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What is Fishbowl?

Fishbowl offers the #1 manufacturing and warehouse management solutions for QuickBooks. Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse integrate seamlessly with the popular accounting solution, allowing companies to track their inventory in multiple warehouses, create multilevel bills of materials and work orders, and do many other things outside the scope of the QuickBooks feature set. Fishbowl also integrates with Xero, an online accounting solution.

In addition to QuickBooks and Xero, Fishbowl also integrates with dozens of other business solutions in a variety of categories, such as accounting, CRM, ecommerce, EDI, merchant services, shipping, mobile hardware, and operating systems. BigCommerce, Magento, UPS, FedEx, USPS, SolidWorks, Dropbox, Amazon, Avalara, and PayTrace are just a few of the many business solutions that Fishbowl integrates with. And Fishbowl offers more than a dozen plugins that are built into its interface. All you have to do is have an active account with a specific solution and then you can activate the corresponding module in Fishbowl to link the two together.

Fishbowl Manufacturing’s modules give companies the following manufacturing features:

  • Production stages
  • A variety of assembly and repair jobs
  • Work order batches
  • Bill of materials replication
  • Task scheduling and assignment

Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse also contain advanced warehouse management features that growing businesses need to stay in control of their inventory. These features include the ability to:

  • Monitor inventory levels in multiple locations
  • Generate reports to spot sales trends by location
  • Check vendor performance and relationships over time
  • Create automatic reorder points on inventory items
  • Quickly pick, pack, and ship orders to customers
  • Optimize warehouse layout for faster receiving and picking
  • Include labor and carrying costs in total product costs
  • Use multi-currency conversion in sales orders and purchase orders
  • Turn price quotes into sales orders

Fishbowl offers the best value to small and midsize businesses that want to stay with QuickBooks while adding advanced inventory management features. With its numerous integrations and plugins, Fishbowl keeps all of your information in sync across online and desktop platforms.

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Serchen Index


Fishbowl Key Features

Inventory Tracking

Bill of Materials

Work Orders

Barcode Generation and Scanning

Automatic Reorder Points

Manufacture Orders

Production Stages

Supply Chain Management

Multiple Locations

Warehouse Management

What is Fishbowl?

Fishbowl Product Details

Fishbowl was one of the first solutions to be granted Intuit's Gold Developer status, the highest honor bestowed on third-party software developers. This has given Fishbowl exclusive access to QuickBooks for more than a decade, allowing Fishbowl to integrate seamlessly with the accounting solution and become the #1 selling inventory management solution among QuickBooks users.

In addition to its main manufacturing and warehouse management software, Fishbowl offers additional tools to help with other aspects of business:

  • Fishbowl Go is an Android and iOS app that helps with barcode scanning, picking, packing, shipping, ordering, and other warehouse tasks.
  • Fishbowl Anywhere allows you to access the Fishbowl client and server via Web browser, effectively turning any Internet-connected device into an inventory management tool.
  • Fishbowl Checkout is a point of sale solution that lets businesses accept credit cards and other payments from customers, and automatically add them to their inventory and accounting records.
  • Fishbowl Hosted Services offers server hosting and data protection so that authorized personnel can access sensitive files and software from virtually anywhere.
  • Fishbowl Time is an online time clock solution that employees can use to clock in and out, and managers can use to handle payroll, PTO hours, scheduling, and more. Plus, it integrates with Fishbowl Manufacturing to accurately add labor costs to work orders.
  • Fishbowl ShipExpress integrates with all major shippers to automate the picking, packing, and shipping process and also to obtain signature confirmation upon delivery of shipments.
  • Fishbowl for Salesforce adds inventory data to the CRM, so salespeople can record sales in the software and automatically begin the order fulfillment process. Plus, they can check the availability of items before making a sale and check the status of their orders right in Salesforce.

Fishbowl Support & Customer Service

Fishbowl is focused on helping its customers succeed. It offers training packages to help new customers get started with the software, create a database, become familiar with all of the features that are relevant to their business operations, and get everything up and running.

