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What Is Fishbowl?

Elevate your inventory management with real-time data while reducing costs and maximizing profitability. Fishbowl’s complete manufacturing and inventory management solution automates and simplifies the manufacturing process. Fishbowl’s inventory management includes advanced work orders, material requirements planning (MRP), bills of materials, barcode scanning, and can be easily deployed on-premise or hosted in the cloud.

Who Uses Fishbowl?

Fishbowl is the #1 Manufacturing and Warehouse Management Software that seamlessly integrates with QuickBooks and offers secure & cost-effective inventory management to manufacturers and so much more.

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Reviews of Fishbowl

Average score

Overall
4,1
Ease of Use
4,1
Customer Service
4,2
Features
4,1
Value for Money
4,1

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1 000
  • >1 001
Hilary
Hilary
Sales & Marketing Coordinator in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Hospital & Health Care, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Asset to Our Company

5,0 3 years ago

Comments: They have done a wonderful job in taking care of us from learning to use it to just small mistakes here and there. The support is outstanding.

Pros:

Fishbowl is a great asset to our company. It has been wonderful in helping us manage inventory for our warehouse and tracking errors. The customer support is always amazing. [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] our representative is one of the most helpful people. He goes above and beyond to make sure we are satisfied with the product.

Cons:

Some reports cost extra, but I understand that it takes them time to write it. The turn around is usually fast.

Fishbowl Response

2 years ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review, Hilary. We are so glad to hear that your experience has been satisfactory for you and your company. We appreciate your business.

Angelo
Associate Product Manager in Benin
Internet, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

A Comprehensive Inventory Management Tool

5,0 last year

Comments: I have been using Fishbowl for several months now and I am very happy with the results. It's a comprehensive inventory management tool with a wide range of features and options. The user interface is intuitive and easy to use, and customer support is quick and helpful when needed. The pricing structure can be a bit complex, but overall, Fishbowl is an excellent choice for inventory management.

Pros:

Fishbowl is an incredibly comprehensive inventory management tool. It has a wide range of features and options that make it easy to keep track of all the items in your inventory. The user interface is intuitive and easy to use, and the customer support is top-notch. I highly recommend Fishbowl for anyone looking for a reliable inventory management solution.

Cons:

Fishbowl's pricing structure can be a bit confusing, and it can be hard to determine what the best option is for your particular situation. Additionally, the customer support could be improved, as there is sometimes a long wait time for help. Overall, though, Fishbowl is a great option for anyone looking for a reliable inventory management solution.

Joshua
Human Resources in US
Recreational Facilities & Services, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Good Software

4,0 2 months ago

Pros:

Fishbowl is easy to use. It kept a very good inventory of all of our goods which we had in our shop.

Cons:

Fishbowl was unable to connect with shipping software, such as UPS Worldship, pirateship, etc. thisnmade for a less than enjoyable experience.

Mike
Owner in US
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

Dishonest, No Integrity

2,0 4 weeks ago New

Pros:

My software implementation specialist was friendly.

Cons:

I wish I would have thoroughly read these reviews before making the awful decision to give fishbowl a try. I had been in the market for this type of software for a while and had a long conversation with a fishbowl sales rep who promised me that fishbowl could do exactly what I was needing. I was hesitant, because it did not seem like this was true, but he promised me they could do a "custom build" that would address my company's specific needs. Most importantly, he assured me over and over that I could get a full refund if it turned out that the software was not a fit for my company. He promised that I would be able to go through training, implementation, and use the software for a full 30 days after the end of training to decide if it was going to work out. So I spent countless hours over the next several months in the training and implementation of the product. Throughout the training, I expressed my doubts that it would work out, but I had hopes that the "custom build" would be the solution. Training concluded, implementation began, I tried my best to make this thing work for my company, but we were approaching the money-back deadline, no custom build had been provided, and I could not see any way this software would do what I needed. So I attempted to contact my sales rep multiple times via email and phone but got no response. Miraculously, four days AFTER the deadline, I was finally able to communicate with someone who informed me that my sales rep was no longer with the company and that I had missed the deadline for a refund. So let's try that custom build now and see if that'll work. So we did, and to no one's surprise, it was still useless. I again asked for a refund at that point but was denied - "past the deadline." And all this communication was by email because they refuse to offer a phone number to actually speak with someone. So after a complete waste of $14,000 and about year of my time, I'm right back where I started, except poorer and older. I would STRONGLY advise thinking twice before entering into any relationship with fishbowl.

Eduard daniel
Wine seller in Romania
Wine & Spirits, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Best solution for my business

5,0 3 months ago

Pros:

It helps me a lot on keeping my firm on the first place in the region where i live

Cons:

Sometimes it blocked but i solved the problem