Fishbowl Manufacturing Software


 

Fishbowl is a business automation and inventory management platform for small to midsize companies. It integrates with QuickBooks accounting and offers inventory control, material requirements planning (MRP) and job shop floor control/manufacturing execution.

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. The work order system enables users to create and share work orders for a variety of tasks.

Fishbowl 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. Additionally, it also integrates with third-party accounting, shipping, e-Commerce and merchant services.

 

Fishbowl Manufacturing - Sales order
 
  • Fishbowl Manufacturing - Sales order
    Sales order
  • Fishbowl Manufacturing - Purchase order
    Purchase order
  • Fishbowl Manufacturing - Shopping cart plug-in
    Shopping cart plug-in
  • Fishbowl Manufacturing - Part details
    Part details
  • Fishbowl Manufacturing - Manufacture order
    Manufacture order
  • Fishbowl Manufacturing - Bill of materials
    Bill of materials
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

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Benny from CJ Global INC
Specialty: Electronics
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

it is a pretty good inventory system

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Pros

it is very useful the fact that the program allows to have different virtual warehouses so we can keep track of returns or orders that are shipped from a different location than our main warehouse

Cons

the reports exported from fishbowl are very messy and need a lot of rework once on an excel file in order to be used

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Brittany from CJ Global
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2018

December 2018

very thorough and helpful training

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We had an awesome 2-day training with the representative. He listened to all our concerns and questions and after the second day really hit all the points where we needed help with.

Pros

My favorite part of this software is the versatility of the program. There are many fields we can add to feed our needs.

Cons

the con I have mostly about fishbowl is the price to add more users. we are a big company and we need more users, however, it just doesn't make sense to me how expensive it is

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Antonio from CJ Global Inc.
Specialty: High Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Teaming up with CJ Global

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Kenyon Flake was very helpful in training us on fishbowl. He showed us in depth how to create reporting and new functions we can use. He was able to answer all our questions as well as solutions to issues we were having.

Pros

Fish bowl is very is easy to navigate and to learn. On day one you are already become very productive in your job.

Cons

Wish our scanning was more at a case level. Right now when we pick it scans multiple boxes at once. This can lead to accidental miss picks

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Coby from CJ Global INC
Specialty: Electronics
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

pretty helpful

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our trainer Kenyon Flake was very helpful

Pros

i like the fact that we can scan the inventory in and out either per box/item or by quantity. also the locations modules is very helpful

Cons

unfortunately the program doesn't offer us the option to be able to scan different barcodes for the same SKU which makes receiving and shipping hard for us considering we have several case packs for the same item

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Adi from CJ Global
Specialty: Electronics
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

great to work with.

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Kenyon was great instructor, he solve most of our problems.

Pros

Give a lot solutions for inventory management.
Ordering and receiving are very easy to use.
Sales orders are easy to use.

Cons

Not very good interface, The reports is not easy to read and the export is very hard to read, it needs a lot of cleaning.

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Haley from CJ Global
Specialty: Electronics
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Very Functional

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Pros

Rep showed me how to use sub-customers, which can be very useful for our clients that have multiple stores and locations.

Cons

Cannot merge customers. When we imported orders it would sometimes create a new customer instead of recognizing the one already there and they cannot be merged to track history. Also, when new locations were created I had to change each users permissions to view them.

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Julio from CJ Global Inc.
Specialty: Electronics
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

awsome

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Thanks to Rep for helping us to learn all the steps in FishBowl

Pros

great software for warehousing businesses.
easy to use
easy to understand
you can organize everything how you want it

Cons

none. for now we dont have any consequent with the software. We recommend you guys this great program.

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RAPHAEl from NEW YORK POPULAr
Specialty: Apparel / Textiles
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2018

November 2018

SIMPLE AND PLEASANT

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Highly Highly recommend this program for inventory management.

Pros

The menu's are made in a way that makes it easy to find what you need. Product images on your items list a plus , low inventory alert a plus. Easy instructions and templates for import and exporting data. Many shortcuts to do more tasks in less time!

Cons

The Gray, black, White and Green layout theme seems a little serious and I think my workers would appreciate a more cheerful color scheme.

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Neal from Temperpack
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Great support

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customer support is very helpful and get job done fast so that you dont loose productivity

Pros

When you have issue you can get help fast

Cons

Im fine with product but I dont like minimum require field

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Mike from Aspen Manufacturing
Specialty: Distribution
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2018

November 2018

From Chaos to Control

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Fishbowl is a robust, powerful and stable software. It took our company out of the chaos of inventory control and streamlined almost our entire operation. We are more organized, focused, and even relaxed as a company. Wonderful plugins provide absolute control over online stores. Customer support is impeccable. Timey communication with real and pleasant humans that know the software inside and out.

Pros

A powerhouse for inventory control. Works well with ecommerce. Customer support is second to none.

Cons

Moderate learning curve. (But, you'll get over it). Its a little bit ugly looking. There are a lot of updates. But, that isn't so bad. Don't be lazy.

