling the size of their Las Vegas office. The office is located in the high tech Marnell…

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How to motivate your job shop employees

What does your job shop have in common with Pike Place Fish Market, the Seattle landmark where they throw fish to customers? Hold the fishy smell jokes, please. According to Shoptech’s business development manager, Gerri Schuh, we all can take a cue from that famous fish market and learn some big lessons on how to…

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Job shop technology marches on with E2

Call me sentimental, but as we approach the International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014, I couldn’t help but reflect on E2’s first time exhibiting at this giant of a trade show serving the manufacturing technology industry. My how times have changed in 18 years. Not just with advancements in job shop technology, but our goals at…

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Shoptech wins Inc. 5000 for 8th consecutive year

MEDIA CONTACT: Paul Ventura, Vice President of Marketing for Shoptech Software, pventura@shoptech.com. 800-525-2143 Inc. Magazine selects Shoptech Software as one of the fastest growing 5000 companies in the U.S.A NEW YORK, August 25, 2014 – Inc. today selected Shoptech Software as one of the fastest growing 5,000 companies in the United States. This is the…

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