Fishbowl Inventory Manufacturing Software


 

Fishbowl is a manufacturing and warehouse management solution designed for small to midsize companies. The software offers advanced work orders, manufacture orders, and bills of materials to improve the production process. The application has inventory control features, material requirements planning (MRP) and job shop floor control/manufacturing execution. The tool provides automated batch and repair work orders based on lot tracking and serial number tracking.

Fishbowl has an inventory management system with features like barcoding, asset management, raw materials management, cycle counting, customized reporting, automated reordering, and purchasing. The companies with multiple warehouses are provided real-time updates on stocks level in different warehouses. The software can predict inventory requirement based on sales trends. The software also helps companies to avoid shortages by transferring stocks in demand from one warehouse to another.

Fishbowl offers training and support resources which include training videos, online tutorials, and in-house specialists. Fishbowl’s integration with QuickBooks helps users integrate manufacturing, sales, and distribution processes with back office accounting. Fishbowl also integrates with e-commerce, shipping, merchant services and CRM solutions like Magento, Shopify, Zencart and Salesforce.

 

Fishbowl Inventory - Sales order
 
  • Fishbowl Inventory - Sales order
    Sales order
  • Fishbowl Inventory - Purchase order
    Purchase order
  • Fishbowl Inventory - Shopping cart plug-in
    Shopping cart plug-in
  • Fishbowl Inventory - Part details
    Part details
  • Fishbowl Inventory - Manufacture order
    Manufacture order
  • Fishbowl Inventory - 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, Windows 10

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kevin from Gemini
Specialty: Medical Products
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

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Fishbowl is great. The system significantly improved our efficiency and allowed us to focus on other parts of the business since fishbowl inventory is so easy to use

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Super user friendly, implementation team (Lucas Miller) is amazing and extremely helpful. System easily links with QBS, Fedex, and makes managing a complex system very easy.

 
 

Echo from Office
Specialty: Agriculture
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2017

July 2017

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We would love to have him out again and have him be our main rep for fishbowl.

Thank you for sending him!

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Amon was very nice, knowledgeable, informative. When something didn't work right, he figured it out quickly and was able to complete a lot of things we had not prepared for.

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He was patient with our company which didn't have much of a data base built and helped as much as he could. He was positive and respectful the whole time.

 
 

Bruce from MVM7, LLC
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2017

July 2017

I really enjoy learning and using my Fishbowl Software

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I have only been using this software for a few months and have to say that it is easy to learn and very functional. The trainer that trained me and the tech support guys I have talked with are very knowledgeable on the software and a great help.

Pros

I like all the different links that can be used between modules to get to the information I'm looking for easier.

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I wish we could create our own reports when needed. There is some confusion for me with the MO and Picking modules, almost seems to be too much, especially for what we are using it for..

 
 

Laura from Candy Craft Creations. LLC / DBA Fondarific
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2017

July 2017

LOVE FISHBOWL!!!

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Love this product! I have used several inventory programs before Fishbowl and the others programs do not even come close to what Fishbowl provides and the cost for the other programs were greater than Fishbowl.

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I love the BOM, MO AND THE WAY OUR FINISHED PRODUCT CAN BE TRACK JUST IN CASE OF A RECALL!!!!!!!!!!!

Cons

No Cons!!! I LIKE EVER FEATURE OF FISHBOWL!!! Well....maybe one Con.....I have to have 100 characters in the comment for it to be accepted LOL!

 
 

Les from Om Vapor, LLC
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Great software, cheap price

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Very good features and organized well. Great support, has almost everything I need to run my business!

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The main complaint that I have about this product is, the not so much the lack of MRP but the inability for Fishbowl to schedule materials plannings automatically.

 
 

Yaron from ims
Specialty: Consumer Products
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2017

June 2017

always have to leave a message

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Old. missing basic features, such as reports, description is made by some one who never used the software, it was made for money making for The company it self, but soon enough you will find out how poor the customer support is. Walk Away

Pros

if you planning in opening a eBay amazon you ok, other than that walk away.
there is not much i like about it. not at all it is not made for over 1 mil companies. home user will find if fun to work with

Cons

It is very hard to customize reports, part and product FYI Are not the same F.B is good for shipping but when you need to mix it with your accounting program its lacking, as it is not an accounting program.

