40 Industries Fishbowl Is a Perfect Fit for

Fishbowl is a perfect fit for dozens of industries, Fishbowl Blog

Fishbowl’s manufacturing and warehouse management software is used by hundreds of companies in dozens of industries. Here are 40 of those industries, although there are many others that we could list. We’ll describe some of the features found in Fishbowl that apply to each industry, and we’ll also link to pages with far more information and links.

Aerospace & Defense

  • Detailed bills of materials and work orders that include sub-assemblies, labor costs, and instructions
  • Barcode scanning
  • Unlimited custom fields
  • User rights
  • Asset tracking in multiple locations

Agriculture

  • Bills of materials that allow for sub-assemblies
  • Expiration dates
  • Product lifecycles
  • Custom tracking criteria
  • Barcode scanning

Apparel & Textiles

  • Shipping integrations: FedEx, OnTrac, UPS, USPS, Endicia, ShipRush, ShipStation, and ShipWorks
  • Pick, pack, and ship
  • Seasonally adjusted reorder points
  • SKUs for different sizes and styles
  • Barcode scanning

Automotive

  • Bills of materials for many types of manufacturing jobs
  • Sub-assemblies to allow for production stages
  • Serial numbers
  • Barcode scanning
  • Track part, labor, and machine costs

Biotechnology

  • Asset tracking by expiration date and serial number
  • Custom tracking criteria
  • Mobile technology and barcode scanning
  • Compliance with government regulations via audit trails, user rights, and automated data entry

Building Materials

  • Tracking inventory across multiple locations
  • Barcode scanning
  • Pick flow to collect items in batches instead of one at a time
  • Automatic reorder points

Cannabis

  • METRC integration
  • Multiple locations
  • Growth-cycle tracking
  • Detailed reports
  • QuickBooks integration
  • Bills of materials and work orders
  • Barcode scanning

Chemicals

  • Manufacturing features, including sub-assemblies, bills of materials, and work orders
  • Barcode scanning
  • Compliance with government regulations
  • Lot numbers and expiration dates
  • Unit-of-measure conversions

Construction & Engineering

  • Track inventory on trucks
  • Price quotes and sales orders
  • Customer management
  • Pick, pack, and ship
  • Barcode scanning

Consumer Goods

  • Shipping integrations: FedEx, OnTrac, UPS, USPS, Endicia, ShipRush, ShipStation, and ShipWorks
  • Barcode scanning
  • Point-of-sale integrations: Authorize.Net, CardConnect, PayPal, Square, and Fishbowl Checkout
  • Pick, pack, and ship
  • Multiple locations
  • Automatic reordering
  • Shopping cart integrations: Amazon, BigCommerce, eBay, Magento, Shopify, 3dcart, Volusion, Web Shop Manager, WooCommerce, X-Cart, and Zen Cart
  • Kitting

Distribution

  • Drop shipping
  • Consignment
  • Multiple location tracking
  • Serial numbers
  • Barcode scanning with Fishbowl Go
  • Shipping integrations: FedEx, OnTrac, UPS, USPS, Endicia, ShipRush, ShipStation, and ShipWorks

Ecommerce

  • Pick, pack, and ship
  • Shopping cart integrations: Amazon, BigCommerce, eBay, Magento, Shopify, 3dcart, Volusion, Web Shop Manager, WooCommerce, X-Cart, and Zen Cart
  • Avalara integration
  • Payment processor integrations: Authorize.Net, CardConnect, PayPal, and Square
  • Automated sales orders
  • Barcode scanning
  • Auto purchasing and purchase orders

Education

  • Serial numbers for asset tracking
  • Multiple locations
  • User rights
  • Transfer orders
  • Barcode scanning

Electronics

  • Work orders and bills of materials for manufacturing
  • Serial numbers
  • Staging/Sub-assemblies
  • QuickBooks integration
  • Barcode scanning
  • Attach PDFs to sales orders and purchase orders via Dropbox
  • Kits

Engineer-to-Order

  • Custom bills of materials
  • SolidWorks integration
  • Production stages
  • MO to PO conversions
  • Barcode scanning

Fasteners

  • Multiple locations and bin tracking
  • Barcode scanning
  • Serial numbers
  • Automatic reorder points
  • Manufacturing features, such as work orders and bills of materials

Firearms

  • ATF Logbook
  • Serial numbers
  • Custom tracking
  • Barcode scanning
  • Manufacturing tools, such as bills of materials and work orders
  • Production stages
  • User rights

Food & Beverage

  • Tracking by expiration date and lot number
  • Manufacturing tools, including bills of materials and work orders
  • Unit-of-measure conversions
  • Scrapping inventory
  • Pick, pack, and ship
  • Custom reports
  • Barcode scanning

Furniture & Home Décor

  • Asset tracking
  • Multiple locations
  • Barcode scanning
  • Point-of-sale solution

