Katana Manufacturing ERP

Manufacturing ERP that makes your business life easier.

About Katana Manufacturing ERP

Katana offers a manufacturing ERP that makes daily life easier for you and your business. Bring your manufacturing operations into a single platform with integrations for sales, accounting, and shipping, get total visibility of everything you’re working on, and data to help you predict trends and make more informed business decisions.

There’s also our Shop Floor App to work remotely with your in-house team, batch tracking for total traceability, and automation for resources and reorders.

*Live inventory management* - Set up reorder points and prioritize sales and manufacturing orders to optimize your 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 product lifecycle stages.

*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

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Key benefits of Katana Manufacturing ERP

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

  • Automatically track stock movement across your production cycle and multiple warehouses, allowing you to maintain optimal inventory levels at all locations

  • Automate tasks from your master production schedule using Katana’s real-time master planner to streamline your manufacturing process

  • Track inventory in real-time and automatically allocate available materials and finished products to fulfill orders

  • Automate your workflows via seamless integrations with popular e-commerce and accounting platforms, like Shopify, WooCommerce, BigCommerce, Xero, QuickBooks Online, and more

  • Take advantage of other integrations via Zapier, and build your own custom workflows with Katana's open API

  • Build BOMs and track material availability for make-to-order workflows or fulfill orders from available product stock

  • As soon as orders are generated, you’ll get automatic inventory adjustments, calculated operational costs, and assigned raw inventory

  • Use barcode scanning 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

  • Batch or lot tracking allows you to quickly track and easily trace all your materials and products, and batch and expiry date tracking give you end-to-end traceability to stay industry compliant

  • 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 time spent on tasks, and track real versus actual materials used
  • 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 & the 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: 108

    • API
    • Accounting Integration
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Backorder Management
    • Barcode Printing
    • Barcode Recognition
    • Barcode/Ticket Scanning
    • 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
    • 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
    (142)
    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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    Jeff
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    • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Katana has made a huge improvement to our business process!

    Reviewed on 16/12/2020

    I was extremely happy to find this app after months of struggling to keep track (using a spreadsheet...

    I was extremely happy to find this app after months of struggling to keep track (using a spreadsheet) of current quantity for

    1.) In stock blank shirts (various colors and sizes)
    2.) Ordered blanks (various colors, sizes, and suppliers)
    3.) Sales of finish products (various styles, colors, sizes, and designs.)

    Making a Purchase Order list took way to long to complete each day. With Katana, tracking what we have and what we needed got so much easier and I was able to focus on more important business decisions. Before Katana I was over and under ordering ingredients.

    I would recommend this app to anyone who uses Shopify and wants to make managing inventory of raw materials, ingredients, and sales orders easier.

    Pros

    Improved our ability to track shared ingredients for the products we sell.
    Easy to know what quantity of ingredients to buy and who to buy it from.
    Connects to Shopify and updates automatically.
    Amazing customer support.

    Cons

    It took some time to learn the software and create ingredients for each product - but is worth while.

    Response from Katana MRP

    Thank you!

    Klaus
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    • Industry: Machinery
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
    • Review Source

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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    First Impression KATANA - perfect fit for smaller companies which do not need a complex...

    Reviewed on 21/8/2020

    For our requirements, set-up and company size the best we could find and test!
    We will manage...

    For our requirements, set-up and company size the best we could find and test!
    We will manage inventory/warehouse with 5000+ items, handle products with ingredients & operations, edit quotes, generate sales orders and mark received orders as shipped for automated invoice generation in Quickbooks. The cloud-based concept and the reduced complexity combined with an intuitivbe operatzion makes this SW easy to install and to work with if you have a team in different geographic locatioopns (as we have).
    Set-up of KATANA is absolutely simple, mostl yself-explanatory and can be done by any "power-user" without need of (expensive) external ERP-consultants.

