About Fishbowl

Fishbowl is a complete manufacturing and inventory management solution that helps medium and large businesses face demand trends and manage supply issues. Designed to automate the manufacturing process, Fishbowl's features include orders and work planning tools to maximize production efficiency.

Fishbowl takes an inventory-centric approach, for real time control of the inventory process. Fishbowl tracks goods through every stage of operations, from order receipt, to production, to shipment and delivery. Fishbowl is built to integrate with QuickBooks, automatically updating records in real-time, according to an item's sales or orders.

Fishbowl comes with a reporting tool that enables users to collect data on different business aspects (e.g. inventory and sales) and then organizes it to show how each process could be improved.

Pricing starting from:

US$4,395.00/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Fishbowl

  • Integration: Fishbowl is designed to integrate with QuickBooks and many other popular business solutions for better automation of business processes.

  • Work planning: Generate work orders for assembly, disassembly, replacement, repair, and other jobs. Save commonly used work orders and bills of materials for use in future projects.

  • Inventory management: Receive real-time inventory updates to understand inventory levels at all times. Set automatic re-order points on all products to avoid stock-outs.

  • Asset tracking: Track items by lot number, serial number, expiry date etc. Monitor asset levels in multiple locations and transfer between locations when necessary.

  • Inventory tracking: Track inventory across every step of your operations from order to delivery.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    Australia, Canada, United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    US$4,395.00/one-time

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of Fishbowl: 118

    • 3PL Management
    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Accounting
    • Accounting Integration
    • Alerts / Escalation
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Application Management
    • Asset Lifecycle Management
    • Availability Management
    • Backorder Management
    • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
    • Barcode Printing
    • Barcoding/RFID
    • Barrel Management
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Bills of Material
    • CRM
    • Cataloging/Categorization
    • Cellar Management
    • Channel Management
    • Check-in/Check-out
    • Commission Management
    • Contact Database
    • Cost Tracking
    • Customizable Reports
    • Customization
    • Cycle Count
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Synchronization
    • Demand Forecasting
    • Document Management
    • Electronic Submission
    • Employee Management
    • Estimating
    • Expiration Date Management
    • For Retail
    • Forecasting
    • IT Asset Tracking
    • Import/Export Management
    • Inventory Auditing
    • Inventory Control
    • Inventory Management
    • Inventory Optimization
    • Inventory Replenishment
    • Inventory Tracking
    • Item Management
    • Kitting
    • Label Templates
    • MES
    • Manufacturing Inventory Management
    • Material Requirements Planning
    • Merchandise Management
    • Mobile Access
    • Monitoring
    • Multi-Channel Management
    • Multi-Currency
    • Multi-Location
    • Multiple User Accounts
    • Order Entry
    • Order Fulfillment
    • Order Management
    • Order Processing
    • Order Tracking
    • Performance Metrics
    • Point of Sale (POS)
    • Product Identification
    • Production Scheduling
    • Production Tracking
    • Projections
    • Purchase Order Management
    • Purchasing & Receiving
    • Quality Management
    • QuickBooks Integration
    • Quotes/Estimates
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Monitoring
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Real Time Synchronization
    • Real-time Updates
    • Receiving Labels
    • Receiving/Putaway Management
    • Recurring Orders
    • Reorder Management
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Retail Inventory Management
    • Returns Management
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • SKU/UPC Codes
    • Safety Management
    • Sales Forecasting
    • Sales Orders
    • Sales Reports
    • Sales Tax Management
    • Sales Trend Analysis
    • Search/Filter
    • Serial Number Tracking
    • Shipping Labels
    • Shipping Management
    • Special Order Management
    • Status Tracking
    • Stock Management
    • Supplier Management
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Supply Management
    • Task Planning
    • Task Scheduling
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Traceability
    • Usage Tracking/Analytics
    • Vendor Managed Inventory
    • Vendor Management
    • Vineyard Management
    • Warehouse Management
    • Work Order Management
    • Workflow Management
    • eCommerce Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.1 /5
    (641)
    Value for Money
    4.1/5
    Features
    4.1/5
    Ease of Use
    4.1/5
    Customer Support
    4.2/5

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    Hilary C.
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    • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Asset to Our Company

    Reviewed on 01/12/2020

    They have done a wonderful job in taking care of us from learning to use it to just small mistakes...

    They have done a wonderful job in taking care of us from learning to use it to just small mistakes here and there. The support is outstanding.

    Pros

    Fishbowl is a great asset to our company. It has been wonderful in helping us manage inventory for our warehouse and tracking errors. The customer support is always amazing. [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] our representative is one of the most helpful people. He goes above and beyond to make sure we are satisfied with the product.

    Cons

    Some reports cost extra, but I understand that it takes them time to write it. The turn around is usually fast.

    Louis C.
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    • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Fishbowl Manufacturing Software has proven an invaluable inventory management tool for our...

