If you rely on accurate reports, Fishbowl is not for you
April 30, 2022

If you rely on accurate reports, Fishbowl is not for you

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)

We use Fishbowl for all our production, purchasing, and order processing. We use Fishbowl in conjunction with QuickBooks.
  • Bill of Materials
  • Inventory Management
  • Reporting: Many of the reports that are provided for free with Fishbowl are useless in the context of everyday manufacturing and production planning. Some reports provide inaccurate information. In order to use get useful and correct reports, outside developers must be paid (a new or modified report may cost anywhere from $150 to $2000)
  • Customer service can be hit or miss. In our experience, a knowledgeable person is rarely available, but for the most part customer service has no idea how real manufacturing works to provide reasonable answers to fix Fishbowl shortfalls.
  • Integration with ShipStation for simplified shipping
  • Integration with QuickBooks
  • Use of ShipStation simplified our shipments
  • Lack of accurate reporting added many unnecessary work hours
Fishbowl is more useful than QuickBooks Manufacturing if you operate complex manufacturing with multiple multi layered BOMS

Do you think Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)'s feature set?

No

Did Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM) live up to sales and marketing promises?

No

Did implementation of Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM) again?

No

Fishbowl is definitely an improvement if you are using QuickBooks; however, its lack of valuable reporting does not solve the problems of making production planning and manufacturing more efficient.