    Pros

    Handling of inventory, items, products, ingredients, sales orders - all this is handled in a very efficient, clear and easy to use way. Makes the difference compared to many alternative MRP-/ERP-systems.
    Connector to QuickBooks with automatic trigger for invoices in QB once the products are marked as shipped in KATANA.
    Connector to Shopify for on-line sale of spare parts.
    100% helpful and open minded customer service - very helpful in helping to understand all features and finding the best workflow for specific situations.

    Cons

    There are some functions/features which need improvement, e.g. the customization of documents such as Quotations so every company can generate a set of individual template to serve different areas (machines, spare parts, service,..). 3-5 custom fields for Quotes/Sales Orders/Products would be helpful. Althoug KATANA is intended to be a MRP-system it would be helpful to integrate SERVICE-articles (not only MAKE or BUY articles). This would allow to add a possible service portion to a spare parts quote.
    Dedicated Delivery Notes (with partial shipments) would be a great feature.

    Alternatives Considered

    Dynamics 365 and Sage 100

    Reasons for Choosing Katana Manufacturing ERP

    Due to a downsizing in manufacturing we decided to look for a faster, more flexible, less complicated MRP-system which is cloud-based and would have good and propven interfaces to a standard accounting SW and to an on-line shop (spare parts).

    Switched From

    Dynamics 365 and Sage 100

    Reasons for Switching to Katana Manufacturing ERP

    Simplicity with at the same time well covered basic features, ease of use, intuitive, cloud-based.

    Response from Katana MRP

    Thank you! Glad you are getting value out of Katana.

    Andre
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

    There are many shortcomings with this software

    Reviewed on 1/4/2022

    Manufacturing process

    Manufacturing process

    Pros

    Ease of use, easy to implement and overall ease of use

    Cons

    Shortcomings, bugs, and ever-changing pricing models

    David
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    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Just what I needed

    Reviewed on 18/6/2020

    Overall I have been very pleased. I know have a solid grasp of my inventory and am informed when I...

    Overall I have been very pleased. I know have a solid grasp of my inventory and am informed when I need to reorder materials. This has been a real game changer for my business and has allowed us to scale our manufacturing.

    Pros

    Katana integrates with my Shopify Site very easily and makes bundling products on my Shopify so much easier to track.

    We also make candles and kits in house. Katana makes tracking inventory so much easier allowing me to know without guess or counting my materials how much of any particular object I can produce at any given time.

    Cons

    It would be nice if there were barcodes, but I hear feature is coming soon. It would also be nice if I sell out of an object that is apart of a bundle that it would then make the bundle unavailable on my shopify site. I believe this is also in the works.

    Alternatives Considered

    MRPeasy

    Reasons for Switching to Katana Manufacturing ERP

    The user interface was much more straight forward. It was robust and comprehensive without being overwhelming.

    Response from Katana MRP

    Thank you for the review! Indeed, both mentioned features are on our roadmap.

    Cecilia
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Monthly for 6-12 months
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Katana Make Production Visible

    Reviewed on 15/5/2020

    It has been a very positive experience, putting joy in my work.

    It has been a very positive experience, putting joy in my work.

    Pros

    I love this software because of the ease of use and the workflow methodology. The drill down ability for stock and manufactured items are great. We have managed to get a lot more information on staff productivity through exporting complete manufacture orders data and reporting. I also love it that support is real and that I now know some of the team personally. They answer queries fast and efficiently.

    Cons

    All the current issues I have are in development.
    For example:
    1. Adding landing costs to purchase order items
    2. Multi Currency
    3. Back Order information

    Alternatives Considered

    Unleashed

    Reasons for Switching to Katana Manufacturing ERP

    We were using Evolution at the time and were really struggling to get real-time data. We converted to XERO as an accounting package but needed stronger manufacturing software. A friend recommended Katana and after a demo at her office, and a online real-time demo with [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] at Katana, I was sold. (It was impossible to get a demo that suited my schedule from the other app's we considered. That already made me very concern) We decided on Katana and am glad to see their dedication and growth as a company.

    Response from Katana MRP

    Thank you for the feedback and support!

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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:

    • Starting from: US$99.00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    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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