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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.8

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)

78%
5 Ratings
5.3

Wasp Inventory

53%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

7.0

Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)

70%
2 Ratings

Wasp Inventory

N/A
0 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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Wasp Barcode Technologies,

Now that they have changed to a yearly subscription-based model, the cost to purchase Wasp Inventory software is much more expensive. So, I would have to say you'd need to be a mid-sized school or business to find the cost offset by the usability and functionality of the software. If budgetary issues aren't a concern - then this would be a perfect solution to anyone looking for a full suite for Inventory Control
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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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Wasp Barcode Technologies,

  • Inventory Tracking
  • Product Costing
  • User Management
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Cons

Fishbowl

  • MRP
  • BOM creation
  • Unified interface
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Wasp Barcode Technologies,

  • Better communication during updates.
  • I don't really have any other issues.
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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

    Wasp Inventory

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Wasp Inventory 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

      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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      Wasp Barcode Technologies,

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Fishbowl

      Fishbowl is more useful than QuickBooks Manufacturing if you operate complex manufacturing with multiple multi layered BOMS
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      Wasp Barcode Technologies,

      Wasp is a standalone asset tracking application whereas IssueTrak's asset tracking was a module available in their helpdesk ticketing platform. It's not an apples to apples comparison at this point. Wasp I feel is more robust in the feature set available but IssueTrak has a more modern interface and intuitive GUI
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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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      Wasp Barcode Technologies,

      • We have relied on this software for the last 10 years that I have been with the company - and it has been perfect. But their change in purchasing model may have us looking elsewhere for a new inventory software.
      • I have saved countless hours of manually importing items by simply "duplicating" objects so that all hardware information, computer model. etc are retained - while new serial numbers can be input to create unique inventory items.
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