Fishbowl Manufacturing Software


 

Fishbowl Manufacturing is designed for small to mid-sized companies looking for a complete inventory management system without replacing QuickBooks for accounting. We hear from lots of companies using a combination of QuickBooks and Excel who say they need a more robust solution but are not ready for an enterprise-level ERP system. These companies typically want a low-cost system that will not require them to replace QuickBooks. We recommend Fishbowl to these types of firms.

Fishbowl Manufacturing is easy to implement and affordable, yet flexible enough to meet the needs of companies that require more streamlined inventory control, material requirements planning (MRP), and job shop floor control / manufacturing execution. It takes an inventory-centric approach, providing features for barcoding, asset management, raw materials management, cycle counting, and customized reporting. The system also automates the quoting, ordering, and purchasing processes.

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

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

 

Fishbowl Manufacturing - Fishbowl Manufacturing Dashboard
 
  • Fishbowl Manufacturing - Fishbowl Manufacturing Dashboard
    Fishbowl Manufacturing Dashboard
  • Fishbowl Manufacturing - Materials Module
    Materials Module
  • Fishbowl Manufacturing - Sales Module
    Sales Module
  • Fishbowl Manufacturing - Purchasing Module
    Purchasing Module
  • Fishbowl Manufacturing - Accounting Module
    Accounting Module
  • Fishbowl Manufacturing - Manufacturing Module
    Manufacturing Module
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, Windows 2000, Windows 8

251 Reviews of Fishbowl Manufacturing

 
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from EWB Holdings
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

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I'm very impressed with this software! We love it!

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Easy to use

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Slow to get up and going

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I can definitely recommend it!

 
 

from KitMe
Specialty: Paper / Packaging
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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The software is great! Sure it can have it's moments but the customer support at Fishbowl is outstanding. There reaction time to issues or questions is super fast and you never feel rushed off the phone. They are very patient and good about making sure that all questions or issues are resolved. Lucas my integration specialist is beyond awesome!

 
 

from Zeon Technologies, Inc.
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

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Excellent system for controlling inventory and manufacturing. It is very flexible, allowing multiple BOM with multiple Raws. More Ideal for single item build, as it does not allow for a waste factoring.

 
 

from American Automobile Assn.
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

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We find the product easy to install and use. The training/support staff is very knowledgeable. We would recommend this product.

 
 

from Dayhome
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

Keeps us on track

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This is the only inventory system our company has used and we love it which is why we will not be switching to another company, it is smooth running with never having no problems in the last 2 years we have used it at least not yet! It is very easy to use and very straight forward!

 
 

from API2RX, LLC
Specialty: Medical Products
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

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Use to manage and monitor all sales, shipping, and inventory.

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Ease of use and ability to customize reports.

Cons

Not available for MAC. Must host into Fishbowl server. Could have greater functionality via hosted service.

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Do not have anything to compare to, but can't see ever needing to ... This works great for us.

 
 

from Midwest
Specialty: Professional Services
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

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Cost friendly. Love software. Support is great.W works well for our needs.

Pros

Cost friendly.

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None

Advice to Others

Highly recommend

 
 

from Elite Seal Inc
Specialty: Distribution
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

Good software, terrible support.

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The purchase was very smooth, lots of support with many people willing to help us but after we purchased this all came to a crashing stop. We have experienced long wait times for support and no calls back at times. They do offer a paid support service, but I would be hesitant as we had someone assigned to us and we could not get in touch with our "dedicated rep".

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Advice to Others

Ask question after question about support.

 
 

from Grey Fox Games
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

Great features, high learning curve and very difficult set up.

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The feature set of the software is great. However, the set up and use is a nightmare. We have been trying to get this program running smoothly for almost 2 months now. Every other day we seem to run into some issue with exporting or emailing. We decided to forgo the extra money for set up help and honestly, this program should not be sold without it. Which is very shady in my opinion. Be ready to add another $or so to the pricing for the "good" support as the support that comes with it is slow to respond and while they will give you some tips on what might be wrong they ultimately leave figuring out most issues to you.

Pros

Feature set is great. There is almost nothing the software can't do in relation to it purpose.

Cons

Learning curve for getting this software running smoothly is very high. To date, we still have not figured it out and spend at least 5 hours a week "fixing" new problems.

Advice to Others

Buy the full support package of stay away entirely. You'll waste way too much time trying to get this frustrating software humming.

 
 

from Ann L Martin, CPA, CGMA
Specialty: Food & beverage
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

Wine distribution company

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Client needed software that could interface with QuickBooks that would provide add on costing and distribution information

Pros

Costs such as duty, shipping, transportation could be added to the individual cost of wine by the case.

