Fishbowl created SalesPoint with features, including touch-screen capability, designed to help retailers close sales.
solutions specialist Fishbowl announced the release of SalesPoint, a POS (point-of-sale)
software add-on to Fishbowl Inventory, the top-selling add-on for QuickBooks.
The release of SalesPoint is part of a Fishbowl's plan to provide full business
automation for small and midsize businesses. Fishbowl customers can purchase
SalesPoint as an add-on to Fishbowl Inventory by contacting their account
managers for more details.
Fishbowl created SalesPoint
with features, such as touch-screen capability, designed to help retailers close sales as quickly as possible. The SalesPoint interface is designed for use
with touch-screen monitors, and all the buttons are designed for finger-friendly
operation. The software is also bar-code-scan ready: Products are sold by
scanning bar codes to add items to an order. This feature was added to improve
the accuracy of the POS and inventory-management system, the company said in a statement.
"This integrated approach is
going to allow SMBs to use Fishbowl to automate all of their business
operational needs," said David Williams, Fishbowl CEO. "The bundle gives SMBs
powerful retail capabilities only larger companies have traditionally enjoyed."
In addition, the SalesPoint
software design allows users to input order information without asking much of
the customer. SalesPoint allows the retailer to assist the customer rapidly and
move on to the next person in line. SalesPoint also integrates with Fishbowl
Inventory to track a product from the time it enters a warehouse to the time it
leaves in a customer's hands. The integration eliminates time loss and errors
due to double entry and typing product information, Williams explained.
"Fishbowl is working to
provide all of the elements SMBs need to fully automate their business
operations," said Williams. "In addition to SalesPoint, we will also add a
customer relationship management application to the mix later in the year. With
QuickBooks, Fishbowl Inventory, SalesPoint and the CRM integration, Fishbowl
users will have the essential software they need to completely automate their
businesses-a first of its kind for SMBs."
Earlier this month, the
company announced a partnership with eFileCabinet, a provider of electronic
document management software. Both companies will offer each other's products
immediately and are working toward an integration to be launched at the Intuit
Summit 2011 conference in October. Williams said the partnership with
eFileCabinet would cut down the time spent entering data and the mistakes that
often result from multiple entries.
"As Fishbowl continues to
grow, we are developing new ways to make inventory management convenient for
our customers," said Williams. "Through this agreement with eFileCabinet,
Fishbowl users will be able to reduce unnecessary labor and costs that come
from complicated manual and paper-based processes."