Fishbowl Features

Fishbowl

The #1 business automation platform for QuickBooks

4.11/5 (510 reviews)

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Fishbowl Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Fishbowl's features:

Reggie Hall

Thank you, Fishbowl!

2009-08-05

High praise and sincere thanks to the folks at Fishbowl Inventory Management!

Pros

*Simple install and setup gets you up and running FAST! *Import/Export features allow you to import inventory data from an existing spreadsheet or csv file, or export reports.

Cons

Customizing reports is not easy, but Fishbowl support can do it for you, for a very reasonable fee.

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KATHY MARAZZI

Good, Solid WMS

2017-02-22

It has all the functionality needed to manage our inventory and warehouse (over 1500 bin locations and 5000 sku's in a 25,000sq ft whse) .

Pros

We import and are able to easily hold the product in our inventory for dollar value but as 'in-transit' (not sellable or pickable) once it sails until it actually hits the door.

Cons

Currently, the Activity Report is losing user ids.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Fishbowl

I would recomment Fishbowl as a Warehouse Management System.

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Brandi Wiederhold

Great Customer Service, But Iffy For Stores with Many Parts and Sub-Parts

2018-02-21

Pros

Great Customer Service (via help line), Easy User Interface, Generous Basic Reports, Gets the Basics of Inventory Management Done

Cons

Difficult when the store has thousands of SKUs to manage, some reports aren't as intuitive as they could/should be or able to be adjusted/customized, formatting of exported reports for some do not make sense for Excel use, Integrations are often very "bumpy"

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 11-50 employees)

Good Addition to QuickBooks

2018-03-30

I used it to pull information for an audit, but I can see that this could help a growing business to manage incoming inventory and where that inventory is eventually used for a product ultimately sold.

Pros

This application seemed to integrate very well and was fairly simple for a new user in myself.

Cons

Pulling some reports was a bit slow and exporting of data to Excel was not in a very useful format (it required some cleaning up for my purposes)

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Adam Jacobus

In the knick of time!

2017-04-11

Fishbowl Inventory was a great success in our first year of utilization.

Pros

We really like the data transfer capabilities with an API interface from our website order platform, and the data push into Quick books on the back end.

Cons

We still have challenges with the real time tracking of inventory between locations with using bar-codes, scanners and mobile devices.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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JOY ZHOU

It's a good software to track inventory and integrate with QuickBooks. Saved a lot of time.

2017-11-02

Pros

Inventory tracking - lot management, picking and shipping procedure, shipping documents integration with QuickBooks - avoid double working

Cons

The connection with QuickBooks is not steady enough. The exporting procedure sometimes get stuck and we can do nothing.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Andy Kung

Good experience so far

2017-12-18

Inventory Management, tracking systems, and actualizing our COGS.

Pros

It is simple, easy to use, and has everything a inventory management software should have.

Cons

Report features are lacking and Fishbowl's simplicity can come back to bite you.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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HENRIETTA RAMSBOTTOM

FANTASTIC everyone is always knowledgeable and courteous

2018-05-15

inventory tracking is easy

Pros

Modules connect to each other. Reports can be modified easily.

Cons

some reports that are exported need to be set up in columns so its easier to pull and sort data.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Tom Hassett

overall good experience and easy to use once you understand the logic.

2017-11-29

Since our business depends on inventory movement of over 4,000 items, it has helped tremendously in time, effort & accuracy.

Pros

Logical progression of activity and inventory movement.

Cons

the reports feature needs work to better assimilate data as I find the need to get outside help to write reports that I like to see but is nice to see that it assimilates in the system

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Daryl Keizerweerd

When it comes to inventory management, Fishbowl does the job!

2018-03-29

Good software to boost your inventory management.

Pros

Fully functional, Fishbowl gives you features you would not find in standard inventory management software.

Cons

Pricing is always a bummer for most people. The pricing range is a bit above average for most small businesses. Better of use for Enterprise companies.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Kent Walker

Fishbowl Review

2016-10-07

We use it for inventory, product, kitting management, sales orders, purchase orders, BOL's, packlists and invoicing.

Pros

User friendly and reasonably priced.

Cons

Need more custom report capability

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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harmandeep singh sethi

Fishbowl Manufacturing

2016-11-09

It is a very efficient software to track inventory in our manufacturing industry.

