Inventory management software developer Fishbowl plans to add a new manufacturing option to its system.

The company plans to release Fishbowl Inventory 2010 on Oct. 29 with a streamlined interface, customization features, and a new manufacturing option for small and midsized businesses. The manufacturing option includes assembly and production capabilities, and integration with QuickBooks.

A customizable manufacturing orders module can create and track jobs, assembly and disassembly, work orders, and customer information. The bill of materials module keeps track of materials and inventory as manufacturing takes place. A picking module makes it easier for production managers to gather the materials they need across multiple warehouses.

Fishbowl allows QuickBooks users to employ other inventory methods besides average costing, according to Fishbowl CEO David K. Williams, by adding alternatives such as last-in-first-out and first-in-first-out inventory methods.

Fishbowl can run in conjunction with QuickBooks as well as stand-alone. Users include NASA, which employs the software to manage inventory on the International Space Station, as well as Nordstrom, Wells Fargo and Turner Broadcasting System.

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