If you decide to use them make sure not to sign long term contract

 
 

Brit from Texas Saddlery
Specialty: Apparel / Textiles
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Great potential, absolutely horrible customer service and support.

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I am incredibly disappointed in the products service and wish I could get my money back, however since it takes weeks for a reply and over a two months to get to the point where I could actually use the software, it was past the period of a refund. They do not care about you, your time, or your business.

Pros

I like the capabilities of the product. It has a lot of great features that could be utilized if you were able to get the proper support and training.

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The set up has taken over two months with absolutely terrible customer service and support. I am still not able to utilize the software in a way that is even workable in my business and I have called, left messages, sent emails and it is not abnormal for it to take weeks for a reply if you even get one. Also it does not have quality sales reports.

 
 

Kurt from Legacy Collectibles
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Fishbowl review

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Great customer support, fairly easy to use and learn. The software can accommodate the specific needs of my business which is great!

Cons

Sometimes all the features and capabilities are overkill and over-complicate the situation. Slightly difficult to add customizations.

 
 

Bovie from Ming's mark Inc
Specialty: Consumer Products
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Great Software

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got everything you need for a warehouse operation.
Everything could be done in fishbowl for our businesses

Cons

plugins are a little too expensive.
fishbowl commerce is on a pay by volume pricing structure which can be come expensive

 
 

Randy from Car Wash Systems, inc
Specialty: Industrial Machinery
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Fishbowl Rocks!

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Pros

The software is very powerful. It's also very user-friendly. It makes simple things easy. For example, when you are searching for parts or inventory, you only need to type in a portion of the part number. It can even be the middle of the part, and it will pull up all relevant matches. When searching for a part, you input your information and just hit enter. No need to take your hands off the keyboard and move the mouse to click on something. Blows Quickbooks multi-inventory away.

Cons

The main screens on the vendor and customer modules are greyed out because you can't edit names and numbers from there. The greyed out areas are very difficult to read.

 
 

Roger from v2 Lighting Group
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

VERY VERY hard to connect to support. Software works OK.

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The idea behind the software is great, sadly not reflected when using the program. Fishbowl is very flexible and allow us to use close to the way we need.

Cons

Tech Support. They are great when you can get connected but it took me a week to get a call back. User interface could be a little more friendly. A lot of grey buttons and some weird bugs often makes it hard to use.

 
 

Lalo from Bobo Intriguing Objects
Specialty: Furniture / Home Decor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Pretty good software/support

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Pretty robust, easy to use. Really like the support they offer, customer support has been awesome at helping us when we need support.

Cons

Software feels a bit clunky and sluggish to use sometimes.
Been experiencing more hangups after update lately.

 
 

Bo from SLG
Specialty: Electronics
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Essentially no support unless you complain to your sales rep

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If you are going to charge this much for a product it should look like it was made in this century, it should have all of the modern data interchange features expected from a modern application, and support should be fantastic. We have started looking at alternatives and will NOT be renewing.

Pros

Decent product. The interface is a little dated, and some standard thing you would expect in functionality are missing or difficult to use. But, overall, it is a decent product if your goal is to have an inventory and order management system that integrates with Quickbooks.

Cons

You will get no support unless you complain. We just updated our license, paid for a year of support. Still waiting 48 hours later for a call back from support. This is normal.

When you do get the support you will most likely start with the lowest level support and have to either speak to the real support people through an intermediary or have to wait another day or two for the next level of support to call you back. Repeat that process until you finally get to someone who knows what they are talking about.

Support this expensive should be fantastic. Instead, I am not certain what they could do to make this any worse.

 
 

Tracy from Fab Products
Specialty: Distribution
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Up until the update to MY SQL we were doing great with FB, we have over a month that we've experienced major issues with the system

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Hi, we updated today to the most updated version of FB and it seems to have fixed our major issues we've been experiencing for over a month since My SQL. I would have like a quicker solution as it was a huge company wide issue for us.

Pros

User friendly
Live Chat is helpful
Importing SOs is helpful for our big orders
Staff is always very friendly!

Cons

Major crash of system when moving to My SQL
Have to pay extra for reports that seem like they should be standard

 
 

Todd from Toddy Gear
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Fishbowl is a solid product that's a perfect fit for small and medium sized companies.

