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Score 6.7 out of 100

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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

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

Quickbooks Desktop Enterprise is well suited, based on it's cost, for a medium business. It's focus and functionality is for those who are using it for bill processing, invoice payment, payroll (where needed), regular account reconciliations, regular government remittances, job type breakdowns, etc. It might be less appropriate for a small business, where few transactions are done or where regular postings aren't being used
Mylene Beatty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.7
Pay calculation
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
9.5
Benefit plan administration
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.8
Direct deposit files
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.7
Reimbursement management
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.6

Customization

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.8
API for custom integration
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.7
Plug-ins
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.9

Security

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
9.1
Single sign-on capability
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
9.4
Role-based user permissions
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.9

Reporting & Analytics

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.7
Dashboards
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.4
Standard reports
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
9.0
Custom reports
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.6

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.5
Accounts payable
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
9.3
Accounts receivable
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
9.2
Cash management
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.4
Bank reconciliation
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
9.2
Expense management
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.9
Time tracking
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.0
Fixed asset management
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.5
Multi-currency support
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.4
Multi-division support
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.2
Regulations compliance
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.0
Electronic tax filing
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.5
Self-service portal
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.3
Global Financial Support
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.6
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.2
Intercompany Accounting
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.3
Localizations
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
9.2
Enterprise Accounting
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.9
Configurable Accounting
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.8
Centralized Rules Framework
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.9
Standardized Processes
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.5

Inventory Management

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.6
Inventory tracking
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.4
Automatic reordering
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
6.2
Location management
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.2
Manufacturing module
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.6

Order Management

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.4
Pricing
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.6
Order entry
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.6
Credit card processing
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.3
Cost of goods sold
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.7
Order Orchestration
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.3
End-to-end order visibility
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.7
Order exception Resolution
Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.6

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

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

  • Number of Vendors and Customers.
  • Ability to have several company files.
  • Batch Entry of bills.
  • being able to drill down from summary reports.
  • Being able to see the history of a transaction.
  • Warning you of double entry of invoice number, check numbers etc.
Mariann Gerwig | 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

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

  • Online payments! Most of my clients who want to do online payments do not want to use their online payment system, and QuickBooks Desktop does not have an intuitive option to allow for the processing fees that go along with using other vendors for this. It is a BIG downside for my business that's mostly online where most clients do not want to use QuickBooks for payment.
  • A simpler way to sync account information from my small banking institution. The files come over but they're cumbersome to translate to QuickBooks Desktop. I tried QuickBooks Online and that's worse.
  • There are too many accounting-centered options for my businesses. Both are small but need more options than what is offered in QuickBooks Online, yet the additional features of QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise is just too much for our needs. We need a middle of the road option that is efficient for small businesses.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 9.9
Based on 13 answers
We've been using QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions from when the business started, 11 years ago. I don't see us changing programs any time soon as it is working pretty well for us now. It would be extremely time consuming to start from scratch with a new accounting or inventory management program.
Joretta Fletcher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 9.1
Based on 7 answers
I like the QuickBooks Enterprise edition so much I moved my company to it this year. I like the overall functionality of the program and I am very familiar with the user interface which makes my job easier. One of the things I dislike about the online version it is not modeled after the desktop edition and I have a hard time getting around in the program.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 9.1
Based on 5 answers
I really did experience any event that required that much attention. for the most part the system is reliable and does not break down
Scott Romero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 9.1
Based on 3 answers
QB is a good and reliable system. We probably should have explore the other modules rather that jump in to the conclusion that we needed a new ERP.
Scott Romero | 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

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 6.0
Based on 10 answers
Very rare do I call the Quickbooks Enterprise Solutions support staff and I get a customer service associate quickly. On average, my wait time is near an hour, and at times even longer. After spending the first three minutes discussing my problem, they then begin to poke and prod around, sometimes the questions continue. But 80% of the time, the problem is over their head and they have to escalate the issue. The only problem is this escalation arrives usually after spending forty-five minutes poking and proding around but learning nothing. In short, my experience is rarely all that well, let alone great
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a very easy system to learn, so with the help it was even easier. QB is a good solid system, but it lacks some of the complexity other systems have. with QB you need to get additional modules to get the same functionality that other systems offer standard
Scott Romero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 9.1
Based on 3 answers
easy to learn system, specially with some kind of support. Just like with any other system, things get lot easier if you have guidance to lead you in your search for answers. having said that, QB is very easy to use and very easy to teach. you wont spend much time memorizing where to click.
Scott Romero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 9.0
Based on 16 answers
If you're loading QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions onto a computer that you're going to directly log into, you should be able to do it yourself. If you are going to connect to a server through a network or remote connection, you should probably have a professional IT person set it up for you.
Joretta Fletcher | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

We initially considered Xero, but ended up going with QuickBooks [Desktop Enterprise] because it seemed more intuitive. Since then, I have had a CFO recommend we switch to NetSuite, but that seems much more complex and beyond our current level as a company.
Aviva Rosman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 9.1
Based on 2 answers
It is not a fair rating because we did not invest in different modules to accommodate for business grow and complexity expansion.
Scott Romero | 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

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

  • We were able to pass our financial audit. However, some parts of our balance sheet schedules needed manipulation outside of excel to tie the numbers in our balance sheet schedule to the Financial Statements.
  • There is a lot less excel work than our previous system. As such, we didn't need to hire part-time accountants.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)

General

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

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Editions & Modules

Edition
Gold with Remote Access1,785.601
Platinum with Remote Access2,083.201
Diamond with Remote Access3,600.361
Gold$1,2611
Platinum$1,5221
Diamond3,060.341
  1. per year
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
9.9

Usability

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
9.1

Reliability and Availability

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
9.1

Performance

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
9.1

Support Rating

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
6.0

In-Person Training

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.0

Online Training

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
9.1

Implementation Rating

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
9.0

Scalability

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
9.1

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