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Is Sales Tax Compliance Making Your Head Spin?

September 14, 2017 by in category Accounting

States are facing budget deficits so—surprise!—many are tinkering with their sales and use tax laws and beefing up enforcement in order to increase their tax revenue. Where does this leave you? Most likely scrambling to make sense of it all. A big issue that everyone is grappling with today is that the ways in which [...]

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Fishbowl Inventory File Setup

September 7, 2017 by in category Fishbowl, Inventory Management, QuickBooks tagged as ,

Fishbowl Inventory is a powerful inventory program that integrates with QuickBooks and provides a wide range of features for manufacturing, warehousing and asset tracking. However, just like with any software, to get the most out of Fishbowl Inventory, proper setup is key.   Here are the 7 “deadly sins” of Fishbowl Inventory file setup that you [...]

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Fishbowl Units of Measure: Leave Your QuickBooks Work-Arounds Behind

August 29, 2017 by in category Uncategorized

If you’re accustomed to working in a QuickBooks-only environment, discovering how Fishbowl handles units of measure (UOMs) can feel like a breath of fresh air. Fishbowl offers a world of options that QuickBooks does not! With QuickBooks, the stocking UOM or base UOM must be the smallest UOM in which the part is used. This [...]

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Wish You Could Optimize Your Inventory in Fishbowl?

August 24, 2017 by in category Fishbowl, Inventory Management, QuickBooks tagged as , , ,

Just like my clients, I love Fishbowl, the software system that seamlessly integrates with QuickBooks to provide an easy-to-use inventory management system. With Fishbowl you can handle critical tasks that are impossible with QuickBooks alone, such as having units of measure that reflect the way you actually do business. That said, you may have found [...]

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The Right Way to Receive

July 11, 2017 by in category Fishbowl, Inventory Management, QuickBooks tagged as

Like many things in Fishbowl (and life), when it comes to receiving and reconciling the receipt of inventory against the vendor bill, there’s a right way to do things and a wrong way to do things. Follow the right way to receive, and life in Fishbowl/QuickBooks–land is joyful and wonderful. Do things the wrong way, and things [...]

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Force Your Vendors to Bill You

June 29, 2017 by in category Fishbowl, Payable, QuickBooks

Fishbowl is robust program for managing your inventory, enabling you to do things that just aren’t possible in QuickBooks alone. Doing things in the right order makes a big difference In a Fishbowl/QuickBooks environment, Fishbowl acts as the “master.” You receive and reconcile inventory in Fishbowl, and then Fishbowl pushes the information through to QuickBooks. [...]

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Four Common Fishbowl Errors

May 8, 2017 by in category Fishbowl, Inventory Management tagged as , , , ,

I love Fishbowl, and the way it seamlessly integrates with QuickBooks to give manufacturers, warehouse operators and others a robust inventory management system. However, as with any system that involves a variety of people and moving parts, mistakes are often made. Here are three of the common Fishbowl errors that I see: 1) Failing to reconcile [...]

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Your First Hour with QuickBooks Online 

March 9, 2017 by in category QuickBooks

Whether you’re just launching a business or you’re going online with an existing company, take some time to get acquainted with QuickBooks Online. Your first hour with any web-based application is probably spent exploring and clicking buttons, links, and other navigation tools to get the lay of the land. QuickBooks Online should be no different. […]

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Jeanne’s Fishbowl Guide to Dating

February 24, 2017 by in category Fishbowl, QuickBooks tagged as

A Fishbowl/QuickBooks environment can be a match made in heaven. With both programs in place you get a robust inventory management system and a proven accounting system. But as I’ve mentioned before, for this environment to be a happy one, you’re likely to need to change some of your habits and ideas about the “right” [...]

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The Incredible Dancing Dollars

February 24, 2017 by in category Fishbowl, QuickBooks tagged as

As any company that has attempted to manage inventory in QuickBooks knows, QuickBooks just doesn’t provide the functionality that you need to keep things properly managed and tracked. Implementing Fishbowl, an inventory management system designed to seamlessly integrate with QuickBooks, solves this problem. However, once you have a Fishbowl/QuickBooks environment, you must do things differently [...]

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