Shoptech Software has been incorporated since 1984. Their flagship product, the E2 Shop System, was developed in a job shop in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company founders, Rich and Greg Ehemann – the two Es of the E2 products – grew up in a shop. While working there, they realized that an essential component of a make-to-order manufacturer’s success is the ability to determine if they are making or losing money on a job by job basis. Determining profitability based on accounting at the end of the month was not enough to develop a strong strategy for business growth. They also experienced first-hand the need to better coordinate the other facets of running a job shop: estimating, scheduling, collecting time from the shop floor, purchasing, shipping, and even accounting.
Out of their experience with shops and their interest for computers came two software products and a company that was built from the ground up. This real American success story developed through passion that’s still evident today. The E2 Shop System and the E2 Manufacturing System continue to be the most comprehensive ERP packages on the market, while building Shoptech Software into a company that now has thousands of customers and four offices across North America.
Along the way, Shoptech has forged strategic alliances with business partners, garnered recognition in business and shop trade magazines, and gained a reputation as an industry leader of the technological innovations that best serve the many job shop markets. Shoptech is truly the authority on shop floor control.
The executive team and the founding partners of E2 take great pride in the company’s roots in the job shop industry. As one customer said, “they’ve still got chips in the shoes,” from the days of running machines. The company has never lost its vision of helping job shops run more smoothly, productively, and profitably. They have continued that vision by diversifying their products. The E2 Shop System is designed for job shops and make-to-order manufacturers, while E2 Manufacturing is designed for the highly repetitive manufacturer. The E2 Shop System is available in an on-premise model or a SaaS model, which is hosted on the cloud, instead of in the shop.
As Shoptech has passed a quarter century of servicing job shops and highly repetitive manufacturers, customer needs still drive the success and continued growth of the company. Our philosophy remains untouched from the day we opened our doors:
- Employ the most knowledgeable and experienced industry professionals to deliver and service a product that is robust, yet flexible.
- Continually invest in current and emerging technologies.
- Control our business from the inside.
- Provide an exceptional commitment to customer support and service.
Our specialization and commitment to building our business and yours with high-quality people, products, and service are testaments to our ongoing goal of strengthening our reputation as North America’s leading provider of shop management systems. The same individuals who created the product continue to develop and improve the software, and our industry experts share over 30 years of combined experience in the manufacturing industry. Simply put, we know and understand the needs of today’s shop owner better than anyone else.
We are the authority on Shop Control Software.
Very truly yours,
The Executive Team
Shoptech Software Corp