Whiteboard Wednesday: What Is Xero?

Welcome to another enlightening episode of Whiteboard Wednesday, Fishbowl’s video series that explains inventory management and other business topics in just a couple of minutes.

In this episode, James Shores talks about a most important topic: What is Xero? The short answer is that Xero is an online accounting solution that many small businesses use to keep track of their finances. It is user friendly and it can be accessed on virtually any device, whether it runs Windows, iOS, or Linux operating systems. Continue reading

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How to Integrate with FedEx Ship Manager

We’ve already talked about how to get Fishbowl’s ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) up and running and how to integrate Fishbowl with UPS WorldShip. This week we’ll cover integrating with FedEx Ship Manager. Continue reading

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How Buying U.S.-Made Parts Can Benefit Your Manufacturing Business

Made in America is back in style in manufacturing, Fishbowl BlogFor years, conventional wisdom has held that outsourcing work to countries with inexpensive labor can save businesses money. Lately, however, talk has turned to “reshoring”—buying the components you need in your manufacturing business from suppliers based in the United States. The following are some of the benefits the manufacturing industry can reap through buying domestic. Continue reading

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Whiteboard Wednesday: What Is a Barcode Scanner?


We’ve answered quite a few questions in these Whiteboard Wednesday videos, explaining what QuickBooks, Magento, and Dropbox (among others) are. This time we’re going to find out what a barcode scanner is and what it does. Continue reading

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How to Integrate with UPS WorldShip

Last week, we covered how to set up an ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) connection to the Fishbowl database. That’s the basic framework you need in order to move on to other things, such as integrating with UPS WorldShip, FedEx Ship Manager, and Endicia.

In the next three videos in this series, we’re going to cover how to set up the integration with each of these three shipping solutions. We’ll start with UPS WorldShip. Continue reading

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Fishbowl Now Integrates with Xero

Fishbowl integrates with Xero, an online accounting solution, Fishbowl BlogFor years, Fishbowl has been the No. 1 manufacturing and warehouse management solution for QuickBooks users. Now we can add to that impressive accomplishment the fact that Fishbowl also integrates with Xero, an online accounting solution.

Xero is especially popular among small businesses because of its intuitive interface and feature set. And now if you use Xero you can connect it with Fishbowl’s manufacturing or warehouse management software to create one giant business solution.

The following is a sample of the features and benefits of Fishbowl’s Xero integration: Continue reading

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Whiteboard Wednesday: Inventory Quantity on Hand By Date


In this week’s Whiteboard Wednesday, James Shores discusses something known as “on hand by date.” This is also called a historical quantity because it’s a measure of how much inventory you have on hand on a particular date. Continue reading

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Fishbowl Hosting Fundraiser to Send Supplies to Victims of ISIS

Operation Give is gathering supplies to give to Christians and other refugees in Iraq, Fishbowl BlogOn Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. MDT Fishbowl will host a donation drive called Operation Give, which will send relief supplies to Iraqi Christians and many other refugees who have been driven from their homes by ISIS.

Thousands of Christians, Yazidis, and other people have been forced to flee for their lives because of the advance of ISIS militants into Iraq and Syria. To relieve their suffering, a former U.S. Army interrogator named Paul Holton has helped organize Operation Give and has already raised $20,000. He’d like to keep going and raise more money to help even more. Continue reading

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6 Technological Advances Impacting the Industrial and Warehouse Workplace

Discussions about technology and the workplace often revolve around topics such as e-commerce, social media, and mobile apps. However, technology is also making rapid advances within the industrial and warehouse workplaces. Here are six useful technological advances that are improving industrial companies. Continue reading

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Whiteboard Wednesday: What Is QuickBooks?


What is QuickBooks? It a pretty simple question, and in this week’s Whiteboard Wednesday James Shores goes over the basics of what QuickBooks is and does for businesses. Basically, it lets you keep track of all of your purchases, sales, and expense reports in one convenient location. Continue reading

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