A huge majority of the companies looking to purchase inventory management software fall into the category of small businesses. Based on research conducted by Software Advice:
- 80 percent have 50 or fewer employees
- 10 percent have 51-100 employees
- 10 percent have 101-500 employees
- 1 percent have 501 or more employees
“Welcome to the very first blog entry on the Fishbowl Blog. Come on in and enjoy our blog as we add useful content about inventory management software in general and Fishbowl in specific.”
Those were the first words to appear on the Fishbowl Blog in a post entitled “Welcome to the Fishbowl Blog” way back on June 14, 2010. Now here we are on blog post No. 500. And the words I originally wrote still ring true.
We have covered hundreds of business topics, shared more than 100 videos, had more than a dozen guest bloggers write for us, and enjoyed a lot of fun puns over the past few years.
And we’re just getting started. Continue reading
Are you considering (or have you already tried) moving away from QuickBooks to an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution?
Many small and midsize businesses discover that ERP software has more features than they know what to do with and it’s far too expensive for them to purchase and maintain year after year.
There is the software cost, the training cost, the significant downtime while you switch over, the often higher cost of finding new employees who have experience with the new software, annual maintenance fees, and many other costs you need to factor in to your decision.
It would be a lot easier and simpler if you could just stay with QuickBooks and find a way to add advanced inventory management features to it. Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse let you do just that. Continue reading
What motivates businesspeople to look for inventory management software? According to a study conducted by research company Software Advice, here are the four main reasons:
- 35 percent want to modernize their inventory management
- 31 percent want to automate and organize business processes
- 20 percent want greater functionality than what they currently have
- 14 percent have outgrown their old inventory management system
Fishbowl seems to be offering all sorts of training programs lately. Not only do we offer on-site training on how to implement Fishbowl Manufacturing, Fishbowl Warehouse, and the rest of our software solutions, but we also have training on inventory management best practices.
And if that wasn’t enough, we now also have a training program designed to help businesses succeed by:
- Empowering employees
- Being effective leaders
- Inspiring loyalty in employees
- Trusting employees with more responsibilities
- Changing behaviors and habits for the better
Watch the video above and visit www.7NNs.com to learn more about the 7NNs® Training Program. You can also contact 7NNs Managing Director Rona Rahlf at rona.rahlf [at] fishbowlinventory.com for more information.
Women business leaders are invited to attend a women’s conference that will be held on September 18-20, 2014 at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah.
The THRIVE Symposium will bring together more than a dozen authors and other experts to help you improve in numerous areas, such as leadership, networking, finances, and healthy living.
The speakers at this event include: Continue reading
A statistic that should surprise no one is that 63 percent of people looking to buy inventory management software are high-level business executives. These are the decision makers and they usually have a firm grasp of their companies’ needs, so it makes perfect sense that they are most often the ones who make the call on which software to buy.
Only 7 percent of potential buyers are IT professionals, and the remaining 30 percent is divided among so many different roles that they weren’t separated into individual categories in a study conducted by Software Advice.
Even if you’re not the warehouse manager, accountant, or someone who has expertise in inventory management, you can get all the information you need about manufacturing and warehouse management software in a jiffy with the following resources: Continue reading
The first Live Big Challenge will take place this Saturday, August 16, 2014, and you’re invited to participate. It’s a bike ride that commemorates Bryan Byrge, a Fishbowl employee and loving husband and father who died a few months ago in a bike accident.
All of the money raised at this charitable event will be donated to Bryan’s family to help them in this time of need.
Sign up for The Live Big Challenge right now and watch the video above for more details. And join the mailing list to receive the latest updates on this event.
Every entrepreneur sets out with the goal to build a successful business, but all too often something happens to halter their progress and keep them from making their dreams come true.
What are the biggest differences between companies that survive their difficult first few years and ones that come to an abrupt end?
Some things are certainly out of a company’s control, but there are plenty of things you can do to increase your business’ chances of succeeding. Let’s discuss six of them. Continue reading
What are the most important inventory management features that potential software buyers are looking for? According to a survey conducted by research company Software Advice:
- 50 percent want basic inventory control features
- 30 percent want barcoding and scanning
- 12 percent want reporting features to help them forecast buying trends
- 5 percent want QuickBooks integration
- 3 percent want lot tracking
- Another 3 percent want kitting