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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 3.3 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM) is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.8

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)

78%
5 Ratings
1.4

Stitch Labs (discontinued)

14%
5 Ratings

Usability

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

Stitch Labs (discontinued)

60%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.0

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)

70%
2 Ratings
5.1

Stitch Labs (discontinued)

51%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Fishbowl

Fishbowl is well suited for warehouse operations because you can control, monitor, report or view the progress of materials all the way from purchasing and receiving to the shipment and tracking of products. It integrates with major carriers and with QuickBooks so it does offer a suite that can support the entire operation. It allows for workflow monitoring, so particular groups or products can be tracked.
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Square

I can't recommend Stitch Labs as it was discontinued as of June 2021 (after being purchased by Square). All existing users have had to move off the platform and it they are not taking new customers. Square has said they are going to relaunch a new version of Stitch Labs possibly sometime in the future, but release date and features have not been announced.
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Pros

Fishbowl

  • 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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Square

  • Inventory management.
  • Order management.
  • Reporting and analytics.
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Cons

Fishbowl

  • MRP
  • BOM creation
  • Unified interface
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Square

  • Reporting does not work for multiple currencies.
  • There is often a lag when syncing products.
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Pricing Details

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM) editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Stitch Labs (discontinued)

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Stitch Labs (discontinued) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Usability

      Fishbowl

      No answers on this topic

      Square

      I think the usability of SL is seamless comparable to other systems that we have and still have. I think the user interface could be better in some aspects, but also has improved the way we do business. Once you get around the brief learning curve SL tends to be easy to use and navigate.
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      Support Rating

      Fishbowl

      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.
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      Square

      We originally had phone support but when Stitch Labs updated the pricing they removed phone support from our service tier. It was very frustrating. We used their email contact and the answers were fine but sometimes it takes too long to try to solve something over email when you want to just talk to someone and get a quick answer.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Fishbowl

      Fishbowl is more useful than QuickBooks Manufacturing if you operate complex manufacturing with multiple multi layered BOMS
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      Square

      I have not researched other alternatives as this solved my problems.
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      Return on Investment

      Fishbowl

      • Positive: Decreased time spent on copy/pasting in spreadsheets.
      • Positive: Easier to analyze costs and guarantee efficiency.
      • Negative: Time to get it up and running is really difficult to work with.
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      Square

      • We had to migrate off this system which was not ideal after being discontinued
      • Was a simple to use medium price range solution to scaling businesses
      • UI/UX was intuitive and was easy to train employees
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