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ERP inventory management software is the future of doing business

ERP Inventory Management

Enterprise resource planning is an all-inclusive system that allows organizations to track their finances, logistics, operations and inventory in one place. ERP systems originated in manufacturing companies, but they’ve taken on a life of their own and become useful for many different industries, not just manufacturing.

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

  • Complete accounting package
  • Wholesale distribution
  • Manufacturing tools
  • Inventory tracking
  • Picking and packing
  • Shipping solutions
  • Point of sale equipment and software
  • Customer relationship management

Let’s cover each of these tools in greater detail.

COMPLETE ACCOUNTING PACKAGE

Fishbowl integrates with all desktop versions of QuickBooks, as well as QuickBooks Online. It also integrates with other online accounting solutions, such as 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 Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse offer 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 Manufacturing gives you access to work orders, manufacture orders, bills of materials, and other manufacturing tools so that you can track products by their production stage and keep everything moving along without a hitch.

INVENTORY TRACKING

Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse integrate with Fishbowl Go, which offers the ability to scan items’ barcodes. 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.

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 method prices, print shipping labels, and alert UPS to come get a shipment from you. Fishbowl also integrates with numerous other shippers and online shipping solutions to make this process easier.

POINT OF SALE EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE

There is a point of sale solution that integrates directly into Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse. It is called Fishbowl Checkout. Use it to accept cash, check, credit card, and debit card payments from your customers.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

Fishbowl integrates with Salesforce with a plugin that is appropriately called Fishbowl for Salesforce. Your salespeople can use it to check real-time inventory quantities in the field via their Salesforce login.

ERP FEATURES FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Fishbowl’s flexibility makes it an affordable option for most midsize businesses. You don’t have to pay for options you don’t need, but you can easily add new options in the future as you grow and find that you face more complexity in your operations.

Midsize businesses now have an ERP option that they can both afford and keep using for many years. Find out if Fishbowl’s ERP inventory management system is right for your business by talking to an inventory specialist at 1-800-744-7085.

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TL;DR SUMMARY

It’s possible to gain access to all of the ERP features that your business needs without actually purchasing an ERP. You can do this by integrating inventory management software with other business solutions to connect the following tools together:

  • Accounting software
  • Wholesale distribution
  • Manufacturing software
  • Inventory tracking
  • Picking and packing
  • Shipping solutions
  • Point of sale hardware and software
  • Customer relationship management

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