JobPro Central is suitable for users in any country. Existing users come from countries including: USA & Canada, United Kingdom & Ireland, Australia & New Zealand, Netherlands and Netherlands Antilles, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Portugal, Monaco, Greece, Malta, Poland, Hungary, Latvia, South Africa, Tanzania, Nigeria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, China, Japan, Taiwan, Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Mauritius, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Rep. of Panama, Puerto Rico...
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Some US/Canadian testimonials
"Four years ago, our company was well overdue for the shift from the canned accounting software that we were running. Where Quickbooks and AccountEdge had been adequate stepping stones in our early years, we weren’t able to tweak and customize in many ways that we needed. From a shortage of desired reports, to search capabilities, to customer history, and much more, as our staff grew we needed to scale our system to accommodate more sophisticated needs.
After an exhaustive search, we found ourselves looking at JobPro Central. We made the plunge and have never regretted it.
JobPro – utilizing the FileMaker platform – has provided the speed, versatility, searchability, and “tweakability” to nearly anything we wanted to change. The folks at Softouch continually prove out their professionalism with extremely fast response to our requests for customization. More than once we have requested a complex change that, after discussing it with Softouch, they had ideas to achieve the same objective with a less expensive alternative. With our limited programming knowledge, they have always been good at speaking at our level.
At Appleton Stainless, Inc, we have long held to the principal of “work smart, not hard,” and JobPro Central allows us to do just that. What worked three years ago might not be working any longer. Leveraging the ability to adapt our software allows our people to service the customer’s needs quickly; handling more business accurately and in less time."
Gary Fahey, President • Appleton Stainless, Inc • Appleton, WI USA
"Just wanted to say, 'Great product!' I bought my license the same day, after trying it for 30 minutes. As an international user of the JobPro Central software, I was originally concerned about the level of support I would receive. However, the guys at Softouch Technologies are the best! They promptly reply to all my emails with very complete, understandable, step-by-step directions. It was the best investment we ever made! Many thanks for such an outstanding product and service. I would not hesitate to recommend JobPro Central to anyone."
Mario Zamfir, MBA. Principal, Creative Director - Urban Design Associates LLC. Canada
"In 2011, Johnson & Associates was a new, virtual, Intellectual Property law firm. Prosecuting patents and trademarks requires a very strong calendar and docket system to keep track of all the various dates. The docket and calendar of due dates are enormous due to worldwide prosecution. We are an all Mac firm and have used Filemaker Pro for many years to maintain other small databases so it was natural for us to search out a Filemaker Pro docket system. None existed that we could find. But we did find JobPro Central. We contacted them and they said that they could remodel their existing software to meet our needs. We were assigned an absolutely brilliant developer dedicated to this task. Unlike other "docket systems" available, our new software is, according to our attorneys (who come from various law firms), the best in the business and state of the art. JPC has provided us with not only a calendar and docket system, but a client management system as well. So while JPC for some may be a job tracking system for businesses that sell goods, they were able to modify their existing software to a completely new set of standards, needs and goals, all within about a 3 month time frame. Absolutely brilliant!"
Lynn Freeman-Rees, Johnson & Associates, Georgia, USA
"As a Mac based enterprise, we needed a tool that would allow us to continue to work within the Mac environment; JobPro quickly rose to the top of the list. JobPro is an ideal solution for small and medium sized businesses looking to grow with or into an ERP system. JobPro has made it intuitive to move throughout their system and even easier to learn. JobPro is one of the best values in the ERP market, offering a strong software solution with a wonderful and clean interface, available customization options, and intelligent customer support staff. Setting up JobPro is simple and quick, which was critical for us as an existing business with massive amounts of historical data to import and the need to continue to service client orders on a daily basis throughout the transition. JobPro is helping us expand our international operations with strong currency solutions and communications tools. Anyone using FileMaker in other areas of their business will love the interface and integration that JobPro offers."
Marcus Bennett, Operations Manager, Starz, Inc., Foothill Ranch, California, USA
"I'd like to give a shout out to Mark's work on our behalf. He's been a great collaborator, very quick, and he revises code rapidly and correctly. He's also gone the extra mile for us, most recently yesterday when he stayed late to get some critical tweaks done for us. He's a great ambassador for your business. Keep up the great work, Mark!"
Dean Richardson, Envision Glazing Inc., Coquitlam, BC, Canada
"JobPro has made a big impact in both our Estimating and Project Management Department. Quotes are now done in minutes and notes, schedules and attachments can all be found in one place. It's what we have been looking for and now we have it. Thanks JobPro!!!"
Carlos Salinas P.S. Services, Inc. California, USA
"Starting a new job is hard. Starting a new job in a field that you have never worked before is even harder. JobPro was one of the easiest applications that I learned in a short period of time. I read and interacted with the tutorial. Then within a matter of minutes I was creating new accounts and closing out old ones. I have had only one problem since I started. I sent the help center an e-mail and the next morning I was on the phone with Stuart Grimes. He took me step by step on how to fix it. I would recommend JobPro to most businesses! Thank you again for your ease of use and prompt help when needed."
Crystal Outlaw, Design Workshop, Inc. - North Carolina USA
"After 18 years of searching for dockets, tracking hours on scrap pieces of paper, and trying to create my own project management solution, we found something that works - JobPro Central! I couldn't find a more intuitive, usable program that fits our companies needs in daily tracking of projects and big picture forecasts. Well done to Softouch Technologies."
Leslie Akse, Insite Design, Ontario, Canada
"Congratulations for a fantastic looking, state of the art FileMaker application! I sincerely hope you will win lots of awards for it. JobPro Central has been around for many years, and it just gets better and better. I'm recommending JobPro to all of my clients without the slightest hesitation."
Michael Huber, Rheinport Media Inc. (Certified FM Developer, FM Business Alliance Member), New York, USA
"Not to sound cliché, but JobPro has basically transformed my business. As a creative professional – a music producer and voice actor – dealing with administrative necessities is outside my realm of expertise. JobPro not only presents me with a thoroughly digestible overview of my business, it both instructs and inspires me. Getting organized is now a great way to ramp up to a job. JobPro gives me a fantastic way to preview my workflow and set schedules. The file attachment option takes it to a whole new level. As I am constantly referring back to versions and revisions, I can basically have everything all in one place the instant an e-mail or a phone call comes in. Also, and this may sound elementary to anyone who is not an artist, but it is of great comfort to look at my reports at the end (the vary late end) of my day and get an overview of my schedule, how it relates to the tasks at hand and of course my receivables. Before I got JobPro I thought it would be too deep for me. The fact is, it does much more than I will ever need, unless I start stocking inventory for example. But JobPro is customizable and I find that as an artist, having JobPro kinda like having a business partner. By the way, the design and layouts rock. I keep the home page, which I have set to clients and companies, open on my second computer screen all day – I can take quick glances at any aspect of my business anytime – a nice break from the often insular mindset of creativity. JobPro is the best tool I have added to my creative arsenal in a long time."
Jon Wolfson, W Records LLC, Venice, California, USA
"I am amazed how easy it is to get help from you! Thank you so much for your prompt responses, each and every time!!! :)"
Maria Marolda, General Manager, Rye Park Gaming, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
"We reviewed a number of FileMaker based products on the market and determined JobPro was by far the best when it came to providing all the features we needed and intuitive ease of use. JobPro's ability to create folders on the fly for document storage makes our document filing incredibly easy. By using the Google calendar function our managers can see across all employees and monitor progress on their assigned tasks. Having the tasks automatically update to the calendar makes our planning and scheduling much more efficient. JobPro allows us to organize all facets of our business with one piece of elegantly designed software."
Aaron Sones, EIMSI, Los Angeles, California, USA
"We are an integrator business in a very specialized field of security (Technology : CCTV, Access control, Alarm). We found JobPro to be very easy to work with, it has become our centralized point for all of our daily activity. With only a few click of the mouse we are able to view our daily operation, contact, expenses, service call. Everything is easy to understand and we are since more pro-active. It helped us to improve our customer service. All our thanks go to the JobPro Central Team. Keep up the good work."
