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.



572 Reviews of Fishbowl Manufacturing

Overall rating

4.0 / 5 stars

Showing 1 - 20 of 572 reviews

December 2018

Sophia from Nutrition

Company Size: 51-200 employees

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Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

2 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

December 2018

Great software but not specific to food manufacturing

Pros

It is a great software and has many features. It is user friendly and customer support is great. The trial period was very helpful and allowed us to practice on hand.

Cons

It is not specific to food manufacturing, so it made it a little difficult to adjust. There are other software systems in the market that are specific to food manufacturing and ability to add recipes and change them, which fishbowl did not have.

December 2018

Diane from self employed ebay seller

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Fantastic Inventory Tool, Great for eCommerce Sellers

I have only recently discovered Fishbowl but intend to purchase this software.

Pros

Fishbowl integrates with QuickBooks and is perfect for an eCommerce seller who uses Amazon and eBay to sell various items. Knowing what items sell fast and need to be a main focus in my inventory vs. which ones are slow movers is very helpful!!

Cons

I found nothing to dislike about Fishbowl.

December 2018

Jennifer from Wunder Creamery

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Fishbowl Review

So far it's a great program for our company

Pros

Ease of use, integrates with quick books.

Cons

The fact that we had to pay extra for the rest of the team to be able to log on remotely

December 2018

Robert from Commutron Industries Ltd.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

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Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

December 2018

Good but misses the mark for higher levels of controls

Very good. Though the software misses the mark for higher levels of controls, planning and visual tools in a manufacturing setting regarding material management to a product it should serve many companies who are on a budget and want a modern, growing MRP.

Pros

Simpler than many like MRP software. Fairly reasonable learning curve, good documentation and help files.
Good price points.
A progressive company that does seem to make a number of improvements regularly.
Great customer service and support.

Cons

Does not have a manufacturing scheduling system. There is no way, once an order is entered, to have cycle times of processes calculated for planning, logistics and proper coordination of multiple product paths for manufacturing.
Does not integrate with other common accounting software.
Some of the elements of the GUI could be learned easier by staff if there were some wizard guides and tutorials that one could turn on.
If you are already running Fishbowl and want to integrate with a "new to the company" compatible finance software, it is not too clear how to do and there is a lack of set-up help from the Fishbowl on this. Requires a fair amount of high technical skill to do; not too smooth.

December 2018

Benny from CJ Global INC

Company Size: 11-50 employees

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Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

it is a pretty good inventory system

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

December 2018

Brittany from CJ Global

Company Size: 2-10 employees

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Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

very thorough and helpful training

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

December 2018

Antonio from CJ Global Inc.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Teaming up with CJ Global

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

December 2018

Coby from CJ Global INC

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

pretty helpful

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

December 2018

Adi from CJ Global

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

great to work with.

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.

December 2018

Haley from CJ Global

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Very Functional

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.

December 2018

Julio from CJ Global Inc.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

awsome

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.

November 2018

Amanda from Hemisphere Trading of NY, LLC

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Great integration with Quickbooks!

Pros

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.

November 2018

Carrie from West Pest Control

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Fishbowl Review

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.

November 2018

Chris from Exit 22 Music

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Excellent tool to discuss Big 4 Staff!

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!

November 2018

Anh Dung from Lynol Cooling Systems

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Great for controlling inventory in mutiple locations

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

November 2018

RAPHAEl from NEW YORK POPULAr

Company Size: 51-200 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

SIMPLE AND PLEASANT

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.

November 2018

Neal from Temperpack

Company Size: 51-200 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Great support

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

November 2018

Michelle from That Shaker of Salt

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Great for manufacturing management

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.

November 2018

Pace from Near Earth Autonomy

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Great tool for resource tracking

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.

November 2018

Mike from Aspen Manufacturing

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

From Chaos to Control

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.