Scary Inventory Management

Are you trying to manage your inventory without the help of inventory management software? Now that’s a scary thought.

Here are five frightening prospects you face when you do this: Continue reading

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Fishbowl CEO’s Game-Changing Leadership Insights

Fishbowl CEO David K. Williams was one of the “Magnificent Six” presenters at the New Mavericks Webinar in September 2014.

Several of the speakers addressed topics involving personal health. David talked more about how businesses can be stronger by having leaders treat their employees better. Continue reading

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Fishbowl Compatibility: Hosting Services

Hosting your data in the cloud is a smart idea. That way, you don’t have to worry about someone stealing files from your computers, losing files in a computer crash, or otherwise having information compromised. You can also gain easy access to all of your files and software from practically any device and in any location where you have an Internet connection.

Fishbowl’s Integration with Hosting Services

Fishbowl works with a variety of server hosting services, Fishbowl BlogFishbowl works with a number of hosting services:

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Why Fishbowl Is No. 1 with QuickBooks Users

Earlier this year I shared 10 things Fishbowl can do that QuickBooks can’t. These things include creating multilevel bills of materials, generating and printing barcodes, using several costing methods, kitting, creating multiuse work orders, using certain part tracking criteria, and more.

Fishbowl QuickBooks integration, Fishbowl BlogI took that information, which I briefly covered in that blog post, and turned it into a full-blown white paper, entitled “Why Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse Are #1 Among QuickBooks Users.”

This white paper goes into much more depth than I could in a short blog post. It goes through the 10 features I had already discussed while adding nine more. Continue reading

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Fishbowl CEO Shares Leadership Insights in Podcast

David K. Williams, Fishbowl’s CEO, went on the Manager Mojo podcast last week and talked about “Why Leaders Choose the People Business Over Mission Statements.”

David K. Williams is the CEO of Fishbowl, Fishbowl BlogDavid covers a variety of topics during this podcast:

  • The 7 Non-Negotiables: Respect, belief, trust, loyalty, commitment, courage, and gratitude
  • How he approaches being a leader
  • Bouncing back from mistakes
  • Valuing individuals
  • His Forbes articles
  • How to gain leadership qualities and overcome shyness
  • Why Fishbowl uses paired leadership

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Fishbowl Compatibility: Shipping Solutions

Order fulfillment involves shipping the right products to the right people in a timely manner. Having a reliable shipping solution is a huge help in making this happen smoothly.

Shipping Solutions That Integrate with Fishbowl

Fishbowl works with many shipping solutions, and it is UPS Ready, Fishbowl BlogFishbowl integrates with both carriers and shipping software solutions:

  • Endicia
  • FedEx
  • Integrated Shipping Solutions
  • ShipStation
  • StarShip
  • United States Postal Service
  • UPS Ready

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You’re Invited to Fishbowl’s Open House!

The 2015 release of Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse is right around the corner, and it’s going to be an event to remember.

Fishbowl logo, Fishbowl BlogFishbowl 2015 Release

Fishbowl 2015 will have a lot of improvements and new features, including:

Greater Speed and Capacity: Fishbowl is faster and better equipped to handle hundreds of thousands of products. Continue reading

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3 Features Your RMA Solution Should Have (Part 3): Reports

It’s time for the third and final part of this blog series on RMAs. All three of these posts are based on the excellent article from Find Accounting Software.

RMAs can yield valuable information in reports, Fishbowl BlogRMA Recap

I’ve already talked about how important it is for RMAs to be flexible enough to be used for a variety of purposes and in a variety of business types. And I also talked about the need for an RMA solution to integrate with inventory management software, accounting software, and a CRM.

This week I will go a step further and explain the practical usefulness of the data and trends that can come from RMAs. Once again, I will focus primarily on Fishbowl’s RMA module. Continue reading

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Fishbowl Compatibility: EDI Solutions

So you’ve got a bunch of great products and you’re looking to make the leap into the big leagues, doing business with some of the biggest retailers, like Target and Wal-Mart. What’s the most important thing you need to get? An EDI solution!

Why EDI Is So Important

Fishbowl works with EDI solutions to allow vendors to work with big retail chains, Fishbowl BlogEDI stands for electronic data interchange, and it is incredibly important to wholesale distributors, manufacturers, and other businesses that ship lots of goods to retailers. Big retailers won’t even do business with you unless you have an EDI solution.

What an EDI solution does is it takes all of the information about an order that you need to send to retailers and it formats it to meet their specifications. Continue reading

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Fishbowl CEO Takes on New Leadership Role at Utah Valley University

You can usually find Fishbowl CEO David K. Williams working hard to help his company stay on its successful path. But he also takes the time to quietly serve others in the community.

The Woodbury School of Business logo, Fishbowl BlogA New Role

For several years, he has been on the Woodbury School of Business’ National Advisory Council at Utah Valley University. He’s mentored students, helped improve the council’s image among local residents, and more.

And now David has been asked to take on even more responsibilities by becoming President of the NAC. Continue reading

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