Fishbowl is the #1 manufacturing and warehouse management solution for QuickBooks. And it is so much more. There are plugins, apps, and integrations that allow you to do many things, such as take Fishbowl on the go on mobile devices, ship packages at discounted prices, accept payments from customers, clock in and out of work, and calculate payroll expenses.
Fishbowl is the complete package, and we’re going to identify and explain all of the parts of that package, namely:
- Fishbowl Manufacturing
- Fishbowl Warehouse
- Fishbowl Canada
- Fishbowl Anywhere
- Fishbowl Go
- Fishbowl ShipExpress
- Fishbowl Checkout
- Fishbowl Hosted Services
- Fishbowl Time
- Fishbowl for Salesforce
Fishbowl Manufacturing is an inventory management solution for manufacturers to track production stages, work orders, bills of materials, and more. It’s an ideal solution for manufacturers looking to control their inventory and identify areas of their manufacturing that they can streamline. You can also calculate the number of finished goods that are available to build with the raw materials you have on hand.
Fishbowl Warehouse is warehouse management software that includes multi-location tracking, auto reorder points, and order management, just to mention a few of its features. There are dozens of integrations and reports to help you improve your inventory management in big and small ways. You can track parts using a number of criteria, including lot numbers, serial numbers, and expiration dates.
There are Canadian versions of Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse that are collectively referred to as Fishbowl Canada. These software versions adhere to the Canadian tax code rather than the American one. They have all of the same features as the U.S. versions of the software, but they use the Canadian dollar as the default home currency and allow you to set different tax rates for line items on SOs and POs.
Fishbowl Anywhere is a plugin that lets you access the desktop Fishbowl solutions on any device with an Internet connection. All you have to do is activate the Fishbowl Anywhere plugin in the client, restart the server, and then you will be able to see all of your inventory data and perform essential warehouse functions on practically any mobile device. Simply open a browser and use the URL found in the client to start using the complete Fishbowl solution.
Fishbowl Go is an app that turns iPhones, iPads, and Android devices into barcode scanners, as long as the camera is able to take clear enough pictures. This is a great tool to use in the warehouse when you’re picking, packing, shipping, receiving, and ordering items. Scan items in and out of your warehouse, retrieve part information, scrap inventory, and perform cycle counts with Fishbowl Go.
Fishbowl ShipExpress is a plugin that you can activate within the Fishbowl Manufacturing or Fishbowl Warehouse interface to integrate with all of the big names in shipping, including FedEx, UPS, and the United States Postal Service. You can use this plugin to see shipping rate quotes, ship packages, get signature confirmation of delivery, purchase shipping insurance, and validate physical addresses. It also offers discounts on shipping labels through USPS Commercial Plus Pricing.
Fishbowl Checkout is a point of sale solution that allows you to accept credit cards and other forms of payment from customers. It integrates with other Fishbowl solutions so that your inventory quantities automatically get updated to reflect the transactions you make. In addition to the plugin itself, Fishbowl also sells the hardware necessary to scan products, read credit cards, and safely store cash and coins.
Fishbowl Hosted Services
Fishbowl Hosted Services is a hosting service that makes Fishbowl products and the Microsoft Office suite available on virtually any device via an Internet connection. That means no IT maintenance on your part and easy access to your Fishbowl file without requiring manual updates. Your data is kept safe and secure on an outside server, so only you and your authorized staff members will have access to it.
Fishbowl Time is an online time clock solution that lets employees clock in and out of work on a smartphone or tablet. Not only that, but managers can check their location at the time they clock in or out, and they can calculate hours worked and overtime for payroll purposes. Fishbowl Time integrates with accounting solutions and with Fishbowl Manufacturing to add project and labor costs to work orders.
Fishbowl for Salesforce
With Fishbowl for Salesforce, you can add real-time inventory quantities to the Salesforce interface so that salespeople in the field away from a desktop computer can check the availability of products before making a sale. That way, they will avoid accidentally committing the same items to different orders or trying to sell out-of-stock items. And Fishbowl for Salesforce gets the ball rolling on order fulfillment by sending sales orders to the shipping department for processing.
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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.