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Score 6.7 out of 100
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Score 9.6 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

SkuVault

It's very good for multiple locations. It's very easy to manage the inventory for different locations.
Anonymous | 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.
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SkuVault

  • Customer support are amazing. Very smart and quick to reply.
  • The reporting system has been amazing for ordering and monitoring sales over time,
  • The purchase orders have made a huge difference in the speed we can receive products
Anonymous | 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

SkuVault

  • It really needs to have customizable access as their default options don't quite fit our requirements for different users.
Anonymous | 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

SkuVault

SkuVault 8.5
Based on 3 answers
Their support has been MORE than amazing. I work with them quite often to work in ways to improve how we use our system and learning all about the new things that are coming. The support staff always does their best and usually we are able to find a solution to the issues. And if are unable to find it on the 1st try pass it up to a specialist who quickly works to help you solve it
Anonymous | 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

SkuVault

SkuVault has been much more reliable than our previous product. Our inventory counts have been more accurate as well.
Anonymous | 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

SkuVault

  • MASSIVE increase in inventory accuracy
  • We are now able to hire temps to help with work overflow
  • Having a price break when you hit so many licenses has been great since we use to many
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)

Pricing Details

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)

General

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

SkuVault

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$350

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