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Holding Inventory on Consignment

April 4, 2018 by in category Accounting, Fishbowl, Inventory Management, QuickBooks

If you’re lucky enough to have suppliers who let you hold inventory on consignment, good for you! Having inventory that you don’t have to pay for until after it’s sold is great for cash flow. However, if you don’t do things right in Fishbowl, consigned inventory is not so great for your accounting records. In [...]

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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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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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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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The Easy Way to Double Your Payables

February 24, 2017 by in category Fishbowl, Payables, QuickBooks

Fishbowl is an incredibly useful and powerful program for managing your inventory. Designed to integrate seamlessly with QuickBooks, it eliminates the need for double data entry and streamlines what can be some very complex processes.   Fishbowl acts as the “master” The thing that many people fail to understand, though, is that in a Fishbowl/QuickBooks [...]

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The Surprisingly Common $1 Million Error

April 29, 2014 by in category Fishbowl, QuickBooks

Over the past 10 years, I’ve helped hundreds of manufacturers and distributors across the country implement Fishbowl, a fabulous inventory management system solution for companies that run their books on QuickBooks. I’ve also worked with numerous other organizations that bring me in as a consultant to help them troubleshoot problems and/or get the most from [...]

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