Pros

Ability to access data anywhere Data preservation

Cons

Relying on third party insurance Data not 100%secure

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Fishbowl

I recommend this product

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Emil Kattermann

Positive. Fishbowl performs its functions efficiently

2018-02-07

It replaced a very old and unreliable product. By integrating with QuickBooks, we greatly expanded the candidate pool for our accounting department.

Pros

It is a great substitute for the Inventory module of QuickBooks if you need to do a lot of kitting and assemblies as well as calculating landed costs for imports.

Cons

We also had to have custom reports created for some very basic inventory management reports - FB's main purpose.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Dav Mullett

Demo was Awesome but actual performance awful

2017-10-13

Only integrates with Quickbook if all conditions are perfect.

Pros

Sales connected with inventory is great.

Cons

Serial number tracking very cumbersome.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

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Shelly Brockway

The whole experience has been good

2018-02-28

Pros

Tracking of inventory, reporting, Wiki help, Exporting information to Quickbooks, ability to integrate with our ecommerce site.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Amanda VanderWeele

Great, we

2018-02-06

Stream lining our pick pack and ship process, keeping track of inventory.

Pros

Easy to use, it is always growing with our company.

Cons

The ability to change how our invoices look and add more information our pick reports from the sales order.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Mirza Muhammad Iqbal

Track your Inventory on Fingertips

2018-07-21

Improvement options always are on the way of every software based on industry practices. Overall performance & benefits are good. Near to Perfect for small & Medium sized Industries.

Pros

An Easy to Use customizable user-friendly inventory management software.

Cons

It cannot forecast purchase of inventory based on historical entries made in it.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Chris Law

Did not work out

2016-04-04

Pros

There are a few valuable stock reports. Data module allows you to write your own SQL queries.

Cons

Internal Control a. No audit trail as it relates to changes to SKUs, POs, SOs, changes to inventory valuations b.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

1/10

Recommendations to others considering Fishbowl

Get an all-in-one type of system with a user-base of at least 100,000. Fishbowl's user base is only 5,000 and rightfully so (if they are lucky). Hold your reseller accountable. Invest time in training. Do not try to extend the inevitable limited life of Quickbooks.

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Julie Lafferre

Good. Easy to use.

2018-07-19

This was the inventory software at my last job.

Pros

Good reporting and integration.

Cons

Some parts of the software in the beginning felt difficult to navigate through, making the learning curve tricky for someone who had not previously used inventory management software.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Asmar Farooq

Good basic Inventory software

2017-01-10

It does the basic functions of inventory tracking, sales orders, purchase orders.

Pros

Ease of use.

Cons

Need planning module and better customization built in reports.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
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Jessica Boyd

Impossible to Integrate with

2017-12-21

Pros

Works for inventory management purposes.

Cons

The plugin was down for over a month after a Shopify update...which means no sales were going into Fishbowl and we couldn't properly manage our inventory. Customer service is prompt but unhelpful.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

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Kenny Ladner

Fishbowl Inventory

2016-11-23

Use to manage and monitor all sales, shipping, and inventory.

Pros

Ease of use and ability to customize reports.

Cons

Not available for MAC. Must host into Fishbowl server. Could have greater functionality via hosted service.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Fishbowl

Do not have anything to compare to, but can't see ever needing to ... This works great for us.

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Dan Schulz

The software is easy to use, powerful in its functionality, and even helps out small companies.

2017-08-14

The software has greatly streamlined and centralized our inventory management and purchasing systems.

Pros

Even with our system where the majority of parts we have are non-sales items, being able to track a system from start to finish is incredibly helpful.

Cons

We don't carry stock of our final products, just our raw materials, and while the program is able to handle this, it's clearly not designed for that scenario.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Andy Kerman

2013-04-24

We have been using Fishbowl Inventory since 2005 and it has worked flawlessly for us.

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Piyush Jain

Fishbowl inventory management

2016-10-27

So, if you have a wordpress based ecommerce website FB provides automated Real time inventory update and order processing system.

Pros

All the mentioned features makes it very useful. The system is module based and very user friendly and provides unique features at much competitive price then all other vendors. They provide hosting envrironment where in the FB system using a browser.

Cons

I could not find any so far.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Fishbowl

Good to system to use when you have ecommerce website and multiple warehouse locations. All you need is simple computers and you can access this system from anywhere.

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