Guy Labrie, Director Technology, Sectek Inc., Montréal, Canada
"We purchased JobPro to streamline our business processes. JobPro manages work flow from developing new business, to staffing, managing, and executing projects, all the way through to invoice requisition and reporting. Additionally, we have customized each facet of the program to meet our company needs. To make things even more complicated, our office is split between the Mac and PC world. JobPro is fully functional on either. The JobPro team is knowledgeable and prompt in making any requested updates/revisions. They are simply a joy to work with!
This program pays for itself everyday by time saved and profits generated. This was one of the best business decisions we ever made!"
Dawn Spalding, Marketing Director, Prizm, WI USA
"This is one of the best, if not the best, automating applications for everything from enquiry to billing, integrating all the important aspects of job and project processes including planning and scheduling."
Christian Benjamin, Support911, San Fernando, California
"JobPro Central redefined and simplified the way we manage our productions and client accounts, and continues to smooth our periods of substantial business growth. The menial tasks we once performed manually are now performed and tracked automatically by JobPro, leaving us more time to focus on our client and the quality of our product. And the staff have been exceptional in their support offerings."
Jo H-S, Production Coordinator, Go 2 Productions, Vancouver
"After years of searching for the perfect organizing software, I have found JobPro Central! I am impressed with the range of features and how quickly I've seen positive results in my workflow. As a successful business woman of a small graphic design firm, I know my time is better spent on billable hours rather than making to-do lists, billing, and searching through my rolodex. Kudos to JobPro for knowing just what a creative person needs to step up to the next level. JobPro is the tool that builds a focused, easy-to-use management system that is keeping me on track with my jobs, clients and billing. Well worth the price!"
Vicki Moser | CopperMoon Design. Portland, Oregon USA
"When software takes a corporation to the next level, the credit starts with the developer. Your fine work and ease of use has helped streamline our business operation. Thanks to JobPro, our customer service and overall efficiency is much improved. We have recommended JobPro to others because of our satisfaction with your product. Thank you for your excellent service."
Michel Gelinas, Cooling Source, Inc. California, USA
"We have a small photography studio and purchasing JobPro Central has helped us jump ahead in our daily management of clients and contacts. The fast growth of our business made us quickly outgrow our calendar/contact program.
It would have taken us a lifetime to make FileMaker Pro as good as JobPro Central. JobPro Central offers a great interface for all tracking and project management. It is easy to install, works seamlessly on a Mac and we were up and running in a day. Organization is key and this software is easy to learn, intuitive, and has greatly improved our overall business communication skills."
Kirsty Gilbert & Jason Browning, Gilbertbrowning Studios, Philadelphia, USA
"We have a small design studio and purchasing JobPro Central was one of our best business decisions. It's easy to learn, very intuitive, and has helped us get organized.
JobPro Central has all functions we need to track and manage our projects.
We spent several months looking for an application that would help our design studio track projects and manage our time. JobPro Central was easy to install and we were up and running on the first day."
Alex Valderrama, Principal/Creative Director, Cranium Studio, Denver, USA
"So... Having trouble finding a quotation, job tracking, database management software for the Graphic Industry on a MAC OSX platform? Look no further, Job Pro is the answer for you... Just get it!"
Eugene Artista, Artista Design and Print Inc., Ontario, Canada. www.artistaprint.com
"We are a small business in a very specialized field of the heating and cooling industry. JobPro Central has become a very large part of our powerful customized Business System. Our FileMaker system is the backbone for all we do on a daily basis. We worked closely with JobPro's staff to merge our existing FileMaker driven accounting and inventory systems to their complete and powerful front end system. We now have a consolidated, easy-to-understand, and useful business system for our company to build and grow upon.
We found JobPro to be truly easy to use. With a click of my mouse I can see how we are performing as a whole - then keep clicking for more details as I need them. Not only does this help with day to day decision-making but these precise details provide peace of mind that I am making the right decisions for our company. It has already shown results in our company's improved customer service, inventory control and financial knowledge."
Dale Pickard, Radiant Engineering, Inc. Bozeman, Montana, USA
"DevTek, Inc. uses JobPro for a variety of managerial purposes, including inventory control, sales tracking and prospect management. We have been very impressed with the depth of this product and detail of information that can be queried, manipulated and managed. We look forward to putting it through its paces as our business grows."
Joe Holmes, DevTek, Inc., Alabama, USA
"The recent purchase of our JobPro software has been a great addition to our management team. With FileMaker being so complicated for us to set up, the JobPro software made things fall right into place. I was very excited to have a solution toward the FileMaker software as we purchased and didn't use until the JobPro team helped us with each step toward the JobPro software. This was exceptional as we bought one user at first and then added to after we were satisfied the software worked.
An excellent tool to track and keep up with "DATA". Thanks again for the wonderful instructions and software. Like having a dead battery and a brand new one sitting close with out a connection. The JobPro software provided us the "cable/link" to connect and take off running."
Barry Frazier, Frazier Roofing & Sheet Metal Co., Inc., USA
"We found our company suddenly facing significant growth due to a large industrial project in our area. We hired project managers and other staff to try to cope with the additional planning requirements we were experiencing. The experience was not very satisfying. One of our project managers tried to set up an Access database to do the job, but after much effort, the project was dumped as no end was in sight.
While looking for a software solution, we came across JobPro and decided to evaluate it.
After some time, we managed to adopt the program into our general routine. We found the most difficult thing was to change the "culture" in our company and employee behavior. Growing from a small company is a difficult proposition. JobPro has made that transition easier, and in fact the most resistant employees are now the greatest fans of this program.
The program is well designed and intuitive to use. (Something real important to us Mac users) It works equally well on Macs and PCs. Product support is nothing short of spectacular and the company does a great job of returning custom requirements in a timely manner.
This program is now a central tool in every project we undertake. I would have no hesitation to recommend it to any company who determines that project management is required in their company."
Tom Zubko, President - New North Networks Ltd, Inuvik, Canada
"In searching for a replacement for a 10 year-old business system, we found JobPro Central to be the ideal fit for our needs. Its robust feature set, extensibility, and customizability -- along with its low cost of ownership -- has made it possible for us to keep pace with the growing data requirements of our rapidly expanding publishing business."
Kevin Poole, IT Manager, becker&mayer! Books, Bellevue, WA USA
"As a fledgling company in 2004, we required a software system with a reasonable start up cost that could also keep up with the demands of exponential growth. Job Pro has been an easy program to learn, and has proven extremely beneficial in maintaining an up-to-date account of permitting and production deadlines, inventory, purchasing and billing information. It has several viewing options that allow for quick navigation when searching for information, making changes or adding new information. We look forward to maximizing the potential of this intelligent system as we continue to streamline our business operations. I strongly recommend it!"
Mitz Simonelli, Director, Modus Structures Inc. Crossfield, Canada
"JobPro is close to perfect for what I need to organize finances, contacts, inventory etc.. and with some minor modifications it will be perfect. The similar competitive products are way to complicated and over whelming for my operation. With JobPro I can handle my proprietary information on my own without utilizing administrative assistance. Also I can see JobPro growing with me and my organization to any conceivable level. Finding JobPro was heaven sent and long over due, thank you."
Albert Lewis, Pacific Recovery, San Diego, CA
"JobPro has allowed us to grow a product-based organization from an R&D planning company all the way to a marketing and sales focus. We have been easily able to add users and with the flexibility of FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Server, we are able to remotely access our data while on sales trips, off-site production visits and other critical meetings. We very much enjoy the fact that JobPro can be tailored to our specific needs and we are able to import and export stock and product information across platforms.
If you are a small business or a startup and do not want to spend $10's of thousands of dollars on some unwieldy SAP or Oracle system, this is the way to go for you. We searched for months before settling on JobPro and we are glad we made this choice. Adding new 'seats' is a breeze and the product is tailored for scalability and price-conscious startups. I recommend it!"
Paul F. Groepler, President & CEO, This Ol'factory, Austin Texas
"JobPro has completely changed how we work -- now we can manage our valuable resources in a more meaningful and productive way. It allows our teams to save time by sharing information constantly, rather than once a week at tedious planning sessions. And most importantly, our profits have increased to nearly 20%. This is, hands down, one of the most important business investments we have ever made."
