About Katana Manufacturing ERP

Katana Manufacturing ERP gives you total visibility over all the moving parts of your business. Real-time master planning features allow manufacturers to monitor all vital business processes and operations in one centralized platform. Katana also integrates with leading e-commerce, accounting, CRM, automation, and reporting service providers like Shopify, WooCommerce, Xero, QuickBooks Online, Salesforce, Zapier, and make.com among many others. You can also create custom workflows using Katana's open API.

*Live inventory management*
Set up reorder points and prioritize sales and manufacturing orders to optimize your material and product inventory. Track the availability of raw materials and finished goods in real-time. Katana follows stock movements across your entire production cycle in multiple warehouses, allowing you to maintain optimal inventory levels everywhere. 

*Real-time master planning*
Katana automates raw material and product allocation for efficient sales order fulfillment. Katana adjusts your production schedule according to demand, aligning your manufacturing operations to ensure maximum efficiency.

*Total shop floor control*
Optimize and monitor floor-level operations in Katana's Shop Floor App. Easily create, set up, and remove shop floor operators and receive real-time floor-level insights to easily track manufacturing costs and productivity based on your product recipes or bills of materials (BOMs) and production operations.

*Omnichannel order management*
Manage your made-to-order and made-to-stock workflows in tandem. Katana supports e-commerce and B2B operations and integrates with a wide range of CRM and e-commerce tools to streamline order fulfillment.

*End-to-end traceability*
Batch tracking for manufacturing, purchasing, and sales orders, ensures industry compliance and visibility when it comes to tracking your perishable stock. Get end-to-end traceability for your products and materials at all stages of your product lifecycle. 

*Visual and intuitive*
Katana's color-coded platform allows you to easily stay on top of your business vitals, from sales to manufacturing operations. Get a quick and accurate overview and help when you need it through our Knowledge Base and live support team. You can also enlist the help of a Katana Partner for help with implementation, automation, and more.

Pricing starting from:

US$99.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Katana Manufacturing ERP

  • Stay on top of your inventory, from raw materials to finished goods. Katana automatically tracks stock movements across the production cycle and multiple warehouses, allowing you to maintain optimal inventory levels at all locations.

  • Automate all tasks associated with your master production schedule with Katana’s real-time master planner to streamline your entire manufacturing process. Katana tracks inventory in real-time, automatically allocating available materials and finished products to fulfill orders. You can also prioritize your schedule based on demand.

  • Build BOMs and track material availability for make-to-order workflows or fulfill the order from available product stock. Let Katana make automatic inventory adjustments, calculate operational costs, and assign raw inventory, subassemblies, and finished goods to orders as soon as they’re generated.

  • Use Katana's barcode scanning features to quickly identify products and materials and keep track of items and batch numbers when receiving, consuming, or counting goods.

  • Sync sales orders from multiple channels into a single platform to plan and prioritize production. Track the status of manufacturing orders at multiple locations and inventory levels at different warehouses.

  • Batch or lot tracking allows you quickly track and trace all your materials and products with ease. Batch and expiry date tracking give you the end-to-end traceability you need to stay industry compliant.

  • Get a simplified but complete overview of the status of your manufacturing operations. Easily manage your resources, set tasks for team members, and monitor the progress of projects.

  • View production task and ingredient list by task and take your floor-level operations to the next level with Katana's Shop Floor App. Easily create, set up, and remove shop floor operators, track the time spent on a task with Start, Pause, and Resume options, and track real versus actual materials used.

  • Automate workflows via seamless integrations with popular e-commerce and accounting platforms, like Shopify, WooCommerce, BigCommerce, Amazon, eBay, Xero, QuickBooks Online, and more. Take advantage of other integrations via Zapier, and build your own custom workflows with Katana's open API.
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    Andorra, United Arab Emirates, Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla, Albania , Armenia, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Aruba, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Barbados, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Bahamas, Belarus, Belize, Canada, Switzerland, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Germany, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Egypt, Spain, Finland, Faroe Islands, France, United Kingdom, Grenada, Georgia, Gibraltar, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong SAR China, Honduras, Croatia, Haiti, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Isle of Man, India, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Jamaica, Jordan, Japan, St. Kitts & Nevis, South Korea, Cayman Islands, St. Lucia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Monaco, Moldova, Montenegro, St. Martin, North Macedonia, Martinique, Montserrat, Malta, Mexico, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Pakistan, Poland, St. Pierre & Miquelon, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Paraguay, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Singapore, Slovenia, Slovakia, El Salvador, Turks & Caicos Islands, Turkey, Trinidad & Tobago, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Venezuela, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, South Africa, Zimbabwe

