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Fishbowl

4.1
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Fishbowl Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.1

/5

860

Total features

129

39 categories

Fishbowl features

3PL Management
API
Access Controls/Permissions
Accounting
Accounting Integration
Alerts/Escalation
Alerts/Notifications
Asset Lifecycle Management

Common features of Inventory Management software

API
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Backup and Recovery
Barcode/Ticket Scanning
Billing & Invoicing
Budget Tracking
Cataloging/Categorization

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329

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Functionality

4.1

/5

860

Price starts from

329

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Total Features

129

Unique features

  • Customizable Reports

  • Barrel Management

  • Asset Tracking

  • Check-in/Check-out

Functionality

4.3

/5

5.5K

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Total Features

115

Features in Common

31

Unique features

  • Customer Segmentation

  • Cash Management

  • Budgeting/Forecasting

  • Conversion Tracking

Functionality

4.7

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1.1K

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Total Features

68

Features in Common

32

Unique features

  • Ground Shipping

  • Customizable Templates

  • Product Data Management

  • Templates

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Ed S.

Retail, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Powerful, Affordable Inventory and Order Management Software

Reviewed 6 years ago

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.

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Gary M.

Computer Hardware, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Overall my experience with Fishbowl has been positive, it has evolved a lot since we started in 2013

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

From an administrator standpoint it is very easy to implement and maintain. From a end user standpoint it is very easy to train new Fishbowl users, all modules are designed with the end users ease of use in mind. Technical Support personnel are very knowledgeable and usually isolate and fix and issues quickly.

Cons

I wish the reporting side of Fishbowl was more robust, Home Care Industries is a manufacturer they rely heavily on making sure raw materials are on hand or on order to meet customer orders. Having a true MPS or MRP as part of Fishbowl with be a great enhancement.

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Duane W.

Farming, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Fishbowl Review

Reviewed a month ago

From a day to day performance, it is a great system to use

Pros

User friendly Easy to find modules Easy to run reports

Cons

I can't think of anything at the moment. There were some reports that I couldn't get, but we had custom ones made.

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julieanne b.

Publishing, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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Horrible customer service

Reviewed a month ago
Pros

Just came here to write a bad review about their horrendous customer service. No pros come to mind, because if they don't have the customer service to support their product, the product is therefore junk.

Cons

If you need customer service, you wait a long time. They also don't even give solutions when you have issues. Customizing reports takes forever and the account manager barely replies. Run for the hills! Find a better solution, this company is a joke.

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Derek M.

Leisure, Travel & Tourism, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Flexible and Full Featured

Reviewed a month ago

It has been good, and is getting better all the time. Telephone support and dedicated Account Reps are excellent.

Pros

It can support several inventory costing methods, multiple currencies, integrations with the most popular sales channels, and has the best mobile app for Zebra scanners that I've seen -- and I have compared all of the major players in the space. The initial cost for Fishbowl is low, and grows as you grow and can afford it, through per-seat licences.

Cons

Some of the user interface design could be more intuitive (such as through the use of proper tab and body structure, or placing controls in close proximity to the data being controlled). Email-based support borders on useless.

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Tyler N.

Food & Beverages, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Fishbowl Integration

Reviewed a month ago

So far it has been great! My implementation specialist has been great to work with and is very knowledgable and my account representative has been quite a great help when needed.

Pros

While I am not completely set up and live yet with Fishbowl, the features and capabilities are out of this world when it comes to inventory management, manufacturing orders, and accounting.

Cons

Fishbowl is very overwhelming at first due to all of the different modules and options within each one, but once the implementation trainging is complete you begin to get a hang of everything.

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Michelle W.

Apparel & Fashion, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A Great All Around Product For Inventory

Reviewed 2 years ago

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.

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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.

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Louis C.

Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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

Reviewed 4 years ago

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.

Vendor response

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review, Louis. We appreciate your business and are happy to know that your experience has been satisfactory.

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Jessi F.

Food & Beverages, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Fishbowl has been great for us as a small food manufacturer

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall, good experience - we needed a tool like this and it meets our needs for being SQF and USDA Organic.

Pros

Fishbowl helps us maintain all lot tracing records, re-order points, and sales and purchase orders. It makes audit time much simpler!

Cons

There aren't as many reports as I would like and it isn't very intuitive to setup - we had to hire an outside expert.

Vendor response

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with our company, Jessi. We appreciate your feedback! We are glad to hear your experience has been satisfactory and will look into improvements based on your suggestions as well.

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Todd S.

Building Materials, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Fishbowl Review

Reviewed a year ago

Based on our overall experience I would give Fishbowl a 6 out of 10, with their main issues being everything outside of the software. If you have patience then this is a good value, if not walk away quickly....

Pros

I like the ease of use with the Sales Order Side of the product. When the software is set up correctly it is almost flawless, and really makes the ordering process go much smoother. The interface is easy to use and easy to train new employees on.