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It's really a great value compared to other ERP systems.

Pros

There's a lot more to Fishbowl than meets the eye. I strongly recommend on-site training. Fishbowl support team is excellent. Fishbowl is a great value.

Cons

Setting up plug-ins have been challenging. We're a Mac shop and there are a few issues with the client app, but in the end, Fishbowl's Mac application works just fine.

 
 

Almira from Xirrus Inc.
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

First Time with Fishbowl

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It is really good for warehouse management , shipment tracking and the likes that is related to any inventory process.

Cons

So many buttons to click in order to do a transactions, the buttons is a bit confusing for the first timers.

 
 

Kathleen from National Threaded Fasteners, Ltd.
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

From a accounting standpoint

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Easy to review and move around inventory around. Easy to change costing errors when receiving in inventory.

Cons

When you get to Batch shipment - it should not give you options - should only be what is packed - too easy to bill items that are not scheduled to bill yet

 
 

Scott from TITAN Fuel Tanks
Specialty: Automotive
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

I have been the FB admin for about 4.5 years now - it has it's good points, like the TO module, but for reporting it isn't all that we need

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not sure if FB can handle large companies with 3 party manufacturing - it doesn't seem to now.

Pros

modules for the different things you need to do, like SO and TO and parts - ease of adding part numbers.

Cons

it did not Drop Ship the way we needed it to. I have to review the sales each day and remove the items that the boss does not track. It does crash still on exports, but it is much better than before.

 
 

Michele from One World Inc.
Specialty: Pharmaceuticals
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Have had issues with the program.

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Pros

User friendly and integrated with QuickBooks. Can have reports specific to what we need in regards to having lot # and expiration dates as well as multiple lines when receiving.

Cons

Have had many issues. Locks up when exporting to QuickBooks. Won't let us close out some purchase and sales orders if still have open items. Have had trouble getting inventory out of stock.

 
 

Al from Argus Industrial Co.
Specialty: Industrial Machinery
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Look elsewhere if you want quality support.

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Am now aware of better options in the market. It's too bad that we have so much time & money invested in using Fishbowl. Would recommend others to look elsewhere. Very disappointing.

Pros

Inventory manager likes options and functionality. Have been using for two years with mixed feelings because of support.

Cons

Product support is nothing short of horrible. Much frustration getting answers to issues in a timely manner. Our salesman was deceptive. Told me what I wanted to hear right up to running my credit card. Then refused to give me the information promised. What a shame.

 
 
 
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kevn from Gemini
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

EXCELLENT

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easy to use, simplifies operations, allows for easy operation of a complex inventory system. Extremely user friendly.

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Very easy to use, Support and implementation team was amazing and overall the program helped improve the efficiency of our operation

Cons

nothing at this time.... it took a little while to get FedEx linked but once it was set, it works great.

Source: Capterra
 

Dan from Optical Engines Inc.
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

The software is easy to use, powerful in its functionality, and even helps out small companies.

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The software has greatly streamlined and centralized our inventory management and purchasing systems.

Pros

The software streamlines a lot of decision making in terms of what stock is needed when. Even with our system where the majority of parts we have are non-sales items, being able to track a system from start to finish is incredibly helpful.

Cons

Our units involve a lot of custom features, and the software isn't as intuitive for situations like that. We don't carry stock of our final products, just our raw materials, and while the program is able to handle this, it's clearly not designed for that scenario.

Source: Capterra
 

Sarah from Froozer
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Fast response from tech's and frequent follow ups if problem is not solved.

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Easy to navigate once user learns software. The Tech's are super helpful if an issue arise. Once Tech spend almost 15 hours in 1 week helping me fix the issue.

Cons

A lot of redundant data entry for time and labor sync. The software is a bit difficult to learn. It takes sometime to learn.

Source: Capterra
 

Jim from Eco Touch Inc

August 2017

August 2017

Powerful, but still needs work

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Works with Mac, Qb online, and Amazon FBA. Lots of features. Paid training was comprehensive. Overall it has solved many of our inventory issues.

