4 / 5 442 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Fishbowl is an ideal solution for manufacturers, wholesale distributors, retailers, government entities and many other types of companies and organizations in a variety of industries.

Average Ratings

442 reviews
  • 4 / 5
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service
  • 4 / 5
  • 4 / 5
    Value for Money

Product Details

  • Starting Price
  • Pricing Details
    Discounts available for multi-users purchased.
  • Free Version
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
  • Training
    In Person
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Fishbowl
  • Founded 2001

About This Software

Fishbowl is the #1 business automation platform for QuickBooks. Fishbowl allows small and midsize businesses to stay with the QuickBooks platform for accounting while incorporating advanced inventory features. Multiple locations, part tracking, manufacturing, shipping integration, LIFO/FIFO/Standard accounting methods, landed costs, consignment, and a COMPLETE wireless barcoding system for warehouses. EDI, shopping cart, merchant services--the list goes on.

  • 3PL Management
  • Allocation
  • Back Order Management
  • Barcode Generation
  • Barcode Scanning
  • Barcoding
  • Barcoding / RFID
  • Barrel Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • Catalog Management
  • Category Customization
  • Cellar Management
  • Channel Management
  • Commission Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Custom Labels
  • Custom Pricing Models
  • Customer Database
  • Demand Planning
  • Discount Management
  • Document Management
  • Expiration Date Management
  • Financial Management
  • Forecasting
  • Formula Management
  • Gift Card Management
  • Import / Export Management
  • Inventory Forecasting
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Overview
  • Item Management
  • Kitting
  • Label Templates
  • Location Control
  • Logistics Management
  • MRP
  • Mail Order / Catalog
  • Manufacturing Execution
  • Marketing Management
  • Merchandise Planning
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Entry
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Picking / Kitting
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Process Manufacturing
  • Procurement Management
  • Product Categorization
  • Product Configurator
  • Production Scheduling
  • Production Tracking
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Management
  • Quote Management
  • RFID
  • Receiving / Putaway Management
  • Receiving Labels
  • Recurring Orders
  • Reorder Management
  • Resource Management
  • Retail Analytics
  • Returns Management
  • SKU / UPC Codes
  • Safety Management
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Sales Tracking
  • Scheduling
  • Search / Filter
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Serialized Inventory Tracking
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Special Order Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Management
  • Traceability
  • Transfer Management
  • Usage Tracking
  • Vendor Management
  • Vineyard Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • Wine Club Management
  • eCommerce

Fishbowl Latest Reviews

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FB has abled our business to grow from a home based co. to a 10,000ft fully functioning warehouse

5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Being able to operate above and beyond to what we used to. We can now compete with our competitors

Pros: I absolutely love that FB is easy to use and easy to teach. It has all the features that our company uses daily. Examples include customer pricing rules, customer "numbers" or customer sku's, Auto PO function, The import/export feature has been a God-send when we need to import products to our website or send information to our customers. The substitute feature is very helpful too. We also really love how we can create custom fields within every module. I really love how the FB team remembers our company when we call and goes above and beyond when we have a hiccup or questions. We can thank FB for some of our company's success. W/o being able to correctly track inventory and use it for daily operations, we wouldn't be operating at the level we are today.

Cons: There aren't things that I like "the least" but there are things I wish FB offered/had that would help our type of business/company. This includes:
1) Since we are a product distributor, we provide a lot of our customers w/ "quotes." FB has the ability to create an "estimate" but no way to store it or look back at it for reference. Pricing rules are essentially only created in our line of operation when a customer begins buying a product. So, we have to create "quotes" on excel sheets and save them on our network folder. So it would be easier if it was all w/in FB. Or if there was a different section from pricing rules that you could make a pricing rule? If that makes sense
2) Wish we could customize reports that are staples of FB w/o paying high dollar. For ex. the packing slip should have a signature line or at least the option to include it. Or there should be options on layouts or what columns to include. Also, we've gotten feedback from customers on how they wish the item # and description where split into different columns.
3) If FB alerted a user if a sales order has been in the system for "x" amount of time. Like a dormant SO in FB
4) Be able to sort the packing slip. Ex. by Item #, customer #, item description, etc.
5) Had a UNSPSC code field. We've found that this is going to be an important code for future web sales.

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Using Fishbowl for a year

5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I've been using Fishbowl for the past year. I bought it for a few reasons. One of the biggest reasons for me was because it can allow me to save credit card information for clients who continually order through our company. Another reason I liked it, is because I could place orders from anywhere using one of the plug ins. But the biggest reason I purchased it is because of it's accuracy in inventory, and because of the depth of the software features, I know that when I expand and have more than one location, a warehouse full of vases, ribbon, and potentially open a wholesale location for a facet of the industry in addition to the flowers, I'm not going to outgrow the software. I'm not even using all the features right now, but I can't wait until my small flower shop is big enough to have 3-4 locations, and use the reorder points! I know that sounds silly, but the software has been so nice because I can scale it for what I need now, and grow into it. And it's PAID for. That always feels nice :)

Pros: Encrypted credit card capture to charge recurring clients
Stores pictures of the products that we sell
Easy to add parts and products
Lots and lots and lots of reports--- I don't think I've even opened half of them yet!
I like how many features it has even though I don't use them all... it makes me think "When I get that far, then I can use this software to {fill in the blank} it's nice to know I literally have no limitations

Cons: I haven't found anything yet!