Multiple Ship To Addresses

One of the things that mid-market level companies tend to deal with are multiple ship to addresses for their customers.  In some of the higher end, more expensive pieces of software, such as Exact/Macola this is something that is handled quite easily.  Quite honestly, QuickBooks® and Fishbowl do a nice job as well.  The issue we […]

Auto Numbering In Fishbowl

There are times when auto numbering is a very convenient thing to have, but there are other times when it creates trouble that we really don’t need. One of these times is when we have two departments that utilize different numbering schemes for their sales orders. One department is happily moving along entering sales orders […]

What Does That Mean?

When you first sit down with a consultant here at Alembic Computer Services, Inc. there are several different acronyms that we might use. We thought it would be a good idea to go over some of these acronyms now, so that in the future you will be aware of and know what we mean, not […]

Data Conversion

Last week we spent quite a bit of time converting a client from Macola to QuickBooks® Enterprise Solutions 10 and Fishbowl Inventory 2010.  We made the switch using several custom developed Crystal reports.  These were formatted in a way that they could be exported and used as either .iif or .csv files.  If you have ever […]

Fishbowl Inventory And ODBC

One of the questions we received last week was from a client asking how to setup the Firebird ODBC driver to work with Fishbowl Inventory. This is something we found to be a bit of a challenge about 10 months ago, the first time we tried to set it up. The first thing discovered right […]

Fishbowl Inventory – A Mini Review

Fishbowl Inventory is a great product that extends the abilities of Intuit’s QuickBooks® software, or it can be used as a standalone inventory management application. While inventory management has been their strong point since the beginning they have been a bit lacking on the manufacturing side of the house. Well, all that is about to change […]

Multiple List Entries, I See A Future For It!

A data migration issue was brought to our attention one day last week. We were bringing data from Macola over to QuickBooks® Enterprise Solutions 10. All seemed well after verification, however, we realized something was amiss. When setting up the Vendor in QuickBooks® Enterprise Solutions 10, you MUST put the Company Name on line one of the […]

Adventures In Installation

One day last week, we went to a client site, anticipating spending a couple of hours installing QuickBooks® Enterprise Solutions 10. This was our first update to version 10 after we had updated our office. We had hoped it would be an in and out job; however, this did not turn out to be the case. […]