How to Connect a Client to the Fishbowl Server

This is the third in this series of videos about how to get started with Fishbowl. Today we’re going to learn how to connect a Fishbowl client to the server and database. Continue reading

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Should Your Small Business Get Cargo Insurance?

There are many kinds of insurance a small business should invest in to protect its assets. This includes cargo insurance. While cargo insurance may not be discussed that often, there are plenty of very good reasons for a company to purchase this kind of coverage. Continue reading

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Adventures in Inventory Management

This is the 600th blog post on the Fishbowl Blog. There’s an astonishing amount of content on this blog, and I’d like to celebrate this milestone by highlighting a little bit of that content.

During the early years of the Fishbowl Blog, I thought it would be a good idea to explain inventory management concepts through stories. It was an unusual idea, but it was also a lot of fun. And now, several years later, I will re-share some of those stories with you.

I hope you enjoy my unique takes on noir tales and superhero stories. Continue reading

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How to Create a New Database in Fishbowl

Welcome to the second post in this series on getting started with Fishbowl. Last week we talked about how to set up the Fishbowl server, and this time we’re going to talk about navigating that server and creating a database in it. Continue reading

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4 Ways to Become the Organizational Leader of Your Warehouse

Become the master of your warehouse in a few steps, Fishbowl BlogBecoming organized and becoming a leader are processes that require special skills and knowledge. Being an organizational leader for a warehouse is similar to being a business manager. You have to assign priorities to workers, oversee dangerous operations, and make suggestions to improve the work environment. It is about leading, supervising, and inspiring.

Here are four smart ways that you can become the best organizational leader of your warehouse. Continue reading

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Whiteboard Wednesday: Workforce Management

As James Shores points out in this episode of Whiteboard Wednesday, workforce management doesn’t have to be a work chore.

He explains how a cloud-based workforce management solution helps in several areas: Continue reading

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How to Install the Fishbowl Server

This is the first in a series of how-to videos we’re going to be showcasing on the Fishbowl Blog. These videos will help you get started with Fishbowl software and troubleshoot some common issues that may come up as you’re running the software.

Let’s kick things off by learning how to install the Fishbowl server. Continue reading

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Inventory Management Advice from a Puppet

Professor Hans von Puppet is here to lay down the law about cycle counting. He doesn’t like to see companies waste their time counting their inventory over and over again when a simple cycle count would suffice.

Fishbowl facilitates cycle counting by letting you: Continue reading

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Whiteboard Wednesday: Warehouse Slots

Do you feel like business success is just one big crapshoot? You can nudge the odds in your favor by filling your warehouse slots not with quarters but with smart inventory choices. Continue reading

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Fishbowl Has a Dedicated In-House Customer Support Team

Fishbowl takes customer service very seriously, Fishbowl BlogSome software companies outsource their software support to call centers as a way to save money, but Fishbowl has always had an in-house support team. In fact, almost half of our entire company’s staff is dedicated to customer support and training. That’s a staggering investment into customer service.

Why do we do this? Because we want to be agile and quick on our feet when responding to our customers’ questions and concerns. When you’re using Fishbowl and you come across something confusing, you can quickly get in touch with someone on our support team to help you figure it out. Continue reading

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