Fishbowl

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, 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: 116

    • 3PL Management
    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Accounting Integration
    • Accounting Software
    • Alerts/Escalation
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Asset Lifecycle Management
    • Asset Tracking Software
    • Audit Trail
    • Automated Scheduling
    • Backorder Management
    • Barcode Printing
    • Barcode/Ticket Scanning
    • Barcoding/RFID
    • Barrel Management
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Bills of Material
    • CRM Software
    • Capacity Planning Software
    • Cataloging/Categorization
    • Cellar Management
    • Channel Management Software
    • Check-in/Check-out
    • Commission Management
    • Contact Database
    • Cost Tracking
    • Customizable Reports
    • Customization
    • Cycle Count
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Synchronization
    • Demand Forecasting
    • Document Management Software
    • Employee Management
    • Estimating
    • Expiration Date Management
    • For Retail
    • For Small Businesses
    • Forecasting
    • Import/Export Management
    • Inventory Auditing
    • Inventory Control Software
    • Inventory Management Software
    • Inventory Optimization Software
    • Inventory Replenishment
    • Inventory Tracking
    • Item Management
    • Kitting
    • Label Templates
    • 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)
    • Product Identification
    • 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 Synchronization
    • Real-time Updates
    • Receiving Labels
    • Receiving/Putaway Management
    • Recurring Orders
    • Reorder Management
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • 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
    • Usage Tracking/Analytics
    • 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
    (799)
    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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    Annette
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Building Materials
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Fishbowl Review

    Reviewed on 2/13/2019

    I've been using Fishbowl now for a year, and it has made a big difference in business operation. ...

    I've been using Fishbowl now for a year, and it has made a big difference in business operation. Whenever I run into problems their support team is right on it to help me. Very easy to intergrate with my online store and other selling sites.

    Pros

    Fishbowl is easy to use and affordable. Outstanding customer support.

    Cons

    There really isn't anything I don't like about Fishbowl. It's been a great software for our company.

    Response from Fishbowl

    Thank you so much for leaving this review, Annette. We are glad to hear that Fishbowl has been a useful tool for your business.

    Rudy
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Consumer Goods
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Fishbowl for SMBs

    Reviewed on 5/17/2022

    It is a positive experience.

    It is a positive experience.

    Pros

    It is powerful inventory tracking software that can be built out to your needs

    Cons

    It can be expensive to build out custom reporting and features with fishbowl

    Alternatives Considered

    QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

    Reasons for Switching to Fishbowl

    QB did not have inventory management at that time
    Leilani
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    • Industry: Food & Beverages
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    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

    The updates are killing me

    Reviewed on 9/27/2016

    Pros

    The customer support is great. It's just hard to get a hold of them when you need to speak to a live person on the phone. The people who work there are the nicest and most helpful when you do get to talk to them and they do resolve the day to day issues that pop up. ie, inventory getting stuck in committed status is a pretty quick fix, but then again, should it really happen in the first place?. Bigger problems take more time to fix, but they seem to keep working on it until its resolved. The people they have providing training are excellent.
    The wikis are pretty easy to access and are pretty good

    Cons

    This year the updates seem to break something that's had been working. Then it takes hours with customer support to fix and get going again.
    The phone support team could use more staff because it does take hours to get a call back. The reports are difficult to customize, you have to know programming. There is no simple report writer function or a reports that can be customized.
    If you have to pick inventory from two locations for one sales order, it will create two invoices. There is no way around that in Fishbowl. The calendar is pretty basic, could use enhancements. The inventory export CSV file does not use FIFO, but average costing. So if you use FIFO or any other method other than average costing, you have to use a different report instead of getting the data in CSV format.
    The shipping module is frustrating and the way it is set up does not allow us to use carton count efficiently, so we have to change the packing list after it's printed. If you want Fishbowl to count the cartons for you, you have to add each carton manually. And if you do that, it will not total or summarize the number of cartons you have, it will list each one individually. So you could have a packing list that could be several pages long.
    The UPS integration used to be great and then UPS updated, Fishbowl did not support the updated software and we had to change to UPS Worldship. Definitely a step backwards because the old integration worked beautifully. Now it's more manual and cumbersome.

    Scott
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    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Fishbowl Works for Us

    Reviewed on 3/4/2022

    I've implemented about five ERP/MRP systems and this was the easiest of them all. Our team has...

    I've implemented about five ERP/MRP systems and this was the easiest of them all. Our team has picked up on it quickly and likes to use it. Very user friendly.

    Pros

    The software is easy to use and intuitive. Unlike SAP and others, a new person can jump in and start using the software day one. Things are easy to find and the learning curve is days not months. A system the people won't use is worthless.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything...does what we need it to do.

    Alternatives Considered

    NetSuite

    Reasons for Switching to Fishbowl

    One of our senior leadership had implemented it before and liked it at a previous company. The others liked the simplicity of the system, and its ability to work with our already existing Quickbooks.
    Matt
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Wholesale
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Fishbowl is a very polished product

    Reviewed on 5/11/2022

    Fishbowl was easy to deploy, easy to use and easy to integrate. Our experiences are very good...

    Fishbowl was easy to deploy, easy to use and easy to integrate. Our experiences are very good overall.

    Pros

    Nice looking interface and very easy to use. The REST API is very easy to work with.

    Cons

    It would be a great feature to allow 3PL to bill their customers from Fishbowl.

    Alternatives Considered

    3PL Warehouse Manager and NetSuite

    Reasons for Switching to Fishbowl

    On-site deployment with API ability build-in.
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    Fishbowl FAQs

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    Fishbowl offers the following pricing plans:

    • Free Trial: Available

    Please contact Fishbowl for pricing details.

    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, Authorize.Net, Avalara, BigCommerce, Dropbox Business, FedEx Ship Manager, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Quickbooks Online, 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

    Fishbowl offers the following support options:

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

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