Ricka Kohnstamm, Kohnstamm Communications. St. Paul, USA
"JobPro Central has given our company the functionality and flexibility we were lacking. We have been able to eliminate tasks, reduce paperwork and increase our overall efficiency. JobPro has saved us countless hours and has helped us to greatly improve our business processes."
Jenny Hooks, Prezenta Presentation Products, Wilmington, USA
"We are very pleased with our results using JobPro Central. Not only is the interface simple and easy to understand, but it has helped us refocus our attention to everyday business issues that have fallen through the cracks or been neglected. We are now more easily able to get instantaneous project information, monitor client contacts, manage quotations and maintain employee information all in one easy to use application. Your technical support and assistance in getting us up and running made the transition extremely smooth. Our staff have embraced workflow changes brought about through implementation of this product because they can see its usefulness in their day to day productivity."
Glenn Neuschwender, President, Enviroscience Consultants, Inc. - NY
"Our company desperately needed to get organized. We were keeping purchase orders and detailed invoices in Excel; to-do lists in a homemade flat-file FileMaker database; financial details in Quickbooks; recording session logs and notes in Word; emails all over the place; letters and quotations in Excel and partly in FileMaker. Timesheets were written by hand, summed by the office manager and turned into invoices in either Excel or Quickbooks.... Boy were we scattered.
I had purchased and tried Microsoft Project and it was too complicated and besides, didn't do half what we needed. So I did a web search for "FileMaker" and "Project Management". After reading all the tantalizing tidbits on the website, I proceeded to download the JobPro 60 day demo, which is completely open and ready to use (minus layout or script mode, of course). The structure of the program is brilliant and intricate, navigation is easy and intuitive. I would have had to spend 10 man-years on my own with FileMaker to get close to its power, and not have benefitted from the feedback of all of Softouch's other customers that have created this powerful interactive program. Within 5 days I was SOLD on it, and I purchased a 5-user contract from the company including some customization.
The staff were extraordinarily helpful; their can-do attitude sold me on the company. They were quick and efficient, and the modifications that they made to suit our way of working have proved bug-free and easy-to-use. Any employee can sit at any of the computers and enter his time log, notes on a job, send information via email, letter or fax to clients... I could go on and on.
I found all the modules we've used so far to perfectly fit our way of working. In fact, I believe that any design, service, or manufacturing organization will find JobPro meets or exceeds their needs.
We can also make changes ourselves as we bought that option. I've already tweaked the calendar module to show the week at a glance on a large screen. Softouch Technologies is also available to make any complex changes that we can't, or won't handle, at a reasonable fee.
I highly recommend this application to anyone who wants their office to run faster and find all the information you need at your fingertips, from any place in your office (couch potatoes beware of getting fat)! If you wish any further details from a satisfied user, don't hesitate to write me. Contact me through our website, www.digido.com."
Bob Katz, President, Digital Domain, Inc., Florida
"When I began looking for software to manage our international trading business, I preferred that it be a FileMaker Pro application; I've used Filemaker for many years and quite frankly, it can't be beat for reliability and comprehensiveness as a development tool. I didn't want to do any software development, however, and fortunately, that wasn't necessary: JobPro handles everything for us, and I've saved many thousands of dollars in development costs by purchasing this outstanding, ready-made software.
The software interface is so nicely designed that it's actually a pleasure to use. All the information that we need to access repeatedly throughout the day is right there at the click of a button--greatly simplifying the business activities of our busy office. No more headaches! All I need to do is keep JobPro open on my desktop--which is easy to do, since the application window is both small and elegant.
The company has worked with us to customize the software here and there to meet our exact requirements, and their work is highly professional and reliable. They are always available when you call or shortly thereafter, and are always extremely helpful. Having been evaluating and supporting computer software at different times in my career, this is something I really appreciate: no phone tag or unnecessary downtime as one waits for the callback that never comes!
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this superb software to anyone; you owe it to yourself to download an evaluation copy and see what I mean."
David Rutledge, Four Winds International Trading, Ottawa, Ontario Canada. www.4wit.com
"We run a digital media/specialty photo services company. Each project is unique and requires custom attention. After evaluating several packages, we decided on JobPro. It is a very well thought out application with excellent attention to detail. It has made managing our projects and client relations much easier. The platform will also scale nicely as we continue to grow. We would recommend it highly."
Bob Giovannini, M&D Media LLC, Arlington, USA
"JobPro has enabled us to improve our cash flow by invoicing our customers quickly and accurately. Providing a complete description on the invoice of the work performed prompts our customers to pay us faster. We have also been able to fine-tune our pricing model by feeding accurate job cost information back to our estimators and sales teams.
We've been using JobPro for a few years and can vouch for it. It's perfect for a contractor/reseller with a sales staff and wants to track inventory and job costing such as time, materials, rented equipment and subcontractors.
JobPro is a very comprehensive/complete "shell" that can be customized by a FileMaker developer to fit your client's requirements. It can be easily tailored to the way your client conducts business.
The JobPro people are very responsive and helpful. They have extensive experience with all kinds of contractors and supply businesses all over the world. We've set our system up so they can Timbuktu in and make changes as needed. Many times we'll ask them for a way to handle an issue and they've already solved it for someone else and have given us great advice on how to structure our operations."
Jim C Johnston, JTS, Inc. Dallas Texas, USA
"Our company was looking for more than 'off the shelf' database software. We wanted something that could easily adapt to our business and grow with it. JobPro delivers on both counts along with its cross platform ability and ease of use. The majority of software written for our industry is PC based so with JobPro we get the best of both worlds plus the great support from the Softouch team."
Thomas Elander , President - Elander Mechanical Inc., Minnesota, USA
"JobPro has allowed our small construction firm to quickly estimate construction projects. Having all of the information in one place, and in one system has tremendously streamlined our operation. Thanks to JobPro, we can now estimate, and generate a quote to send to the customer in just minutes. Also, JobPro has features that help us manage the job and costs associated with the job, keeping us under budget. The job specific scheduling and calendaring is excellent."
Paul Baker, President, Destructors, Inc. Dallas
"We've been using FileMaker to operate our business since 1990. We created a FileMaker database that helped us get through the early years. Our operations then only consisted of performance auto service and installation.
When we added our engineering and testing facilities to develop our own line of products, things got very difficult to keep track of. It was imperative to keep track of time and materials in the research and development phases of product design as well as sales and marketing.
Being a small and fragile company in the flux of rapid growth we needed a program that could accomplish the type of tasks that were only found in very expensive packages.
Speaking to a friend who is very familiar with FMP suggested we find a FileMaker package that is ready to go. We looked at many programs until I came across JobPro Central. At first I was not sure it was going to do the job. Dave of Jobpro assured me that it could be tweaked to suit all needs. I am very pleased with the results. We have been using JobPro Central now since early 2003 and the more we use it the more flexible it becomes. There is no canned program that is going to be the end all. But starting with JobPro Central has us doing what we do best, building the fastest BMW road cars on the world. Thanks Dave for a great job.
Looking forward to working with you through the coming years."
Osh Minelian, Race Marque Systems, California. www.racemarque.com
Some Irish testimonials
"JobPro has allowed Absolute Maintenance Services to launch our Maintenance and Repair business in the comfort and knowledge that our service had the support of a well-designed and reliable software programme allowing us to trace each job from an inquiry to the invoice. The programme is user friendly, flexible and backed up by a helpful team at JobPro. We have no hesitation in recommending JobPro."
Ray Doherty, Director, Absolute Maintenance Services Ltd, Cork, Ireland
"Job Pro has been a massive benefit to our business. As a Marketing and Advertising agency it is imperative that we manage time and production costs carefully. JobPro has given us the tools to do this in a very effective way and has focused our attention on areas of the business that effect our bottom line.
In addition to the excellent software, the support from the developers has been second to none. From our initial meeting they understood our business and its needs and have delivered on everything we asked of them."
