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.

Sales order
Sales order
Sales order
Purchase order
Purchase order
Shopping cart plug-in
Shopping cart plug-in
Part details
Part details
Manufacture order
Manufacture order
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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Margaret from Eb's Younique Fashion

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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Functionality

October 2018

Store

Pros

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

Cons

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

Tonya from Peco Enterprises Inc dba Medicos

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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October 2018

Operations Manager

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.

Avery from Surefire Computers Inc.

Specialty:  Electronics

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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Value for money

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October 2018

Pleasant

Pros

I really like how whatever I want to do is possible, and if it isn't possible, I can contact support and the support team makes it possible.

Cons

It is not really a con, but it is irritating how the plugin team basically never answers your call and you are constantly stuck waiting hours for them to call you back.

Kristie from RedE Parts Inc.

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

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Functionality

October 2018

Fishbowl Update

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

Nick from Century 23

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

Customer support

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October 2018

The BEST support rep!

Pros

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.

Randy from Sorbent Technologies, Inc.

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

October 2018

Solid inventory control for SMBs

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.

Melanie from Apparel & Fashion

Specialty:  Apparel / Textiles

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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October 2018

Brain Blast!

Pros

A very helpful software that uses an engineering approach for monitoring and stacking. It improves our process.

Cons

Until now, we do not face any major problem that causes our system to suffer. Good work for fishbowl inventory.

Dave from METT USA c/o ISO

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

Ease-of-use

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October 2018

Easy To Use

Pros

Ease of use, automated reporting tools, ect.

Cons

No option to save multiple ship from locations.

John from McJak Candy Company

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

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October 2018

Fishbowl Support

Fishbowl has aided us with inventory, production planning, and with every level of the supply chain

Pros

I love how user friendly Fishbowl is and the easy of teaching it to first time users

Cons

It is missing some important reports that I would think would be included

Ron from Lighting & Electrical Wholesale LTD (LEW)

Specialty:  Distribution

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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October 2018

Fishbowl Inventory. Thank you Support

When I purchased Fishbowl there were many issues and I was very frustrated. After several attempts I met one of the CSR and can I say what a breath of fresh air he was and is. It is nice to meet someone who has your concerns on his mind when he approaches you and the way he handles matters is the way any company owner appreciates. He has been above the call of duty every time he handles my concerns. I must say my hand goes out to him and would shake his hand any time he is the room and give a smile and acknowledge him with the same respect he gives to me as a business owner running a company smoother thanks to his help and encouragement. As a business owner we are challenged every day and with the daily grind you feel at times lost and alone. After meeting him and having a person in your corner with you striving to ensure you have little challenges is beyond a relief it is a dream instead of a nightmare. Thanks for being part of LEW and making me feel like I have support instead of pressure!

Pros

Inventory Tracking is the biggest thing. Easy of use with Sales Order and Purchase Orders. It sends my accounting info to Quickbooks automatically at the end of the day.

Cons

Set up was a little time consuming. It took some effort to get everything in properly and just adapting to the new software functionality.

Beth from Teal Automotive, Inc

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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October 2018

Fishbowl Review

Customer service is awful, and so are the people who set it up.

Pros

Ease with writing invoices
Holds a lot of inventory

Cons

Updating issues
Price
Minimal reports

Mazen from Saudi Naval Support Co.

Specialty:  Other Industry

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

October 2018

When a manufacturing is needed Then Its Fishbowl

Manufacturing is Fishbowl

Pros

reliable, efficient and does not require much resources, friendly user window and easy to manages in all needs

Cons

need some additional features to be more powerful and cover all aspect of manufacturing process and eventually lead to be # 1

Chris from Backyard Adventures

Specialty:  Consumer Products

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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October 2018

Great Service

The customer support was very helpful in getting my four client machines fixed after upgrading to MacOS Mojave on our server caused some login errors. Thanks!

Pros

Fishbowl is powerful sales, inventory control, and purchasing software for QuickBooks users at a very reasonable price.

Cons

I don't have any negative comments about Fishbowl. I've been using it for over 17 years, and I am still a happy customer.

Thomas from Nameeks

Specialty:  Consumer Products

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

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October 2018

Great Support Team

Pros

Ease of use for day-to-day operations. Customer service that actually picks up the phone and returns emails in a timely manner (much appreciated).

Cons

Creating custom reports are not the easiest. There are a large number of database tables that make understanding the system difficult.

Enriqueta from Norel Animal Nutrition USA, Inc.

Specialty:  Other Industry

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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October 2018

Great software at a very reasonable price

Overall it is great and the cost is very reasonable

Pros

very user friendly and the report data options are many; I can track sales by many different ways, ex: by item, by family, by customer, by sales person, etc.

Cons

most forms are set and don't give you much room for modifications without having to get specialized help (which will cost)

Caleb from Soar

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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October 2018

The best tool for your ecommerce warehouse.

I love this system, it keeps everything in order and we can do things quickly and easily.

Pros

I love that I can use everything on my phone. It is so nice to walk around with one device and do inventory.

Cons

It looks a little dated but works great still

Sandra from Appliance Depot

Specialty:  Other Industry

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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October 2018

Great Program

Pros

Ease of use and great customer service! When ever we have needed help with an issue someone is always there to answer our questions.

Cons

Would like to have the ability to make changes to areas when needed. Sometimes when the program needs to be updated it is not always user friendly.

Steve from Packet Power

Specialty:  Electronics

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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October 2018

Flexible ERP tool for companies committed to using QuickBooks

Pros

Fully capable ERP system. Accommodates a good deal of complexity in both manufacturing processes and pricing structures. Works really well for our business.

Cons

Have had a few issues with the plug-ins but nothing major. There's a good news / bad news aspect to the number of software updates, which are close to monthly. It gets new capabilities out quickly, but it can be a lot of updates to keep up with.

Ed from Microraptor Computer Services

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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September 2018

Powerful, Affordable Inventory and Order Management Software

Stated simply, Fishbowl is the best in it's class, period! Easy to use, incredibly effective and affordable Inventory and Order Management Software.

Pros

Fishbowl offers and unparalleled ease of use. Our whole team was trained and up and running in hours. You simply won't find another software package with the range of features and reliability at this price range. It easily bests other software packages costing 3 times what Fishbowl costs!

Cons

Their call back support could be a little faster, but it's still likely better than most software companies.

Megan from Convo Communications

Specialty:  Other Industry

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

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September 2018

One size fits all IMS

Pros

This software can cover every single thing you can think of regarding Inventory Management System, without complex workarounds.

Cons

Users can't use the system right away, it will require some training before users can use the system efficiently. However, this is a good indicator of its program and how the users will need to have knowledge of managing inventory systems and apply it in the software.


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