Fishbowl Features

Fishbowl

#1 inventory management software for QuickBooks

4.14/5 (641 reviews)

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Barcode Printing
Barcoding/RFID
Barrel Management
Billing & Invoicing
Bills of Material
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Cataloging/Categorization
Cellar Management
Channel Management
Check-in/Check-out
Commission Management
Contact Database
Cost Tracking
Customizable Reports
Customization
Cycle Count
Data Import/Export
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Demand Forecasting
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Electronic Submission
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Inventory Control
Inventory Management
Inventory Optimization
Inventory Replenishment
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Returns Management
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Safety Management
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Sales Tax Management
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
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Accounting Integration
Alerts / Escalation
Alerts/Notifications
Application Management
Asset Management
Availability Management
Backorder Management
Barcode / Ticket Scanning
Barcode Printing
Barcoding/RFID
Barrel Management
Billing & Invoicing
Bills of Material
CRM
Cataloging/Categorization
Cellar Management
Channel Management
Check-in/Check-out
Commission Management
Contact Database
Cost Tracking
Customizable Reports
Customization
Cycle Count
Data Import/Export
Data Synchronization
Demand Forecasting
Document Management
Electronic Submission
Employee Management
Estimating
Expiration Date Management
For Retail
Forecasting
IT Asset Tracking
Import/Export Management
Inventory Auditing
Inventory Control
Inventory Management
Inventory Optimization
Inventory Replenishment
Inventory Tracking
Item Management
Kitting
Label Templates
MES
Manufacturing Inventory Management
Material Requirements Planning
Merchandise Management
Mobile Access
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Management
Multi-Currency
Multi-Location
Multiple User Accounts
Order Entry
Order Fulfillment
Order Management
Order Processing
Order Tracking
Performance Metrics
Point of Sale (POS)
Product Identification
Production Scheduling
Production Tracking
Projections
Purchase Order Management
Purchasing & Receiving
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
Role-Based Permissions
SKU/UPC Codes
Safety Management
Sales Forecasting
Sales Orders
Sales Reports
Sales Tax Management
Search/Filter
Serial Number Tracking
Shipping Labels
Shipping Management
Special Order Management
Status Tracking
Stock Management
Supplier Management
Supply Chain Management
Supply Management
Task Planning
Task Scheduling
Third Party Integrations
Traceability
Usage Tracking/Analytics
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Fishbowl Feature Reviews

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

Reggie H.

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 M.

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

The activity report is very detailed to track parts and what user touched them last. 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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

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 W.

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"

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Andy K.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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RAPHAEl t.

SIMPLE AND PLEASANT

2018-11-16

Highly Highly recommend this program for inventory management.

Pros

Easy instructions and templates for import and exporting data.

Cons

The Gray, black, White and Green layout theme seems a little serious and I think my workers would appreciate a more cheerful color scheme.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Adi S.

great to work with.

2018-12-04

Kenyon was great instructor, he solve most of our problems.

Pros

Give a lot solutions for inventory management.

Cons

Not very good interface, The reports is not easy to read and the export is very hard to read, it needs a lot of cleaning.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Adam J.

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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Tom H.

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

System is reliable and like anything else if it is used properly, you can rely on the results for inventory verification, PO status and exporting to QuickBooks.

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

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Daryl K.

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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Emil K.

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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harmandeep singh s.

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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Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

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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HENRIETTA R.

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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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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JOY Z.

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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Jen V.

Great for small company

2019-03-30

Fishbowl is extremely responsive and has offered great support in setting things up.

Pros

I love that I can control everything that happens with my inventory and stock all through one system.

Cons

It is difficult to customize reports and they are limited.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Kent W.

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

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Mark W.

Overall Good.

2015-05-18

Pros

Ease of use, and integration with Quickbooks - good value compared to other solutions

Cons

Don't have time to learn I-Report, and the report data base is not easy to figure out.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Fishbowl

Know what you are looking to accomplish with this product in regards to what your current software will not do.

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Joseph B.

Great Economical Inventory management system

2018-11-07

It is a great inventory management system for small-medium sized companies, especially ones that don't have a ton of SKU's and have fairly simple reporting requirements.

Pros

It does most of what we've needed it to do.

Cons

It can be sluggish, slow, and is very difficult to get custom reporting without having a jasper reports coder on staff

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
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Julie L.

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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Ease of use
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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Dav M.

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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Piyush J.

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.

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Customer support

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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Robert C.

Fishbowl-

2017-01-18

The issues lie with reporting and data searching. To be able to find useful information, you either need to pay thousands for a report, thousands for a data query, or have an IT expert on staff.

Pros

Good at organizing and processing orders.

Cons

Data searches and reporting.

Rating breakdown

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Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Shelly B.

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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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Paul D.

FishBowl Inventory

2018-10-26

Except for some of the reporting weakness it is a solid program that accomplishes just about everything you need for sales order processing, purchasing as well as inventroy control.

Pros

Easy of use - intuitive screens and facilitating data entry. Quick learning curve - was able to get most of my staff feeling comfortable with the program within a few hours.

Cons

Missing some what I consider standard inventory control reporting and serialize item control.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Samantha F.

Great addition to our company!

2018-10-24

Pros

Fishbowl has been great at tracking our inventory. There is not much that it can't do.

Cons

I wish their reports were a little more customizable on our end.

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Charley K.

Great Inventory Software for blending eCommerce and wholesale orders

2016-11-08

It also makes purchasing inventory a breeze with in depth historical reporting and sales forecasting.

Pros

I also like that they have a direct import and export function to link with our eCommerce site.

Cons

The menu and navigation can seem a bit convoluted, but I'm convinced this is the case with any software boasting so much functionality.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Fishbowl

Pair this software with a handheld inventory scanner running Fishbowl mobile.

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