In each Whiteboard Wednesday episode, an inventory management expert explains inventory concepts in easy-to-understand terms and shows why they are so important to your business.
Last time, James Shores described how to optimize a warehouse’s layout. This week, Fishbowl CMO Kirk Tanner makes his big return to talk about how to improve your business’ health. Continue reading
Fishbowl Inventory gets updated several times a year with new features and bug fixes. Thus, it’s important for Fishbowl Inventory users to know how to properly upgrade to the newest version from time to time.
If you have a current contract with Fishbowl then you are entitled to receive all these enhancements as they become available.
There is a page on the Fishbowl Wiki that explains the steps that you must go through to upgrade your version of Fishbowl Inventory. I’ll distill that information into three simple steps. I recommend you visit that Wiki page to get the rest of the details, too. Continue reading
I recently wrote about 10 things Fishbowl Inventory can do that QuickBooks can’t. There is another advantage Fishbowl Inventory has over QuickBooks, and that is its ability to record everything a user does while logged in.
Why is this such an important feature? I’ll tell you by sharing the experience of a Fishbowl Inventory user.
Unauthorized Changes to QuickBooks
One of our customers told us that they were concerned that one of their employees was fraudulently making changes to their QuickBooks file. But they had trouble pinpointing exactly where those changes were being made because QuickBooks allows for after-the-fact changes to Sales Orders, Purchase Orders, and inventory numbers. This company has a large number of transactions, so it was nearly impossible for them to check every one on a regular basis. Continue reading
Welcome to the 10th episode of Fishbowl’s Whiteboard Wednesday series. In these videos we boil down inventory management topics into simple terms that can be explained in just a few minutes.
In last week’s video, James Shores talked about how inventory management software saves businesses’ time. He returns this week to talk about optimizing your warehouse layout.
To make the best use of your warehouse space and speed up the picking process, you should use an ABC inventory control method, find out which products are most often purchased together, and keep an eye on expiration dates and warning labels.
James thoroughly explains all of this, so check out his video for more details: Continue reading
Chad Hymas is an amazing man who survived a terrible neck injury that left him unable to walk or have full use of his hands. But anyone who knows him sees him not as crippled but as strong and full of hope.
He offers that hope to others through his inspiring book and motivational speeches. I even heard that just a few days ago he shared a positive message with the Denver Broncos before their big game at the Super Bowl. Unfortunately, the Broncos lost, but that’s just the way life goes sometimes.
Tomorrow Fishbowl will have the honor of welcoming this great man to its main office in Orem, Utah. Fishbowl CEO David K. Williams will interview Hymas for one of his Forbes articles. Continue reading
Fishbowl President Mary Michelle Scott made an appearance as a keynote speaker at an event promoting startups in St. George, Utah last week. She joined about 100 other CEOs, entrepreneurs, and other people striving to build lasting businesses at the first annual Outlier Conference.
Mary explained that the best way to make a company successful is to get to know your customers and make real connections with them. “People buy from people they know,” she said. “If people trust you, your business will always be in business.” Continue reading
There are only so many hours in the day, and it’s impossible to add more time, unless your name happens to be Doc Brown. But in spite of this limitation, you can still save time by being more efficient in your everyday activities.
For example, manufacturers, wholesale distributors, and retailers can use inventory management software to cut down on the time they spend checking inventory levels, reordering parts and products, and doing other tasks that take a long time to do by hand.
In the following Whiteboard Wednesday video, James Shores delves deeper into how inventory management software saves companies time. Continue reading
Fishbowl Inventory is an inventory management solution that lets you do many things that even QuickBooks Enterprise can’t.
Because it offers so many features beyond QuickBooks and it integrates with that popular accounting software, Fishbowl Inventory lets small and midsize businesses stay with QuickBooks for much longer than they otherwise could as they outgrow QuickBooks’ feature set.
Here are 10 inventory management features Fishbowl Inventory offers that QuickBooks does not: Continue reading
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The Fishbowl Inventory Blog isn’t just about sharing useful information on using Fishbowl Inventory and trends in inventory management software. We like to have some fun here, too.
That’s why today I am pleased to share an Inventory Word Search. Ian Bird, Vice President of the Fishbowl Partner Nation, came up with the idea for this, and I had to be a little creative to get it to work in WordPress. But it was worth the effort.
Words can be facing forwards, backwards, up, down, and diagonal in the puzzle. Enjoy this fun little game finding inventory-related terms in the Word Search below: Continue reading
Fishbowl’s Whiteboard Wednesday video series helps you learn about complicated inventory management concepts and terms by explaining them in layman’s terms.
After discussing asset tracking last week, James Shores returns to explain cycle counting this time around. Cycle counting is all about keeping your inventory records accurate by going through your warehouse periodically and comparing the number of products in stock to the number you have in your records.
James goes into greater detail about the process of cycle counting in the following video. Keep coming back to the Fishbowl Inventory Blog for more helpful insights like this: Continue reading