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Christina from Energy Inc.
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Great for manufacturing and inventory management

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Pros

Fishbowl and Fishbowl Go make it easy to process product from anywhere in your facility. The ability to receive or cycle/scrap inventory anywhere streamlines the process.

Cons

If a user does not have proper training it can definitely create issues and inaccuracies. Training and review is extremely important.

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Fabian from Back Pack Partners
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Excellent Customer Service - The Best

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Keep up the great work. I love that I next to never need to wait to get support.

Pros

Great product and incredible support. Very knowledgeable staff - thanks to the support team! Never experienced any down time issues.

Cons

The system is very complex but manageable because of great support staff. Some steps just take too long but I'm not sure we want to cut certain steps out.

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Olivia from Spice Ace
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Inventory system is great; Checkoyt needs work

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This is a great inventory system. The upgrade process needs improvement and the POS needs work. Support is always excellent.

Pros

The inventory system is great and richly functional. It is good for manufacturing. The plugins are excellent. Support is great!

Cons

Upgrading the system is problematic and usually requires support to address problems. The checkout program is slow, cumbersome & not designed for transactional retail stores.

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Dean from Aksels, Inc
Specialty: Consumer Products
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Great product!

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Pros

The support team has been very helpful, the workflow is pretty intuitive and the reports included are great. The customer representative helped us get set up and gave us a few tutorials. Overall great product!

Cons

It's pretty pricey compared with some other inventory management software on the market but you get what you pay for. We had to purchase a couple extra reports that we thought should have been included with the product.

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McKenzie from Critter Brooke Design
Specialty: Apparel / Textiles
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Fishbowl Software

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Pros

-The software is very user friendly
-It has great flow for a business and how the process works
-The software trainers are very helpful
-Makes everything fast and easy!

Cons

-I wish it had more color to it just for looks
-The wiki page could be done better
- Sometimes it can take a few seconds to load, but still works after that with no issues

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Patrick from TearFilm Innovations
Specialty: Medical Products
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Great Value and Exceptional Tool

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Pros

Our decision to select Fishbowl has paid dividends in ways we did not anticipate, and has made our operation run like a machine. Its the natural advent to Quick Books, for companies commercializing new products, and due to its simplicity, makes for a speedy implementation, with minimal headaches. The resources at Fishbowl are very responsive, and know their product well !

Cons

Updating can be a bit tricky but nothing to be worried about. Fishbowl support always gets us taken care of

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Emerson from BW Logcom Ventures, Inc.
Specialty: Signs
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Inventory Genius

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Pros

- I do really like the engineering approach of fishbowl inventory.
- It helps our team to fully maximize the skills that we have.

Cons

- By this moment, nothing to say negative for this software.
- but willing to explore more for future updates.

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Tara from Tenacore
Specialty: Medical Products
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Stay away from FISHBOWL!!

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Pros

It's fairly easy to use. You can add product images in the system. The icons are big. That's about it.

Cons

The support team is horrible. They don't know what they're doing. Custom reports are expensive and take weeks to do. And then, they're still Wrong!!! The freezes up daily. If you want to use any of their "plugins" like for shipping via FedEx, they're terrible! Tons of room for human error. The system is just plain "buggy". We finally upgraded to their 2017 version after they promised all of the bugs had been worked out. It's just as bad !!!!!!

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James from Hospitality Services
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Easy to use for small business

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Pros

This software can easily be adapted to your unique needs. Customer support is very helpful and quick to respond.

Cons

Not really a big deal but the manual makes it hard to figure things out on your own. It's faster to call support.

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Maria from Restaurant franchise
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Fishbowl Inventory Experience

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I really like the techniques and methods that this software use. From analyzing to technical approach.

Cons

By exploring this software, I do not see any unreliability and reason to write a least feature on this.

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Amanda from Hemisphere Trading of NY, LLC
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Great integration with Quickbooks!

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Very easy to use. Super intuitive. I recommend it to small businesses.

Cons

I would like them to update the look and feel of the software. It looks kind of old.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Carrie from West Pest Control
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Fishbowl Review

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I have had a very pleasant experience.

Pros

I like how easy it is to learn. I don't have to wonder where to go next.

Cons

I don't like that a lot of things aren't clickable. It would be nice to be able to access certain orders, by clicking the order number for a different screen or option.

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Chris from Exit 22 Music
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

November 2018

November 2018

Excellent tool to discuss Big 4 Staff!

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Allowed us to hear other opinions on the current state of the Big 4 firm we were at and how certain types of fraud we being committed amongst our leadership.

Pros

This tool allowed us to anonymously discuss changes at one of the Big 4 firms and which partners were involved in the most financial crime within the firm.

Cons

It was basically a chat room, but did its job very well!

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Anh Dung from Lynol Cooling Systems
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Great for controlling inventory in mutiple locations

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It is difficult at first, but the more you use it, you will understand the convenient of having it

Pros

It allows you the know and control your inventory if your company has multiple locations.

Cons

It is a hassle to fix the problem if you make a mistake. Once you sync the information to the Quickbooks, there is no going back

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Michelle from That Shaker of Salt
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Great for manufacturing management

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Great App, great customer service. Great overall experience. Would recommend to anyone in the business of manufacturing.

