Fishbowl has transformed into a full-blown software platform. Not only is it a fantastic manufacturing and warehouse management solution, but it now integrates with dozens of other business solutions.
This means that when you make changes in any one of these programs, those numbers get automatically added to every other connected solution. You don’t have to worry about making sure everything is on the same page. That job is taken care of for you by the integration.
Order Management by Hand
For example, let’s say you receive a whole bunch of orders through Amazon and you need to make sure they all get added to your accounting and inventory records. You also need to generate the right documents, such as pick tickets, invoices, and packing lists, to get the order fulfillment process going.
If you try to do this manually, hand typing order numbers and quantities into an Excel spreadsheet or into a simple inventory management solution, you run the risk of missing key data points, making typos, or making other simple mistakes. You’ll also most likely have to enter the same data more than once in different solutions. This is a time-consuming and danger-ridden way to do it.
A much better option is to make use of Fishbowl’s integrations with Amazon and QuickBooks. When orders come in from Amazon, they are easy to import into Fishbowl, populating the data on product quantities, prices, and more in the proper fields. And when Fishbowl gets updated, it also sends the appropriate information to a company’s QuickBooks file, eliminating the problem of double data entry. Pick tickets, invoices, packing lists, and even shipping labels can be quickly generated and printed as they become necessary.
With Fishbowl, you get quick, accurate data transfers from one solution to another. Fishbowl’s integrated platform automates a variety of business processes and speeds up the ones that still have to be done by hand, such as actually picking, packing, and shipping orders.
Automation is the way to go. You oughta automate your inventory management, and Fishbowl lets you do just that. Here is a sample of all of the accounting, e-commerce, shipping, payment gateway, and other solutions:
- Zen Cart
And there are so many others. Visit the Fishbowl Integrations page to find all of the integrations and plugins Fishbowl offers.
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.