At a Glance: Comparing Fishbowl and Reckon Accounts Enterprise Edition (Part 3: Plugins and Modules)

In this third and final part of the comparison between Fishbowl and Reckon Accounts Enterprise, we’re going to address Fishbowl’s numerous modules and plugins, both off the shelf and custom solutions.

Actually, these are all unique to Fishbowl and a big reason why Fishbowl is the business automation solution for Reckon Accounts and Xero. They are not also present in Reckon Accounts, so we’ll simply address them in Fishbowl and avoid constantly repeating the fact that they are unavailable in Reckon Accounts Enterprise.

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Integrated Fishbowl Products

In addition to Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse, Fishbowl offers many other solutions that integrate with its core software products. These solutions offer many useful features that can help growing businesses as their requirements increase and change over time. Fishbowl’s solutions include:

Fishbowl Anywhere: A plugin that allows Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse to be accessed via a Web browser.

Fishbowl Go: An app that allows for barcode scanning to take care of the physical aspects of warehouse management, such as cycle counting, receiving, picking, packing, and shipping.

Fishbowl Commerce: An online hub that synchronizes inventory quantities and sales across a great number of e-commerce channels so you don’t have to manually update each one.

Fishbowl Time & Labor: An online employee time clock solution that helps with Timehseets, PTO, manufacturing labor costs, and more.

Fishbowl Checkout: A point of sale solution that allows credit card, cash, and other payments to be processed and added directly into Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse.

Fishbowl Modules

These are all add-on modules that can be installed and activated from the Plugin module in Fishbowl:

Forecast Module: Data on past sales and orders is used to project upcoming inventory quantities, costs, and sales.

Sales Data Module: Sales revenue and counts are displayed on a world map, which users can zoom in and out of.

Data Module: You can use this to view, gather, and export data from the Fishbowl database, but you can’t update data in this module.

Monitor Module: The quantities of several parts can be viewed at the same time and constantly checked to make sure they remain healthy.

Consignment Module: You have the ability to track inventory that is consigned to third-party sellers and sold by them.

Software Plugins

These are just a few of the business solutions that Fishbowl offers plugins for. With all of these integrations, Fishbowl becomes a business automation platform, facilitating the free flow of information on inventory quantities, orders, and more between numerous online and desktop platforms. Here they are:

  • 3dcart
  • Amazon
  • Avalara
  • BigCommerce
  • eBay
  • Dropbox
  • LemonStand
  • Magento
  • Salesforce
  • ShipStation
  • Shopify
  • SolidWorks
  • Volusion
  • WooCommerce
  • X-Cart
  • Zen Cart

Beyond Compare

As you can see from these three blog posts, Fishbowl holds its own and even over-performs when compared to the inventory management features of Reckon Accounts or Xero. Fishbowl is the perfect business automation platform to work with Xero or Reckon Accounts, which makes sense because Fishbowl adds so much to the popular accounting software.

Users of Xero or Reckon Accounts users don’t have to learn an entirely new accounting system in order to gain access to the manufacturing and warehouse management features they need to do their jobs more effectively. Fishbowl can handle most small business requirements and allow them to stay with their preferred accounting application for many years. That kind of savings and efficiency is beyond compare!

Sign up for a free trial of Fishbowl today.

Fishbowl Named “Best Warehouse Management System for QuickBooks Users”

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Explore WMS recently researched and created a list of Five of the best WMS for single warehouse operations, and Fishbowl sits at the top of that list. Each of the warehouse management solutions they included on their list was focused on a different area, and Fishbowl’s main strength is that it is an ideal solution for QuickBooks (Reckon Accounts in Australia and New Zealand) users.

That should come as no surprise to people that are already familiar with the software. Here at Fishbowl we have been talking about this for years, but it doesn’t hurt one bit to jog our memory about why Fishbowl is so popular among small and mid-sized businesses that use Reckon Accounts for their accounting.

Here are some of the biggest reasons why Fishbowl is the best warehouse management system for Reckon Accounts users.


  • Is the NUMBER ONE selling manufacturing and warehouse management solution for QuickBooks in the USA
  • Was one of the first Intuit Gold Developers, and has remained one for more than a decade
  • Integrates seamlessly with all desktop versions of Reckon Accounts (Pro, Premier, and Enterprise)
  • Integration to QuickBooks Online will be coming to Australia and New Zealand soon
  • Eliminates double data entry by automatically updating the accounting records
  • Offers multi-currency conversions that integrate directly to Reckon Accounts
  • Allows small businesses to stay with Reckon Accounts for many years, instead of switching to an expensive, overly complicated ERP system.

See for yourself why Fishbowl is the best warehouse management system for Reckon Accounts by signing up for a free trial!

This post originally comes from Robert Lockard, of the Fishbowl USA Team.

