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Overview

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Designed with simplicity and efficiency in mind, Fishbowl’s complete manufacturing and inventory management solution transforms...

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Manufacturing ERP that gives you a live look at your business. Real-time master planning allows you to prioritize sales orders...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from

4395

One-time payment

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

99

/user

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.2

764

5

4

3

2

1

376

266

59

24

39

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
91%
would recommend this app

4.7

138

5

4

3

2

1

110

24

1

2

1

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

Pros

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.
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Hilary C.

Fishbowl is very user friendly, has great support, and great integrations with our other systems.

CR

Carrie R.

Our company evaluated about half a dozen different inventory management systems for features, support, ease of operation, price, etc. Fishbowl was the hands down winner, and remains the champion.

RH

Reggie H.

Pros

It is really great at helping us track our costs and meet our delivery standards. It connects natively to Shopify which is a big bonus and helps us pull for our orders more efficiently.

AR

Atlas R.

It's great to be able to log in on any computer without having to install software, and it's done an amazing job of keeping our inventory tidy and up-to-date.

BK

Brandon K.

We ran into a few hiccups at the beginning and the support team was very responsive and helpful in helping us remedy our issues.
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Liz S.

Cons

It is very frustrating when you are in the middle of something to have to force close the program and start over. This happens to everyone in our company so it is not user error or a computer error.

IR

Inga R.

We have a repetitive problem with line items coming up as 0, which causes our orders to refuse to ship. It's time-consuming to repeatedly call to get them unstuck.

MC

Maggie C.

Horrible Company, they use to be good now they are just completely useless.

KH

Kevin H.

Cons

It's still relatively young product and there are few features missing here and there.

BS

Bartosz S.

A drawback is the inability to track shipping supplies, leaving those to be manually tracked for replenishment.

KS

Keli S.

I've been working with manufacturing businesses for years, and for years I've lamented Xero's relatively weak inventory management system.
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Jared H.

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Key features

  • Total features113
  • 3PL Management
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Backorder Management
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Printing
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Barrel Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • CRM
  • Capacity Planning
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Cellar Management
  • Change Management
  • Channel Management
  • Check-in/Check-out
  • Commission Management
  • Contact Database
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customization
  • Cycle Count
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Discount Management
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • ERP
  • Employee Management
  • Estimating
  • Expiration Date Management
  • Financial Management
  • For Retail
  • Forecasting
  • Import/Export Management
  • Integrated Business Operations
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Item Management
  • Job Costing
  • Kitting
  • Label Templates
  • MES
  • Manufacturing Inventory Management
  • Manufacturing Planning
  • Marketplace Integration
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Merchandise Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Store
  • Order Entry
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Performance Metrics
  • Planning Tools
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Prioritization
  • Product Identification
  • Production Management
  • Production Scheduling
  • Production Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Management
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • 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
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Special Order Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Management
  • Task Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Traceability
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • Vendor Managed Inventory
  • Vendor Management
  • Vineyard Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • What-if Analysis
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management
  • Total features95
  • 3PL Management
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Backorder Management
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Printing
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Barrel Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • CRM
  • Capacity Planning
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Cellar Management
  • Change Management
  • Channel Management
  • Check-in/Check-out
  • Commission Management
  • Contact Database
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customization
  • Cycle Count
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Discount Management
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • ERP
  • Employee Management
  • Estimating
  • Expiration Date Management
  • Financial Management
  • For Retail
  • Forecasting
  • Import/Export Management
  • Integrated Business Operations
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Item Management
  • Job Costing
  • Kitting
  • Label Templates
  • MES
  • Manufacturing Inventory Management
  • Manufacturing Planning
  • Marketplace Integration
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Merchandise Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Store
  • Order Entry
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Performance Metrics
  • Planning Tools
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Prioritization
  • Product Identification
  • Production Management
  • Production Scheduling
  • Production Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Management
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • 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
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Special Order Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Management
  • Task Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Traceability
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • Vendor Managed Inventory
  • Vendor Management
  • Vineyard Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • What-if Analysis
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations42
  • Adobe Commerce
  • Dropbox Business
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Quickbooks Online
  • SAP Business One
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations21
  • Adobe Commerce
  • Dropbox Business
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Quickbooks Online
  • SAP Business One
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Fishbowl

Fishbowlin

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Easy to use, Wiki page is amazing, customer support is responsive and easy to work with, and the user interface is intuitive for our less computer savvy users.

