Pros: Visibility. The biggest thing I like about ProShop is that I am able to see across all machining cells what jobs are being currently processed. I can see from multiple dashboards what is ready for outside processing, ready to inspect, ready to ship to the customer and what has been invoiced. I love that all of the information about a work order is accessible with in the click of a mouse. The other thing I really like is that a Quality Management System is so easy to maintain being built right into ProShop.
Cons: The thing that I least like about ProShop is that we put all this information in the system and we want to be able to customize part labels based on my customers requirements. If we could have this feature available to us we wouldn't have any complaints. This feature request is one that we can't wait to get our hands on.
Alternatives Considered: Global Shop Solutions, E2 Shop System, JobBOSS
Reasons for Choosing ProShop: Ease of use. Training is a breeze for new hires. It is so intuitive you can literally give someone a login show them the menu and they can figure out the most of it for themselves. I mean, we don't do that, but you could. We like the functionality in every aspect. ProShop is built for Manufacturing. The other reason we bought ProShop is that the guys that developed the ERP also ran a machine shop for 20+ years. They have most likely encountered every problem imaginable using ProShop ERP in a manufacturing environment. With the ProShop guys improving ProShop over 20+ years that has given us that much more of a competitive edge in manufacturing without having to overcome the barriers ourselves. Thanks ProShop.
Comments (Benefits): Implementation was easy. The ProShop team was amazing in getting us up to speed incredibly fast.
When we receive a re-order from a customer we are able to process parts in the same manner they were processed a year earlier. It is so easy to input information about a process, operation, fixtures, tooling, material, etc... that you can produce a part nearly identical to an original order right down to the details listed on the work order.
Being able to instantly access information relevant to your job function is a game changer not only to employees, but to running and growing a successful machine shop. We could not have done it without ProShop.