When customers have questions, they have several options to find answers:

  • Fishbowl's Documentation Wiki has detailed instructions and descriptions of how the software works.
  • Training Videos provide helpful glimpses into the look and feel of the Fishbowl software, and they answer many questions about specific features and modules.
  • Phone Support is available during regular business hours and after hours, and their response time and knowledge of the software are excellent.
  • Email Support is ready to respond to customers' complex needs in a timely manner with in-depth written content.
  • Live Chat lets customers talk to a Fishbowl representative who can walk them through the steps they should take to resolve issues.

Fishbowl prides itself on being responsive to customer needs. If users need help customizing the software, they can get in touch with the Reports team to craft custom reports that will be exactly what they are looking for. Plus, they can put in feature requests and other feedback to let Fishbowl's Development team know what enhancements they should make to future versions of the software.

Countries Fishbowl Services Available In

Fishbowl currently has three country-specific versions:

  • Fishbowl (mainly for the United States)
  • Fishbowl Canada
  • Fishbowl Australia

Fishbowl is only available in English, so any company in an English-speaking country can use one of its software versions to improve its inventory management.

Fishbowl Free Trial Information

Download a 14-day free trial of Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse at You can also schedule a demo of the software at to get a guided tour of the software by a Fishbowl expert at no cost.

Many different types of industries can use Fishbowl and download a free trial database that is tailored to their industry-specific needs. These include:

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Agriculture
  • Apparel and Textiles
  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology
  • Cannabis
  • Chemicals
  • Construction
  • Consumer Goods
  • Engineering
  • Electrical
  • Electronics
  • Fasteners
  • Firearms
  • Food and Beverage
  • Furniture
  • Heating
  • Healthcare
  • Job Shop
  • Logistics
  • Machinery
  • Marine Parts
  • Medical
  • Oil and Gas
  • Packaging
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plastics
  • Plumbing
  • Semiconductors
  • Soaps and Shampoos
  • Telecommunications

Fishbowl's Money Back Guarantee is quite generous. When a company purchases the Fishbowl software and an on-site training package, they have 60 days after completing their training to return the software if they wish and receive a refund on the software price, less a restocking fee.

Fishbowl Pricing

The price for Fishbowl's software starts at $4,395, which is a fraction of the cost of ERPs and other inventory management solutions used by large corporations. Fishbowl gives small and medium-sized businesses access to the same inventory management features that those larger organizations have. This allows companies to receive support and software updates for one year, and they can renew as many times as they like.

The base package comes with two users, and each additional user costs extra on a scale in which the more users you purchase, the less each one costs. For more details on Fishbowl's pricing, visit or contact a Fishbowl representative.

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28 February 2019

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Fishbowl Tech Support is always very helpful and attentive to our needs. Most often than not, the corrections we need to do are unavailable without additional assistance from a database technician but Travis was very patient with me and took the time to listen and understand what I needed and got the necessary assistance and serviced our issues thoroughly and without any complications.

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

I had a small issue with my database and Travis fixed all, in a fast and friendly way, I really like the support team.

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Great Support as always! Thanks again Travis.

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Travis and his tech were extremely friendly and helpful with the error we had. They were super quick and made it seem super easy. Thank you again guys!

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Tech support was helpful however your program has many issues. I would love for you to find a way to truncate older years information.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

If your company does manufacturing or distribution this is the software for you. Like any business management software, it is complex. Every time I go deeper in my knowledge, I am pleasantly surprised at the excellent software design and forethought. I tried to use QB and it wasn't up to the task. Even the "Enterprise" version of Quickbooks doesn't do 1/10 of what Fishbowl does. A great piece of software back by a great customer service team back by great engineering.

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Travis was exceptional today helping us correcting some errors with incorrectly entered data. This is the second time I have had the good fortune of having an issue land in his inbox and I couldn't ask for better customer support.

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Travis gave me good service and responded to request and question very proficiently

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Thank you for your help today Travis - very patient and clear!

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Travis was great help. I had multiple problems that needed to be resolved and Travis called immediately after emailing Fishbowl about the issues. Him and his tech solved the problems quickly and were extremely friendly.

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