Cons

The service and support are the worst I have ever dealt with. We paid dearly for the implementation of our data and if I say the words half ass that would hardly describe what they were able to accomplish. Getting someone to try and fix anything is nearly impossible, so we took it upon ourselves to correct all of their implementation mistakes. 3 months in and we still find implementation errors every day that we are correcting. When we attempt to use support their chat feature is useless, as the reps are answering multiple chats at once and it takes 5 minutes between comments for them to come back to you. If you call be prepared to sit on hold for at least an hour, and then they still wont be able to assist you most of the time.

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Dennis C.

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Reviewed 11 years ago

We are a Head Start agency that uses FishBowl to purchase, track, and issue inventory to 60 Head Start classrooms and agency departments. Our system uses SharePoint, which is accessed by each classroom/dept. to place their order which is in turn sent to the approving supervisor. Once it is approved, it goes to the Purchasing office were it is imported into FishBowl (all done electronically within the...

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Jeff M.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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Will Fishbowl Survive in the coming years?

Reviewed 4 months ago

Like many ERP systems, it has been overhyped and falls short of expectations. We initially implemented it alongside QuickBooks 2022. Interestingly, QuickBooks 2023 and subsequently QuickBooks 2024 have incorporated nearly all the features and functionalities that initially prompted us to integrate FishBowl. With the enhanced capabilities of QuickBooks 2024 and the shift towards cloud-based solutions, it's doubtful that FishBowl will sustain its business for more than a few years.

Pros

Onboarding was smooth and responsive. The team was responsive and helpful, although be prepared to do all the work yourself. while it seems crazy at some point its worth starting from scratch on your inventory and negating Quickbooks inventory all together.

Cons

Once your system is operational, support becomes a distant concern. Seeking assistance entails potentially shelling out thousands for even the most straightforward requests, if and when you manage to get a response. The scheduling for a simple fix or question may drag on for up to two weeks.

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Joshua K.

Management Consulting, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Can be a great product but will depend on your personnel

Reviewed 6 years ago
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...

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Carlos Q.

Food & Beverages, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Absolute Ripoff

Reviewed 8 years ago

Ignore any of the positive reviews they are clearly lies placed by the company. Notice how only the negative reviews mention any specifics. If you can adopt this software to fit your business needs, you will quickly find it is not a scalable solution whatsoever. The software allows for minimal to zero customization and requires to follow every step of their preset workflows. The product is essentially...

Pros

The 2016 front end looks slick. There is an API, but it will cost you more to hire a progammer to figure out how to integrate with it than to just get better softwate that plays better.

Cons

THE SUPPORT IS HIDEOUS, THE MOBILE APP IS USELESS, SALESPEOPLE ARE LIARS

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Leanne A.

11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Very tough start, but once up and running, seems much more friendly.

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Search function is amazing! Really like Fishbowl for the most part. Ordering, inventory tracking, automatic updating, etc.

Cons

1) Can't look at a part and see how many times it was ordered easily. Have to go in and out of the purchase orders. Would like to look at a part, see how often it was ordered and from whom, how many were ordered and how much we paid in a simple list form. Right now I only see the PO/Vendor without any of the important details like quantity ordered and cost. 2) I also think the Revision for an...

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Yosef Y.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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STOP HERE!! Be careful!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Im warning any business here. PLEASE STOP HERE and listen to this. I’ll put the list of things that I experienced with fishbowl, after that make your decision. 1) The experience with the salesperson was very tough. The guy was very inpatient and didn’t answer my questions. I was exhausted from work and the search for inventory software and decided eventually to go with them even though I had the...

Pros

The app is looking ok and easy to use, actually the only good thing I found and it took me a while to think about something.

Cons

- Software looks from the 90’s - CUSTOMER SERVICE IS DANGEROUS to this country. We all need to make sure companies like that are not existing in AMERICA. - software is really hard to use - not enough barcode sizes - the set up guys are very unprofessional and doesn’t think out of the box - the software is very square and can’t be customized AT ALL. - TOO EXPENSIVE - they really don’t care about their clients. But really. You can’t even imagine.

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Dallas D.

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Not Recommended - Please Read

Reviewed 12 years ago

During the planning stage, we identified a key shortcoming in Fishbowl's capabilities, for which we devised a work-around. That was a sign of things to come, as Fishbowl's limitations have since forced us to develop cumbersome operational procedures in order to avoid abandoning our investment in the software. The alternative would have been, and still is, to invest in costly custom development. You may read and hear that Fishbowl can do things. The best response to such a claim is "Show me exactly how it's done."

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About Me: 10+ years of programming, web development, database design, jack-of-all-trades IT. Fishbowl Use: 7 months total, including full implementation and continuing support, now delving into internal custom development Before you even try Fishbowl's software, make VERY detailed flowcharts of your existing and ideal processes. Then, locate and read every single page of their forums. Then,...

Cons

It is telling that one of Fishbowl's developers, Israel Lopez, co-founded a company called FishBooksPro, which provides support and custom programming services for Fishbowl and QuickBooks. Fishbowl allows you to take payment via credit card, interfacing with QuickBooks Merchant Services, but there is no way to associate a payment with an order. This example of a nearly-complete feature set is representative...