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    US$99.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of Katana Manufacturing ERP: 109

    • API
    • Accounting Integration
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Backorder Management
    • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
    • Barcode Printing
    • Barcode Recognition
    • Barcoding/RFID
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Bills of Material
    • CRM
    • Capacity Planning
    • Cataloguing/Categorisation
    • Change Management
    • Channel Management
    • Check-in/Check-out
    • Contact Database
    • Cost Tracking
    • Customer Accounts
    • Customer Database
    • Customisable Reports
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Synchronisation
    • Discount Management
    • Document Management
    • Drag & Drop
    • ERP
    • Estimating
    • Financial Management
    • For Small Businesses
    • Forecasting
    • Integrated Business Operations
    • Inventory Auditing
    • Inventory Control
    • Inventory Management
    • Inventory Optimisation
    • Inventory Replenishment
    • Inventory Tracking
    • Item Management
    • Job Costing
    • Job Scheduling
    • Kitting
    • Labeling
    • MES
    • Manufacturing Inventory Management
    • Manufacturing Planning
    • Marketplace Integration
    • Material Requirements Planning
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Commerce
    • Monitoring
    • Multi-Channel Management
    • Multi-Currency
    • Multi-Location
    • Multi-Store
    • Order Entry
    • Order Fulfillment
    • Order Management
    • Order Processing
    • Order Tracking
    • Planning Tools
    • Point of Sale (POS)
    • Prioritisation
    • Product Catalogue
    • Product Identification
    • Production Management
    • Production Scheduling
    • Production Tracking
    • Project Management
    • Projections
    • Purchase Order Management
    • Purchasing & Receiving
    • Quality Control
    • Quality Management
    • Quotes/Estimates
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Monitoring
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Real-time Updates
    • Receiving Labels
    • Reorder Management
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Retail Inventory Management
    • Returns Management
    • SKU/UPC Codes
    • Safety Management
    • Sales Orders
    • Scheduling
    • Search/Filter
    • Shipping Labels
    • Shipping Management
    • Special Order Management
    • Status Tracking
    • Stock Management
    • Supplier Management
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Task Management
    • Task Scheduling
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Traceability
    • Warehouse Management
    • What-if Analysis
    • Work Order Management
    • Workflow Management
    • eCommerce Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5
    (139)
    Value for Money
    4.6/5
    Features
    4.3/5
    Ease of Use
    4.6/5
    Customer Support
    4.8/5

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    Joshua
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    • Industry: Warehousing
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    The best for small manufacturing

    Reviewed on 19/5/2020

    Pros

    KatanaMRP has really helped me know what to order, and when to order it, as well as plan what comes next in manufacturing. It even lets me add time to tasks in production so I can monetarily make sure employees are being efficient enough for my company to remain profitable.

    Definitely recommend. I wish I would have found them sooner.

    Cons

    Sometimes the app logs me out and I have to put the information in twice.

    Alternatives Considered

    DEAR Systems and Odoo

    Reasons for Choosing Katana Manufacturing ERP

    ease of use and training of users

    Switched From

    DEAR Systems

    Response from Katana MRP

    Thank you for the feedback and support!

    Jared
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    • Industry: Food Production
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    The MRP system I wish I'd always had

    Reviewed on 25/3/2021

    Katana's awesome, full stop.

    I've been working with manufacturing businesses for years, and for...

    Katana's awesome, full stop.

    I've been working with manufacturing businesses for years, and for years I've lamented Xero's relatively weak inventory management system. Two years ago I tried literally every MRP app I could find to plugin to Xero; they were all pretty bad.

    Along comes Katana, which maybe was around earlier but was "new to me" just this year, and ... wow. Mostly, it Just Works. The Xero integration works seamlessly for bills and sales orders, which speeds AP/AR quite a bit. 90% of the tool's value is outside of Xero though, and I now have a permanently-pinned Katana tab in my browser for tracking everything in the production flow from raw materials purchasing, to production, to sale, to reconciliation of remaining materials and product stock. It's great.

    Is it perfect? Not quite. They need to do some performance work, as load times are often a little sluggish. Also, it would be nice to see finer-grained automation, and better contact syncing. But overall, I'm delighted.

    Pros

    - It's really easy to use
    - Makes it easy to track materials on hand, reorder, etc
    - Calculates margin including labor cost
    - Xero integration works perfectly
    - Zapier integration makes it really flexible from an automation standpoint
    - Really lots of other stuff ... it's truly an excellent product and an outlier in a pretty clunky space.

    Cons

    It can be a little slow, and the contact syncing could be more robust.

