Fishbowl Inventory Distribution Software


 

Fishbowl is a business automation and inventory management platform for small to midsize companies. It integrates with QuickBooks accounting.

Fishbowl offers inventory control, material requirements planning (MRP) and job shop floor control / manufacturing execution, and can be to users’ needs. It is an inventory-centric system, with features for barcoding, asset management, raw materials management, cycle counting and customized reporting. The system also automates the quoting, ordering and purchasing processes.

Fishbowl is used in just about every industry by companies earning up to $100 million in annual revenue. It offers training and support resources through its training videos, online tutorials, in-house specialists and more. Fishbowl’s integration with QuickBooks allows users to integrate manufacturing, sales, and distribution processes with back office accounting.

For over 10 years, Fishbowl has held Intuit’s Gold Partner status, the highest level of service third-party developers can achieve.

 

Fishbowl Inventory Distribution - Sales order
 
  • Fishbowl Inventory Distribution - Sales order
    Sales order
  • Fishbowl Inventory Distribution - Purchase order
    Purchase order
  • Fishbowl Inventory Distribution - Shopping cart plug-in
    Shopping cart plug-in
  • Fishbowl Inventory Distribution - Part details
    Part details
  • Fishbowl Inventory Distribution - Manufacture order
    Manufacture order
  • Fishbowl Inventory Distribution - Bill of materials
    Bill of materials
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8

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Lori from Distinctive Designs
Specialty: Consumer Products
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Great Customer Support!

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We had an issue with our database late in the afternoon. The Fishbowl technical support staff was great. I had interaction with LaCol and she was fantastic. She and the team took care of business and got us back up and running in short time. Very knowledgeable team. If you are considering Fishbowl for your inventory management, I can tell you as the customer that the "after the sale" support is great! Thank you LaCol and the entire Fishbowl team!! Lori

 
 

Raphael from Lazer Marble and Granite
Specialty: Stone / Concrete
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Great system

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We have been using Fishbowl for 5 years now and are very happy with it. A lot of great features and that list grows and grows over time.

 
 

Deborah from RCG
Specialty: Distribution
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Very helpful and can get the problem solved when they log in, thanks!

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Very helpful and can get the problem solved when they log in, thanks!!!

 
 

PJ from CLK SUPPLIES, LLC
Specialty: Distribution
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

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This software is great for processing orders and managing inventory. Our inventory has never been so accurate and our processes streamlined.

Cons

The customer service agents are very nice and extremely helpful, the problem is that Fishbowl does not employ enough of them so when a problem comes up you have to send an email and wait...maybe up to 1 day which is a issue when you can't process orders until they contact you back and fix the problem. It's really the only issue I have but it is a BIG issue.

 
 

Todd from Spartan Armor Systems
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Not advisable for Internet Retailers and Manufactures

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Were shall I start. Sales guy will tell you how easy it is to implement and this is not the case. The process of getting the software to work for you individual companies needs will take 30 to 120 days to implement. (We Planned for a week and our entire business was shut down for 2 weeks until we scrapped it.) During the implementation integration issues were constant the first one was with QB Online which we were unable to integrate. Once we scrapped it it dumped information into QB and corrupted our sales figures and inventory. Also promised integration with ShipStation very glitchy and cost an extra $k. Customer Support sometimes took 2, 3, 4, 5 hours to get back to us regarding issues.

Also beware if they sell you a scanner it count's as a user again never mention during the sales calls. Once we purchased it we realized it was going to be more complex than we were lead on to believe so we pushed the installation back 6 months. Ooh your 30 day guarantee is from the date purchased surprise. Not from the time you actually tried to install it.

Pros

Sales Dept really good promising you the world and telling you everything you want to hear.

Cons

Complete Nightmare Implementation, Customer Service, Return Policy, Etc Etc Etc.

 
 

Adehima from Magna International, LLC
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

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I like the product a lot. But, I will like most if there's more option on how to go back at the time we put as shipped an order, and make changes if need it.

 
 

hayzel from Xirrus, Inc.
Specialty: Distribution
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Good Customer Support

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The support personnel stayed with me thru the update process of the company file. Even though it took us a whole day, the personnel is still nice and friendly.

Pros

Multi- location

Cons

Some errors occurs without any description or explanation

 
 

Alexander from Pereira Electric
Specialty: Professional Services
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Easy to use and great help

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Although we have yet to fully implement the full software suite, we absolutely love this product and has gone a long way into revamping our inventory processes. Efficiency is now at an all-time high.

Pros

What you see is what you get, there are no surprises and the staff is very friendly and attentive.