Mark Curran, Direct Marketing Associates, Dublin, Ireland
"How we ever managed without JobPro is a mystery to me. Whilst we are a small company, we are growing fast. We were in danger of drowning in paperwork and administration tasks. Now we have it all at the touch of a button and best of all, it is so easy to use. Another huge plus for us is that it runs on Mac and PC so everyone was able to use it at their own workstation. As a company, we would have no hesitation in recommending Jobpro as the most effective tool to manage all sorts of projects"
Ann Hayes, Originate Brand & Creative, Dublin, Ireland
"Back in 2005 the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland´s business was supported by a number of different software applications; MS Word, Excel and Access, and FileMaker Pro. Data was spread across these applications relating to Membership, Examinations, Training, Events, Hospital Inspections, Financial Transactions and more. The data sets often had a lot of common elements or fields, but none of these systems talked to each other, and it was extremely difficult to keep even simple data such as address or phone number in a coherent manner – the data frequently lost consistency by being altered in one system but not another, leading to uncertainty about which set was accurate. Furthermore, many of these systems were used only in a very passive way as simple data containers and did not lend themselves to strategic management or reports and queries beyond the most basic, or to utilising such features as bulk email or text and web interactivity.
The College therefore sought an integrated software solution to remedy this situation, where all data would be held in one system thus allowing flexible management and complex searches and reports. We settled on a large software supplier which used a proprietary market leading enterprise level database as the base for its systems. This turned out to be a bad and expensive mistake. Three years later we still had not commissioned the system and our judgement was that it could never suit our needs – it was inflexible, difficult to use, difficult to develop, and we had problems due to a succession of account managers who did not seem able to translate what we were telling them into correct guidance for their software engineers. In the end we walked away poorer but wiser, and still without a solution.
We finally settled on Softouch Technologies to provide our system, now known as College Central, and this has been a revelation. For a start, their work is very good value – our new system has been delivered on schedule at a fraction of the cost of other competing software houses. Secondly, they are a small, nimble company who are very quick on the uptake in understanding requirements and translating these into software, probably because the people you talk to are the people who design the software – there are no middle managers. They are very contactable and interactive on the phone or by email – there never seems to be a time of day or night when they don´t respond almost immediately. Third – their system works, and is easy to use and quite intuitive! Fourth, their system is very flexible from a development point of view – small alterations are frequently achieved live during a phone call; larger developments within a short timescale. Even major functional modules seem to be able to be tacked on to the main system with a minimum of fuss. No doubt some of these positive attributes are down to flexible and intuitive nature of FileMaker Pro, on which the system is based, but there is no doubt that a lot of credit must go also to the individuals in the company who are so expert at translating this into customer–satisfying software.
We have had no regrets in our relationship with Softouch, and the worth of their system has not gone unnoticed – the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland has now adopted it also, to our mutual benefit."
Ian Surgeon PhD, FFARCSI, Postgraduate Dean, College of Anaesthetists of Ireland.
"We installed JobPro Central in early 2007. It is a superb management tool with all the information available in an integrated format. It has superb CRM facilities where we can easily track customer activities from enquiry right through to completion of work. Work schedules are easily organised through the Jobs database and our tracking and planning of work has
dramatically improved. We can also manage our stock from PO to dispatch to jobs and analyse our margins job by job.
Prior to installing JobPro we were attempting to do all this in an adhoc manner. The big advantage of this ERP for small business is that it integrates all activities and information and is easily accessed. Some customisation may be needed as users become more familiar with the package and its functions and capabilities. But this should not put off anyone as the team at Softouch are excellent. If anyone wishes to confirm this testimonial you may do so by contacting"
Michael Hogan @ Genertec Ireland @ +353 21 4544225
"It is a pleasure to provide feedback on a software package such as JobPro. As an accountant, I had very specific document flow and costing requirements. JobPro was recommended as the most complete and flexible system for a Design business of our size. My decision to move to JobPro was very much enhanced by the Provider of the package. I felt very comfortable that I would get the after sale service.
I can confirm that my decision was the correct one. I have all the information I need at my fingertips and can assess and make whatever business decision I need. All enquiries to JobPro Central have been answered in a very timely and efficient manner.
I would have no hesitation in recommending JobPro to any potential user."
Frank McCarthy, Huguenot XMI, Dublin & Cork, Ireland
"As a new College we had many different sources of data stored in different formats, and had many different requirements from a database to suit our ongoing needs. College Central fits the bill for us as a solution to our database management needs for membership, events and e-commerce."
Miriam Silke, Chief Executive, College of Psychiatry of Ireland
"I have no hesitation in recommending JobPro as an extremely user-friendly and time-saving software management system. We have been able to design the system to our exact specifications. This enabled a rapid transition from chaotic paper administration to very smooth running of a complicated multi-disciplinary clinic appointment system, and also facilitates simple and speedy audit and analysis of our service. After sale support has been excellent. It is hard to imagine how we managed before!"
Jean O'Connell, Diabetes Day Centre, St Columcille's Hospital, Loughlinstown, Co Dublin.
"I've being using Job Pro for a number of years now. I find it to be a brilliant product as it provides all your information in one place. Recently we've taken on a large client which needed more detailed timekeeping, estimates and reports on work in progress. JobPro could handle the tasks without any new programming.
I would recommend JobPro to anyone without hesitation. It works well with great support and customization service."
Garrett McKeagney, Managing Director, XO Design, Tullamore, Co Offaly, Ireland
"JobPro has changed the way that we work on a day to day basis.
It has made our company become more focused on costs on projects. We are able to see where the budgets are in relation to projects at the touch of a button.
It has helped us provide a better service to our clients because we are able to track all correspondence whether its phone calls, E-mail or faxes on one package.
I would recommend that any company that has a need for this type of software package avail of the free trial. We used the free trial and therefore when we purchased the package we were already familiar with it."
Alan Kavanagh, Darjac Technical Services Ltd., Nass, Co Kildare, Ireland
"JobPro has helped our small organisation to tie the lose ends of running a business. It is ideal for our job tracking and stock management. The JobPro team have been great with customer service and technical support queries, making it very easy to use the software to its full potential."
Andrea Splendori, Dryzone Ltd, Dublin, Ireland
"We are a Fine Art Company and have been using JobPro for some time now. Previous to using JobPro we used a programme, which had been continually upgraded as the business expanded. It became cumbersome and time inefficient. As we have multi users we required a user friendly system - JobPro fitted the criteria beautifully. An excellent way to keep on top of all data, ie, billing, client contacts, quotations, dispatch stock levels and daily management of our business. We have found the product support to be of an excellent standard and I would highly recommend this software to any company seeking a data management programme."
Constance Scarrott, Philip Gray Fine Art, Cork, Ireland
"I am an Orthodontist with no background in IT training, and have been designing & using my own FileMaker databases for almost 15 years. I have found it to be an excellent, inexpensive, robust, powerful and, yet, simple solution for many aspects of my practice management.
JobPro, written in FilMaker, has now opened even more possibilities for me. It is also excellent, inexpensive, robust, powerful and eliminates, for me, the need to write the more complicated scripting required to bring specific areas of my practice management system to the next level. Hardware requirements are light, it is truly cross-platform and is easily used on a Mac/Windows network. In addition, from my viewpoint, it can easily be integrated into existing Filemaker databases.
Finally the staff at JobPro Central are efficient, easy to deal with and very, very knowledgeable."
Dr. Owen Crotty, Orthodontist, Cork, Ireland
"Since purchasing JobPro I often wonder how I managed to run my business without it. The interface is so intuitive and simple and using it has helped streamline my production process considerably. More importantly my invoicing is up to date and there is a significant improvement in cash flow. A great product"
Conor McGuire, Artworks Design, Ireland
"We were looking for an office management programme and in fact, were just about to move with a software program developed here in Dublin, when I found out about JobPro and the ability to take a 60 day trial, something that was not offered by the previous software developer. I must say, I cannot fault JobPro. The big plus is that by the time I bought it I knew how to use it so there was no doubts that it was exactly what we needed.
Being a graphic design studio, on computers all day, it surprises me now that we were so manual in our office processes. We ran JobPro as a parallel system to our manual systems expecting it to take over in six or eight months. It became the primary system after only three months. Our paperwork is reducing every day. JobPro has given us the ability to process, deliver, audit and report on every job, client and supplier."
