Fishbowl is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year! Let’s look back in time to show just how remarkable Fishbowl’s rise to prominence as the #1 manufacturing and warehouse management solution for QuickBooks has been.
Fifteen years ago, this month, Fishbowl got its start when a small group of software developers created a new inventory management solution for a manufacturer. The manufacturing company’s owner invested in a new company to further develop the inventory management solution, which came to be called Fishbowl.
The company went through many CEOs before finding its current leader: John David King. With decades of experience in sales, King revolutionized Fishbowl’s sales strategy and led his team to success for many years before finally taking the reins as CEO in 2017.
Early in the company’s history, he and his associates realized there was a huge market for inventory software among QuickBooks users. Thus, Fishbowl became one of the first companies to receive Intuit’s Gold Developer Status, which is the highest honor it gives to third-party software developers. This partnership is the key factor that propelled Fishbowl to long-term success, helping it become the top choice of inventory software for QuickBooks users.
Since then, Fishbowl has introduced a growing number of products and services, including:
- Fishbowl Manufacturing
- Fishbowl Warehouse
- Fishbowl Canada
- Fishbowl Go
- Fishbowl Anywhere
- Fishbowl Time & Labor
- Fishbowl Checkout
- Fishbowl Hosted Services
- Fishbowl for Salesforce
Fishbowl has also gone on to win dozens of awards for its incredible lineup of products and services, as well as the way it conducts its business, its employee benefits, annual revenue growth, and more. Here’s a sample of the awards Fishbowl has won over the years:
- B2B CFO Smart Awards (2012)
- Best of State Awards (2012, 2013, 2015)
- Deloitte Technology Fast 500 (2008-2011, 2013, 2014)
- Inc. 500|5000 (2008-2014)
- MountainWest Capital Network’s Utah 100 (2007-2014)
- The Principal Financial Group’s 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security (2015)
- Red Herring North America and Red Herring Global (2012)
- Utah Business Fast 50 (2008-2010, 2014)
The future looks bright for Fishbowl. Here’s to the next 15 years, and Fishbowl’s commitment to making them great for its customers!
Robert Lockard is a copywriter with Fishbowl. He writes for several blogs about inventory management, manufacturing, QuickBooks, and small business. Fishbowl is the #1-requested manufacturing and warehouse management software for QuickBooks users. Robert enjoys running, reading, writing, spending time with his wife and children, and watching movies.