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What Is Fishbowl?

Fishbowl’s complete manufacturing, inventory management and distribution solution helps your company make smarter business decisions. Our easy-to-use software streamlines the manufacturing process, automates paperwork and reduces costs. Fishbowl offers an innovative way to lower your inventory costs, increase yields, improve productivity and reduce shipping errors.

Who Uses Fishbowl?

Fishbowl is the #1 Manufacturing and Warehouse Management Software that seamlessly integrates with QuickBooks and offers secure & cost-effective inventory management to manufacturers and so much more.

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Reviews of Fishbowl

Average score

Overall
4.2
Ease of Use
4.1
Customer Service
4.2
Features
4.1
Value for Money
4.1

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Hilary
Hilary
Sales & Marketing Coordinator in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Hospital & Health Care, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Asset to Our Company

5.0 4 years ago

Comments: 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.

Fishbowl Response

3 years ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review, Hilary. We are so glad to hear that your experience has been satisfactory for you and your company. We appreciate your business.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Telecommunications, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Fishbowl is a powerful tool for any business.

5.0 last month New

Comments: Overall, my experience with Fishbowl has been very positive and I'm looking forward to utilizing all of its potential!

Pros:

We love the scalability and how the modules are integrated with one another increasing productivity and enhanced reporting functionality.

Cons:

I don't like that it does not differentiate a reship purchase order with a drop ship purchase order from an item costing perspective. In other words, if I place an order for material from my supplier, and have them ship it to my customer directly, the cost impacts my AVERAGE cost of the inventory in my warehouse even though it has not been physically received in and mixed in with previously purchased inventory.

Alicia
purchasing in US
Accounting, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Beware! They will force you to purchase a service contract for their faulty software

1.0 2 months ago New

Comments: Fishbowl has not resolved problems with their software that existed since we started using it in 2013. It appears as though they do not want to resolve software problems in order to force customers to purchase service contracts.

Pros:

Inventory tracking features. Fishbowl wikipedia is somewhat helpful.

Cons:

No support without a service contract even though the problems are inherent with Fishbowl software, not caused by the user(s). Some of the sales and technical staff are rude/disrespectful.

Kyle
Operations Manager in US
Package/Freight Delivery, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

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Easy to use, but missing some standard features.

5.0 4 months ago

Comments: Overall, very enjoyable. As my operations grow, I will seek out Fishbowl to see if I'm actually able to do the things I've mentioned above, or what they suggestion to do instead. The help desk team is great and very responsive. I've received a lot of help from them.

Pros:

I've used SAP and Oracle for previous companies, and Fishbowl is very easy to use and overall very intuitive. I enjoy using this system.

Cons:

Not able to store more than Scheduled Date per sales order. Some customers POs have multiple lines and different due dates per line. I'm unable to do the same and then partial ship and keep track of the order like on larger ERP systems. As far as I understand, Fishbowl is not capable of reporting OTD because there isn't enough date submission options. It's frustrating not being able to highlight any text to copy and past in another location or for another program (Word, Excel). There are only a few places FB allows me to highlight and copy the info. The rest I'm unable to. Being able to highlight and copy anything would improve ease of use.

Alexandra
Inventory Manager in US
Furniture, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great system that has helped our company thrive

5.0 last month New

Pros:

We can manage all of our inventory efficiently. It is much better than the system we used to use.

Cons:

It would be nice if we could void a shipment. It is also a little frustrating that we can't edit a purchase order after the product has moved, eg: been committed to a sales order. Sometimes we get invoices for freight after we receive the product, and there is no way to edit the reconciliation after the product has moved. So we're forced to go in and manually re-enter each product with the new landed cost.