Comparison of Fishbowl and QuickBooks Enterprise (Part 3) – Modules and Plugins

January 29, 2018
Fishbowl offers dozens of plugins, integrations, and products, Fishbowl BlogIn this third and final part of the comparison between Fishbowl and QuickBooks Enterprise, we’re going to address Fishbowl’s numerous modules and plugins. Actually, these are all unique to Fishbowl. They are not also present in QuickBooks, so we’ll simply address them in Fishbowl and avoid constantly repeating the fact that they are unavailable in QuickBooks Enterprise.

Integrated Fishbowl Products

In addition to Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse, Fishbowl offers many other solutions that integrate with its core software products. These solutions offer many useful features that can help growing businesses as their requirements increase and change over time. Fishbowl’s solutions include: Fishbowl Anywhere: A plugin that allows Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse to be accessed on virtually any device via a Web browser. Fishbowl Go: An app that allows for barcode scanning to take care of the physical aspects of warehouse management, such as cycle counting, receiving, picking, packing, and shipping. Fishbowl Commerce: An online hub that synchronizes inventory quantities and sales across a great number of e-commerce channels so you don’t have to manually update each one. Fishbowl ShipExpress: A plugin that allows Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse to integrate with carriers like UPS, FedEx, and USPS for easy access. Fishbowl Time & Labor: An online employee time clock solution that helps with calculating payroll, taxes, PTO, manufacturing labor costs, and more. Fishbowl Hosted Services: Server hosting that offers data security and access to Fishbowl Manufacturing, Fishbowl Warehouse, and the Microsoft Office suite on any Internet-connected device. Fishbowl SalesPoint: A point of sale solution that allows credit card, cash, and other payments to be processed and added directly into Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse. Fishbowl Canada: The Canadian version of Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse. It uses the Canadian dollar as its home currency and converts any other currency into that one. It also conforms to Canadian tax laws.

Fishbowl Modules

These are all add-on modules that can be installed and activated from the Plugin module in Fishbowl: Forecast Module: Data on past sales and orders is used to project upcoming inventory quantities, costs, and sales. Sales Data Module: Sales revenue and counts are displayed on a world map, which users can zoom in and out of. Data Module: You can use this to view, gather, and export data from the Fishbowl database, but you can’t update data in this module. Monitor Module: The quantities of several parts can be viewed at the same time and constantly checked to make sure they remain healthy. Consignment Module: You have the ability to track inventory that is consigned to third-party sellers and sold by them.

Software Plugins

These are just a few of the business solutions that Fishbowl offers plugins for. With all of these integrations, Fishbowl becomes a business automation platform, facilitating the free flow of information on inventory quantities, orders, and more between numerous online and desktop platforms. Here they are:
  • 3dcart
  • Amazon
  • Avalara
  • BigCommerce
  • eBay
  • Dropbox
  • LemonStand
  • Magento
  • QuickBooks Online
  • Salesforce
  • ShipStation
  • Shopify
  • SolidWorks
  • Volusion
  • WooCommerce
  • X-Cart
  • Xero
  • Zen Cart

Beyond Compare

As you can see from these three blog posts, Fishbowl holds its own and even over-performs when compared to the inventory management features of QuickBooks Enterprise. Fishbowl is the #1 business automation platform for QuickBooks, which makes sense because Fishbowl adds so much to the popular accounting software. QuickBooks users don’t have to learn an entirely new accounting system in order to gain access to the manufacturing and warehouse management features they need to do their jobs more effectively. Fishbowl can handle most SMBs’ requirements and allow them to stay with QuickBooks for many years. That kind of savings and efficiency is beyond compare! Sign up for a free trial of Fishbowl today.