    Alternatives Considered

    MRPeasy, NetSuite and Zoho Inventory

    Reasons for Switching to Katana Manufacturing ERP

    It's easier to use, it's priced right, and it gives you what you need without a bunch of stuff you don't. Perfectly tailored for SMB/SME manufacturers.
    Jonathan
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    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
    • Review Source

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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    A critical piece of our business that we can't live without

    Reviewed on 28/7/2022

    I love it. I've had great interactions with everyone on the team, and I can tell they want to help...

    I love it. I've had great interactions with everyone on the team, and I can tell they want to help me succeed. Thanks Katana!

    Pros

    Great value, probably the only affordable cloud solution on the market

    Cons

    It's a great piece of software for data entry. Not so great when it comes to using that data to run your business. No dashboards or views that provide insights. They've solved for this by integrating with Easy-Insight and Stocktrim. Now that those are in place, I'm completely satisfied.

    Response from Katana Technologies

    Thanks for your review Jonathan, happy to hear Katana saves you the time and effort compared to Airtable!

    Daniel
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    • Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

    Promised so much delivered far short of what we hoped

    Reviewed on 10/2/2022

    Disappointed. They are pretending this software is the best thing since sliced bread and its more...

    Disappointed. They are pretending this software is the best thing since sliced bread and its more like a stale baguette.

    Pros

    It works on a basic level for stock management and also bills of materials.

    Cons

    It fails to have any sort of calender or gantt chart. It also fails terribly with time planning/recording of how long a task can take. For example you can't even put into the system that you start your working day at half past the hour only full hours are allowed. Further to the time planning side you can not block out time for holidays or meetings. Making this software useless to plan your time and give acreate lead times to customers.

    Alternatives Considered

    MRPeasy

    Reasons for Choosing Katana Manufacturing ERP

    In the middle of the switch but it seams to offer far more options and cross capability.

    Switched From

    Odoo

    Response from Katana MRP

    Hi Daniel! Thank you for your honest feedback. We are continuously working on improving on the points of time planning and will be ready with better capabilities in the coming months already.

    Rebecca
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    • Industry: Food & Beverages
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Intuitive, Fast To Implement, and Beautifully Designed

    Reviewed on 26/10/2021

    Pros

    The user interface is clean and very intuitive, requiring essentially no time to learn. Some of the other MRP solutions we tried were difficult to navigate and use, and training on them would have been labor intensive and costly. Katana is beautifully designed, and the batch-tracking and inventory management is easy to adapt to our business (MRPeasy/ERPAG were very clearly not designed with food manufacturing in mind, so making them even remotely functional for that purpose felt like a bit of a fools errand, whereas Katana just works).

    Cons

    While it is very user-friendly and it has the ability to track batches/lots (which is critical for us), we've had to develop workarounds to make it function the way we need it to -- it doesn't quite handle this the way I would envision it should. There are also some minor time wasters. If there's one simple feature I wish they would change, it's being able to type in the expiration dates rather than having to scroll through the calendar manually to select the correct date. This becomes so onerous when receiving multiple items on a PO and having to manually click through/scroll through the calendar to select the correct date as opposed to simply having a field that allows you to type in the date and move on.

    Alternatives Considered

    Fishbowl, MRPeasy and ERPAG

    Reasons for Switching to Katana Manufacturing ERP

    Katana is a great small business solution that I can easily see growing with us. Fishbowl is cost-prohibitive (and honestly at this point, I'd rather just use Katana). MRPeasy and ERPAG are not as well designed and don't work well as a food industry solution -- they made simple tasks feel like running through a maze. The developers at Katana did a beautiful job of creating something intuitively designed that works well across multiple industries while also making it as clean and aesthetic as it is functional. It's a pleasure to use. I've noticed that they also seem to be regularly implementing improvements and updates, which is awesome. Customer support is friendly and responsive. Highly recommend.
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    Katana Manufacturing ERP FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Katana Manufacturing ERP.

    Katana Manufacturing ERP offers the following pricing plans:

    Essential plan from $99 a month. Advanced plan from $299 a month. Professional plan from $799 a month.

    Katana Manufacturing ERP has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000

    Katana Manufacturing ERP supports the following languages:

    English

    Katana Manufacturing ERP supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Katana Manufacturing ERP integrates with the following applications:

    2Ship, BigCommerce, CartRover, Easy Insight, Ecwid, HubSpot CRM, Make, Online Auction System, Pipe17, Pipedrive, Prospect CRM, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Quickbooks Online, Salesforce Platform, Shift4Shop, Shiptheory, Shopify, Shopify Plus, Squarespace, SyncHub, Wix, WooCommerce, Xero, Zapier

    Katana Manufacturing ERP offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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