3600 American Blvd. West, Ste. 250
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Why purchase a shop management system when you can rent?
Exact JobBOSS now offers the only software rental plan available for job shops and custom / make-to-order manufacturers. Rental gives you all the benefits and features of JobBOSS shop management and control for your business for about the same cost as your monthly cell phone bill.
New and improved OfficeBOSS® takes a dynamic approach to business performance management helping align your measurements with the goals of your company. Traditional performance management systems take a rear-view mirror approach to how your shop has performed in the past. OfficeBOSS to bridges the gap between long-term strategies and day-to-day action by incorporating balanced scorecard functionality along with trend analysis, document management and Outlook integration.
See JobBOSS and Ncell nesting software working together live at Mitsubishi/MC Machinery Systems Fabtech booth #14094 Exact JobBOSS, creators of the industry leading shop floor manufacturing software – integrates with Ncell iNest, nesting software for laser and fabrication shops. This integration takes advantage of JobBOSS dot net technology and IIS services to give users integrated-real-time, nesting capability. iNest, a dynamic, on-the-fly nesting engine, allows JobBOSS to operate in a fully automated network environment. It pulls active jobs from JobBOSS on demand to give better visibility into work on the shop floor. This real-time integration saves shops between $50,000 and $75,000 per year with elimination of duplicate data entry and improved material inventory efficiencies. Visit JobBOSS booth # 22107 to talk with JobBOSS representatives. Visit Mitsubishi / MC Machinery Systems booth #14094 at Fabtech to see these two integrated systems working real-time.
The Exact JobBOSS® division of Exact Software has become an official product sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing. As a result of this relationship, Joe Gibbs Racing will use JobBOSS to run their shop and manage their manufacturing processes. "Our relationship with Joe Gibbs Racing, in America's fastest growing sport, is a great fit for the Exact JobBOSS brand,” said Steve Massey, general manager, Exact JobBOSS. "Success on the track depends on reliability, precision, teamwork and speed, and we deliver those values to our job shop customers every day." This sponsorship with one of the leading teams helps Exact JobBOSS gain exposure in a large job shop market that services the racing industry. It’s also a strong extension of the JobBOSS commitment to job shops that are small to medium-sized make-to-order, engineer-to-order, contract, and mixed-mode manufacturers. "Exact JobBOSS is one of the most admired and recognizable job shop software companies in North America, and we’re happy to be associated with such a respected addition to the team," said Mark Bringle, technology manager of Joe Gibbs Racing. “By providing real-time access to tracking, scheduling and costing information, JobBOSS will help our shop, and our teams, stay in the winner’s circle."
Leading race team to use Exact JobBOSS to help manage shop operations in their Okuma Technology Center Minneapolis, Minnesota – April 17, 2006 – Richard Childress Racing, with more than 130 victories and nine NASCAR championships, including six in the NEXTEL Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt, has chosen Exact JobBOSS® software to schedule, track and cost the race engines they manufacture and assemble for their teams, as well as those they lease. The easy-to-use JobBOSS interface and robust functionality gives Richard Childress Racing the information they need to control the activities in their shop. "I have purchased and implemented a number of software systems over the past 27 years I have spent in manufacturing,” said Rick Grimes, manufacturing manager for Richard Childress Racing. “I have found Exact JobBOSS to be the first company that is truly easy to work with because they are honestly interested in our success.” Exact JobBOSS is the most widely used shop management software for the metalworking industry, with bar-code data collection, performance analysis, and contact management. Thousands of customers rely on JobBOSS for quoting, scheduling, costing, purchasing, inventory, shipping, and quality control. “We are thrilled to be working with one of the leading race teams in NASCAR,” said Steve Massey, general manager at Exact JobBOSS. “We have a commitment to help job shops of various sizes with their contract, make-to-order, engineer-to-order, or mixed-mode manufacturing, and our partnership with Richard Childress Racing embodies the efficiencies that we can help shops realize.” "Success on the track depends on success in the shop, and JobBOSS delivers the reliability, precision, teamwork and speed our manufacturing