QuickBooks Online Integration Now Available – Fishbowl 2016.7

Fishbowl 2016.7 is now available.

This month we see the release of Fishbowl 2016.7 and with it comes QuickBooks Online integration.

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Every new release of Fishbowl inventory software adds new features and 2016.7 is no exception. Read below to see the highlighted new features for this release.

QuickBooks Online integration

Fishbowl offers seamless integrations to Xero, Reckon Accounts and now QuickBooks Online. QuickBooks Online makes your accounting seriously easy and you can access your accounts from anywhere in the world, and works with Fishbowl Anywhere, the fully featured inventory and manufacturing browser based application.

Magento 2.x and eBay Integration

Adding to the growing list of shopping cart integrations available from Fishbowl, including Opencart, Shopify, Woocommerce and more it has never been easier to integrate your online store to your inventory software.

Advanced product search

Fishbowl is always looking to make your warehouse easier to navigate, from displaying the quickest route to pick orders and now making it easier to use the advanced search functions.

You can now search using your UPC and SKU information to find exactly what you need, when you need it.

See Fishbowl in action

To see these new features in action you can download the free trial here or register your interest to book an online demonstration here, and have one of our Inventory Software Specialist walk you through a personalised demonstration of what Fishbowl can do for your business.

Fishbowl and Reckon Accounts: A Great ERP Solution

Reckon Accounts and Fishbowl inventory software provide the perfect, out of the box ERP solution.

No ERP Needed: Reckon Accounts, Fishbowl and Your Business.

Beachport Liquid Minerals came to Fishbowl looking for a replacement to their Enterprise Resource Planning software that wasn’t meeting their requirements, or helping them reach their business goals. Beachport found that their previous ERP solution was rigid, the financial reporting was difficult to use and the ongoing costs of the software, as well as the support costs, were becoming un-sustainable. Beachport Liquid Minerals found themselves in dire need of a inventory and accounting solution that was user friendly and cost

The business reviewed different software packages that were in the market but after being demonstrated the strength of Fishbowl and Reckon Accounts, the obvious choice was to replace their existing ERP software package with the combination of Fishbowl Manufacturing and Reckon Accounts Premier. Beachport Liquid Minerals found immediate success with this change, on multiple fronts:

1. Financial Reporting – Reckon Accounts Premier offered a comprehensive accounting and financial reporting solution that most importantly was easy to use. The flexibility of the financial reporting available meant that management could drill down to the information they needed instantly.

2. Operationally the business say many processes improve through the functionality that Fishbowl offered.
a. From more accurate tracking of Manufacturing processes, costing of production giving the true cost of products, resulting in better margin reporting
b. Batch tracking of raw materials and finished goods meaning that they could improve Quality Assurance procedures
c. Ability to accurately track stock levels across multiple locations including the ability to set reorder points in each individual warehouse meaning the business could more accurately manage stock transfers and replenishments to ensure that they were able to fulfill customers order IN FULL, ON TIME.

3. Instant financial savings. The investment made on the implementation of Reckon Accounts Premier and Fishbowl Manufacturing was a fraction of the ongoing spend that was being made on the existing ERP system.

4. User Support through membership in Fishbowl’s Ocean Support program which provides confidence to staff that when they had a question then they could instantly have their questions addressed..

To learn how Reckon Accounts and Fishbowl can work as an inventory and accounting solution for your business, visit the Fishbowl website here or give the office a call on 1300 785 755 in Australia or 0800 785 755 in New Zealand.

A New Years resolution for your business.

A new year is a perfect time for a fresh start.

Happy New Year
Happy New from Fishbowl Australia and New Zealand

If your business has outgrown its old inventory control software it might be time for a change.

Fishbowl Inventory can get your business and your year off on the right foot.

In the United States, Fishbowl Inventory is the most popular inventory management software for QuickBooks, known as Reckon Accounts here in Australia and New Zealand. This allows you to keep the accounting software you love while adding the inventory control features that will handle the complexities of your day to day operations.

When you get bigger you don’t have to throw the baby out with the bathwater and move off of Reckon Accounts to a more expensive ERP system. You can stay with Reckon Accounts for many years and take advantage of advanced inventory control features by using a combination of Fishbowl Inventory and Reckon Accounts.

Fishbowl Inventory automatically updates Reckon Accounts whenever you receive sales orders from customers, order items from vendors, process returns, and perform many other transactions. You don’t have to enter the same data in two places. Fishbowl Inventory handles that for you.

Starting fresh with Fishbowl Inventory this year does not mean you have to give up all the good you already have. Keep using the accounting software you’re accustomed to and add Fishbowl Inventory to it to finally achieve the level of efficiency in your warehouse and other business processes that you have been wishing for.

Finding major growth and success this year is one New Year’s Resolution you can definitely keep, with a little help from Fishbowl Inventory.