The role Shop Floor Control for Enterprise Portal

Hello, it seems to me as this one is lacking quite a lot of plain just needed functionality. What we want is the equivalent of SFII where jobs can be easily started, stopped and reported. The role, as delivered, is useless for our customers purpose. I can´t see any workflow in this role at all. On top of that, the GUI is not very pleasant. (to be kind)

Any thoughts on this subject? and tips on how to solve this wirthin the standard portal with reasonable investments in time(other going with a 3-party solution)? Web Morph-X development work?

With kind regards/Ulf