Andrew Kiernan, Project Magager, Principal Concepts, Ireland
"Before coming across JobPro I was a loyal and committed Goldmine user. JobPro is a very Friendly and easy to use program with lots of useful applications. Unlike Goldmine, I do work for 15 different people in a company and had to have 15 different records with all the same addresses and info. If the info changed, all the records had to be changed. In JobPro it is ONE RECORD with your 15 people in it. It is extremely easy to keep track of all Company jobs and orders going through my company. Writing letters, faxes and emails is real easy with its own built in system, you just hit "L" for letter and type away, the letter fax or email is stored in that record so that you have all the info on that company straight away. If you wrote a letter in Goldmine it had to go and find/link into Word and often that link became corrupt. You never have this problem with JobPro. I have easy pre done Templates for writing quotes etc. It is real easy to design your own templates for letters , faxes and emails. Keeping track of ordering materials from your suppliers is also very easy. It also has an extremely easy invoicing system. JobPro has been a great addition to my company and support is very easy to talk to and extremely efficient if you need anything done with JobPro. I have had some customisations to suit my business and anything I have asked for has been done overnight. The sort of customisations I needed were Delivery/Postal sheets so I could go into a client record and see that it was delivered by courier and also to get a sheet for that weeks deliveries that the courier did. Job sheets were also made to suit my business.
This is a great program and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending it to any business."
Peter Barrow, European Photo Services, Dublin, Ireland
"Masterphoto decided on Jobpro for a number of reasons, the main of which was the user friendly interface which was based on FileMaker Pro which the staff were already using. Also the job ticket could be updated/amended as new requirements came to light. The programme worked well on both Mac and PC formats to give both our admin and production staff ease of access."
Joseph Coughlan, Production Director - Masterphoto, Ireland
"We use JobPro to help us manage projects and run our business efficiently. It is very easy to use and helps us to professionally present our company to the outside world."
John Coleman, Managing Director - Wireless In Motion, (wireless applications software developer) Ireland
"We are using JobPro for archiving all our customers details, customer names, numbers, emails and websites. We can then use the database for mail shots, invoicing. Also for contacting clients numbers are always available at a touch of button.
We input all the jobs we print, docket numbers and instructions. We can then search for last job printed, what were exact details, etc.
We are in the process of fine tuning and developing the software to be even more powerful and be able to track jobs in within the different departments, make production lists on a daily and weekly basis.
JobPro is saving us a lot of time on a daily basis - no paper work and no running around. It's all there instantly available with an easy and powerful search capability."
Véronique Druesne, Graphic Designer - DAOL Design & Print, Ireland
"We have been using JobPro for over two years and have found it fantastic especially in streamlining our client database, invoicing and credit control procedures. It has really made a difference and the after sale support is excellent."
Fergal Lennon, ePropertyGold.com, Ireland
"After spending a long time looking for a software management system for a small sized business I found JobPro. An easy to use and understand system, it is great for project and job tracking, client contacts, quotations, and so much more - all at the touch of a button. It has helped to increase the company's production process within a short period.
Don't take my word for it - download a trial version and see for yourself."
James Kelly, 121 Creative Design, Ireland
Some United Kingdom testimonials
"As a newly formed creative agency in 2009, O'Connell & Squelch Ltd. required a business management software package that would grow with our company. Purchasing JobPro Central was one of the best business decisions we have made. Easy to learn, extremely intuitive, it has all the functions we need to track and manage our projects. JobPro Central was easy to install and we were up and running from day one. We would recommend without reservation."
Brian O'Connell, Director, O'Connell & Squelch Ltd, Merseyside, United Kingdom
"We are a plumbing and heating company operating in Hampshire, UK. I have been looking for a system to "do everything" and JobPro is it. The system will become an essential tool in providing us with a complete management system for our business. Great tool with great support."
Dave Alford, Alford Plumbing & Heating, Southampton, United Kingdom
"As a small technology company working both with our own products and as a design house for others we needed a system to get control over all aspects of our business and to assist us in our quest for ISO9001. JobPro demo convinced us to talk to the team about customisation to meet our unique requirements. That is when the real power of the package was revealed. The team are quick to respond and service is absolutely first rate. Now we have what we want and are secure in the knowledge that the backup is top quality. A real gem."
Nick Ground, GKD Europe Ltd, Dorset, United Kingdom
"JobPro is a powerful integrated business package, simple and intuitive to use, offering everything a thriving sales & distribution company like ours could need. The relational nature of this module based system keeps all of your vital information linked together. It has taken us to the next level of organisation and efficiency. Tailoring the software to our exact needs has been possible through the purchase of an open-source licence, plus the software Guru's at JobPro have made a few tweaks here and there to get everything working exactly as we required. It took a while to find this package, but I'm glad we did eventually."
Lee Brogan, MD, Bell Flow Systems Ltd, Osier Way, United Kingdom
"This is one of the most professional FileMaker based solutions I have come across, the functionality and the layouts are great."
Nigel Abraham, Genova Diagnostics Europe, Surrey, United Kingdom
"I just wanted to say how impressed we are with JobPro. The more we use it the better it gets :-)"
Bruce MACAULAY, Chief Executive, Transform Technology Ltd. Swinford, United Kingdom
"We are a digital print business and needed an application to help with production control. A web search turned up 'Job Pro Central' and we downloaded the free demo. We were delighted to find that this satisfied all our requirements, keeping track of customers, jobs in hand, quotations and even invoicing. We had no hesitation in buying JobPro and have been using it very successfully. We couldn't do without it now!"
David Cole, Digital Colour Services, Devon, United Kingdom
"Our company provides high quality designer furniture to interior designers, hotels and restaurants. The business itself is not complex, however it requires an extremely high level of attention to detail and the ability to track and follow orders at every stage as they progresses through the job life cycle. We looked at a significant number of alternative systems including open source ERP offerings and mid level proprietary software packages. Whilst these had the functionality we were looking for, the combination of complexity and / or cost made them unworkable. JobPro offered exactly the right blend of functionality, ease of use and cost that we were looking for.
The staff at JobPro have been incredibly helpful and provided rapid solutions for modifications to suit the way we work. They are able to turn around requests in a very short space of time. We now have a powerful job tracking system that enables us to manage far more work than we previously could, and with fewer employees. The package is now delivering a significant return on investment."
Patrick Humphrey, Robert Langford Ltd, Cambridge, United Kingdom
"Fabbrica d'Italia Ltd is a company, based in the UK, manufacturing luxury fashion garments in Italy. FileMaker has been our choice of database systems for some years as we found it simple to create small purpose built solutions. With JobPro Central we're able to use the carefully designed relational database to replace all our individual solutions with one fully integrated system. JobPro Central is a pre-designed business management system that may be tailored to the specific requirements of the company either by the user with a license or by JobPro Central support. We would definitely recommend anyone searching for a business management database to try the trial version of JobPro Central."
Steven Rich, Fabbrica d'Italia Ltd, London, United Kingdom
"JobPro has provided a complete solution as our project management system: it has helped us to work as a team, share information, and develop new business. Without JobPro we would have been stuck in spreadsheet-hell - like all of our competitors."
Mike Bell, Clever Works, United Kingdom
"I looked at various software packages in the run-up to selecting JobPro. The attraction of JobPro was that its flexibility was going to allow us to run the business in the way we wanted, rather than having to stick rigidly to the way a software designer decided we should do things, as with other off the shelf packages. I was particularly interested in the fact that JobPro could handle all sorts of different jobs so, as we grow into other product areas, we are not restricted by our software. The ability to write more specific modules for us in the future is very attractive, as is the fact that adding new users is as easy as a few mouse clicks.
Having the system as either Mac and/or PC based, means that everyone in the organisation can use the same system, without the need to invest in PCs for the Mac-based design people - a considerable saving in itself.
An initial enquiry by email was met with a phone call from the company within the hour. They answered all my queries, and showed me that there were all sorts of ways in which JobPro could handle job processing for us. I felt that with that level of response (which crucially, has not stopped since purchase) I would be confident making the investment, and I am glad that I did.
I have no hesitation in recommending the system, try the demo version - you won't look back!"
