Fishbowl integrates with Xero Accounts

Xero and Fishbowl inventory integration

Xero is a cloud-based accounting solution designed for small and midsize businesses. Fishbowl integrates seamlessly with Xero, giving you a complete manufacturing and warehouse management system that works in conjunction with your accounting solution to ensure you always have the correct invoices, ledger entries, and all other accounting documentation you need.

Fishbowl is the inventory solution for Xero

Here are the many details of this integration between Fishbowl and Xero:

  • You can configure Fishbowl’s integration to Xero fairly quickly, allowing you to update the general ledger whenever you make changes to your inventory records.
  • You can use Fishbowl to accept sales orders, pick, pack, and ship orders, transfer inventory, and more. Then it automatically exports those changes to Xero to create accounting adjustments in relation to inventory assets, cost of goods sold, and income.
  • Both Fishbowl and Xero can be used to accept payments from customers, and both will reflect those payments without you having to enter them twice.
  • Fishbowl lets you create purchase orders for whatever you need to buy, and then it sends bills to Xero to make the appropriate accounting entries.
  • New customers and suppliers get exported from Fishbowl to Xero so that they will have the same contact information and other details in both solutions.
  • All inventory adjustments (from cycle counts to scrapped inventory) are automatically transferred from Fishbowl to Xero.
  • After completing a work order in Fishbowl Manufacturing, you can schedule it to be exported to Xero in order to make an entry on the general ledger reflecting the change.

This post comes from Robert Lockard in the Fishbowl USA office.

What you need to know about Fishbowl Time & Labor

What you must know about Fishbowl Time & Labor

Fishbowl Time & Labor is an online time-clock solution that integrates seamlessly with either Fishbowl Manufacturing or Fishbowl Warehouse. Watch the video, as it will go through and explain many of the core features of Fishbowl Time & Labor. To learn more you can visit the documentation here.

Fishbowl Time & Labor’s features include the ability to:

  • Clock in from anywhere, and on any device
  • Keep track of employee breaks
  • Switch between projects
  • Calculate employee overtime
  • Monitor paid time off
  • Export payroll information

Check out the video above and you will get a good idea of how Fishbowl Time & Labor can be a useful tool for your business, and remember there is a no obligation, 30 day free trial available here.

Fishbowl Anywhere Brochure Now Available


Posted on by Robert Lockard from the Fishbowl USA office

The Fishbowl Anywhere brochure is different than the main Fishbowl corporate brochure because it talks about the plugin in a unique and specific way. Instead of describing the features, it gives examples of how Fishbowl Anywhere could prove useful for your company, in everyday experiences.

I don’t want to spoil everything… but I’ll just go ahead and tell you the four scenarios that are included in this brochure. Because I’m nice like that. Of course, you’ll have to click on the brochure link above to see how Fishbowl Anywhere helps in all of these situations, you know because clickbait!

Scenario 1

A salesperson is out in the field and they want to check the quantity of products in stock and then record sales to begin the order fulfillment process.

Scenario 2

A warehouse manager is out sick or on vacation, and no one else in the company has sufficient access rights to complete an order.

Scenario 3

A seller who consigns products to a number of retail locations needs those retailers to quickly let him know when the products get sold.

Scenario 4

A company works with outside manufacturers to build its products, and it needs to allow them restricted access to specific parts of its inventory system.

Best-Case Scenario

Fishbowl Anywhere is the best-case scenario in all of these situations. It allows salespeople to check inventory on smartphones and tablets. It lets warehouse managers perform essential duties away from the office. And it helps companies grant outside retailers and manufacturers limited access to their Fishbowl account.

My bad, I said I wasn’t going to say how Fishbowl Anywhere helps with the four scenarios above. Oh well. I just can’t help myself. It’s amazing that Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse are now available virtually anywhere on any device with an Internet connection!

You should still check out the brochure and enjoy a bit more depth on the scenarios and solutions. Make sure you keep coming back to the Fishbowl Blog for more content like this.