Pros

The inventory system is very functional. This app makes manufacturing so much easier. Keeping track of my inventory is simple now.

Cons

Updating the app is a bit of a pain, but the customer service team are a pleasure to deal with and can walk you right though it.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Pace from Near Earth Autonomy
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Great tool for resource tracking

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We are using fishbowl to track parts and systems throughout our development process.

Pros

Fishbowl is a great application for assigning part numbers and other detailed information to our products that can be accessed by the right people within our company.

Cons

The interface could be easier to understand, but otherwise it works great.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Phylisia from Samaritan Funeral Home
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2018

November 2018

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The tech support is always helpful. It is easy to navigate through the system.

Cons

To check out can be slow and sometimes lags.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Joseph from CFI Tire
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Great Economical Inventory management system

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It is a great inventory management system for small-medium sized companies, especially ones that don't have a ton of SKU's and have fairly simple reporting requirements. We have outgrown it and need an ERP, but that is to be expected :)

Pros

It does most of what we've needed it to do.

Cons

It can be sluggish, slow, and is very difficult to get custom reporting without having a jasper reports coder on staff

Review Source: Capterra
 

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

November 2018

November 2018

Fishbowl Review

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Customer support is amazing! They are always helpful and responsive!

Cons

I wish you could pull up the history of a product by using descriptions words as well as the part number and product group function.

Review Source: Capterra
 

R. Emil from Fruit Square People, Inc dba L&M Bakery
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2018

October 2018

fishbowl is impressive

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excellent product, excellent support....really, really good.

Pros

easy to use, intuitive, flexible and seamless to qb

Cons

i haven't had any experience with the software or the support that hasn't been excellent.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Paul from Spikes Tactical
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

FishBowl Inventory

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Except for some of the reporting weakness it is a solid program that accomplishes just about everything you need for sales order processing, purchasing as well as inventroy control.

Pros

Easy of use - intuitive screens and facilitating data entry. Quick learning curve - was able to get most of my staff feeling comfortable with the program within a few hours.

Cons

Missing some what I consider standard inventory control reporting and serialize item control. Can be corrected but just adds cost and time.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Samantha from Strongwatch
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Great addition to our company!

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Fishbowl has been great at tracking our inventory. There is not much that it can't do. And, if you find something they are always willing to look into the problem and fixing it. Their customer service is top notch. Rep is always available for us, quick to respond, and willing to go above and beyond.

Cons

I wish their reports were a little more customizable on our end. We are used to QB reports which are easily customized to our need with filters, etc. They do offer custom reports, but for a fee.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Maira from Open Air Cinema
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Awesome Service!

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Great for our inventory needs, adding and/or updating items is a breeze and any issues we've come across have been resolved promptly.

Pros

It's fairly easy to learn
Can customize to your company's specific needs
Compatible with Quickbooks

Cons

It's not the most intuitive
Some of their awesome features do need to be purchased separately

Review Source: Capterra
 

Bobby from Medicos
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Warehouse Manager

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Good

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I like the fundamentals of the software. It will be easier than ouick books

Cons

There is nothing I don't like about this software!!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Margaret from Eb's Younique Fashion
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Store

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Love the software very easy to use I do all of my invitations

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We can't any faults with the software serves it purpose

Review Source: Capterra
 

Tonya from Peco Enterprises Inc dba Medicos
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Operations Manager

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My overall experience with Fishbowl had been positive.

Pros

I like how friendly user the Fishbowl software is and I absolutely love the help feature where you have how to's at the tip of your fingers. However, the best part is the support. Our trainer was well prepared and provided solutions with all our challenges in the change over. He had patience with our concerns and provided customized solutions.

Cons

There are a few functions that require a lot of steps, but with repetition this will not be an issue. At this point, I really do not have any negative to say.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kristie from RedE Parts Inc.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Fishbowl Update

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Works great for our business

Pros

The customer service is so helpful quick to respond.

Cons

Updating custom reports can be a little bit of a pain

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nick from Century 23
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2018

October 2018

The BEST support rep!

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Although the software seems complex, Fishbowl support is the best, especially Customer support... He went above and beyond on a support call with me today, both chat and voice. I was stuck with a weird problem and he was able to get it fixed in about 10 minutes. Customer support is elevated to Hero status for us today.

Cons

Plugins can be a little problematic at times.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Randy from Sorbent Technologies, Inc.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Solid inventory control for SMBs

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We've had an awesome experience. With the implementation team to help get things going to the ongoing support, we've always been able to get a quick answer to our challenges. US based support was paramount in our buying decision and the support staff has been nothing short of excellent.

Pros

Once you understand the underlying modules, how they operate, and develop a strategy consistent with your business requirements; you've got a super inventory control system.

Cons

The UI seems dated but functional. It would be great to have the ability to create wizards that would step users through data entry within modules, bypassing entry of redundant selections, and providing smoother flow throughout the process.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Dave from METT USA c/o ISO
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2018

October 2018

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Ease of use, automated reporting tools, ect.

Cons

No option to save multiple ship from locations.

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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