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

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: 113

    • 3PL Management
    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Accounting
    • Accounting Integration
    • Alerts / Escalation
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Asset Tracking
    • Automated Scheduling
    • Backorder Management
    • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
    • Barcode Printing
    • Barcoding/RFID
    • Barrel Management
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Bills of Material
    • CRM
    • Capacity Planning
    • Cataloguing/Categorisation
    • Cellar Management
    • Channel Management
    • Check-in/Check-out
    • Commission Management
    • Contact Database
    • Cost Tracking
    • Customisable Reports
    • Customization
    • Cycle Count
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Synchronisation
    • Demand Forecasting
    • Document Management
    • Employee Management
    • Estimating
    • Expiration Date Management
    • For Retail
    • Forecasting
    • Import/Export Management
    • Inventory Auditing
    • Inventory Control
    • Inventory Management
    • Inventory Optimisation
    • 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
    • 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 Synchronisation
    • Real-time Updates
    • Receiving Labels
    • Receiving/Putaway Management
    • Recurring Orders
    • Reorder Management
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Retail Inventory Management
    • Returns Management
    • 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 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

    4.2 /5
    (723)
    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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    Yuji I.
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Great Extension for QB userrs

    Reviewed on 12/04/2022

    It provides more than enough capability for small & medium size manufactures & distributers with...

    It provides more than enough capability for small & medium size manufactures & distributers with fraction of cost of regular ERP. If you are QB users and you have inventory, order or purchase management, this is what you need.

    Pros

    This software is easy to use and easy to deploy. Great extension for QB users. It can also connect Shopify, Amazon, Ebay, Shipping management such as Shiprush, etc.

    Cons

    In Inventory, you have 2 types of materials: Part and Product. This is somehow confusing.

    Bernui M.
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    • Industry: Pharmaceuticals
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Fishbowl Inventory Review

    Reviewed on 25/04/2022

    Pros

    Integration with our manufacturing process was easy. Purchases, Receiving, Bill of materials and Work Orders fulfilled our needs.

    Cons

    Reports provided are too basic, no help documentation to create your own reports. If you need a detailed or custom reports you have to purchase them apart.

    Mitch M.
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    • Industry: Sporting Goods
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

    Extremely Frustrated and Feel Violated

    Reviewed on 13/04/2022

    We purchased inventory software from Fishbowl and then had an exceptionally difficult time...

    We purchased inventory software from Fishbowl and then had an exceptionally difficult time implementing the software. We paid for a number of items that we have not received months later, went weeks without receiving responses from them during the implementation process, and were verbally promised things that they have walked back or denied entirely. Worst of all, because of their lack of responsiveness, they claim that we are not eligible for a refund on the software because we are past the time limit for the satisfaction guarantee. Integrations, services, implementation support, and custom reports were paid for and never received. The server has been down for long time periods (days at a time), credit card systems won't integrate properly and the software crashes regularly on our machines.

    Rather than try to do what is right and work things through, they have opted to take a hard line on this issue with no flexibility at all. We are now currently pursuing legal action. If you are considering using their products or services I would recommend in the strongest of language possible to not do any business with this company.

    Pros

    It appeared to be a great product before we purchased it

    Cons

    Point of sale software is nearly un-usable. It does not support gift cards or customer accounts in any functional way. Implementation and support from the software company are beyond poor even after paying many thousands of dollars for extra support and help with implementation.

    Alternatives Considered

    NetSuite and SkuVault

    Reasons for Choosing Fishbowl

    To have better inventory control for eCommerce and communication between our systems

    Switched From

    Lightspeed POS and Finale Inventory

    Reasons for Switching to Fishbowl

    Supposed integration with our eCommerce software that was not actually viable (which we found out after the fact)
    Michelle W.
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    • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    A Great All Around Product For Inventory

    Reviewed on 21/02/2022

    Fishbowl has helped us save money by being able to control everything from inside and not having to...

    Fishbowl has helped us save money by being able to control everything from inside and not having to hire multiple 3rd parties to make connections. Fishbowl continues to add and upgrade the software to what consumers ask for.

    Pros

    Fishbowl software is easy to use. I like that you always have step by step instructions and some videos to help guide you. If you don't find what you are looking for, all it takes is an email, and support helps you as quickly as they can.

    Cons

    The only negative issue I have while using Fishbowl software is with the reports. Even though they have multiple reports to choose from, I feel as some of them can be upgraded to include more than one product a t a time. Example, when searching for a product that was sold on a particular day, and you have more than one size of the same product, it would be nice to be able to select as many products as you want to look at versus one at a time.

    Response from Fishbowl

    Thank you so much for this review, Michelle. We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback. We are happy to hear that your experience has been satisfactory and will take your suggestions into consideration while we continue to make improvements.

    Kasie A.
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    • Industry: Food Production
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Fishbowl

    Reviewed on 25/04/2022

    It is easy to use and has some great features

    It is easy to use and has some great features

    Pros

    The ease of using and tracking our inventory

    Cons

    It still is not 100% accurate- there were errors in our set up -not sure if it was internal or with the software.

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    Fishbowl offers the following pricing plans:

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

    Please contact Fishbowl for pricing details

    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:

    Adobe Commerce, Authorize.Net, Avalara, BigCommerce, Dropbox Business, FedEx Ship Manager, 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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