Simon Nutbrown, Cornflower Limited, United Kingdom
"JobPro's approach to SoftDesign Services needs was flexible, professional and very hands on. They ensured that SoftDesign's requirements were delivered and were fit for purpose, whilst within the costs.
JobPro has already transformed the way we work giving SoftDesign the end to end picture of the business it needs to be successful. Management can access the detail they need by running the built in reports or by using the search options available.
The simple but effective layouts have made it easy for the operator to use with the minimal disruption to delivery.
As the use of JobPro expands within SoftDesign I see it as the pivotal management system to allow for continued success of the company."
Dermott Lydon, SoftDesign Services Ltd, London
"After a first year of business that saw rapid growth, we found that we had duplication and gaps in our information. We were searching calendars, contacts and word processing documents to find our information which was taking hours of valuable time. When we found JobPro, it was clear that this would cut our workload, streamline our information and help us to keep track of customers. The extra work we asked for in tailoring the package to our specific needs has been one of the best business decisions we have made."
Chris Quigley, Chris Quigley Education ltd, Gateshead, United Kingdom
"Having looked around at all the available off-the-peg systems on the market, we decided that JobPro had the best feature set, integration and user interface available. It was also built in Filemaker Pro, which we were using at the time and knew to be extremely flexible where adaptations might be required. It's also completely cross-platform, which meant no issues when we need to add the odd PC into our predominantly Mac network.
The JobPro team are quick and efficient to deal with and have programmed many additional features and tweaks that have made our version of JobPro more specific to our industry and given us some dedicated functionality. We see this as an ongoing process for us, but then with quite a complex business model, this would be the case with any generic system. The difference being, that many other systems on the market are not that as well integrated to start with, or as adaptable when it comes to making changes.
At the end of the day JobPro is still working out much more cost-effective than any bespoke system we could have commissioned, and with some features that we may never have thought of from the outset. Needless to say, we continue to promote it's use to anyone looking for a robust, well designed job-based system at a sensible price."
Jim Griffiths, TM Designs Ltd, United Kingdom
"We are a production and design house offering b2b services to the exhibition and display trade producing artwork designs, large format digital and signage. After previously having a basic database written specifically the company, we quickly found that the service and support we had from our supplier was not what we were looking for. Any amendments and changes took far too long, and the data base slowed to a crawl. It was then I started looking for a new system which encompassed the existing features of the database with a whole host of new ones, I trialed off the shelf products and a number which could be customised to our needs.
The only product I found to answer all of our questions without spending tens of thousands of pounds was JobPro Central. From the outset installing the database was simple and the help and support I received just based on the prospect of us purchasing the licenses was second to none. When we decided to purchase the licenses, this was done efficiently and the changes we asked for were implemented straight away.
Jobpro Central has enabled us to centralise all our information and manage jobs more efficiently and productively, from telephone calls to purchasing, job management to production, it is a product that will grow with our company and help our company to grow."
Ian Hatfield, Director, g4b Ltd, United Kingdom
"JobPro Central has become an integral part of our business. It controls and manages our business information and transactions perfectly with nearly all information cross linked to its many useful modules. It is very easy to use and did not require any training, by the end of the first day we were productive. The support has been excellent both by email and phone. I would highly recommend JobPro Central to any small or large business that requires efficient control of its day to day business information."
Neal Jones, Redstart//Design, United Kingdom
"It took us a long time to find the right management information software for our business. The size of our company and the budget for the project ruled out the opportunity to develop our own bespoke system. When we came across JobPro Central it seemed like the ideal solution, giving us a system that not only could be customised to our working patterns, but also delivers to a level way beyond our expectations.
To us, JobPro Central is the hub of all our management information. We needed a solid platform to ensure that our long term information collateral is not compromised. We love the way JobPro Central uses the power that FileMaker Pro offers and it seems to have limitless development opportunities. We have no doubt it will return its investment very quickly indeed. I could not recommend JobPro Central highly enough. Whether sole trader or employing many people, it will organise and revolutionise the way you do business and keep you ahead of the game."
Karl Barker, Director, Cube 3 Media, United Kingdom
"JobPro Central has helped Mediatwelve grow by reducing the vast amount of time it had taken previously to keep contact details, estimates, manage jobs, and invoices etc, and use that time instead to help market our company and streamline our working practices.
Not only will it save you HUGE amounts of time on a daily basis but it doesn't take much time to learn how to use it either, and if you do get stuck at any point just email them and you'll have your answer in minutes.
I recommend this to all businesses small or large."
Steven Tomkins, Managing Director, Mediatwelve Graphic Design, United Kingdom
"JobPro is intuitive and easy to use and has allowed us to improve our production process within a short space of time. Support is fast and helpful; always the acid test of software and technical suppliers!"
Neil Hutchinson, Managing Director, PI Marketing Limited, United Kingdom
"Chameleon previously had a FileMaker-based Business Management System that we built to suit our needs about three years ago. Recently, it had been starting to let us down and was really showing its age. In short, it was not keeping up with the development of our own business.
I looked at a number of solutions for taking this side of business forward and, after evaluating the trial version of JobPro, was very confident it would meet our needs. It has been clearer with each passing day of use that JobPro must be the product of extensive ongoing development. It is rapidly becoming an invaluable tool at the heart of our business and, every time we have needed assistance, nothing has ever been too much trouble.
JobPro is not just a great product, it is backed up by a great company."
Darren Isaac ACiM MCIM, MD, Chameleon Design & Marketing, United Kingdom
"Having looked at various Mac solutions we decided we needed multi-discipline Office Management Software to handle:
1) Stock Management
2) Contact databases
3) Sales Quotations
After downloading the demo version and discussing our needs with the developers, we decided to purchase a modified package.
Since then we've never looked back - JobPro integrates every part of our manufacturing/sales process, making us more time efficient right across the board.
I would not hesitate to recommend JobPro to any business for its ease of use, functionality, back up service – Especially at the price."
Dave Grattan, Director / C.E.O. DVR Extreme Ltd / DVRX Ltd - UK. http://www.dvrextreme.com/
"I have used JobPro to run my business for the last 2 1/2 years very successfully. I deal with dozens of suppliers world wide and many of my orders need multiple components from different suppliers to complete the job which JobPro brings together very well.
Invoicing is a piece of cake and the ability to see all your contacts from one company on a single record card is very useful. I would certainly recommend this package to anyone and it's within reach of us SME's as well as the corporates'."
John Rickard, JPR Graphics and Design Ltd., England
Some Other European testimonials
"I have really appreciated the support from the JobPro team setting up the system and personalizing it to our specific needs. Mark has always been very prompt to reply and very quick to work out solutions. I can see JobPro becoming a central part of our organisation and a very important part of our development for many years to come."
Peter Mackley, Riviera Organisation - Châteauneuf, France
"Thanks a lot for your support, and congratulations for JobPro. You have developed a great product, which is very pleasant to work with and gives our administrative and planning productivity a tremendous boost."
Henri Thiel, De Visu Digital Document Design, Belgium
"JobPro has proven to be a well-designed and reliable software application which has enabled our company to optimize our client and project management systems. The installation on both Mac and PC was easy and problem-free and working with the program is user-friendly for Mac and PC users. The technical support we have received from the JobPro team has been fast and effective and we would highly recommend the JobPro program to any company wishing to improve their overall business processes."
Enrique Zamora, Managing Director, Amusement Logic, Spain. http://www.amusementlogic.es
"Powerful, Logical, Extensive. We were already convinced on finding a solution which was developed with the powerful FileMaker line of cross-platform products. After testing numerous systems, we came across JobPro Central and were pleasantly surprised at its design and functionality. Most other systems appear to have been developed in the stone ages. JobPro Central is clean and feels good when you use it. We were convinced after a few hours and since two months in production have not found a single bug or experienced anything unpleasant.
JobPro Central proves its worth with extensive functions, logical workflow and extremely useful customization capabilities. While other systems promised to be more specific to our needs, we found JobPro handles all our mailing, prospecting, administrative, project management, quoting, ordering, delivery and billing needs...and this in a country where our customers require their documents in three languages.
