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What Is Fishbowl?

With Fishbowl Manufacturing and Inventory Management, you can automate your processes and reduce costs while maximizing profitability. Our solution includes advanced work orders, material requirements planning (MRP), bills of materials, barcode scanning and can be easily deployed on-premise and hosted in the cloud.

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.

Where can Fishbowl be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premises

About the vendor

  • Fishbowl
  • Located in Orem, US
  • Founded in 2001

Fishbowl support

  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, United States

Languages

English

Fishbowl pricing

Starting Price:

Not provided by vendor
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

Fishbowl does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

Pricing plans get a free trial

About the vendor

  • Fishbowl
  • Located in Orem, US
  • Founded in 2001

Fishbowl support

  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, United States

Languages

English

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Features of Fishbowl

  • 3PL Management
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Asset Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Scheduling
  • BOM Creation
  • Backorder Management
  • Barcode/Ticket Scanning
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Barrel Management
  • Bill of Materials
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • CRM
  • Capacity Planning
  • Cellar Management
  • Channel Management
  • Check-in/Check-out
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customization
  • Delivery Management
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Document Management
  • Employee Management
  • Expiration Date Management
  • Financial Management
  • Forecasting
  • Import/Export Management
  • Integrated Business Operations
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Item Management
  • Label Templates
  • Lot Tracking
  • MES
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Entry
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Product Identification
  • Production Management
  • Production Scheduling
  • Production Tracking
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quality Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Recurring Orders
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Sales Orders
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Traceability
  • Transportation Management
  • User Management
  • Vineyard Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • Work Order Management
  • eCommerce Management

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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.

Steve
Director of Marketing in US
Construction, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Fishbowl is a workhorse

5.0 last month New

Comments: Again, Fishbowl does the job. User friendly and detailed. Lot's of options and ability to add different tools as needed, plugins. Customer service has stayed above bar throughout.

Pros:

Fishbowl is great inventory management software. We have very large BOMs where we need to be able to track A to Z, inventory to the production line and this does the job. It is as good as you use it and then some. Easy for people to go in and track down information according to their needs, duties and positions. Helpful reports for tracking. Vendor information and history. Customer job tracking. Costing. Great customer service.

Cons:

Closing jobs. Once a job or sales is closed, it's pretty much closed. Once it transfers to QB, forget it! It's nice to have the option to be able to go back a little, but Disassembling is not fun. Would like some form of CRM, integration?

Alternatives Considered: Vantage Software

Reasons for Switching to Fishbowl: To be honest, at the starting stage, price was very good and doable.

JUSTIN
JUSTIN
Product Engineer and Inventory Manager in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Maritime, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Fishbowl is Not ready for medium to larger companies

2.0 2 months ago New

Comments: Customer support is pretty good for getting you on your feet if you have a database crash or simple problem, but they are often hard to get a hold of, long wait times, and again there is no flexibility with this program whatsoever. You WILL find many annoying things that they just refuse to address in development.

Pros:

As a basic inventory and locationing system, and for simple shipping and sales orders it works okay. Would be great for a small startup.

Cons:

Complete lack of flexibility. There are a lot of workarounds that even our Onboarding expert had to use and setup for us. They do not make even the most obvious and simple improvements. You cannot update pricing from Woo to Fishbowl, and the Quickbooks integration is horrible.

Whitney
Operations Manager in US
Consumer Goods, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

I truly don't know how we functioned without it

5.0 2 months ago

Comments: It's been great. Anytime I've had an issue, the support team has been incredibly helpful in helping me out (shoutout [sensitive content hidden]).

Pros:

Fishbowl has been an absolute lifesaver as our business has grown. Our processes before were incredibly manual and analog, and therefore susceptible to a lot more human error. The time we're saving not having to manually comb through printed sales estimates to and then walk around the warehouse to see if we have the inventory on hand to fulfill it them is absolutely immeasurable. So many processes are automated which has drastically improved our accuracy and efficiency, and therefore our bottom line. If we weren't using Fishbowl, I'm certain our business would not have been able to grow at the rate it has, so I firmly believe the investment has more than paid for itself, and as far as I'm aware, we're barely even scratching the surface with its capabilities.

Cons:

It's software, so it's going to have its bugs now and then. Fortunately any I've noticed have been a minor inconvenience at worst; nothing has caused our data to be inaccurate in any way. Otherwise, I wish modifying reports was a little more user-friendly. If I could easily add a specific filter to a report, I could be substantially more efficient.

Julie
Head of Purchasing and Inventory in Canada
Food & Beverages, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Fishbowl Changed Our Business

5.0 last month New

Comments: The training experience was excellent and once we were fully up and running and felt comfortable, it's been such a game-changer for us.

Pros:

It's extremely helpful to track our inventory at multiple warehouses and for planning our future inventory needs. The wide array of reports is super helpful for a growing business such as ours. It's extremely helpful for us to be able to track what's been ordered by a customer, what is left in stock, and if we have anymore stock coming in. It's truly changed the way we do our business.

Cons:

It was definitely a learning curve for a lot of people on our team and some processes can be a little tricky until you fully understand exactly how it works.