Fishbowl

Fishbowl

by 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.

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 Generator Software
Barcode Generation
Barcode Scanning
Barcoding/RFID
Custom Labels
Inventory Management
Label Templates
Receiving Labels
Serial Number Tracking
Shipping Labels
Barcoding / RFID
Import / Export Management
Inventory Management
Order Management
Purchasing
Returns Management
Sales Forecasting
Shipping Management
Warehouse Management
Barcoding/RFID
Check-in/Check-out
Cost Tracking
Forecasting
Inventory Optimization
Inventory Tracking
Item Management
Reorder Management
SKU/UPC Codes
Serial Number Tracking
Supplier Management
Alerts/Notifications
Forecasting
Inventory Optimization
Kitting
Manufacturing Inventory Management
Mobile Access
Multi-Channel Management
Product Identification
Reorder Management
Reporting/Analytics
Retail Inventory Management
Supplier Management
Warehouse Management
Bills of Material
Document Management
Inventory Management
Order Management
Production Scheduling
Quality Management
Quote Management
Reporting/Analytics
Safety Management
Supplier Management
Supply Chain Management
Document Management
Forecasting
Quality Control
Quote Management
Resource Management
Supplier Management
Supply Chain Management
Traceability
Accounting Integration
ERP
MES
MRP
Maintenance Management
Purchase Order Management
Quality Management
Quotes/Estimates
Reporting/Analytics
Safety Management
Shipping Management
Barcode Scanning
Expiration Date Management
Purchasing
Reorder Management
Supply Management
Usage Tracking
Vendor Management
Backorder Management
Catalog Management
Inventory Management
Order Entry
Order Fulfillment
Order Tracking
Recurring Orders
Returns Management
Shipping Management
Special Order Management
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
3PL Management
Barcoding/RFID
Forecasting
Inventory Management
Multi-Location
Order Management
Purchasing
Quality Management
Real Time Synchronization
Receiving/Putaway Management
Returns Management
Shipping Management
Barrel Management
Billing & Invoicing
Cellar Management
Inventory Management
Order Management
Point of Sale (POS)
Production Tracking
Vineyard Management
Wine Club Management

Fishbowl Reviews

Showing 5 of 629 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, 13-50 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 25/09/2018

"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 25/09/2018
Miriam F.
owner
Shipbuilding, 13-50 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 06/11/2019

"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 06/11/2019
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 27/09/2016

"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 27/09/2016
Jennifer C.
Director of Finance
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 13-50 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 25/11/2019

"Excellent Manufacturing and Inventory Management Software Solution!"

Pros: The versatility of viewing and tracking inventory the way we wanted to.

Cons: It lacked accounting software that we needed.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 25/11/2019
Joshua K.
Management Consulting, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    2/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 24/07/2018

"Can be a great product but will depend on your personnel"

Pros: I'm an Advanced QuickBooks Pro Advisor and I specialize in Inventory set up and management. I haven't found any program with as many capabilities at such a low cost range as Fishbowl. Netsuite can handle what Fishbowl does but can easily go into the hundreds of thousands to setup and get started and I found the process very complex. Fishbowl on the other hand, can import from QuickBooks and have you set up and running in just a few minutes, though I stress that this should be used as test only. To accurately use Fishbowl it can take months to setup and learn properly. This largely depends on your current experience with technology, accounting practices and inventory knowledge.

Cons: The support isn't stable. Depending on your time zone, you'll get a different team. Some zones, depending on the day and time, will pick up your call immediately and be very knowledgeable and helpful. Others will take a day to get back to you and you'll get someone who's only been there a few months but will confidently tell you something as fact and you might find our later they don't actually know what they're talking about. However, the online wiki is very detailed so if you're someone who can figure out things on your own, this will be a huge help. Basically, I've found that most people who complain about Fishbowl are really complaining about inventory, which is hugely complex. But if you're a detail oriented company with personnel who don't cut corners, Fishbowl can be an excellent fit for you. Just don't expect it to be easy!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 24/07/2018