Fishbowl Solutions Recognized as One of Minnesota’s Fastest Growing Private Businesses

Large Employee Digital Workplace Portal Projects along with New Software Solution for Controlled Document Management have been Critical to Continued Growth and Success

Fishbowl Headquarters, Minneapolis, MN – October 14, 2016

Fishbowl Solutions, a consulting services and software development company specializing in solutions for Oracle WebCenter, Parametric Technology Corporation’s (PTC) Windchill and Creo software products, and Google Search was announced a winner of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Fast 50 for 2016.f50_2016_color

President Tim Gruidl largely attributes Fishbowl’s growth to the number and size of employee digital workplace portal projects the company has worked on. An employee digital workplace portal integrates tools and technologies most frequently used by employees – including collaboration systems, human resource applications, and mobile devices – with an enterprise portal, such as Oracle WebCenter. This provides employees with a single view into the information and systems they need to do their jobs most effectively – regardless of time, space, or device. More companies are implementing digital workplace portals to better engage their employees and ensure ultimate productivity, which in turn can lead to more profit.

Adding to this growth was the release of ControlCenter in 2015. ControlCenter is the industry’s first comprehensive controlled document management solution that extends the content management capabilities of Oracle WebCenter. It provides tight management controls for critical business documents such as policies, standard operating produces, and work instructions, and enables access to content from desktops, tablets, and smartphones. A large electrical contractor in California, as well as a Minneapolis-based construction and real estate development firm purchased ControlCenter in 2015.

Through its customer-first approach, Fishbowl also continues to realize over 60 percent of its revenue from current customers. As a consulting services provider for over seventeen years, Fishbowl has built up a level of Oracle WebCenter, PTC Windchill and Creo, and Google Search expertise and experience unmatched in the industry.

To qualify for the Fast 50, companies must be an independently owned private company, be headquartered in the Twin Cities metro area, and have at least $1 million in annual revenue from 2013 to 2015 while attesting year-over-year revenue growth during that period.

The Fast 50 award list was formally announced on October 14th, 2016 and published in the October 19th issue of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

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“Our revenues have grown because our people continue to grow,” said Tim Gruidl, president of Fishbowl Solutions. “We are able to deliver large, complex projects that we had never done before because our employees have been driven to learn a new process, product, or technology that was instrumental in ensuring customer success. They also continue to innovate and find unique ways to solve customer problems. Fishbowl’s ControlCenter product is a great example of this, as it provides a modern, mobile-ready interface and dashboard view for customers managing contracts, policies, or other controlled documents within Oracle WebCenter. These innovations lead to more efficiencies for our customers, so they have more time to innovate as well and drive more revenue.”

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About Fishbowl Solutions

Fishbowl Solutions was founded in 1999. Their areas of expertise include enterprise content management and collaboration with Oracle WebCenter, and PTC’s Product Development System (PDS). Fishbowl Solutions is an OPN Specialized partner in Oracle WebCenter with an outstanding reputation of working with the Oracle WebCenter product suite, specializing in content management.

Fishbowl Solutions provides a competitive advantage in the market due to its own suite of add-on software solutions that work with the Oracle WebCenter and PTC to enhance their functionality and help customers do more with the resources and systems they have.


Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle and/or its affiliates. PTC, Windchill and Creo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Parametric Technology Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Phone: 952.465.3420