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I really do want to like the software but some days I am sitting there pulling my hair out. There are little glitches that do not seamlessly integrate all of the different features together. Our poor bookkeeper has had a really difficult time because there are so many discrepancies during the import to QuickBooks online which makes reconciliation a nightmare. Numerous other bugs along the way that requires a support call. The biggest gripe I have is that their support is hit or miss. Sometimes we get a call back within 10 minutes sometimes it's two days. I really thought they had it figured out because they went to a ticketing based system which seemed to improve things. However I'm on day two of waiting on a call back as I write this...

Source: Capterra
 

Brad from Profast Supply Inc.
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Did not integrate well with QB. Even contained a "bug" that doubled my customers grand totals.

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Had a lot of advanced features, which, if set up and used correctly, could make a business more organized and proficient.

Cons

Very misleading company that does not have the customers best interest in mind. The software layout is quite difficult to navigate and understand. Claims to integrate well with Quickbooks, but you will constantly find things which are not transferred. They give you a demo bike company system to start out and no instruction on how to start a fresh company or to connect it with quickbooks. We also came across a "bug" in their system which doubled our customers grand totals on sales orders & invoices. Customer service is unwilling to try and make things right. We attempted to get our money back after 45 days and are not being heard. Fishbowl does not care about their customers, after they are past their (hidden) 30 day return policy.

Source: Capterra
 

Rachel from The Art of Online Marketing

June 2017

June 2017

After implementation - Great!

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The customer support team. Our rep from the plug-in/integrations team was a HERO. We were having all kinds of issues on our side with IT and he helped trouble shoot and walk us through all the places things could be going wrong until we were able to complete the integration. Highly responsive and committed to our success.

Cons

There are a lot of touch points that can have issues unless you have someone to help you steer through them all, it can be frustrating/time consuming. Once resolved - wonderful solution for inventory management.

Source: Capterra
 

Sammy from US Mobile Phones
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Fishbowl is a great software

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Ease of use and friendly UI, Great customer service. Solid Quickbooks link, MYSQL database makes the program run alot better

Cons

Seeing as its not geared to specific industries. We found it complicated to do some of the things we do on a daily baisis. This required us to find our own loopholes to make our operations fit the software

Source: Capterra
 

Joyce from Dukes A&W

June 2017

June 2017

Our company has been using FB since Oct 2015 and I am very happy with the product.

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Easy to use and to train other users. Has many features that make day to day activity easy. I love the chat feature and it was very valuable when I was new to the software to be able to get quick answers.

Cons

It is very frustrating when we have an "urgent" issue that we never know when FB is going to call back after we contact by phone. We play phone tag and sometimes because of this I many not get to talk to someone for several days due to "phone tag."

Source: Capterra
 

Shelley from Outdoor Spaces Inc
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2017

June 2017

The support staff was very helpful and got my problem solved quickly.

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Great inventory tracking and keeping orders straight. Your customer service crew is very friendly and explain things in words and actions.

Cons

Not very user friendly. Not easy to find answers to things that I don't understand. Not easy to fix a problem without the help of customer service.

Source: Capterra
 

Madeline from POSS LLC
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Overall I like fishbowl and I am used to it for the most part.

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The basics were fairly easy to learn. I like how user friendly it is and that if you make a mistake you can always void it to fix it.

Cons

Sometimes there are glitches. Also, it can be overwhelming and sometimes I have to think about what I need to do before I can find it on Fishbowl. Also, I don't like how the parts and products don't sync with each other when you duplicate it.

Source: Capterra
 

cindy from Recchiuti Confections
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2017

June 2017

customer service is not their forte

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I do think that the software is easy to use, but I've never used another inventory system. the system was not designed for food products which we use it for

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The customer support chat is useless. I have never had them be able to fix a problem. they always point you to their phone support. The phone support does not have a live person. you MUST leave a message for them to call you back, which could take between 24-48 hours, which is not always ideal when you have a problem. Once they call you back, they can usually help, but it's just not timely

Source: Capterra
 

Pam from POSS LLC
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Overall pleased with Fishbowl

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Inventory control is our biggest benefit.

Pros

The use of the dashboard as a quick overview and how modules are linked within sales orders or other modules, makes moving from one module to another easy.

Cons

Learning the program was a challenge but after a few trial and errors I can easily maneuver through the program. Also, I dislike the inability to customize reports ourselves. Paying additional fees to have reports created just to add a signature line on a packing slip is a downfall. Wish it was more user-friendly when it came to report changes.