Cons

Small business that would not invest in the cost and setup. It is all about setup and once the setup is in place not much effort is needed. Client was too impatient.

Advice to Others

When it comes to small businesses that are family owned (even if they trade internationally), make sure they have the capital and business acumen to understand financial infrastructure.

 
 

from Pyrexar
Specialty: Medical Products
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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Used a few different versions of this at different companies. It is one of the more straight-forward ERP systems out there. The functionality and customization is low, but still has everything the next tier up has.

Pros

Clear layout/interface. Quick learning curve. Not cluttered with too much data.

Cons

Customization is difficult.

Advice to Others

Try it out if you are looking for a entry to mid-level package.

 
 

from Commercial Syndicate
Specialty: Automotive
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

Fishbowl Manufacturing

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It has proved to be very beneficial as it has replaced our books for inventory and accounting purposes

Pros

Fishbowl supports tracking and inventory of multiple warehouse locations
It adds functionality to inventory

Cons

Fishbowl doesn't offer an easy process for creating forms as an internal report, which is a time-saving and valuable tool
Fishbowl Inventory could improve more by adding a BI tool to provide meaningful information from large data volumes

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It makes daily operations easy

 
 

from New York University
Specialty: Automotive
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

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It is a very efficient software to track inventory in our manufacturing industry.

Pros

Ability to access data anywhere
Data preservation

Cons

Relying on third party insurance
Data not 100%secure

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I recommend this product

 
 

from Voltas
Specialty: Industrial Machinery & Equipment
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

one of the good inventory software..

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Detailed Accuracy of keeping track of inventory parts, products, manufacturing, work orders, purchase orders, costs of goods and much more..
Best thing is affordable...

Software improvement Suggestion : Remove button that allows entire PO to be received at one time

Advice to Others

Go for it...if you are looking for good software package within your range.

 
 

from FR Medical Center
Specialty: Medical Products
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

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This product was perfect for my needs. I don't have a ton of inventory so I didn't want to splurge and spend an enormous amount and get more of a product than I needed. On the other hand, I didn't want to skimp and get the bare minimum. This product is a perfect compromise and meets my need perfectly.

Advice to Others

If you are in the fence about this inventory product, so ahead and order. The customer service is exceptional if you have issues and the software is easy to navigate.

 
 

from New York University School of Engineering
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

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An amazing software for inventory management. Quite simple to learn. Amazing documentation more than enough to learn everything. User interface is quite awsome too. There is nothing to hate about this software except it needs some more features in it

 
 

from Stix-N-Stonz.com
Specialty: Other goods
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

Great program and support

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This product is easy to use and their support team is really very good, they always were there to help.
The program itself is robust yet not complicated it does the job.

Pros

easy to use
Great Support
Pricing is good

Cons

Its not perfect but close

Advice to Others

Take a look at this program you will be happy that you did.

 
 

from PreciseLED
Specialty: High Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

Solid, Stable Product

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Fishbowl Manufacturing is a server based product and we use it in conjunction with Fishbowl Inventory Management. On the whole it is a stable piece of software, with frequent updates and some improvements. The service staff is polite, easy to understand and knowledgeable when you can reach them. The Product appears to be able to grow with us as we do. There is an issue with large (Multiple line item) orders. The program seems to slow down considerably when accessing these.

Pros

Integration with Quickbooks, UPS worldship, and operates self-sufficient of any other applications.
Time and inventory management is intergrated into the workorder process.

Cons

There are some minor annoyances, such as being unable to modify a description of a Manufacturer Order when multiple BOMs are used. As I said it is intergrated with Fishbowl Inventory Management which has other issues that tie in here. Specifically, and this might just be due to the nature of our business (LED lighting manufacturing), the translation of UOMs from the Sales order to the Pick list. Pick tickets are based on a part number which uses the single smallest unit of measurement, but purchased products use larger easy to manager UOMs. It can at times confuse my pickers but it is an issue that we have grown to deal with.

It is also not always as intuitive as we would like to to be.

Advice to Others

Whether you are a MTO or a MTS type company, Fishbowl Manufacturing is a good product and I highly recommend examining the trial.

 
 

from Eran Group
Specialty: Electronics
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

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We were looking for a warehouse management system and fishbowl fulfilled our requirements. Their team was also responsive and supportive.

 
 

from Eran Financial Services
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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We are about to star using the software so far great experience and easy transition :)

 
 
 
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