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== Pre-Installation Steps {{top}} ==
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{{CategoryBox|Getting started}}
  
=== [[FAQs#What are the hardware requirements for Fishbowl?|Hardware Implementation]] ===
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To assist with implementation, Fishbowl provides a 3-page [https://www.fishbowlinventory.com/w/files/Implementation%20Flow%20Chart%20&%20Road%20Map.pdf Implementation Flow Chart & Road Map] document with checklists for each phase of implementation.
  
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Server computer that meets the [http://www.fishbowlinventory.com/quick-tour/system-recommendation/ System Recommendations]
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* '''Phase 1''': Install Fishbowl and prepare for the accounting integration
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Set monitor resolution to at least 1024x768
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* '''Phase 2''': Build the initial Fishbowl database
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Reliable internet access to download installer
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* '''Phase 3''': Train on processes
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Operating system is updated with latest service packs and updates
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* '''Phase 4''': Install plugins or integrate with 3rd party apps
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* '''Phase 5''': Finalize data and processes
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* '''Phase 6''': Add inventory and go live with Fishbowl
  
=== [[Getting_Started#Fishbowl_and_QuickBooks_Integration|QuickBooks Integration]] ===
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The document can be downloaded by clicking [https://www.fishbowlinventory.com/w/files/Implementation%20Flow%20Chart%20&%20Road%20Map.pdf here] or by clicking the image below.
  
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Install a [[Supported_QuickBooks_Versions|Supported Version of QuickBooks]] on the same computer as the Fishbowl server
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:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Enable class tracking in QuickBooks if applicable
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Decide how frequently you will export information to QuickBooks
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Verify that all data in QuickBooks is accurate and make any needed changes
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Login to QuickBooks as '''Admin''' and switch to single user mode
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Print instructions for integration from Fishbowl’s accounting configuration
 
 
 
== Install Fishbowl {{top}} ==
 
 
 
=== [[Install_Fishbowl|Installation]] ===
 
 
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Download the installer to [[Install_Fishbowl|install the latest version of Fishbowl]]
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Select "Server with Client" to install on server or '''Client Only''' on all other workstations
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] [[Start_Fishbowl#Creating_a_new_database|Create a new Fishbowl Database]]
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] [[Start_Fishbowl#Launching_the_Fishbowl_Server_and_Client|Start Fishbowl Server and Client]]. Use the client to login (username & password = admin)
 
 
 
=== [[Company|Company Set-Up]] ===
 
 
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Determine the number of workstations the Fishbowl client will be running on
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Determine how many people will have access to Fishbowl
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] [[User|Configure users]], [[User Group|user groups]], [[User Group#Assign access rights to a user|and access rights for Fishbowl modules]]
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] [[Payment Terms#Create a new payment term|Set appropriate payment terms]] for your customers
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] [[Location|Determine how many locations you have and set up appropriate warehouses]]
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Determine the functionality of each needed location and configure appropriately
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] [[Class#Enable.2FDisable_Class_Tracking|Enable class tracking]] in Fishbowl if applicable
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Assign locations to proper location groups
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Determine if you will need a [[Product#The_Product_Tree|Product Tree]] (to apply pricing changes by category)
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] [[Class#Create_a_New_Class|Create classes]] as needed (Location, Enterprise or Type of Product)
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Determine if you will use [[Part#Create a tracking method|serial numbers, expiration dates, or other tracking]]
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Determine if you need to [[Custom_Field|create any custom fields]]
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Determine which [[Unit_of_Measure|units of measure]] (and conversions) you will need
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Restart Fishbowl server and Fishbowl client
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Create a scheduled database backup in the {{Module|Schedule}}
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Select a [[Merchant Services|Merchant Service Provider]].
 
 
 
== Post-Installation Steps {{top}} ==
 
 
 
=== Create [[Location|Inventory Locations]] & [[Unit_of_Measure|Units of Measures]] ===
 
 
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Complete [[Start_Fishbowl#The_Startup_Wizard|the initial startup wizard]] in Fishbowl and enter appropriate data
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Set up needed [[Location_Group|location groups]]
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Set up needed [[Location|locations]], delete any that are unused
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Enter applicable [[Unit_of_Measure|units of measure]]
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] [[Unit_of_Measure#Create_a_unit_of_measure_conversion|Enter unit of measure conversions as needed]]
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Edit information on [[Carrier|carriers]] that are applicable and [[Vendor#Create a new vendor|add needed vendors]]
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Enter [[Terms|new terms]] offered to customers and by vendors
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] [[Company#Details tab|Add company logo]] to be used on Fishbowl reports
 
 
 
