Time to Face the Music: Lean ERP Is the Greatest

Time to face the music: lean ERP is the greatest, Fishbowl Blog

Remember the good old days when you needed giant speakers attached to a cassette player to create a proportionately huge amount of noise? Now you can do the same thing with a device that’s tinier than a driver license: Apple’s iPod.1 Smaller is clearly better in this case. That also applies to business. Indeed, we’re going to relate this to enterprise resource planning (ERP).

It’s all about volume. When it comes to boomboxes, you could turn up the volume dial to produce more sound. On the other hand, volume can also mean amount or quantity. And that is a very inventory and production planning kind of definition. So it’s not hard at all to relate the two. In this case, it just takes a little creative thinking.


New Inventory Solutions Are for Everyone, Not Just Conglomerates

New inventory solutions are for everyone, not just conglomerates, Fishbowl Blog

Fishbowl’s inventory solutions give small businesses the same manufacturing and warehouse management features that large corporations have had access to for many years.1 This has been true since Fishbowl’s inception. But our new inventory solutions include cloud-based software to offer greater mobility and other benefits to both small and large businesses.

Small businesses benefit from Fishbowl’s affordability, scalability, and accessibility. Large businesses benefit from Fishbowl’s flexibility, intuitiveness, and stability. Read on to learn more about how your company can enjoy these advantages.


Is Fishbowl a Good Fit for MRP Buyers?

What is missing from your business management system? Fishbowl Blog
What is missing from your business management system? Fishbowl BlogSoftware Connect recently published its MRP Software Buyer Trends – 2018 Report, and it’s filled with fascinating insights into mindset of MRP buyers. They interviewed a randomly selected group of 183 manufacturers and put together their responses into a number of charts to see what they are looking for in a material requirements planning solution. Here are the top 19 features that these manufacturers said they are looking for in an MRP: (more…)

Manage Inventory Like the Big Boys

Manage inventory like the big boys, Fishbowl Blog
Manage inventory like the big boys, Fishbowl BlogAre you convinced that QuickBooks can’t keep up with your increasingly complex inventory needs? Do you think your only option is to move up to an expensive Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution? You have a better option: Stay with QuickBooks and use Fishbowl to manage your inventory! Fishbowl is the #1 manufacturing and warehouse management solution for QuickBooks. Fishbowl gives you a variety of features, including: (more…)

4 Ways to Maximize Your Warehouse Production Processes

Maximize your warehouse production processes with these 4 tactics, Fishbowl Blog
Maximize your warehouse production processes with these 4 tactics, Fishbowl BlogFor many companies, their success is tied directly to their efficiency or lack thereof. One of the things that determines whether or not a company is an efficiently run business is its warehouse production processes. These processes can make the difference between a company making a healthy profit or going into the red. With that in mind, below are four ways to maximize your warehouse production processes. (more…)

ERP Doesn’t Need to Be So Expensive

ERPs don't have to be so expensive, Fishbowl Inventory Blog
Are you looking for an ERP (enterprise resource planning), but it seems like all of the options out there are out of your price range? There’s a better way to enjoy the features of an ERP and still stay within your organization’s budget. That way is Fishbowl. ERPs don't have to be so expensive, Fishbowl Inventory BlogFishbowl handles basically all of the inventory management functions of an ERP and it costs just a fraction of the price of a full ERP. In fact, most large organizations can pay for it by simply using their discretionary budget. And the added efficiency and cost cuts that Fishbowl brings save organizations way more money than they spend on it. (more…)

With Fishbowl, You Don’t Have to Leave QuickBooks

Fishbowl is the No. 1 manufacturing and warehouse management solution for QuickBooks.
Are you considering (or have you already tried) moving away from QuickBooks to an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution? Fishbowl is the No. 1 manufacturing and warehouse management solution for QuickBooks.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. (more…)

Check Out the New Fishbowl Enterprise Website

Have you heard about the new Fishbowl Enterprise website? It has lots of information about what an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for midsize businesses should contain. It turns out you don’t have to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars every year to gain access to a top-of-the-line ERP. Fishbowl Enterprise gives you everything you need for a much lower price than other solutions. (more…)

Do You See What I See… in Your Supply Chain?

In honor of Christmas, I would like to use the famous carol “Do You Hear What I Hear” to guide my discussion of supply chain management. I’ll use several lines from the song to show how important it is to see, hear, know and listen to what’s going on in your supply chains. (more…)