Fishbowl Overview

What is 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.

Fishbowl takes an inventory-centric approach, for real time control of the inventory process. Fishbowl tracks goods through every stage of operations, from order receipt, to production, to shipment and delivery. Fishbowl is built to integrate with QuickBooks, automatically updating records in real-time, according to an item's sales or orders.

Fishbowl comes with a reporting tool that enables users to collect data on different business aspects (e.g. inventory and sales) and then organizes it to show how each process could be improved.

Fishbowl Overview

Pricing

Starting from
$4,395.00

Pricing options

Free Trial
One Time License
Value for money

Please contact Fishbowl for pricing details


Fishbowl Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United States
Supported Languages
English

Screenshots

Fishbowl screenshot: Fishbowl - Manufacturing Dashboard
Fishbowl screenshot: Fishbowl - Manufacturing Dashboard

Fishbowl Reviews

Fishbowl Reviews

Overall rating
4.2
/
5
Excellent
307

Very good
222

Average
45

Poor
22

Terrible
33

Value for Money
4.2
Features
4.1
Ease of Use
4.1
Customer Support
4.2
84% recommended this app
Ed S.

Powerful, Affordable Inventory and Order Management Software

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


Miriam F.

Works great for Small Manufacturer

I love the ease of analyzing each piece of our manufacturing process.


Leilani T.

The updates are killing me


Jennifer C.

Excellent Manufacturing and Inventory Management Software Solution!


Joshua K.

Can be a great product but will depend on your personnel


Ed S.
Industry: Retail
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Powerful, Affordable Inventory and Order Management Software

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 9/25/2018
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Miriam F.
Industry: Shipbuilding
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Works great for Small Manufacturer

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 11/6/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I love the ease of analyzing each piece of our manufacturing process.

Pros

Ease of Quickbooks Online integration, ease of cost analysis

Cons

Reports are not as easy to manipulate as some programs

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Leilani T.
Industry: Food & Beverages

The updates are killing me

Reviewed on 9/27/2016
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Jennifer C.
Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Excellent Manufacturing and Inventory Management Software Solution!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 11/25/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

The versatility of viewing and tracking inventory the way we wanted to.

Cons

It lacked accounting software that we needed.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Joshua K.
Industry: Management Consulting
Company size: Self Employed

Can be a great product but will depend on your personnel

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 7/24/2018
Review Source: GetApp

Pros

I'm an Advanced QuickBooks Pro Advisor and I specialize in Inventory set up and management. I haven't found any program with as many capabilities at such a low cost range as Fishbowl. Netsuite can handle what Fishbowl does but can easily go into the hundreds of thousands to setup and get started and I found the process very complex. Fishbowl on the other hand, can import from QuickBooks and have you set up and running in just a few minutes, though I stress that this should be used as test only. To accurately use Fishbowl it can take months to setup and learn properly. This largely depends on your current experience with technology, accounting practices and inventory knowledge.

Cons

The support isn't stable. Depending on your time zone, you'll get a different team. Some zones, depending on the day and time, will pick up your call immediately and be very knowledgeable and helpful. Others will take a day to get back to you and you'll get someone who's only been there a few months but will confidently tell you something as fact and you might find our later they don't actually know what they're talking about. However, the online wiki is very detailed so if you're someone who can figure out things on your own, this will be a huge help. Basically, I've found that most people who complain about Fishbowl are really complaining about inventory, which is hugely complex. But if you're a detail oriented company with personnel who don't cut corners, Fishbowl can be an excellent fit for you. Just don't expect it to be easy!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8.2/10
Based on 629 user ratings
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Fishbowl Pricing

Fishbowl Pricing

Starting from
$4,395.00
Free Trial
One Time License
Value for money

Please contact Fishbowl for pricing details

Please contact Fishbowl for pricing details

Value for Money
4.2/5
Based on 629 user ratings
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Fishbowl Features

Fishbowl Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Audit Trail
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Compliance Management
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.1/5
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Additional information for Fishbowl

Additional information for Fishbowl

Benefits

  • 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.

  • Fishbowl FAQs

    Fishbowl FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Fishbowl.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Fishbowl offer?

    Fishbowl offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: $4,395.00

    Pricing model: One Time License

    Free Trial: Available

    Please contact Fishbowl for pricing details

    Q. What are the main features of Fishbowl?

    We do not have any information about Fishbowl features

    Q. Who are the typical users of Fishbowl?

    Fishbowl has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Fishbowl support?

    Fishbowl supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Fishbowl offer?

    Fishbowl has the following pricing plans:

    One Time License

    Q. Does Fishbowl support mobile devices?

    Fishbowl supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Fishbowl integrate with?

    Fishbowl integrates with the following applications:

    Boomi, Handshake, Mailchimp, Privy, SPS Commerce Fulfillment, SalesIn, ShipRush, Tripleseat, Xero, Zentail

    Q. What level of support does Fishbowl offer?

    Fishbowl offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials