JobBOSS and Data Inventions Form Strategic Relationship to Improve Shop Floor Performance with Alora

New integration creates massive potential for shop owners to increase productivity and reduce downtime through real-time machine insights

ECI Software Solutions, a leader in cloud-based business management solutions, today announced a new strategic relationship with Data Inventions, Inc. to deliver Alora, a machine intelligence platform, to its JobBOSS software users. Connecting JobBOSS data directly with real-time machine performance creates visibility at an actionable level so that operators and managers can run business operations more effectively.

Manufacturers often face challenges gathering machine information and making sense of that data to make accurate business decisions—a roadblock to success in a data-driven world. As a job shop management system focused on elevating small to medium-sized manufacturers, JobBOSS offers the flexibility and visibility organizations need to meet production demands and increase profitability. Through this new collaboration, JobBOSS users can use Alora—in conjunction with the previously integrated Lojic Dashboard—to capitalize on the real-time information needed to improve shop floor performance.

Alora, by Data Inventions, allows machine operators and managers to connect using simple, intuitive interfaces that help enable them to prevent errors from occurring and avert defects throughout the production process. Automated systems analyze data in real-time and trigger actions that help reduce downtime, prevent the chances of failure and improve output delivery. Through this integration, users will be better equipped to:

  • Gain machine data insights. Acquire greater control and understanding of when machines are running, how long they are running for and when they are up for scheduled maintenance – increasing the chances of detecting machine failures before they happen.
  • Improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). Enhance manufacturing productivity and quality by measuring, recognizing and improving how the shop functions.
  • Decrease downtime. Automatically analyze data in real-time and trigger actions that prevent failures, reduce costs and improve outputs.

“We started on the shop floor and designed Alora to bridge the information gaps that mid-market manufacturers have struggled with for far too long. Empowering JobBOSS users with Alora interfaces and shop floor insights is enabling operators and managers to make better decisions and immediate improvements,” said Duane Clement, CEO, Data Inventions.

“JobBOSS has been built on decades of investments and is backed by a team dedicated to ensuring successful training, implementations and ROI for thousands of manufacturers worldwide who rely on the software to run and grow their businesses,” said Matt Heerey, President, ECI Manufacturing Division. “Collaborating with Data Inventions, Inc., we will offer the benefits of advanced Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology to our customers, helping them operate more efficiently and profitably.”

To learn more about machine health monitoring and the JobBOSS integration with Alora, tune into ECI’s webinar on Monday, March 23 at 10:30 a.m. CST/11:30 a.m. EST:

Data Inventions’ provides a cloud-based manufacturing intelligence platform, serving mid-market businesses that need an integrated, easy to implement and simple to use solution. At Data Inventions, our purpose and products focus on enabling companies and their people with the information and tools they need to power productivity and growth. Data Inventions is headquartered in Erie, PA, USA. For information, email, or visit

About ECI

ECI Software Solutions provides industry-specific business software solutions and services, focusing on cloud-based technologies. For 30+ years, ECI has served small to medium-sized manufacturing, wholesale/retail distribution, building and construction, and field service organizations. Privately held, ECI is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, with offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, England, the Netherlands, and Australia. For information, email, visit or call (800) 959-3367.

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