Fishbowl

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Simplify, automate, and elevate your inventory management

About Fishbowl

Fishbowl is a complete manufacturing and inventory management solution that helps medium and large businesses face demand trends and manage supply issues. Designed to automate the manufacturing process, Fishbowl's features include orders and work planning tools to maximize production efficiency.

Transform and elevate your manufacturing process with Fishbowl’s complete manufacturing and warehouse inventory management software. Fishbowl’s inventory-centric approach improves efficiency through strategic automation that gives your growing business the control it needs to reduce costs and maximize productivity.

Fishbowl’s solution offers real-time insights and data collection to provide business owners total transparency during every operation stage, giving you the power to make precise and timely pricing decisions.

With Fishbowl, your business will experience better automation through integration. Fishbowl’s solution was designed to seamlessly integrate with the most popular CRM systems and business solutions such as QuickBooks, Amazon, Adobe, Salesforce, Shopify and more!

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Fishbowl

  • Integration: Fishbowl is designed to integrate with QuickBooks and many other popular business solutions for better automation of business processes.

  • Work planning: Generate work orders for assembly, disassembly, replacement, repair, and other jobs. Save commonly used work orders and bills of materials for use in future projects.

  • Inventory management: Receive real-time inventory updates to understand inventory levels at all times. Set automatic re-order points on all products to avoid stock-outs.

  • Asset tracking: Track items by lot number, serial number, expiry date etc. Monitor asset levels in multiple locations and transfer between locations when necessary.

  • Inventory tracking: Track inventory across every step of your operations from order to delivery.
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    Not provided by vendor

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of Fishbowl: 128

    • 3PL Management
    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Accounting Integration
    • Accounting Software
    • Alerts/Escalation
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Asset Lifecycle Management
    • Asset Tracking Software
    • Audit Trail
    • Automated Scheduling
    • BOM Creation
    • Backorder Management
    • Barcode Printing
    • Barcode/Ticket Scanning
    • Barcoding/RFID
    • Barrel Management
    • Bill of Materials (BOM) Software
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Bills of Material
    • CRM Software
    • Capacity Planning Software
    • Cellar Management
    • Channel Management Software
    • Check-in/Check-out
    • Chemical Management
    • Commission Management
    • Contact Database
    • Cost Tracking
    • Customizable Reports
    • Customization
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Synchronization
    • Delivery Management Software
    • Demand Forecasting
    • Document Management Software
    • Employee Management
    • Estimating
    • Expiration Date Management
    • Financial Management Software
    • Food Traceability Software
    • For Metal Fabrication
    • For Retail
    • For Small Businesses
    • Forecasting
    • Import/Export Management
    • Integrated Business Operations
    • Inventory Auditing
    • Inventory Control Software
    • Inventory Management Software
    • Inventory Optimization Software
    • Inventory Replenishment
    • Inventory Tracking
    • Item Management
    • Kitting
    • Label Templates
    • Location Tracking
    • Lot Tracking
    • MES
    • Manufacturing Inventory Management Software
    • Material Requirements Planning
    • Merchandise Management
    • Mobile Access
    • Monitoring
    • Multi-Channel Management
    • Multi-Currency
    • Multi-Location
    • Order Entry Software
    • Order Fulfillment Software
    • Order Management Software
    • Order Processing
    • Order Tracking
    • Performance Metrics
    • Point of Sale (POS)
    • Predictive Analytics Software
    • Product Identification
    • Production Management
    • Production Scheduling Software
    • Production Tracking
    • Projections
    • Purchase Order Management
    • Purchasing & Receiving
    • Quality Management Software
    • QuickBooks Integration
    • Quotes/Estimates
    • Real-Time Data
    • Real-Time Monitoring
    • Real-Time Reporting
    • Real-Time Updates
    • Receiving
    • Receiving Labels
    • Recurring Orders
    • Reorder Management
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Resource Management Software
    • Retail Inventory Management Software
    • Returns Management
    • SKU/UPC Codes
    • Safety Management Software
    • Sales Forecasting Software
    • Sales Orders
    • Sales Reports
    • Sales Tax Management
    • Sales Trend Analysis
    • Search/Filter
    • Serial Number Tracking
    • Shipping Labels
    • Shipping Management
    • Special Order Management
    • Status Tracking
    • Stock Management
    • Supplier Management
    • Supply Chain Management Software
    • Supply Management
    • Task Scheduling
    • Third-Party Integrations
    • Traceability
    • Transportation Management Software
    • Usage Tracking/Analytics
    • User Management
    • Vendor Managed Inventory
    • Vendor Management Software
    • Vineyard Management
    • Warehouse Management Software
    • Work Order Management
    • Workflow Management Software
    • eCommerce Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.2 /5
    (894)
    Value for Money
    4.1/5
    Features
    4.1/5
    Ease of Use
    4.1/5
    Customer Support Software
    4.2/5

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    Ed
    Ed
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    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Powerful, Affordable Inventory and Order Management Software

    Reviewed on 2018-09-25

    Stated simply, Fishbowl is the best in it's class, period! Easy to use, incredibly effective and...

