If the last 2-years have taught us anything, it’s that none of us know what’s around the corner.
It has been a tumultuous time for every business that holds and sells inventory. Whether it’s sudden lockdowns, supply delays, increased shipping costs, a surge in customer orders, or juggling staff shortages due to illness and the need to work from home – inventory-based businesses have been put through the ringer.
During this time, we have seen many businesses that have absolutely thrived, whereas others have become totally overwhelmed. The ones that have thrived have responded quickly and put the right systems in place. On the other hand, the businesses that have struggled have resisted change and clung to ‘how they have always done things’, which often can be inefficient manual processes that are big wasters of time and money.
2022 is the year to put yourself in the driver’s seat and prepare your business for its best year yet!
We have collated this handy guide to help more Australasian businesses to scale and grow.
If there is any way to automate basic tasks for your business, we recommend you look into it. This can free up time for skilled employees to do better work for your business, to help it grow and become more successful.
Automation of your purchase order process can speed up delivery times between you and your suppliers. It also allows you to keep track of the status of multiple purchase orders, making your business so much easier to work in, and a faster turnaround time on fulfilling customer orders.
We all like making sales right? However, processing the orders and getting paid is often not as fun. Handwriting orders or keying in orders manually is not efficient, and a manual sales order process like this will not enable your business to scale without adding additional resources.
The good news is that Fishbowl Inventory has some simple solutions available to help automate your sales which in turn will provide huge time savings, and improve customer satisfaction.
Here are the top 3 ways that you can automate your sales processes with Fishbowl. Read more …
Over the coming weeks you will see the Fishbowl brand transition to a new look. The new brand represents a consistent push toward continued success. It seeks to empower companies with simple-to-use, enterprise-grade, affordable inventory management solutions that help businesses grow, prosper, and survive.
The new logo is an interpretation of the Ouroboros symbol. The design’s strength is reflected in its representation of the present and future or the two key aspects of any successful business – manufacturing and warehouse inventory management sides.
“Over the past 20 years of implementing software into businesses, it has always fascinated me that the vast majority of inventory or manufacturing businesses build their internal business systems around an accounting system, instead of building their business around their operational requirements and meeting their client’s needs.”
“Restaurants don’t run their front counter with Xero or Excel spreadsheets, they use specific POS software …. So why would a stock based business, try to run their business with an accounting system?” READ MORE …
As we looked back on the year that was 2020, one thing that stood out to us and impressed us most, was the number of existing Fishbowl clients that excelled through the turmoil by quickly utilising integrated solutions around their Fishbowl Inventory platform.
At the same time, we were amazed by the number of companies that did not have proper inventory management software in their business, approaching us looking for a better way to run their inventory-based business as they were feeling the disruptive effects the year brought.
We are in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and with the events of 2020 we are seeing a manufacturing environment that we never seen before.
What does this mean for you? There is a huge opportunity for local manufacturers to pick up this demand that the international manufacturers cannot fulfill.
Are you ready to make the most of the domestic manufacturing boom? Read more about how the Australian & New Zealand Government are backing local manufacturing, and how Fishbowl can help you to make the most of this opportunity.