=== [[QuickBooks#FAQs|Integrating with an accounting system]] ===
 
 
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Set up or modify [[Terms|payment terms]]
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Go to accounting module to and select an [[Accounting#Accounting integration|accounting integration]]
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Enable class tracking within QuickBooks if applicable
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Bring in [[QuickBooks#Integration|company information]] if applicable
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Bring in [[QuickBooks#Integration|inventory items]] if applicable
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Bring in [[QuickBooks#Integration|vendor (supplier) information]] if applicable
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Bring in [[QuickBooks#Integration|customer information]] if applicable
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Set the {{ModuleOptions|Accounting}}
 
 
 
=== [[QuickBooks#FAQs|Import data into Fishbowl]] ===
 
 
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Review the [[CSV Imports and Exports]] that are available in Fishbowl. Data can be entered manually, imported from QuickBooks, or imported from Excel/CSV.
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] [[CSV_Imports_and_Exports#List_of_imports_and_exports|Export the CSV templates and follow the instructions to import data into Fishbowl]].
 
 
 
=== Assign Individual Parts to Locations ===
 
 
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] [[Part#Locations tab|Assign individual parts to locations]]
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Move parts to their locations using the Inventory Move Import
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Make sure the spreadsheets are [[CSV Imports and Exports|formatted correctly]]
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Verify inventory quantities and make needed changes
 
 
 
=== Set up [[User_Group|User Groups]] and [[User Group#Assign access rights to a user|Access Rights]] ===
 
 
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] [[User Group#Create a new user group|Create new user groups]]
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] [[User_Group#Assign access rights to a user|Assign user group rights]]
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] [[User#Create a new user|Create new users and enter passwords]]
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] [[User Group#Assign users to a group|Assign users to user groups]]
 
 
 
=== [[Tax_Rate|Enter Tax Information]] ===
 
 
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] [[Tax_Rate#Add a tax agency|Add tax agencies]]
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] [[Tax_Rate#Add a tax rate|Add tax rates]]
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Assign the classes you are going to use (Location, Enterprise or Type of Product)
 
 
 
=== [[Bill_of_Materials#Create_a_bill_of_materials|Create a bill of materials]] ===
 
 
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] (Option 1) [[Bill_of_Materials#Create_a_bill_of_materials|Create a bill of materials]]
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] (Option 2) Import a bill of materials using the [[CSV_Imports_and_Exports#List_of_imports_and_exports|Bill of Materials import]].
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Set the [[Bill_of_Materials#General tab|Auto Create]] option where applicable
 
 
 
=== Purchasing Module Group ===
 
 
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] [[Vendor#TABS|Update vendor information]]
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] [[Vendor#Associate a part with a vendor|Enter information on parts purchased from vendors]]
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Review the [[Module Options|module options]] for each module in the '''Purchasing''' group
 
 
 
=== Refine the Materials Module Group ===
 
 
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Make sure all [[Part#Create a part|parts are entered into Fishbowl]]
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Use the Part import to update multiple parts
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Make sure all parts are properly classified under the [[Part#Details tab|Details tab]]
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Enter in any defined custom fields you might use
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Check any options that will be applicable for each part
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] [[Vendor#Associate a part with a vendor|Associate each part with the vendors]] that sell it
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] If applicable, set the [[Part#Vendors_tab|default vendor]] for each part.
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] [[Part#General tab|Import pictures]] if you are going to use that feature on various parts and products
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] [[Part#Locations tab|Assign default locations]] for each part
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Review the [[Module Options|module options]] for each module in the '''Materials''' group
 
 
 
=== Go to the Sales Module Group ===
 
 
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] [[Customer#Create_Customer_Groups|Create needed customer groups]] in the customer module
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] [[Customer#Create_Customer_Groups|Assign customers to groups]] under the groups tab
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] [[Customer#Details tab|Assign default salesperson]] to manage customer accounts
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] [[Pricing Rule#Create a new pricing rule|Set up needed pricing rules]] on a customer, customer group, or product basis
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] [[Discount#Create_a_new_Discount|Set up any discounts]] that are used
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Review the [[Module Options|module options]] for each module in the '''Sales''' group
 
 
 
=== [[Reports|Fishbowl Reports]] ===
 
 
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Open the {{Module|Reports}} in the '''General''' group
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Verify that reports information is accurate
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Contact Fishbowl reports team for any report modifications or custom reports
 
:[[File:Open_checkbox.JPG|link=]] Review the {{ModuleOptions|Reports}}
 

Latest revision as of 21:51, 15 May 2020

To assist with implementation, Fishbowl provides a 3-page Implementation Flow Chart & Road Map document with checklists for each phase of implementation.

  • Phase 1: Install Fishbowl and prepare for the accounting integration
  • Phase 2: Build the initial Fishbowl database
  • Phase 3: Train on processes
  • Phase 4: Install plugins or integrate with 3rd party apps
  • Phase 5: Finalize data and processes
  • Phase 6: Add inventory and go live with Fishbowl

The document can be downloaded by clicking here or by clicking the image below.

Implementation Flow Chart & Road Map.png