Paul Ventura, VP of marketing for Shoptech, maker of E2 Shop System manufacturing softwareI have been around job shops my entire career, which began when our co-founders Greg and Rich Ehemann let me join them to help get the word out about our mission of developing and perfecting shop management software. Back when I worked in a machine shop during the 1980’s, I experienced firsthand the frustration of not being able to determine whether we were making or losing money on a job. Out of that frustration, we developed a computer program to track actual costs and monitor profitability. In the process, we saw the need to better coordinate most of the other facets of running our job shop: estimating, scheduling, collecting time from the shop floor, purchasing, shipping, and even accounting. We took our software to the streets.

Today, the Shoptech E2 Shop System continues to be the most comprehensive job shop ERP package on the market today. serving thousands of customers through five offices across North America.

Along the way, Shoptech has forged strategic alliances with business partners, garnered recognition in business and shop trade associations and magazines, and gained a reputation as consistently being on the forefront of technological innovations to best serve the many job shop markets.

I started this blog to share some ideas and issues that face the job shop and small- to mid-size manufacturer. Please feel free to comment and share my posts. You can also email me directly if you’d like. I welcome your thoughts.

Yours in productivity,
Paul Ventura
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Helping shops take control with easy-to-use and powerful manufacturing software

With a foundation cast in the contract manufacturing business, the Shoptech Corporation has built an unmatched reputation of providing easy-to-use manufacturing software for machine shops, job shops and a growing variety of make-to-order manufacturers. Our E2 Shop System is the industry standard for managing shops of all kinds and sizes. A national network of regional offices and training centers, a ’round-the-clock technical service center, and an overarching commitment to innovation and support enables Shoptech to maintain its position as the authority on shop floor control.




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