Fishbowl

Who Uses Fishbowl?

Fishbowl is an ideal solution for manufacturers, wholesale distributors, retailers, government entities and many other types of companies and organizations in a variety of industries.

What Is Fishbowl?

Fishbowl is the #1 business automation platform for QuickBooks. Fishbowl allows small and midsize businesses to stay with the QuickBooks platform for accounting while incorporating advanced inventory features. Multiple locations, part tracking, manufacturing, shipping integration, LIFO/FIFO/Standard accounting methods, landed costs, consignment, and a COMPLETE wireless barcoding system for warehouses. EDI, shopping cart, merchant services--the list goes on. Pricing starts with $4.395/one time.

Fishbowl Details

Fishbowl

https://www.fishbowlinventory.com/

Founded 2001

Fishbowl Pricing Overview

Fishbowl does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Fishbowl paid version starts at US$4,395.00/one-time.

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Starting Price

US$4,395.00/one-time

Pricing Details

Discounts available for multi-users purchased.

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Installed - Mac

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Installed - Windows

Mobile - iOS Native

Training

In Person

Live Online

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

Fishbowl Features

  • Barcode Generation
  • Barcode Scanning
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Custom Labels
  • Inventory Management
  • Label Templates
  • Receiving Labels
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Shipping Labels

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  • Barcoding / RFID
  • Import / Export Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Order Management
  • Purchasing
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Shipping Management
  • Warehouse Management

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  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Check-in/Check-out
  • Cost Tracking
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Optimisation
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Item Management
  • Reorder Management
  • SKU/UPC Codes
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Supplier Management

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  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Optimisation
  • Kitting
  • Manufacturing Inventory Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Product Identification
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Warehouse Management

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  • Bills of Material
  • Document Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Order Management
  • Production Scheduling
  • Quality Management
  • Quote Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Safety Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management

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  • Document Management
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Management
  • Order Management
  • Quality Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Traceability

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  • Accounting Integration
  • ERP
  • MES
  • MRP
  • Maintenance Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quality Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Safety Management
  • Shipping Management

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  • Barcode Scanning
  • Expiration Date Management
  • Purchasing
  • Reorder Management
  • Supply Management
  • Usage Tracking
  • Vendor Management

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  • Backorder Management
  • Catalogue Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Order Entry
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Tracking
  • Recurring Orders
  • Returns Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Special Order Management

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  • CRM
  • Commission Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Employee Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mail Order
  • Merchandise Management
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Returns Management
  • eCommerce

View full list of Retail Management Software

  • 3PL Management
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Management
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Purchasing
  • Quality Management
  • Real Time Synchronisation
  • Receiving/Putaway Management
  • Returns Management
  • Shipping Management

View full list of Warehouse Management Software

  • Barrel Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Cellar Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Order Management
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Production Tracking
  • Vineyard Management
  • Wine Club Management

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Fishbowl Reviews

Showing 5 of 632 reviews

Overall
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.1/5
Customer Service
4.2/5
Features
4.1/5
Value for Money
4.2/5
Ed S.
Web Designer/Developer/Small Business Tech Support
Retail, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 25/9/2018

"Powerful, Affordable Inventory and Order Management Software"

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 25/9/2018
Miriam F.
owner
Shipbuilding, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 6/11/2019

"Works great for Small Manufacturer"

Comments: 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

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 6/11/2019
Joseph M.
Ecom & Digital Consultant
Food & Beverages, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    6/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 18/8/2020

"Excellent customer support on integration project"

Comments: We were fortunate to work with [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] in our integration effort connecting our new Shopify Ecom site to Fishbowl. [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] took an active and very patient approach with our team as we figured out all the various configuration options. The fact that we could work with him over the span of several video conference calls to get everything set up properly made all the difference - [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] has an excellent personality for this type of task, I highly recommend working with him.

Pros: Once we got our two disparate systems integrated the software worked well.

Cons: The user interface is difficult to navigate and make sense of

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 18/8/2020
Leilani T.
Controller
Food & Beverages
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    3.5/5
  • Ease of Use
    3.5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    2.5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    2.5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    5/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 27/9/2016

"The updates are killing me"

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 27/9/2016
Louis C.
Purchaser/ Project Manager
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 18/7/2020

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

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 18/7/2020