Capterra, a free online service that helps organizations find the right software, named Fishbowl one of the top inventory management software products on its 2021 Capterra Shortlist. This inventory management shortlist is a ranking of market leaders, based on an independent evaluation of their products’ online search activity and verified user reviews.
Four Shortlist Categories
Software products receive a score directly tied to their online popularity and user ratings. Capterra then uses those scores to place each product on a graph with popularity as the Y axis and ratings as the X axis. There are four quadrants of the graph that software can be placed in, and their category names are:
- Top Performers (High Popularity and Ratings Score)
- Established Players (High Popularity and Lower Ratings Score)
- Emerging Favorites (Lower Popularity and High Ratings Score)
- Noteworthy Products (Low Popularity and Ratings Score)
Where Fishbowl Fits on the Graph
Fishbowl is just slightly to the left of the Top Performers quadrant, landing in the Established Players one. Here is how Capterra describes this category: “Established Players are popular products that are well known in the space. These could include products that have been around for a while or are widely used.”
Indeed, Fishbowl has been around for 20 years, and it was one of the first inventory management solutions to integrate with QuickBooks. It has maintained its elite status as the #1 selling inventory management software for QuickBooks since 2004, so it’s fair to say Fishbowl is widely used by a large number of companies.
Most of the products on the graph are in either the Emerging Favorites or Noteworthy Products quadrant, meaning they are below Fishbowl in popularity. Capterra defines popularity as a product’s Web search trends and overall Web presence. They weight user ratings by their recency and total number.
Fishbowl has 636 reviews on the site, far more than the vast majority of the other software listed. One of the highest-rated ones has just 21 reviews. It makes sense that you will find a huge variety of opinions on the software from that many voices chiming in, compared to just a handful for others.
See for Yourself
Even more than an Established Player, Fishbowl is a trusted name among small and medium-size businesses across the country and around the world. It helps them improve their inventory management processes in new and exciting ways by giving them advanced features like barcode scanning, auto reorder points, and multilevel work orders.
See for yourself why Fishbowl is such a highly rated inventory management solution. Sign up for an online demo of the software today!
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.