Fishbowl Solutions Celebrating 20 years in Business

Software solutions and consulting services organization has been servicing customers for two decades using the latest Oracle, Google, Mindbreeze, and PTC technologies.


Fishbowl Solutions, a consulting services and software development company specializing in solutions for Oracle WebCenter, Oracle’s Digital Assistant and Mobile platforms, PTC Windchill, Creo, ThingWorx and Vuforia software products, Mindbreeze Inspire, and Google Cloud Search, is celebrating their 20th  anniversary this May. Founded on May 10, 1999, in the basement of president Tim and Susan Gruidl’s home, Fishbowl Solutions has delivered over 1,000 consulting projects worldwide, helping some of the world’s most recognized brands improve access to information and enable innovation.

Founding Vision

From the beginning, Fishbowl Solutions’ vision and goal has been to solve its customers’ most costly and frustrating knowledge sharing problems. Over the years, this vision has evolved and expanded from taking Fishbowl from a consulting services company to a software solutions company. Today, Fishbowl offers packaged software and custom-developed solutions for enterprise content management, digital workplaces, enterprise search, digital assistants and mobile applications, as well as product lifecycle and product data management systems.

A Culture of Success & Giving Back

Gruidl credits Fishbowl’s success to his employees’ commitment to Fishbowl’s founding values: Customer First, Ambition, Intellectual Agility, Teamwork and Continuous Learning.  Since day one, these values have been the driving force behind the people Fishbowl hires and the way they work with customers. Not only do they believe in hiring technically competent team members, but those who have a passion for learning, a dedication to customers, and a willingness to help each other out. Fishbowl was built by bringing together great people who shared these values. Twenty years later, the Fishbowl team continues to deliver great solutions rooted in these values.

As an extension of these core values, Fishbowl provides its employees with opportunities to get involved in and give back to the local community. In addition to participation in local community sports leagues such as broomball and softball, Fishbowl employees spend an afternoon each month packaging meals for those in need at Open Arms and participating in the Hennepin County Giving Partners Program each holiday season by donating gifts to families in need.

20th Anniversary Celebration

Fishbowl Solutions will be celebrating the milestone with employees, valued partners and customers, and with family and friends at Brit’s Pub in Minneapolis this Friday, May 17. A large part of Fishbowl’s success is their partnerships and relationships with their customers and business partners. They look forward to continuing these relationships and mutually beneficial partnerships for many years to come.

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”I’m tremendously proud to be a part of a company that for 20 years has been keenly focused on helping customers solve their business problems,” said Tim Gruidl, president of Fishbowl Solutions. “As I reflect back on Fishbowl’s growth over that time, one of the things I’m most proud of is how our employees have embraced this focus, which has enabled them to continuously learn new things, grow in their roles, and expand their knowledge across our teams. Their growth has been instrumental in Fishbowl’s growth, and has helped our culture based on teamwork to remain strong. I look forward to celebrating Fishbowl’s success for many years to come.”


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Contact Info

Fishbowl Solutions
Phone: (952) 465-3400