operation depends on every day,” said Grimes. “By knowing actual material costs, and having real-time access to tracking, scheduling and costing information, JobBOSS will also help our shop know the true cost of the engines we build for our teams, as well as those we lease. Our long-term goal is to go paperless and JobBOSS will help us get there." About Richard Childress Racing Richard Childress Racing (www.rcrn.com) has earned more than 130 victories and nine NASCAR championships, including six in the NEXTEL Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. It was the first organization to win championships in the NEXTEL Cup Series, Busch Series and Truck Series. Its 2006 NEXTEL Cup Series lineup includes Clint Bowyer (No. 07 Jack Daniel’s), Kevin Harvick (No. 29 GM Goodwrench/Reese’s) and Jeff Burton (No. 31 Cingular Wireless). Its Busch Series lineup includes Clint Bowyer (No. 2 ACDelco) and Kevin Harvick and Jeff Burton (No. 21 Coast Guard). For more information, please visit www. www.rcrracing.com. About Exact Software™ At Exact Software, we believe in Business Unified™ — being a leading, global provider of solutions that connect the people, processes and knowledge essential to an efficient, competitive business. Exact’s integrated solutions encompass executive control, accounting, manufacturing, distribution, online commerce, CRM, HRM, document management, Web portals, workflow and more, empowering collaboration among employees, suppliers, and customers with real-time access to central Web-based corporate information and exchange. Exact JobBOSS is the leader in shop management software for job shops, small to medium-sized make-to-order, engineer-to-order, contract and mixed-mode manufacturers, and has maintained that leadership standing since it was originally developed in Minneapolis, MN in 1984. JobBOSS has over 4,100 customers and 21,000 users worldwide who benefit from the control JobBOSS gives them to easily manage all of the changes their shop experiences on a daily basis. Exact Software is a division of Exact Holding N.V. (Amsterdam: EXACT.AS), located in Delft, the Netherlands, and has its North American headquarters in Andover, MA. For more information, please visit: www.exactamerica.com/jobboss. Exact Software, Business Unified, and JobBOSS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Exact Holding N.V. and/or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective holders. All rights reserved.
The Exact JobBOSS WOW Project recognizes JobBOSS customers who have transformed their businesses and achieved incredible success. These customers have positioned their companies to grow and compete in today's ever-changing economy. Their success is truly inspirational and we are proud to share their WOW Project stories with you. WOW Project 102 - Exact JobBOSS Empowers General MetalWorks Issue: Sales were declining and competitors were cutting into our business. We needed to differentiate ourselves to save our business and ensure our future? Vision: Implement lean, invest in cutting-edge machines and technology to reposition the company as a medium-sized supplier offering smaller lot sizes, value-added services and quick turn-around. Results: >> Sales volume doubled >> Finished Goods Inventory was reduced 800% >> Lead times and set up times were cut in half >> Achieved ISO certification Shrewd strategies lead to turnaround in just two years. Today General MetalWorks is positioned to provide smaller lot sizes, value added, engineering, strategic partnerships and the flexibility of quick turnaround. All this occurred without adding space and without significant hiring. Read the entire General MetalWorks WOW story. Start your own WOW Project today We'll help you get started. Call us at 800-777-4334 or visit us on the web.
Automation at Aztalan Engineering
A contract manufacturer expands its capacity using various approaches to feeding the machines.
Software Implementation Program Launched
The program will help companies integrate the JobBoss software program.
Moving in with a Customer
Shop owner Chris Nachtmann has established a close relationship with one of his biggest customers. In fact, he moved his operation inside that customer’s facility a couple years ago. Now, he’s making greater strides to invest in and grow his business.
Know How Much Quality is Costing You
In a way, quality is less valuable than you think. It’s also more expensive than you think.
Managing a Comprehensive Total Quality Management System for a 21st Job Shop
In this free webinar on September 29, learn how small and mid-sized shops have implemented quality management systems that saved the companies money.
Contract Manufacturing Software Offered in Multiple Tiers
The company’s manufacturing software for job shops and contract manufacturers is offered in three distinct packages allowing companies to select the offering that best fits their business needs.
