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Small to Mid-size Manufacturing and Distribution FFLs Can Now Automate Operations with Fishbowl ERP–Orchid eBound Integration

Written by Joe Kriz


October 25, 2022


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HARTFORD, CT (October 26, 2022) – Orchid, the leader in FFL technology, payment processing, and compliance services, is proud to provide small to medium-sized (SMB) firearm businesses with a direct integration between Fishbowl ERP and Orchid eBound. Designed initially for RETAY USA, a leading distributor of shotguns, Orchid and the expert technologists from Sharpe Concepts expanded Fishbowl’s ERP capability to integrate with a best-in-class ATF solution.

“The solution provides a low-cost entry point for firearm manufacturers and distributors who need fundamental technology to purchase and manage inventory, control business operations, and fulfill customer orders,” said Orchid CEO, Jon Rydberg. “Chris Handy, CEO of RETAY USA, and Sal Cucinella, CEO of Sharpe Concepts, have been great partners. Collectively, we’re happy to bring operations and compliance technology to a targeted segment of the firearms industry.”

As part of the integration, the combined team of Orchid and Sharpe Concepts will provide SMB firearm owners with an introductory assessment of their serialized operations, data conversion, legacy ATF Bound Book migration, user training, and change management services. Within the application, users will enjoy:

  • Item, Vendor, and Part Master configurations that accommodate requirements of an ATF Ruling 2021R-05 compliant bound book
  • Core serialized inventory transactions, such as serialize, receive, transfer, assembly/disassembly, and destroy for both GCA and NFA firearm types
  • Inventory purchasing, inventory management, order taking and fulfillment
  • Capability to import and export firearm components and finished goods

“We’ve been a partner to Orchid and Sharpe Concepts, as well as a long-time user of Fishbowl,” said Handy. “The enhanced application allowed us to simplify our data entry and significantly improve our ATF compliance by upgrading to a stronger and fully compliant Bound Book solution. To support this launch, the team at Orchid and Sharpe Concepts are providing all RETAY USA customers with 10% off the Fishbowl integration, Orchid eBound, and, for retailers, the Orchid POS/eCommerce Suite.”

Optional services include operational firearm process design, compliance program development, and custom ERP programming related to FFL/SOT validity, NFA Form 2 filing notification, and Form 3, 4, 5 and 9 shipping controls. The partners also boast the ability to further modernize FFL manufacturing operations with the Orchid eSerial integration for Coherent, Rofin, Trumpf, ProLase, Jimani, and HaaS engraving as well as Orchid eStorage and Orchid IM for enhanced document storage and inventory management.

To learn how Orchid and Sharpe Concepts can accelerate your SMB ERP implementation, or to take advantage of the RETAY USA customer promotion, visit orchidadvisors.com/fishbowl.

Firearm manufacturers and FFLs attending the 2022 NASGW Expo, Oct. 26-28, can also speak to our team about ERP solutions at booth #443. Mention the RETAY USA 10% discount and our Fall Technology Promotion for a no-cost, onsite technology strategy session.

About Orchid LLC
Celebrating 10 years of serving the shooting sports industry, Orchid LLC and partner firm, FFL Law, offer leading FFL software, firearms-friendly payment processing, and legal and regulatory services. With powerful POS, Ecommerce, Bound Book, and ERP solutions (including Epicor, NetSuite, Fishbowl, Odoo, SAP, Sage, and Oracle), expert knowledge of ATF, import/export, and state-level regulations, Orchid helps FFLs profitably manufacture, distribute, and sell firearms with great efficiency and the utmost compliance. Get started today at orchidadvisors.com.

About Sharpe Concepts
Sharpe Concepts provides products and services to make small to medium-sized inventory based businesses work smarter. Our LilyPad Applications brand is a leader in developing, implementing, and supporting enhancement applications for users of QuickBooks and Fishbowl Inventory Software. Get more information at sharpeconceptsny.com.

RETAY USA is the market development company responsible for all North American sales and distribution for Retay Arms of Konya, Turkey. In addition to strategy development and deployment, Retay USA provides all logistics associated with import, distribution, and warranty service for the RETAY Arms brand within the U.S. Learn more at retayusa.com.

Press Contact:
Joe Kriz
Communications Manager, Orchid LLC

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