Fishbowl GO: Barcoding technology at your fingertips

Fishbowl GO is an App that runs on your Android or Apple devices (barcode scanners/mobile phones/tablets), for warehouse barcode scanning.
Finally experience the freedom and accuracy of managing your inventory directly from the warehouse floor.

Watch how Fishbowl Go can solve your slow P.P.S. problems

What is Fishbowl Go?

Fishbowl GO helps you to avoid time-wasting manual data entry and human error, while increasing speed and accuracy of your inventory data. Quickly scan, swipe or tap your barcode scanner, tablet or phone to perform key inventory and manufacturing jobs throughout your warehouse.

Fishbowl GO’s easy to use interface means staff can quickly Scan Barcodes to Receive in stock, Pick orders, Pack them, and Ship them out the door.

As well, Fishbowl GO can complete Work Orders, Move and Add Inventory, retrieve Part Information and complete Cycle Counts for easy, accurate Stocktakes on the GO.

Settings Available for Fishbowl Go

Scan Barcodes

Simpy use the camera on your Apple or Android device to scan with the Fishbowl GO app, or if you need more rugged hardware for a busy warehouse, you can use more heavy duty barcode scanners that can withstand being dropped, or used in cold areas for food manufacturers.

Scan your barcodes on stock items, including barcodes that you have printed from Fishbowl directly, for location labels, finished goods, parts, products, work orders, and more.

Cycle Counts

Easily cycle inventory items in/out by scanning barcoded items individually, or even input quantities directly onto the screen. Fishbowl GO also takes the headache out of keeping up with regular rolling stocktakes, or even the larger end of financial year stocktake, ensuring there is no downtime and your warehouse is always moving and up to date.

Receive

Simply scan a barcode in the Fishbowl GO app and receive your stock into the warehouse as it arrives, make adjustments to quantities received, and enter the tracking information, all in real-time. Whether your tracking data is serial numbers, lot numbers, batch numbers, revision levels, Expiry Dates, custom data or a combination, Fishbowl GO makes it easier than ever. Fishbowl GO will make your warehouse staff process more efficient by suggesting where to place your incoming inventory.

Pick, Pack, and Ship

Take the paper out of your Picking, Packing and Shipping process and make your warehouse more efficient (and accurate), than ever!
Start and finish a customer’s order right from your handheld device without the need to print a Picking Slip. Fishbowl GO will guide staff through the warehouse along the fastest route while they complete the order. Combine multiple orders and pick them simultaneously, finishing Sales Orders, Work Orders, Transfer Orders, and Vendor Returns, packing and shipping them quicker than ever.

Work Orders

Finish Work Orders directly from Fishbowl GO – when you open an order it will direct you to pick the raw goods needed to finish the build. Once the Work Order is completed, you can add the finished goods that will be produced and the quantity, which can be adjusted if needed. Enter in any tracking information that is required and the Work Order is fulfilled, couldn’t be easier.

Move and Add Inventory

Using part and location barcodes you can do a ‘Move’ of stock between locations by scanning the starting location, the item, and the final location where it is being moved to. Adding new inventory items is just as easy, simply scan the location the item is going, then the item itself, and finally key in the quantity. Job done!

Retrieve Part Information 

Need detailed information on a Part, including part number, description, unit of measure, UPC, location, quantity in stock per location? Simply scan the barcode on the Part and get a full overview. You can even print barcodes using the print button and update the associated image and UPC code.

Try Fishbowl GO for free

Download the Fishbowl GO app from Google Play or the App Store on a compatible device, integrate with Fishbowl Warehouse or Fishbowl Manufacturing (including trial versions), and get an overview over the power of wireless barcode scanning technology.

If you want to see all the features of Fishbowl GO in action, we can even set up an online demo and go over any questions you have.

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How to: Measure Your Inventory Levels

Inventory performance metrics are essential to the running of your business. They help you measure how well you and your team are doing at managing your inventory. Here are three major points that you definitely need to know to equalise your inventory levels in the short and long term.

Inventory Turnover Ratio

The inventory turnover ratio tells you how well you are doing at selling your inventory and keeping it flowing at a healthy pace through your warehouse. Having a low inventory turnover ratio means you have high carrying costs and you may be overstocked on slow-moving items. Having an extremely high ratio may mean you’re not ordering enough and you’re struggling to keep enough on hand, potentially resulting in shortages.

To calculate your company’s annual inventory turnover ratio:

Divide the annual cost of goods sold by the average annual cost of inventory on hand.

Economic Order Quantity

The Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) is the number of items you should reorder each time you place a new order to maximize efficiency while keeping carrying costs and shipping costs to a minimum. Here is how to calculate the EOQ for each part and product in your inventory:

  1. Multiply annual fixed costs by the annual demand in units.
  2. Multiply that total by 2.
  3. Divide that total by the annual carrying cost per unit.
  4. Take the square root of that result.

