NASA uses Fishbowl to track assets in Zero-G

Jonny Parker
December 3, 2022

Fishbowl is more than the No. 1 QuickBooks inventory management software; it is also a powerful asset tracking system. Fishbowl has been the top-selling manufacturing and warehouse management solution for QuickBooks for more than a decade, so it is no small accomplishment and we do not mean to minimize its significance. The fact that Fishbowl is also an excellent asset tracking system is meaningful in many ways. Fishbowl is flexible enough to be used in a variety of ways, making it possible for everything from large organizations to small businesses to make great use of its expansive feature set.

Asset tracking vs. inventory management

Asset tracking is related to inventory management, so it makes sense that Fishbowl could be used for both. Asset tracking essentially involves monitoring the locations and quantities of assets that are used in an organization’s operations without being sold to customers. They are simply utilitarian objects that facilitate many kinds of work. Inventory management involves tracking the locations and quantities of items that are intended to be sold to customers. The essential difference is the nature of the tings they track. One type is intended for internal use, while the other is intended for external use. Now that it is clear exactly what we are referring to when we say “asset tracking” and “inventory management,” we can dig deeper into the details of how all of this works.

The need for an asset tracking system

Many organizations, such as NASA and the Mississippi State Department of Health, need a standalone asset tracking system, rather t