Cons

The manufacturing orders round up to the next integer causing issues with manufacturing too much. Other than that Fishbowl functions as it should for an ERP system.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Fishbowl

Flexible ERP tool for companies committed to using QuickBooks

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Fully capable ERP system. Accommodates a good deal of complexity in both manufacturing processes and pricing structures. Works really well for our business.

Cons

Have had a few issues with the plug-ins but nothing major. There's a good news / bad news aspect to the number of software updates, which are close to monthly. It gets new capabilities out quickly, but it can be a lot of updates to keep up with.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Fishbowl

Packs a Punch for the Price

Reviewed 3 years ago

From a usability standpoint, FishBowl is very competitive. What it lacks in a 'complete solution', it makes up for in custom report writing, and software flexibility.

Pros

Integrations with QuickBooks can be incredibly useful for companies already based in QuickBooks. It makes training for accounting much easier. From a manufacturing perspective, FishBowl is a fairly powerful tool that can track inventory and assist in production planning.

Cons

Since we are a manufacturing company that sells to distributors, one of our core 'ERP' requirements is storing quotes to distributors/customers for parts/products. If FishBowl had some sort of CRM, it would make the software more robust.

Vendor response

Thank you for this review! We appreciate feedback and are happy to hear that we have been a helpful tool in your business.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Fishbowl

The software is so easy to learn and use; I cannot imagine another software as user friendly as FB

Reviewed 5 years ago

Less training because our staff learned it quickly; less cost related to a whole new ERP system. Less time training because we are still using QBooks for our non-manufacturing needs.

Pros

I loved the simplicity and how the different modules are communicating simultaneously. I appreciate the fact that we were able to continue using QB because that is what we have used till our manufacturing needs began; that alone reduce the cost of implementing a whole new ERP system

Cons

I am used to having some input on how to report data so working with the FB templates was a bit disappointing.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Fishbowl

A good solution for manufacturing industry needs

Reviewed 4 years ago

We have had a positive experience using this Software, which has saved us time and effort. Due of its capacity of generating multiple Bill of Materials simultaneously, we could improve worker productivity.

Pros

One of its greatest pros is its capability of integrating with i stalled QuickBooks and other Accounting software. Easy to produce work orders and task scheduling.

Cons

It can result quite expensive for small manufacturing companies.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Fishbowl

When a manufacturing is needed Then Its Fishbowl

Reviewed 4 years ago

Manufacturing is Fishbowl

Pros

reliable, efficient and does not require much resources, friendly user window and easy to manages in all needs

Cons

need some additional features to be more powerful and cover all aspect of manufacturing process and eventually lead to be # 1

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Fishbowl

Fishy fishy

Reviewed 4 months ago

Inventory Management, Manufacturing processes, SO fulfilment.

Pros

Super Customizable. able to track all the things. Auto triggers other departments to take actions when needed.

Cons

User interface feels clucky. No Cloud options. Very Limited LTL integration

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Fishbowl review

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

Ease of use and the support staff is very helpful.

Cons

The manufacturing and completely separate account piece. Works ok, but has some limitations.

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  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Fishbowl

Too Expensive, Unintuitive, and Aesthetically Unpleasing

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

It meets our basic needs for manufacturing and sales.

Cons

The flow from the creation of a sales order to the fulfillment is flawed. If a customer pre-pays, we have to artificially fulfill the order, export it to QuickBooks, charge the customer through QuickBooks, then manually notify the fulfillment department to release the purchase order to UPS.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Fishbowl

Fishbowl Inventory System a winner in my books!!

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

Great Support. Easy to learn. Versatile program. Interfaces well with QuickBooks.

Cons

Nothing but then I have not had as much experience on manufacturing software as I have in accounting/costing software so my opinion may be somewhat biased towards the accounting for parts and costs vs. the manufacturing order to factory functions.