We are pleased with our investment in JobPro Central and look forward to utilizing more of its power to expand our business in the coming years."
Richard Gelles, Managing Director, Insensation, Interior Design Systems - Switzerland
"Vladex b.v. is a trading and manufacturing company from The Netherlands working with food products. Already several years we are working with FileMaker program and till now we used several database applications operated under FileMaker.
To manage our production and trading activities we decided to take a trial version of JobPro Central. After only 14 days we decided to purchase full version of this program with full access licence and till now we are more than satisfied with the program itself but also with support from our contact person from JobPro.
Easy to learn, easy to work with is something our company and our employees needed. Beside all other benefits we have working under JobPro Central we would like to point out that everything can be changed in no time to personal wishes and personal ideas of company management.
We recommend this system to all trading companies as well to manufactures and companies doing re-packaging. We insure you that for low costs you will get a perfect program to manage your business."
"Our business effectiveness is mostly based in procedures' automation. Thus we have searched a lot for a software that could combine account management, project management, reporting and scheduling in an uncluttered environment, based on Mac Os with full technical support by a skilful team... and we were very demanding with regards to all of these prerequisites. We are now convinced that Job Pro is the software we were looking for and the team supporting it a knowledgeable one, easily reachable and specific to their answers. Running on FileMaker, with user friendly menus and with easy customization, Job Pro permits us to optimize production, on time project completion and account management. We fully recommend it!D"
Thanasis Giamas, Managing Director, ATTUNE LTD, Athens, Greece
"Sinds mei 2004 gebruikt IJsfontein Interactive Media (www.ijsfontein.nl) JobPro. Met ruim 25 personen in 5 functiegroepen kunnen wij bijna onze gehele bedrijfs & projectadminstratie kwijt binnen Jobpro. Alle contacts, personeelsgegevens, projecten, facturen, de urenregistratie, prospects & begrotingen zijn voor iedereen bereikbaar binnen JobPro. Daarmee beschouwen wij de implementatie als erg succesvol."
Dennis Mulder, Projectmanager, IJsfontein, Netherlands
"Using JobPro we are able to track activities and costs on different projects and we have great help in contact management. Not only, we have a big tool in monitoring "hidden" costs related to pre-sales and post-sales. For us it's the right tool for managing business information, forecasting and budgeting, avoiding too many incomplete or redundant Excel report forms."
Claudio Renna, owner, Mindeer - Italy
"JobPro software contains lots of useful applications, the program is easy to learn (we overpowered it after a few hours) and it's very intuitive to use.
Before purchasing the program we have tried dozens of other apps and found JobPro to suits the best to our needs. The program works well on Apple Mac also which was very important for us.
We were so glad that it solved our problem of many different invoice's series and many busines cards. Now we have all in one.
It is also nice to be able to send a calculation or purchase order by e-mail directly to the client or supplier with any attachment. It's very easy to keep the office work with no paper, no folder and no full deposits. JobPro helps us to monitor our cash flow, cost incidental to pre-sales and post-sales, manage projects and it makes a central system of all our contacts and jobs.
The customer service support from the developers is absolutely perfect. We have always received reply almost instantly. They helped as with some nice modification in program as well as with broken data integrity (due to some crash of HD). They deserve for that many thanks!
By the way JobPro presents our company at more professional level. I have to say that JobPro makes the heart of our business now."
Martin Skotnica, AdZONE, ltd., Prague, Czech Republic
Some Australia & New Zealand testimonials
"After managing our business for 4 years with our existing system it was getting old and unsupported and only run in Windows. I came across JobPro through a customer of ours and downloaded the demo version thinking what have I got to lose - let’s try it. Thinking I was wasting my time, I was so impressed with JobPro I ended up buying it straight away. It runs on Windows and Mac, iPad, iPhone, giving us the flexibility of what operating system we choose to use. The things that where missing in JobPro for us got easily customised. The customisation was quick and ready within hours or the next day depending on its complexity. The developers have been great - always a phone call away to discuss any changes to our customisation. I highly recommend JobPro as a product and the team at JobPro have been fantastic."
Srecko Vukadinovic, Partner at VKTEK - Melbourne Australia www.VKTEK.com.au
"We are an industrial abseiling company providing a diverse range of services. JobPro has provided an extremely efficient way to improve the way we operate our business. The connectivity within the program is fantastic and it has certainly helped to improve efficiency and communication within our company. It is very simple and intuitive to use and we have integrated it with the accounting software we use. Most of all, David and his team have been extremely helpful with assisting us to learn the ropes of the system. They always respond quickly and provide fantastic customer service and post-purchase support."
Chris Wrightson, Roseville, NSW, Australia
"We started using JobPro 6 mths ago and have found it very easy and flexible to make changes to the way we do business. I thought we would have a problem with support being in a different country but the support guys are always contactable and great to work with. Looking forward to see how we can grow our business now with the right software."
Mark Singh, Printwarehouse, Sydney, NSW, Australia
"Having started a new security company, following many years with one of the big boys, I knew that data management was a critical part of running a successful business.
JobPro has given us a flying start with an overall package that blows away the cumbersome and dated system my previous employer uses.
JobPro seamlessly allows us to take a prospect through the quotation process to becoming a customer. Then it flows through to managing the job thoroughly and finally to sending them an invoice. We also use it to scan and link documents like signed contracts, system designs and service dockets.
We would be lost with out it now and are very happy to recommend it to any business looking to provide excellent service."
Glenn Wilson, Buildsec PTY Ltd, Perth, Australia
"We were setting up a new company and already had considerable experience with FileMaker Pro connecting our 5 offices nationally in Australia. We wanted to use FileMaker for the flexibility of being able to design specific databases but did not have the expertise or time to develop a
more sophisticated application to handle all the wider sales, accounting and communication functions.
We looked at various products on the market but selected JobPro because it is such a logical and easy to understand system and training our staff was an important issue. Since installing JobPro we could not have been happier with the results. It is an amazing product that has lots of depth that is not immediately apparent when you first start to use it. Many times we were searching for a particular function and found that it was already in the product or that we could easily adapt our expectations to meet what was already there. We have been able to customise modules with the built in functions and also been able to link our specific database functions to JobPro.
The support has been incredible and very patient! Where we were unable or unwilling to modify JobPro to fit our processes it was a simple matter to talk it through, e-mail the specific modules and have the modifications done by the next business day all for a reasonable price we could budget around. As our own expertise grows with JobPro we are able to undertake more sophisticated modifications ourselves.
I can highly recommend this product to all types of businesses, whether you have FileMaker expertise or not. It provides functionality and flexibility far beyond its purchase price and the developers have been great to deal with."
David Parkes, Water & Energy Savers Pty Ltd, Victoria, Australia
"We are already seeing huge benefits from the program. Our company specialises in manufacturing a wide range of commercial furniture and employ 35 staff. We were looking at a software package, which could handle everything from quotations to dispatches.
After downloading the demo and discussing JobPro with the developers, we decided to purchase the package. One of the main reasons for going with JobPro was the outstanding customer service that the company provided. With the developers being in Ireland and myself in New Zealand, there were many occasions when I would email them at 7.30am NZ time and they would reply a few minutes later, which would have been 7.30pm for them. They would also never hesitate to phone me direct if necessary. That in my mind is great customer service.
As for the software, it has integrated every part of our manufacturing process therefore making us more efficient by accurately being able to cost, track stock/orders, job progression, dispatches and more.
I would not hesitate to recommend JobPro to any business for its ease of use, functionality, back up service and price."
Nick Suurenbroek, Operations Manager - Optim Group Ltd, New Zealand. http://www.optim.co.nz
"Bellette spent years looking for job management software that would suit both the amount and variety of work that pours in through the doors of our advertising agency. Being located in the middle of the Australian desert means that we can be asked to undertake anything from a state wide multiple media advertising campaign for government, to a website in Nevada USA, to designing and constructing premier signage sculptures for the local council!
We needed something that could cope with multiple users, endless job parameters, changing deadlines, and a variety of services both internal and external, culminating in accurate invoicing for timely cashflow!
JobPro did it for us, we've customised it and it keeps getting better and better in terms of knowing exactly who is meant to be doing what, where we at with each job, and how long we have to go before completion.