Gas & Oil

  • Unit-of-measure conversions
  • Work orders for many manufacturing jobs, including assembly, disassembly, replacement, repair, and custom manufacturing jobs.
  • Production stages
  • Tracking expiration dates and lot numbers
  • Scrapping inventory
  • Barcode scanning
  • QuickBooks integration

Government & Military

  • User rights
  • Secure server
  • QuickBooks integration
  • Custom tracking and serial numbers
  • Manufacturing tools, including work orders and bills of materials
  • Barcode scanning

High Tech Manufacturing

  • Serial numbers
  • Manufacturing features, such as work orders and bills of materials
  • Barcode scanning
  • Track inventory by bin location
  • Sales orders
  • QuickBooks integration

Hospital & Healthcare

  • Serial numbers
  • Asset tracking
  • Multiple locations
  • Barcode scanning
  • QuickBooks integration

Hotel & Hospitality

  • Asset tracking
  • Multiple locations
  • Expiration dates
  • Reorder points by location
  • Barcode scanning

Industrial Machinery

  • Bills of materials and work orders among other manufacturing features
  • Serial numbers
  • Capital-equipment amortization
  • Barcode scanning
  • Job costing

Job Shop

  • Manufacturing features, including bills of materials and work orders
  • Quoting with multiple vendors
  • Consignment
  • Outsourced manufacturing
  • Auto PO
  • Barcode scanning

Manufacturing

  • Job costing
  • Tracking raw materials and finished goods
  • Barcode scanning
  • Configurable work orders
  • Sub-assemblies
  • Inventory flow

Marine Parts

  • Manufacturing features, including work orders and bills of materials
  • Tracking part, machine, and labor costs
  • Sub-assemblies in bills of materials
  • QuickBooks integration
  • Barcode scanning

Medical Products

  • Serial numbers and expiration dates
  • Custom tracking, as well as tracking by serial number, lot number, and expiration date
  • Barcode scanning with a smartphone or tablet
  • Multiple locations and sub-locations
  • Vendor management
  • Lead times

Metal Fabrication

  • Unit-of-measure conversions
  • Scrapping inventory that is damaged or otherwise unusable
  • Custom reports
  • QuickBooks integration
  • Barcode scanning

Paper & Packaging

  • Manufacturing features, including bills of materials, work orders, and sub-assemblies
  • Multiple locations
  • Labeling and barcode scanning
  • QuickBooks integration

Pharmaceuticals

  • Work orders, bills of materials, notes, and instructions to aid in manufacturing
  • Inventory flow to track items by room and monitor their status
  • Outsource manufacturing by creating purchase orders
  • Tracking lot numbers and expiration dates
  • Unit-of-measure conversions
  • Barcode scanning
  • Testing locations

Plastics & Rubber

  • Location tracking
  • Barcode scanning
  • Sales and purchasing
  • Work orders, bills of materials, instructions, and sub-assemblies
  • Cost tracking, including labor, machine, and part costs

Professional Services

  • Inventory tracking by lot number, serial number, revision number, and expiration date.
  • Multiple locations
  • The ability to quick fulfill sales orders
  • Automatic reorder points
  • User rights
  • Barcode scanning
  • SO to PO conversions

Retail

  • Shopping cart integrations: Amazon, BigCommerce, eBay, Magento, Shopify, 3dcart, Volusion, Web Shop Manager, WooCommerce, X-Cart, and Zen Cart
  • Point-of-Sale integrations: Authorize.Net, CardConnect, PayPal, Square, and Fishbowl Checkout
  • Auto ordering based on sales data and forecasts
  • Multiple locations
  • Barcode scanning
  • Add product images to help with picking and ordering

Semiconductors

  • Serial numbers and lot numbers
  • Bin tracking
  • QuickBooks integration
  • Manufacturing features include work orders, bills of materials, instructions, and sub-assemblies
  • Barcode scanning with the Fishbowl Go app
  • Sales orders

Soaps & Shampoo

  • Work orders and bills of materials
  • Unit-of-measure conversions
  • Scrapping inventory
  • Expiration dates and lot numbers
  • Shopping cart integrations: Amazon, BigCommerce, eBay, Magento, Shopify, 3dcart, Volusion, Web Shop Manager, WooCommerce, X-Cart, and Zen Cart
  • Barcode scanning

Telecommunications

  • Unit-of-measure conversions
  • Create price quotes and convert them into sales orders
  • Labor costs can be added to work orders
  • SO to PO conversions
  • Barcode scanning

Transportation & Logistics

  • Multiple locations
  • Barcode scanning
  • Warehouse organization by sub-locations
  • Consignment and drop shipping
  • Serial numbers, lot numbers, and custom tracking

Wire & Cable

  • Manufacturing
  • Unit-of-measure conversions
  • Part, labor, and machine cost tracking
  • Scrapping damaged goods
  • Barcode scanning

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