Cons

We needed more hands on help and less shared screen tutorials, but that's par for the course with many software companies these days.

 
 

KATHY from NATIONAL THREADED FASTENERS
Specialty: Distribution
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Good, Solid WMS

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Fishbowl is a good, solid warehouse management system. It has all the functionality needed to manage our inventory and warehouse (over 1500 bin locations and 5000 sku's in a 25,000sq ft whse) . Customer support is always helpful and friendly.

Pros

Cycle Counting Functionality, Lot Traceability, Can track customer specific fields like Country of Origin, Carton Quantity, any specific as needed. The activity report is very detailed to track parts and what user touched them last. We import and are able to easily hold the product in our inventory for dollar value but as 'in-transit' (not sellable or pickable) once it sails until it actually hits the door. Inventory dollars between FB and Quickbooks are very accurate.

Cons

Does not have an EASY way to handle 'outside processing'; It can be done with transfer orders, but it is a bit time consuming.
Currently, the Activity Report is losing user ids.

Advice to Others

I would recomment Fishbowl as a Warehouse Management System.

 
 

Woody from Truck & Equipment Repair Of Texas
Specialty: Automotive
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

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The product is O.K. It is not the easiest to use but the average person can work around the problem areas and make it work.

 
 

Inga from ATI
Specialty: Distribution
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

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Fishbowl is a relatively simple program to use. It does most everything we need without too many challenges.

 
 

Woody from Truck & Equipment Repair Of Texas
Specialty: Automotive
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

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It really wasn't a user-friendly software. I couldn't get it to do what I was actually needing it to do.

 
 

Morgan from A La Mode
Specialty: Restaurant equipment & supplies
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Fishbowl Inventory Distribution Gets the Job Done

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This software is really great when it comes to distribution inventory, it makes my life so much easier!

 
 

carrie from smart pet love
Specialty: Distribution
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

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The representative went above and beyond to help me get Client set up properly. He was very patient with me and even waited until the entire job was completed. He also helped me with a few reporting questions I had which will make my job much easier in the future.

Pros

Customer service

Cons

Lack of DIY report modification with out of box software.

 
 

Brooke from Mattress Mill
Specialty: Consumer Products
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Fishbowl Inv. Software

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Fishbowl is unequaled in customer support. The software itself is very intuitive to use. Depending on your industry it has pros and cons, but we've found it highly useful as both a POS software and in its manufacturing/inventory capabilities.

 
 

Robert from PanDia Seeds
Specialty: Agriculture
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

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Overall the product is good. The issues lie with reporting and data searching. To be able to find useful information, you either need to pay thousands for a report, thousands for a data query, or have an IT expert on staff. This is the main drawback. The software works well most of the time, though it does have enough errors to necessitate a support contract.

Pros

Good at organizing and processing orders.

Cons

Data searches and reporting.

 
 

Evan from Steelhaus Technologies Inc.
Specialty: Petroleum / Oil & Gas
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

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We are a manufacturing company and use FB for inventory control, shipping and invoicing. All relevant transactions are them imported into QuickBooks for financial reporting.

Pros

The Bill of Material functionality and along with inventory control and shipping functions.

Cons

Wish the 'e-mail' functionality linked better with MS Outlook.
Wish there was more flexibility in being able to correct an error. For example, the price of an item changes but you cannot correct the PO once the goods have been Received into inventory.

Advice to Others

Does not have accounting functions so make sure Fishbowl will integrate with your existing accounting software. Note: it works very well with QuickBooks.

 
 

Mehana from Urban Ice Organics
Specialty: Pharmaceuticals
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Very Pleased

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Customer service is wonderful. It is very easy to figure out and integrates well with my Quickbooks online.

 
 

Brenda from Byoplanet International
Specialty: Electronics
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Fishbowl user friendly

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Everyone that I have spoken to that are employees at Fishbowl have been exceptionally helpful, friendly, and patient! If I had a question or did not understand something they were always very considerate and made sure I understood everything we were going over before we ended the conversation.

Pros

Everything you need regarding inventory is on Fishbowl.

Cons

I do not have any at the moment.

Advice to Others

Go for it. Buy the software. I have used it before with another company. It is very helpful.

 
 

Hector from TGLV Cargo SRL
Specialty: 3rd Party Logistics (3PL)
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Great intuitive product

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We have been using the system for 3 months now and we have experience great results and improvements in both productivity and waste.

Pros

Intuitive, easy to use, complete

Cons

Tutorial is not as easy to read and follow.

Advice to Others

If you need to improve your operations this system is great and its worth every penny.

 
 
 
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