Jobshop demonstrates 9.3.1 at IT Showcase Live, Wembley Stadium

Jobshop will demonstrate the latest version of its high capability manufacturing and production control system at the IT Showcase Live event, to be held in the Royal Suite at Wembley Stadium, London on 9 October.

Faster operation and improved cost control capabilities are the key enhancements in Jobshop 9.3.1. Incorporating a new interface to Configur8or - an industry-leading software solution for product and service configuration, estimating, quoting, specifying, ordering and manufacturing - the new version builds on its proven reputation as an easy-to-use yet powerful and comprehensive business management system.

Jobshop 9.3.1 is particularly strong in the areas of shop floor data collection, MRP, scheduling, reporting and financial management - enabling organisations of all sizes to harness the full potential of their manufacturing resources.  The link to Configur8or both streamlines Jobshop's operation and reinforces its ability to reduce users' operating costs and increase their profitability - enabling visual estimates to be produced for custom jobs.

Further new functionality introduced in Jobshop 9.3.1 includes enhanced contract costing and the ability to analyse project costs under as many cost centres as required; compare actual to budgeted expenditure and accurately forecast costs to project completion.  Also new is sales EDI - a fully customisable system for importing sales orders. This feature will be of enormous benefit to customers who regularly import large sales schedules. The planning board in Jobshop has been completely rewritten for 9.3.1 with a Windows look and feel to make it as user-friendly as possible.

Designed and developed using a powerful 4GL programming tool kit, Jobshop is a true Windows application, providing customers with an intuitive and fully definable desktop environment.  'Drag and drop' commands and Windows 'Explorer' type Treeview BOM displays allow the fast and accurate creation and checking of all levels within the product structure, along with instant updating of Bills of Material to accommodate customer-specified options. Jobshop also features hot key searches, rapid 'drill down' tools for instant access to required data, and the power of Crystal ReportsT to enable analyses to be customised quickly and easily to individual user requirements.

About Jobshop

Jobshop is an advanced production planning and control system which offers advanced functionality and value in the key areas of manufacturing and is a significant factor in enabling SME organisations to compete in the marketplace and economic climate through direct productivity improvements and lower IT infrastructure costs.  Jobshop is a principal brand of the Planit group - recently ranked by CIMdata as the world's fastest growing CAM vendor, with most industrial users. 

Planit is a global supplier of design and manufacturing software for the engineering, woodworking and stone industries.  The company provides its customers with products and services that enable them to improve the productivity of their machine tools, shorten design and manufacturing time, optimise material usage and deliver high quality goods and services to their customers.  Planit's solutions are best-in-class within their respective markets and are integral to the success of thousands of companies of every size around the globe. 

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