ERP inventory management system

Kent Gigger
October 10 2023

Enterprise resource planning is an all-inclusive system that allows organizations to track their finances, logistics, operations and inventory in one place. The ERP system originated in manufacturing companies, but they’ve taken on a life of their own and become useful for many different industries, as well.

Fishbowl offers its own take on an ERP management system that combines advanced inventory management software with many other solutions to do pretty much everything an ERP system can. It gives you access to many tools that you can add or drop at your discretion, including:

  • Accounting integration options
  • Wholesale distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Inventory tracking
  • Picking and packing
  • Shipping
  • Payment processing
  • Customer relationship management

Accounting integrations

Fishbowl integrates with QuickBooks and other online accounting software solutions, like Xero and Reckon. These integrations eliminate the need for double data entry and make sure your accounting and inventory records are perfectly matched up.

Wholesale distribution

Fishbowl offers a slew of advanced features to expedite the wholesale distribution process, from setting up automatic reorder points to quickly acting to fulfill orders and update inventory quantities.

Manufacturing tools

Fishbowl gives you access to work orders, manufacture orders, bills of materials, and other manufacturing tools that allow you to track products by their production stage and keep everything moving along without a hitch.

Inventory tracking

Fishbowl offers the ability to scan items’ barcodes with barcode scanning hardware and WIFI-enabled mobile devices. You can use this functionality to cycle count your inventory in the warehouse, receive orders, place new orders, and more.

Picking and packing

You can generate pick tickets in Fishbowl and use mobile devices in the warehouse to perform batch picks. This saves time and increases your warehouse workers’ efficiency in their jobs. You can also quickly pack items into the appropriate containers to prepare them for shipment. Fishbowl’s reporting options allow you to analyze your inventory movements and make changes to your workflows and warehouse setup to gain efficiency. 

Shipping solutions

UPS features are built into Fishbowl’s user interface, so you don’t have to leave the inventory management solution to compare shipping prices, print shipping labels, and alert UPS to come get a shipment from you. Fishbowl inventory management also integrates with numerous other shippers and online shipping solutions to make this business process easier.

Payment processing

Fishbowl Payments allows you to streamline payment workflows, providing your customers with a flexible, secure, and convenient payment experience. Having payment processing integrated into your inventory management platform reduces manual data entry and the risk of human error, saving you time and getting you paid faster.

Customer relationship management

Fishbowl inventory management integrates with Salesforce with a plugin. Your salespeople can use it to check real-time inventory level quantities in the field via their Salesforce login.

ERP features for your business

With Fishbowl, SMBs can get the functionality of an ERP software without the hefty price tag or unnecessary features. Fishbowl is affordable, flexible, and can be implemented in as few as eight weeks. You don’t have to pay for options you don’t need, but you can easily add new options in the future as your business and needs expand.

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