Source: Capterra
 

Tina from Crossroad Distributor Source

June 2017

June 2017

FB is easy to use.

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I don't use FB a lot, but I would have to say that the thing I like most is It's ability to export to QuickBooks.

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Sometimes it takes too many steps to change an order.

Source: Capterra
 

Ben from ComAp

June 2017

June 2017

Epic ... stuff of legends ... kind .. genuine interest in helping me ... wanted to understand

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Not much, we have always had a frustrating user experience with getting fishbowl to work as designed

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It doesn't always work, crashes alot, has to have the server restarted a few times a month. Not reliable. Reach support has been the stuff of horror movies. I hate having to wait for a call back and then playing phone tag.

Source: Capterra
 

MICHELLE from TECH MEDICAL SERVICES, INC.

June 2017

June 2017

Great - problem was resolved perfectly

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Fishbowl has made us accountable for the inventory counts - not like QuickBooks. Like how it hits QuickBooks.

Cons

I would like to see sales by customer and item reports. Fishbowl may have this - just need to figure it out.

Source: Capterra
 

Roger from Seat Concepts
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Cost Effective Inventory, Order, and Manufacturing software

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The biggest benefit was seeing exactly where we needed to be more efficient. We didn't track our vendors well before and now we know exactly how long it takes to get items we've ordered and how long it takes us to manufacture the items and get them back out the door.

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The software is great for keeping track of our inventory and our manufacturing processes. We know exactly what can be shipped and it has increased efficiency quite a bit.

Cons

Reporting could use some work, it is a bit clunky. The reports are there but I've found the best way to work with them is to download the .csv and work with it in a spreadsheet. They have services to create custom reports if necessary.

Source: Capterra
 

Bovie from Ming's Mark Inc

May 2017

May 2017

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This software is everything that you need to run a warehouse operation.
there is a large selections of plugins to integration with whatever platform.

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The plugins could get really expensive.
Fishbowl commerce is on a pay by volume pricing structure.

Source: Capterra
 

Dan from Tour Vinyl

May 2017

May 2017

Fishbowl Inventory & Manufacturing: Not great for custom manufacturers...

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Inventory management is a breeze, great for warehousing and manufacturing bigger build products, the modules, and UI is well thought out, and very logical, they did a great job with it. They have great eCommerce integrations they added on for magento and amazon which makes it more powerful. The fact that you buy the product up front (with a year of support that can be renewed) makes it seem like you are saving money by owning the software, but you'll need to upgrade every year until the software does what you want it.

Pros

It's great if you are manufacturing the same thing over and over, so you need 500 or 1000 widgets made the same way. It's a pretty powerful tool for warehousing and inventory. It costs for just the warehousing, plus users and add-ons. They'll give you a discount if you ask them, but you almost should just go with a saas program you'll get quicker updates. fishbowl you can save lots of money down the road if you don't buy there support package. They have a pretty good product development team, but it takes them at least a year it seems like to roll out any useful new features you talk to them about.

Cons

Very challenging to set up, learning curve is huge in my opinion. The BOM stages work for the most part, but you'll spend a lot of time in a sandbox database seeing if what you want works (if your doing multi stage builds) If your doing 1 to 100 of anything, and what your making varies order to order, I'd recommend some other software like ordoo, shopvox, or corbridge. They are alot quicker to set up on the

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Randy from Car Wash Systems inc
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Fishbowl Rocks

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The software is very powerful, yet easy to use. There are many simple things that make it easy to use. For instance, after you are done inputting information, you just hit enter to search. With other software, you often have to take you hand of the keyboard and move your mouse to click on something to search. Blows Quickbooks multi-inventory away.

Cons

The main screens of the customer and vendor modules have the contact information greyed out because you can't edit them from that screen. The greyed out areas are difficult to read.

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Crystal from Earth Mama Angel Baby
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Travis was very patient and successfully helped me with what I needed.

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It is great having everything in one place for all departments of our company to access if needed.

Cons

It isn't always intuitive, which is why I had to contact support. Also, the inability to provide a proforma invoice prior to picking, complicates international requests for these invoices as the orders are sometimes submitted a month in advance.

Source: Capterra
 
 
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