Exact Launches ERP Software Rental Program
Exact Software, a Middleton, Massachusetts-based provider of business and manufacturing management solutions, offeres a rental program that provides contract manufacturers with full JobBoss shop management and control functionality for a monthly fee. The rental plan is designed for companies that need shop management software but have not yet justified the cost of purchasing a full-featured system.
Organizing And Simplifying Customer Relationships
Exact Software’s JobBoss CRM is said to help organize and simplify the process of maintaining customer relationships. The company says the manufacturing software provides critical tools within key business functions to manage customer interaction.
Software Tools For Busy Manufacturers
JobBoss CRM is the ideal tool for the busy manufacturer because it organizes and simplifies the process of maintaining customer relationships, the company says. It provides critical tools within key JobBoss business functions to manage customer interaction. According to the company, software benefits include easy identification and activity monitoring of top customers, insight into quote probability for the next quarter and improved customer service with immediate responses to phone inquiries.
Software Provides Accurate Data Commitments On Quotes
Exact Software’s JobBoss 11 combines traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) with related software solutions for human resource management (HRM) as well as production and workflow management. The company says the software enables manufacturers to meet tight, ever-changing deadlines. The ability to more accurately schedule and reschedule jobs, as well as reallocate resources and workcenters, allows organization to fulfill delivery promises as quoted, the company says.
Sharing The Big Picture
The theme of visibility in manufacturing finds expression in numerous ways at this shop. One of the most conspicuous is the use of plasma displays in strategic areas to summarize the company’s performance as reported by its shop control/data-collection system.
Finite And Infinite Scheduling Software
JobBoss 11 finite and infinite scheduling software allows users complete scheduling control, the company says. The software is said to provide job shops and contract/make-to-order manufacturers with flexible capacity, short-term and long-term planning, “big picture” snapshots, material availability, human system ov
Upgraded ERP Package Offers Connectivity
Exact Software North America offers the Exact Macola ES v9.5, a technology-upgraded edition of its ERP software that runs with Microsoft Windows Vista and SQL Server 2005. The software solution delivers integrated business process management and business intelligence capabilities in addition to core ERP applications.
Thinking About Shopfloor Interoperability-And Making It Happen
The significance of “plug-and-produce” integration for machine shops and manufacturing plants becomes clear from the perspective of an ERP software developer.
Succeeding Beyond A Specialty
This shop watched its chosen niche become less profitable. Its response was a dramatic investment in new equipment, along with an information-related change that has made all of the shop’s equipment more cost-effective.
Minute-To-Minute Costing Helps Shop Work Leaner
Established in 1994, Pattern Technologies, Inc. (Hartland, Wisconsin) employs 60 people and serves the OEM, casting and injection molding industries. The shop specializes in rapid product design, engineering and development, as well as production tooling and molds.
Software Helps Shop Automate Quality System
This company now enjoys benefits such as increased visibility and time savings and easier customer audits.
ERP Boosts Productivity And Paves Way For Horizontal Machining Center
This shop provides a range of milling, turning and contouring operations tailored to the requirements of industrial companies in the Northwest. It specializes in prototypes for high-tech model shops, short runs of critical parts for military applications and long runs of parts made to close tolerances. The shop runs two shifts daily and relies heavily on its versatile CNC machines.
ERP System Keeps New Work Center Fully Loaded
It's difficult for a small, specialized machine builder doing $1.5 million in sales annually to buy a $100,000 machine tool, then keep it fully loaded and realize a good return on investment without upsetting the workload throughout the shop—especially with the current manufacturing slowdown.
Making the best use of limited resources helped this shop bounce back from a flood. Now the shop's most important process-improvement tool is the software it bought to manage the flow of information.
Connecting With Customers
When Danny Hogge installed his first computer-based shop control system several years ago, he hardly imagined he'd soon be giving customers direct access to it via the Internet. As it turned out, it wasn't such a big leap after all, just a few logical steps down the road to where PC-based information technology is taking all businesses, and the metalworking business in particular.
Snapshot Of A Computer-Integrated Job Shop
Getting some basic software packages to "talk to each other" is the latest step in this job shop's steady march toward computer-integrated manufacturing -- at least for the moment.