It only took us a day recently to get a new staff member up and fully trained and operating, we've cut back on administration hours, and as owners of the business we can go away for holidays and the place still runs!!"
Kate Merry, Production Manager, Bellette Advertising, Alice Springs, Australia
"Your program looks fantastic and does so much. It's the best looking interface we have ever seen and we have been looking for a month and boy we have seen some shockers. Everything looks so easy to use!"
Rob Gray, Helium Balloons, New Zealand
"Over the years we have purchased various databases to handle our growing Macintosh service business, even employing a programmer to write the 'perfect' database which was to be 'Mac like', friendly and extremely functional. We finally gave up when we became an Authorised Apple reseller as we soon released that we needed something 'perfect - PLUS'. After trying the JobPro Central demo we realised that we had struck gold. This is an easy to use, extremely functional database that keeps on surprising us with feature after feature. As for service, I have received phone calls from the developers in Ireland to check to see how the program was going and if we needed any changes etc. Outstanding service. I love this program - excellent."
Brian Nelson, Manager - Mac Rescue, Apple Solutions Reseller, Adelaide, Australia
"We were referred to JobPro by our Apple dealer to set up a customised database incorporating a project management system.
The company skilfully extracted from us our business processes and linked them into a logical format - allowing us and our staff to have accurate information about our projects at all times."
Peter Davidson, Managing Director - Designate Interior Design, Sydney, Australia
"I just had to let you know how pleased we are with JobPro Central. Its "bloody great". We really looked around and JobPro was the cleanest looking interface we could find - now we can say the good looks are because it all functions so well under the hood. Our business is a complex combination of parts that we design / buy / and assemble into our products, so we face lots of issues storing technical drawings, managing manufacturing, stock and sales. JobPro has put the control in my hands and gives me time to dream up new things to make - Thanks so much!"
Matthew von Sturmer, Design Director, Zealous Architectural Hardware Ltd, New Zealand
Some 'Rest of World' testimonials
"For over the past 6 months I have enjoyed a pleasant journey using JobPro. I consider myself as a more creative person then someone who likes to enjoy inputting data, but this for me has been a very fine discovery. Over the past 11 years I spent most of the my time using boring and over complicated applications such as those from 4D, Omnis, Navision. JobPro does everything for our office and more. I will recommend anyone to download a demo copy and to witness ease of use, flexibility, and power all in one package."
Elvin Jasarevic, Japan Xpress inc., Funabashi City, Japan
"After an extensive search for a software that could help me run my print shop, I was relieved when I accidentally found JobPro Central on a Google search. Before JobPro Central we were struggling with quotations never been followed up or invoiced, with discrepancies between purchase orders, inventories and suppliers invoices, extra hours not been reported and charged, and all because tasks were done by different people with different tools. Some quoted in spreadsheets programs, others in design programs and everybody had their own set of templates. It was a big mess, and our business gamut doesn't help; we do typical jobs like decals, banners, signs and vehicle wraps, to very unusual jobs like building giant xmas trees and seasonal decorations for shopping centres. Since we purchased JobPro Central, it has become the one and only application that keeps it all together. We now run things very smoothly, lowering our mistakes and inconsistencies to practically zero, and we now have instant access to vital information from all parts of the business in the same database. Keeping everybody informed from deadlines to credit limits, special inquiries to repetitive jobs has become crucial to making my business more profitable and successful. The staff at Softouch Technologies has been great with support, and I really recommend this software to any kind of business. It doesn't matter if you run a Circus (like my business seemed to be before JobPro Central), an escort service or an event planning business, JobPro Central is the one and only software you'll ever need!"
Ernesto Cordero, Zitro Soluciones SA de CV, Cancun, Mexico
"I run a small translation business with 3 employees. About 2 years ago I started using Filemaker for CRM and in order to write invoices without having to duplicate input. But the database I was using soon proved too limited. I needed a better way to handle projects and external translators. Over the last few months I looked at every FM database I could find. Many were lacking functions I wanted, some were prohibitively expensive and/or too complex. Other provided most of the function I needed, but had another serious flaw as far as I was concerned: their interface design. JobProCentral may be too large and complex for my current needs, but it was the only one that offered all the functions I need at a reasonable price. And it helps me to run my business better than before ... every day. In my opinion it offers: 1) The best interface I have found - well-thought out, very consistent 2) Every function I need 3) A very responsive developer And even though I might not need all it's power right now, it will save me a lot of work (expenses), when the business expands. In particular when I start an online retail business in the not so distant future. The initial price may be higher than that of less powerful databases, but I consider it money well invested for my daily work and the future."
Joern Gaedcke, German Business Consultants (Asia) Pte Ltd, Singapore
"I have been a FileMaker Developer for a little over 10 years now, going back to Version 2 in July of 1994. Back then I took a twelve day sabbatical from the office to plan and build a comprehensive management system that would control every imaginable aspect of the our business. In the duration of the decade that has passed the refinement and enhancement has been ongoing. After ten years, what I thought was a complete integrated and comprehensive a system, pales in comparison to JobPro.
As a FileMaker developer I'm embarrassed to say I bought an open source JobPro license just so that I could copy some of what has been implemented and our system still does not rival the degree of integration in JobPro.
As an Authorised Apple centre we are constantly in contact with customers looking for a business management solution similar to ours. Without a second thought we promote and sell JobPro as I have yet so see a system which is as 'all-encompassing', well done JobPro."
Garren James, Computer Colour Concepts, South Africa
"I had been looking for a management software written in FileMaker Pro 7, which is compatible with asian font input. Then I found JobPro Central. I was so glad that it solved my problem of writing in Chinese. It's modules, fields, and scripts are well thought out. Well, it may not be as good as a custom designed database but I would say it should take good care of all facets of small to medium sized companies. The graphics are also very acceptable. I have on quite a few occasions sent emails with questions and received speedy replies.
Give it a try.. it's a very decent management system."
Donald Thung, Little Wood Company, Hong Kong
"Its just amazing how much software like JobPro can do to your business. JobPro offers all the tools and modules that you will ever need to run every aspect of your business "Smartly". Highly recommended."
Tarek Ali, CEO, Printness - Print Management & Digital Printing, Egypt
"Our company works in the sphere of lighting design, deliveries and after-sales support of lighting projects. We decided to choose JobPro because it works on the Mac platform and gives us the possibility to customize it according to our particular requirements.
General features implemented in JobPro allow us to manage our multi-stage business process such as projects containing a few orders, tracking the shipments, part invoicing and dispatching and so on. It has become a powerful and indispensable instrument for our entire company."
Vitalii Kaplunenko. Owner, Queensland LLC Kiev, Ukraine
"One hell of a database. I can clearly appreciate the hours of work that went into this development! You have done an excellent job with the product and the best by far for the "construction industry".
I have 30 Years experience in mining projects. I have been involved in multimillion R projects internationally from Chile to Japan and a systems engineer by profession.
The approach for any project manager is to control the project , in budget and on time with quality excellence. JobPro certainly adds great value to a project with it's ease of operation and job flow methods. Normal accounting packages just don't offer such flexibility.
You can be in total control of the project with :
1. Your communication to suppliers , customers etc... Faxes letters emails are all imbedded nicely and now give functionality to a structured filing "path" on your Mac or PC or Server
2. Your cost control against set and specific budgets with variation order control
3. Purchase orders with locking ability to ensure security and validation
4. and all the other nice features I see
5. Time management for your staff and contracting staff on site
6. and off course very nice staff to work with when you require customization"
Deon Kotze, Stonegroup Developments, South Africa
"We are very pleased and delighted with the JobPro Central program. It makes our work more easier and effective. Using JobPro you save time and money. Buying JobPro is the first step for successful business development."
Tiko Adamia, Office Manager, Etiketi Ltd, Georgia
"Ever since investing in JobPro we have been more and more pleased with the way it handles our daily job management, contacts, customer info, time log and so on. It is also very nice to be able to send a fax or e-mail directly out of the system and have instant access to our documentation."
Gudmund Vilhjalmsson, Managing Director - Fagval, (window manufacturer) Iceland