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Ron D.

Logistics and Supply Chain, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Fishbowl Inventory. Thank you Support

Reviewed 6 years ago

When I purchased Fishbowl there were many issues and I was very frustrated. After several attempts I met one of the CSR and can I say what a breath of fresh air he was and is. It is nice to meet someone who has your concerns on his mind when he approaches you and the way he handles matters is the way any company owner appreciates. He has been above the call of duty every time he handles my concerns. I...

Pros

Inventory Tracking is the biggest thing. Easy of use with Sales Order and Purchase Orders. It sends my accounting info to Quickbooks automatically at the end of the day.

Cons

Set up was a little time consuming. It took some effort to get everything in properly and just adapting to the new software functionality.

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Leilani T.

Food & Beverages,

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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The updates are killing me

Reviewed 8 years ago
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...

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David E.

Consumer Goods, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The Way Software Should Work

Reviewed 5 years ago

If you are a small business manufacturer, this is the system for you. Don't even question the price. It is 1/10 the price of "enterprise" systems with all the features you need. If it sounds like I'm a fan-boy, I am. I love it when software works the way it should.

Pros

The program is intuitive and extremely in depth. We a food manufacturer (coffee roaster) and we invoice through Fishbowl. We are not yet using the mobile app, so I can't talk about that. Unlike our accounting system (brand Q), one module smoothly integrates with the next. It is easy to administer and our users just get it. It is the standard by which other database systems should be measured. The integration with Quickbooks is painless. Fully automated and has never, never failed. I have not had one single

Cons

Their chat support isn't the most knowledgeable. They do have the option of custom fields, but there isn't the option to make some fields visible/invisible. The server occasionally locks up, however, all you need to do is restart. No fuss.

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Bo W.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Essentially no support unless you complain to your sales rep

Reviewed 7 years ago

If you are going to charge this much for a product it should look like it was made in this century, it should have all of the modern data interchange features expected from a modern application, and support should be fantastic. We have started looking at alternatives and will NOT be renewing.

Pros

Decent product. The interface is a little dated, and some standard thing you would expect in functionality are missing or difficult to use. But, overall, it is a decent product if your goal is to have an inventory and order management system that integrates with Quickbooks.

Cons

You will get no support unless you complain. We just updated our license, paid for a year of support. Still waiting 48 hours later for a call back from support. This is normal. When you do get the support you will most likely start with the lowest level support and have to either speak to the real support people through an intermediary or have to wait another day or two for the next level of support to call you back. Repeat that process until you finally get to someone who knows what they are talking about. Support this expensive should be fantastic. Instead, I am not certain what they could do to make this any worse.

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Whitney S.

Consumer Goods, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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I truly don't know how we functioned without it

Reviewed 12 days ago

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.

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Kyle H.

Package/Freight Delivery, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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Easy to use, but missing some standard features.

Reviewed 22 days ago

Overall, very enjoyable. As my operations grow, I will seek out Fishbowl to see if I'm actually able to do the things I've mentioned above, or what they suggestion to do instead. The help desk team is great and very responsive. I've received a lot of help from them.

Pros

I've used SAP and Oracle for previous companies, and Fishbowl is very easy to use and overall very intuitive. I enjoy using this system.

Cons

Not able to store more than Scheduled Date per sales order. Some customers POs have multiple lines and different due dates per line. I'm unable to do the same and then partial ship and keep track of the order like on larger ERP systems. As far as I understand, Fishbowl is not capable of reporting OTD because there isn't enough date submission options. It's frustrating not being able to highlight any text to copy and past in another location or for another program (Word, Excel). There are only a few places FB allows me to highlight and copy the info. The rest I'm unable to. Being able to highlight and copy anything would improve ease of use.

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Mike M.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Dishonest, No Integrity

Reviewed 2 months ago
Pros

My software implementation specialist was friendly.

Cons

I wish I would have thoroughly read these reviews before making the awful decision to give fishbowl a try. I had been in the market for this type of software for a while and had a long conversation with a fishbowl sales rep who promised me that fishbowl could do exactly what I was needing. I was hesitant, because it did not seem like this was true, but he promised me they could do a "custom build"...

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Marja B.

Research, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Fishbowl, Wish we could switch over to something that works better!

Reviewed 6 months ago
Pros

Not a whole lot. Tracking the location of items: For us many items come and go in inventory; they go from the warehouse to staging, to deployment to return from deployment to RMA and back to inventory. We are currently looking at asset management programs rather than inventory management programs. This program probably works ok if you are stocking 20 of this and 10 of that and then using them in different work orders. For us this is not really working well at all.

Cons

It Freezes, which got blamed on it being on our server, we checked into it, it was on theirs. Some days reports don't run, this was blamed on our server space but we could not get a quick answer on how much we have and how much we used. If you put a picture (you can only put one) on the parts side you cannot see it on the inventory side - neither can you see any notes that are made on the parts side...