Reorder Point

To calculate the reorder point for each product, you need to know four terms:

  • Lead Time: The number of days between a purchase order’s issue date to the product’s arrival at your warehouse.
  • Safety Stock: The number of days’ worth of a product you keep on hand to prevent emergency shortages.
  • Basic Stock: The number of days’ worth of a product you keep on hand as a part of your daily operations.
  • Unit Sales Per Day: The average quantity of a product that you sell on a daily basis.

Once you have those figures, plug them into this two-step equation to discover any product’s reorder point:

  1. Add the lead time, safety stock, and basic stock together.
  2. Multiply that total by the unit sales per day.

There you go. The inventory turnover ratio, EOQ, and reorder point will help you measure how well you’re doing at managing your inventory. These will generate concrete numbers you can track over time to see whether or not you’re progressing and how you can improve.

This post originally comes from Robert Lockard in the Fishbowl USA team

What to expect in Fishbowl 2017

In this post we are going to have a look at what to expect in Fishbowl 2017 for users of previous versions of the inventory and manufacturing software, as well as people looking for a complete warehouse solution. It is our biggest release yet and we are excited to get people

what to expect Fishbowl 2017

Upgrade to MySQL Database

Fishbowl is now using a MySQL database in the latest version to speed up processes and ensure the system is even more stable. This migration has been in the works for some time, and it will be exciting to see how much it helps Fishbowl’s customers and by how much it speeds up processes.

Fishbowl GO will work on iOS

Not only can you have a complete inventory and manufacturing solution on your computer and your network with Fishbowl 2017, you can have the complete barcode solution in the palm of your hand with Fishbowl GO on Android and now available on your iPhone or iPad.

The New Salesforce Plugin

Fishbowl will have a Salesforce plugin built into its interface. You won’t have to install anything; you can simply activate the plugin in Fishbowl to connect it to the popular CRM as long as you have a Salesforce account.

You can Import XLS and XLSX Files

Fishbowl has always allowed you to import data in the form of CSV files, and it even shows you how to format spreadsheets to ensure the information gets added correctly. It’s now adding XLS and XLSX files to the mix to make sure that data stays the same and is more convenient.

Add a Markup Percentage to Shipping Price

If you’re shipping your items by the carton, you’ll now be able to set a default markup percentage to their shipping price directly inside of Fishbowl.

Fishbowl 2017’s New Button Generates Multi-Level Bill of Materials Report

There’s going to be a shiny new button in the Bill of Materials module, which will allow you to create a multi-level bill of materials report. Very Nice and very easy.

Remember, these are just the highlights. There’s even more that you’ll find in the Fishbowl 2017.1 software release. Keep an eye out for it!

Save 20% on Fishbowl until December 31st.

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Our gift to you this holiday season!

It is now even easier to take control of your inventory in 2017 with a massive 20% off Fishbowl Warehouse and Fishbowl Manufacturing. The Fishbowl range of products automate everyday warehouse processes, allowing you to set up stock reorder points, custom pricing rules for customers, and automatically create purchase orders, meaning you will never miss out on a sale again and avoid dreaded stock outs.

What If I have a manufacturing based workflow?

Don’t worry, Fishbowl can also help you take control of your manufacturing processes, with the ability to automate complex, multistage bills of materials with ease. Fishbowl does not stop at manufacturing however, with our vast range of integrations you can take orders from your website and have the sales order in Fishbowl, make sales on the road with Jobsync, and also have a complete barcode scanning solution at your fingertips with Fishbowl GO.

Get started today

Visit the pricing page and Call 1300 785 755 in Australia or 0800 785 755 in New Zealand to take control of your inventory today.

What you need to know about Fishbowl Warehouse

Fishbowl warehouse management software


In this third blog post in our series on What You Need To Know, we look at one of our cornerstone products, Fishbowl Warehouse.

Fishbowl Warehouse has been designed from the ground up to ensure proper inventory management, as it automates everyday warehouse processes, tracks stock across multiple locations, and has more integrations than you can shake a stick at, including; website integrations, Dropbox, eBay, Reckon Accounts, Xero, a web-based time clock, and many, many more.

Fishbowl was established 18 years ago, and since then have been focused on delivering a stable software tool to ensure that small to medium size businesses can track their warehouse processes every step of the way, while supplying data regarding sales, items on backorder, purchase history, average costs, and anything else you would ever need to know.

Fishbowl Warehouse is billed as an inventory management solution for Reckon Accounts and Xero, but also works as a standalone asset tracking product. Having your inventory and accounting connected avoids double data entry, checking credit on customers, up to date reports, and many other benefits.

To learn more and get the full picture on Fishbowl Warehouse visit the Fishbowl website at www.fishbowlaustralia.com.au. And next week we will look at Fishbowl Anywhere, a browser-based solution that allows you to access your inventory from anywhere in the world, on your smart device including your phone, tablet, or favourite browser.

Check out the last two blogs in our series: