After you pick a sales order, you, of course, want to pack and ship it out to your customers. This video shows how to get to the Packing module in Fishbowl, find your sales orders in it and then prepare them for packing and shipping. (more…)
Barcode scanning has never been easier than when you use Fishbowl-certified Motorola devices. As long as they have the Android operating system, these handheld barcode scanners make Fishbowl accessible anywhere in your warehouse(s).
Here are the details of how Fishbowl integrates with Motorola hardware: (more…)
Fishbowl has transformed into a full-blown software platform. Not only is it a fantastic manufacturing and warehouse management solution, but it now integrates with dozens of other business solutions.
This means that when you make changes in any one of these programs, those numbers get automatically added to every other connected solution. You don’t have to worry about making sure everything is on the same page. That job is taken care of for you by the integration. (more…)
Microsoft Surface is a tablet that is often used by workers in warehouses and offices. And now Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse can be installed and run on a Surface with the help of Fishbowl Anywhere. Wherever you go and whenever you need to access Fishbowl, you can do so on your Internet-connected tablet!
Here are the benefits of using Fishbowl on the Surface: (more…)
There is a Web page detailing all of Fishbowl’s integrations with other business solutions. These include desktop and online software, as well as hardware and operating systems that Fishbowl is compatible with. There is also a separate Plugins page that has about two dozen solutions that go beyond simply integrating with Fishbowl and are full-blown plugins to the software.
This begs the question, what is the difference between a Fishbowl plugin and an integration? I can answer that quite simply. (more…)
Last week we explored many of the ways that Fishbowl modernizes companies’ supply chain management system. This week we’ll focus on the 46 percent of supply chain management software buyers who currently have a commercial software solution that isn’t meeting their needs.
Magento is one of the biggest names in ecommerce. Magento’s shopping cart uses product listings (including pictures, quantities, and descriptions) found in Fishbowl. After orders are downloaded into Fishbowl for fulfillment, their tracking and shipping information is automatically generated.
Let’s dive more into this integration to see how it works: (more…)
In an earlier episode of Fishbowl’s Whiteboard Wednesday, Kirk Tanner answered the question: What is inventory management?
Well, now James Shores is here to answer the equally important question: What is inventory control?
Believe it or not, inventory management is not the same as inventory control. I wrote extensively about the difference between the two in this article, simple entitled “Inventory Control.”
Inventory control involves tracking your items, inventory counts, and generating reports to help you cut costs, increase inventory turnover, and save money. There’s quite a bit more to it than this brief overview, so I’ll let James explain the rest in this week’s episode of Whiteboard Wednesday!
This line from the article is particularly telling: “It’s a familiar tale: A small third-party logistics (3PL) or manufacturing firm has been getting by using pen and paper, clunky spreadsheets or outdated software. But now, they’re at a crossroads and must either upgrade their IT infrastructure or languish.”
Exactly. As small businesses get bigger and face more logistics challenges, it’s simply not cost effective to keep depending on old, outdated methods of managing inventory. They have to modernize or else they won’t be able to keep up with their more advanced competitors. (more…)