Fishbowl Inventory Software


 

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

243 Reviews of Fishbowl Inventory

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

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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.

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

 
 

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

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

 
 

from Interglobe Alliance
Specialty: Industrial machinery & equipment
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

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It is so useful and easy to use, before everything we need was missed but now less than a minute we can reach everything that we want.

Advice to Others

Try it.

 
 

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

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Everything about this is great. Every time I think I have forgotten something I can review it very quickly.

 
 

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

Good basic Inventory software

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It does the basic functions of inventory tracking, sales orders, purchase orders. Not really a fully MRP system but more of a database of your inventory.

Pros

Ease of use.

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Need planning module and better customization built in reports.

 
 

from Gaia Enterprises, Inc.
Specialty: Consumer Products
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

This product is coming a long way and they are willing to work with you.

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Our company may be run a little bit unconventionally from other businesses. This requires a system that is flexible and adaptable. Fishbowl has worked with us to create possibilities that were dreams and hopes. As time goes by, they get better and better and offer more solutions in the changing business environment.

 
 

from Recchiuti Confections
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

great software

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I think that the product is very easy to use, but maybe not 100% for a chocolate business

 
 

from Information Service Department - San Bernardino County
Specialty: High Tech
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

Not a bad product

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Fishbowl is a good turnkey system, it provides everything for a quick start with less learning curve.

Pros

Hardware add-on for Scanner, Printer and ease use

Cons

Limited user configuration, not much room for customization

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Great product if you are looking for a turn-key product.

 
 

from Agroproductos del Turabo
Specialty: Agriculture
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

Great Experience our demo meeting

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We're looking for a software that will allow our start-up corporation minimize errors, process information and assist us in our day to day operation. This one is one of the options we're currently evaluating.

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Exactly what we were looking for.

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Price is higher than other similar products

 
 

from Nature Plus, Inc.
Specialty: Chemicals
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

Flexible, but not perfect...

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Downloaded the demo (most current version) and found most feature impressive and easily configurable. Minor little things bothered me, such as a non-standard DB, no easily accessible hooks, and limited printer support (we use BarTender Labels, and wanted to tap into printing them within FB, but had no luck). For me, this is a not a show stopper, but I've been spoiled with other ERPS, LIMS, PIMS, and MRPs.
Overall - it works with QuickBooks - which is great if you have to use Quickbooks, and it covers about 90% of your business rules out of the box. Again, flexible, but not perfect.

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The interface is slick and looks fun to use. The dashboards will keep even your most attention-deficit workers accountable with the easy to understand graphical display. For the price, it will get your small to medium sized business working with proper ISO practices without too many issues. I love that it's all encompassing and covers all the areas needed to properly control your finances within the manufacturing sector. Not too big, not too small. Comfortable.

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Understand that I've been doing informatics systems for a few years, so I'm used to having 'options', or at least access to an SDK so that I find some ways to trigger events. I'm also a Microsoft fan, so foreign databases and java scripts leave me a little intimidated. I'm also a cheap SOB, so if I can't do it, I'll be damned to pay a consultant to make my reports for me. That being said, if you like the generic reports and labels, this is a no-brainer, but if you're picky, it's slightly annoying.

Advice to Others

If you're a small company and you're running your manufacturing with Excel, and possibly Access, this is an answer to your prayers. If you can't afford a bigger system (yet), then this is the best system for the buck.

 
 

from Intrepid Molding Inc
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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Very nice, very streamlined and easy to follow for a small company

 
 

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

It's alright

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I took us a while to get it up and running, part of that was our fault and part was the customer support. Now that we are using it, it has some processes that are more difficult/complicated to use than they should be. It might just be growing pains, but our customer relations person complains about having to use it.

 
 

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

Great stuff

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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

Service is Everything!

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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.

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Cost friendly.

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None

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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.

 
 
 
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