    Reviewed on 18/07/2020

    Fishbowl Management software has offered our team a complete supply chain management and physical...

    Fishbowl Management software has offered our team a complete supply chain management and physical sales tracking system in one convenient system . In this time especially , we understand that organization and efficiency are paramount to surviving let alone prospering and we are thankful to Fishbowl for helping.

    Pros

    Our team found both these ease of use and relative ease of integration to be among the most attractive components of Fishbowl. The variety of modules allow close monitoring of essentially every aspect of
    physical asset tracking . With Fishbowl we can organize warehouse parts inventory , print labels,and
    organize purchase orders which organizes our supply side. Fishbowl's sales side module allows for effective tracking of lead times as well as sales item forecasting so we are never behind on available inventory .

    Cons

    Fishbowl Manufacturing software at this time time requires the use of a server which we had to supply .
    In exchange for all other features , we see this as a nominal and not inconvenient requirement as at the time we were adding new computer assets. This requirement may not suit all smaller companies.

    Alternatives Considered

    Finale Inventory and kintone

    Reasons for Switching to Fishbowl

    We selected Fishbowl Inventory Management software over alternatives for its comprehensive module options which allow for a complete organization of our office and warehouse now optimized with a primary consideration to sales output and production. We could not ask for more in this area of business operations.
    Leilani T.
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    • Industry: Food & Beverages
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    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

    The updates are killing me

    Reviewed on 27/09/2016

    Pros

    The customer support is great. It's just hard to get a hold of them when you need to speak to a live person on the phone. The people who work there are the nicest and most helpful when you do get to talk to them and they do resolve the day to day issues that pop up. ie, inventory getting stuck in committed status is a pretty quick fix, but then again, should it really happen in the first place?. Bigger problems take more time to fix, but they seem to keep working on it until its resolved. The people they have providing training are excellent.
    The wikis are pretty easy to access and are pretty good

    Cons

    This year the updates seem to break something that's had been working. Then it takes hours with customer support to fix and get going again.
    The phone support team could use more staff because it does take hours to get a call back. The reports are difficult to customize, you have to know programming. There is no simple report writer function or a reports that can be customized.
    If you have to pick inventory from two locations for one sales order, it will create two invoices. There is no way around that in Fishbowl. The calendar is pretty basic, could use enhancements. The inventory export CSV file does not use FIFO, but average costing. So if you use FIFO or any other method other than average costing, you have to use a different report instead of getting the data in CSV format.
    The shipping module is frustrating and the way it is set up does not allow us to use carton count efficiently, so we have to change the packing list after it's printed. If you want Fishbowl to count the cartons for you, you have to add each carton manually. And if you do that, it will not total or summarize the number of cartons you have, it will list each one individually. So you could have a packing list that could be several pages long.
    The UPS integration used to be great and then UPS updated, Fishbowl did not support the updated software and we had to change to UPS Worldship. Definitely a step backwards because the old integration worked beautifully. Now it's more manual and cumbersome.

    Jessi F.
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    • Industry: Food & Beverages
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Fishbowl has been great for us as a small food manufacturer

    Reviewed on 31/05/2021

    Overall, good experience - we needed a tool like this and it meets our needs for being SQF and USDA...

    Overall, good experience - we needed a tool like this and it meets our needs for being SQF and USDA Organic.

    Pros

    Fishbowl helps us maintain all lot tracing records, re-order points, and sales and purchase orders. It makes audit time much simpler!

    Cons

    There aren't as many reports as I would like and it isn't very intuitive to setup - we had to hire an outside expert.

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    Reasons for Choosing Fishbowl

    It was too difficult to prepare for an audit.

    Switched From

    Google Sheets

    Reasons for Switching to Fishbowl

    Customer service and overall capabilities
    Miriam F.
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    • Industry: Shipbuilding
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Works great for Small Manufacturer

    Reviewed on 06/11/2019

    I love the ease of analyzing each piece of our manufacturing process.

    I love the ease of analyzing each piece of our manufacturing process.

    Pros

    Ease of Quickbooks Online integration, ease of cost analysis

    Cons

    Reports are not as easy to manipulate as some programs

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    Fishbowl offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$4,395.00/one-time
    • Free Trial: Available

    Fishbowl has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

    Fishbowl supports the following languages:

    English

    Fishbowl supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Fishbowl integrates with the following applications:

    Authorize.Net, Avalara, BigCommerce, Dropbox Business, FedEx Ship Manager, Magento Commerce, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Quickbooks Online, SPS Commerce, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Shift4Shop, ShipRush, ShipStation, Shopify, Square Payments, TrueCommerce EDI Solutions, UPS Ready, Volusion, WooCommerce, X-Cart, Xero, Zen Cart, Zoho CRM

    Fishbowl offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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