Let’s get introduced to Boxstorm. Boxstorm is a cloud-based inventory management solution that is designed and produced by Fishbowl, maker of the #1 manufacturing and warehouse management solution for QuickBooks.
Boxstorm is a completely separate product from Fishbowl. For example, Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse are both desktop solutions, so Boxstorm is distinct from them because it is entirely hosted online. There’s nothing to download or maintain on a desktop computer.
Because Boxstorm is opened on a Web browser, you can use it on just about any Internet-connected device, including smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Fishbowl’s desktop solutions can also be accessed via Web browser through an app called Fishbowl Anywhere, but the main Fishbowl company file still has to be hosted on a desktop computer.
Boxstorm is simpler than Fishbowl, so if you’re a small business looking to purchase your first inventory management solution and you don’t need all the bells and whistles, Boxstorm might be an ideal solution for you. It’s inexpensive, and it uses a SaaS model where you buy a certain number of users on a monthly basis or an annual basis, and you can cancel or change the number of users at any time.
Boxstorm is a great introduction to inventory management, offering flexible and inexpensive features that are great for many types of small businesses that are growing past Excel’s limited capabilities.