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Score 6.7 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)

The purchasing function is very good - tracking and linking parts to sales orders, shortage reports, and part summaries.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Linnworks

If someone came to me considering starting a business involving stock, being sold, I would definitely advise them to try Linnworks in order to make life so much easier. When I started out, as a one man business, it was LInnworks that allowed me to grow to a level that I needed to take on staff. I think that without Linnworks, I would still have a one man business.
Richard Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)

  • Inventory control - provides easy/accurate reports. Also, cycle counts can be done at any time. The warehouse team was easily trained.
  • Sales Orders - Fishbowl allowed us to have the sales orders accessible to everyone and linked the customers' purchase order to the orders and work orders (within the system). It no longer needs to be manually linked.
  • Custom reports - for a small fee we had reports customized specifically for our company.
  • Link to Quickbooks - invoices generated directly after closure of sales order.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Linnworks

  • Ease of use for both me and my colleagues
  • Manages all inventory on multiple channels and marketplaces
  • Simple method of printing invoices and shipping labels saves so much time and requires no manual input
Richard Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)

  • In some instances when the sales orders contain "non inventory items," it is difficult to split up these items (i.e. design contract items) once they have been put into the system. The work flow is not intuitive to know what needs to be backed out, etc. For example, if a sales order is placed with a contract for $1000 but the next day we need to bill out only $600 ($400 later) - the entire $1000 gets billed out and can't be retracted.
  • Shipping memos/packing lists - the link between the Quickbooks invoice number would be nice.
  • Adding files to the vendor/part area, so I don't need to go to our PLM system to get the files.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Linnworks

  • I find Linnworks to be a complete system and cannot really think to add to it sadly.
  • Any questions or issues can be easily resolved by the support team
  • Linnworks is constantly expanding, which does cause some training challenges but all in all I have no real "cons" in Linnworks.
Richard Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM) 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Originally the support for Fishbowl was very poor. It was hard to get anyone to help. In the last 12 - 14 months, it has greatly improved and if it continues this way I would certainly rate it higher.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Linnworks

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Alternatives Considered

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)

Arena is very powerful and user friendly - but not an inventory control system - yet the bill of materials input far exceeds that of Fishbowl.Fishbowl has improved in the 3 years we have had it. However, there are things with Fishbowl that are still difficult, ie. splitting an order once it has been input, (sometimes it works, other times we wonder what we did wrong). Once a manufacture order has been set it cannot be changed even if a part has to be changed (due to purchase issues), and sales orders don't seem to allow "down payments" - or if it does, it is not easily understood. Fishbowl is far better than our previous Access database system. Tracking parts is much easier.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Linnworks

As I have used Linnworks from day one, I constantly get contacted by Linnworks competitors asking me to try their system, however I cannot see any reason to move from a software package that we are all comfortable with, to a different system. It would seem pointless to move to a system that does not have the full functionality of Linnworks.
Richard Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)

  • Overall FBM has saved our company money. Our inventory is more accurate. Previously we used a home grown, Access data base. We have decreased our cost in the inventory/purchasing area by about 15%.
  • Our parts are easier to track in the system - from sales order/purchasing/work order/inventory.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Linnworks

  • Linnworks has allowed me to grow from a one-man business to a multi-million-pound international business with 8 employees.
  • Linnworks gives me the freedom to do what I want to do, rather than day to day tasks like managing inventory
  • The ease of use and addition of new users to the system makes new staff members easy to get up to speed with the software.
Richard Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Linnworks

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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