    Stated simply, Fishbowl is the best in it's class, period! Easy to use, incredibly effective and affordable Inventory and Order Management Software.

    Pros

    Fishbowl offers and unparalleled ease of use. Our whole team was trained and up and running in hours. You simply won't find another software package with the range of features and reliability at this price range. It easily bests other software packages costing 3 times what Fishbowl costs!

    Cons

    Their call back support could be a little faster, but it's still likely better than most software companies.

    Michael
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    • Industry: Food Production
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Great ERP System for a Manufacturing Environment!

    Reviewed on 2024-05-27

    Fishbowl works great for our company. You cannot manage what you do not measure. Fishbowl is our...

    Fishbowl works great for our company. You cannot manage what you do not measure. Fishbowl is our measuring stick.

    Pros

    I love how customizeable this software is.

    Cons

    It can be rather complex and the learning curve is high.

    Jeff
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    • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

    Will Fishbowl Survive in the coming years?

    Reviewed on 2023-12-22

    Like many ERP systems, it has been overhyped and falls short of expectations. We initially...

    Like many ERP systems, it has been overhyped and falls short of expectations. We initially implemented it alongside QuickBooks 2022. Interestingly, QuickBooks 2023 and subsequently QuickBooks 2024 have incorporated nearly all the features and functionalities that initially prompted us to integrate FishBowl. With the enhanced capabilities of QuickBooks 2024 and the shift towards cloud-based solutions, it's doubtful that FishBowl will sustain its business for more than a few years.

    Pros

    Onboarding was smooth and responsive. The team was responsive and helpful, although be prepared to do all the work yourself. while it seems crazy at some point its worth starting from scratch on your inventory and negating Quickbooks inventory all together.

    Cons

    Once your system is operational, support becomes a distant concern. Seeking assistance entails potentially shelling out thousands for even the most straightforward requests, if and when you manage to get a response. The scheduling for a simple fix or question may drag on for up to two weeks.

    Kyle
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    • Industry: Package/Freight Delivery
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Easy to use, but missing some standard features.

    Reviewed on 2024-03-25

    Overall, very enjoyable. As my operations grow, I will seek out Fishbowl to see if I'm actually...

    Overall, very enjoyable. As my operations grow, I will seek out Fishbowl to see if I'm actually able to do the things I've mentioned above, or what they suggestion to do instead. The help desk team is great and very responsive. I've received a lot of help from them.

    Pros

    I've used SAP and Oracle for previous companies, and Fishbowl is very easy to use and overall very intuitive. I enjoy using this system.

    Cons

    Not able to store more than Scheduled Date per sales order. Some customers POs have multiple lines and different due dates per line. I'm unable to do the same and then partial ship and keep track of the order like on larger ERP systems. As far as I understand, Fishbowl is not capable of reporting OTD because there isn't enough date submission options.
    It's frustrating not being able to highlight any text to copy and past in another location or for another program (Word, Excel). There are only a few places FB allows me to highlight and copy the info. The rest I'm unable to. Being able to highlight and copy anything would improve ease of use.

    Alternatives Considered

    ProShop ERP, Megaventory and Zoho Inventory

    Reasons for Switching to Fishbowl

    Zoho was cheap, but did not seem capable of putting locations for inventory which is critical for us. Megaventory is cheaper than Fishbowl, but did not seem capable of connecting multiple locations together easily. Our manufacturing center uses ProShop, but ProShop does not seem to have great a inventory management software. Fishbowl, though expensive, seemed capable of doing all the things we would need it to do, so I was given approval to implement it and try it out.
    Gary
    Gary
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    • Industry: Computer Hardware
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Overall my experience with Fishbowl has been positive, it has evolved a lot since we started...

    Reviewed on 2017-12-13

    Pros

    From an administrator standpoint it is very easy to implement and maintain. From a end user standpoint it is very easy to train new Fishbowl users, all modules are designed with the end users ease of use in mind. Technical Support personnel are very knowledgeable and usually isolate and fix and issues quickly.

    Cons

    I wish the reporting side of Fishbowl was more robust, Home Care Industries is a manufacturer they rely heavily on making sure raw materials are on hand or on order to meet customer orders. Having a true MPS or MRP as part of Fishbowl with be a great enhancement.

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    Fishbowl offers the following pricing plans:

    Fishbowl has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

    Fishbowl supports the following languages:

    English

    Fishbowl supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Fishbowl integrates with the following applications:

    Adobe Commerce, Avalara, BigCommerce, Dropbox Business, FedEx Ship Manager, QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Quickbooks Pro, SPS Commerce, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Shift4Shop, ShipRush, ShipStation, Shopify, Square Payments, TrueCommerce EDI Solutions, UPS Ready, Volusion, WooCommerce, X-Cart, Xero, Zen Cart, Zoho CRM, authorize.net

    Fishbowl offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, Chat

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