Who Uses Katana?

Manufacturers using Xero or QuickBooks Online and selling on e-commerce platforms like Shopify, WooCommerce, BigCommerce, Amazon, eBay, Etsy, and more.

What Is Katana?

Katana is a manufacturing ERP that gives you a live look at your business. Features include live inventory and manufacturing management, batch tracking for end-to-end traceability, a Shop Floor App for total floor-level control, open API, and a growing channel partner network. Real-time master planning features automate resource allocation based on prioritized sales orders and integrations with e-commerce, accounting, CRM, and reporting services to centralize all key business operations.

Katana Details

Katana MRP

https://katanamrp.com

Founded 2016

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Katana pricing overview

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Katana does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Katana paid version starts at US$99,00/month.


Starting Price

US$99,00/month See pricing details

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Katana deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)

Training

  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

Katana Features

  • API
  • Activity Tracking
  • Asset Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Printing
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Historical Reporting
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Label Printing
  • Label Templates
  • Labeling
  • Location Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Real Time Data
  • Receiving Labels
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Summary Reports
  • Supplier Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Warehouse Management
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • CRM
  • Contract/License Management
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Reports
  • Distribution Management
  • Document Management
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Forecasting
  • General Ledger
  • HR Management
  • Integrated Business Operations
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Manufacturing Planning
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales Orders
  • Shipping Management
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Warehouse Management
  • Workflow Management

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  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Printing
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Check-in/Check-out
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Item Management
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • SKU/UPC Codes
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Search/Filter
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Shipping Management
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Warehouse Management

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  • Accounting Integration
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  • Cost Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Synchronization
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Kitting
  • Manufacturing Inventory Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Product Identification
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Search/Filter
  • Shipping Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
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  • Vendor Managed Inventory
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  • eCommerce Management

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  • Accounting
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  • Activity Dashboard
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Distribution Management
  • Document Management
  • Estimating
  • Financial Management
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Job Costing
  • Maintenance Management
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Planning Tools
  • Production Management
  • Production Scheduling
  • Production Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Safety Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Shipping Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Traceability
  • Warehouse Management
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Management

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  • Cost Tracking
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Visualization
  • Document Management
  • Estimating
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Job Scheduling
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Planning Tools
  • Production Management
  • Production Scheduling
  • Production Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
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  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Resource Management
  • Safety Management
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
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  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Distribution Management
  • Document Management
  • ERP
  • Financial Management
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • MES
  • Maintenance Management
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Planning Tools
  • Production Management
  • Production Scheduling
  • Production Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Safety Management
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  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Marketing
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Marketplace Integration
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Entry
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Product Catalog
  • Product Data Management
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • SEO Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Social Commerce
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  • Supplier Management
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  • Warehouse Management
  • Website Management
  • eCommerce Management

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  • Contact Database
  • Customer History
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Discount Management
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Labeling
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Entry
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Product Catalog
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recurring Orders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Orders
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  • Shipping Management
  • Special Order Management
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  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Data Visualization
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Forecasting
  • Gantt/Timeline View
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  • Inventory Tracking
  • Job Scheduling
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Monitoring
  • Order Management
  • Planning Tools
  • Prioritization
  • Production Management
  • Production Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resource Management
  • Scheduling
  • Shipping Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Supplier Management
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  • Customization
  • Data Capture and Transfer
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  • Data Linking
  • Data Management
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  • Defect Tracking
  • Excel Loader
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  • Job Management
  • Monitoring
  • OPC Data Collection
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  • Performance Metrics
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  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
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  • Regulatory Compliance
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  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
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  • Discount Management
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  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Marketing
  • Inventory Management
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  • Order Processing
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  • Product Data Management
  • Promotions Management
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Katana Reviews

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Overall rating

4,8/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4,7
Customer Service 4,9
Features 4,4
Value for Money 4,7

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Jared H.
Jared H.
VP Operations
Food Production, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
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    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/03/25

"The MRP system I wish I'd always had"

Comments: 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: Zoho Inventory, MRPeasy and NetSuite

Reasons for Switching to Katana: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/03/25
Paul M.
Head of Operations
Consumer Goods, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
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  • Features & Functionality
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/03/22

"Very Useful"

Comments: The overall experience has been excellent so far. Katana has helped us transition away from using spreadsheets to track our manufacturing operations and really professionalise our processes. It's an integral part of our everyday operations.

Pros: Katana has multiple features which have very useful in improving our manufacturing processes. The ability to create recipes for each product has been a huge help for us as we have quite a lot of raw materials in each finished product. The Shop Floor app has been brilliant for us to track production/assembly time more accurately. This has been a great help in pinpointing an accurate cost per unit.

Cons: The only aspect that hasn't met our expectations so far has been the batch tracking feature. This is an excellent feature and one that would be so helpful for us. However, we need it to work automatically with our Shopify orders and at the moment sales orders can only be attributed to particular batches if you fulfil them on the Katana dashboard. We need this to happen automatically when our Shopify orders are fulfilled.

Alternatives Considered: Orderhive

Reasons for Switching to Katana: Katana was much more suited to our needs in terms of the receipt creation features for each product. The interface was also much simpler than the alternative products we considered.

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  • Reviewed on 2021/03/22
Rowena J.
Financial Controller
Furniture, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/09/11

"Does everything it says it will"

Comments: Like Xero, it's simple but powerful - what's not to like about that?! The support is friendly and helpful (despite only being available online) and the training videos are really well presented and easy to follow. A really good software implementation experience.

Pros: That may not sound very exciting, but in my experience, it's not always a given that getting the features to work is straightforward. But Katana really is both powerful and yet pretty straightforward, although just BECAUSE it has a lot of facility, I would recommend the investment of a little time in watching some of the training videos, which are excellent. Once I'd done that, it was full steam ahead and everything fell beautifully into place. The integration with Xero was completely straightforward and works like a charm. I know that as we go forward and get more and more information into the system it will provide even more, very valuable information for us.

Cons: I have only a couple of really minor niggles; I would prefer to be able to enter dates, rather than having to always pick them off a calendar (for someone who types fast, this slows me down). I'd also like it if when you are "making" a product, if all the components of that product's sub-assembly are available, the software would just go on down the line and automatically make right down to the lowest assembly level. But as I said, these are really minor and would not stop me from wholeheartedly recommending Katana.

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  • Reviewed on 2021/09/11
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Founder and CEO
Retail, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
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    2/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 2019/09/05

"I dont understand all the great reviews"

Pros: The interface is intuitive. The pricing seems okay.

Cons: This software is seriously lacking features. For all those who wrote reviews saying they love the software, I want to know what industry they work in and how they use the app. It doesnt offer very basic features. You can't bulk edit, you literally need to upload an excel sheet if you want to change several products. There are no images for your products. How does it not support images? This is basic database stuff. And currently, you can only manufacture items from one location! Who's rating this software as great?!

Vendor Response

by Katana MRP on 2019/09/30

As a fast growing software, we understand the concerns you have with Katana. At our current development speed, all of the mentioned lacking features are made available by the end of this year. Hope you will give us another chance!

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  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 2019/09/05
Dennis F.
Operatons Manager
Consumer Goods, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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    Unrated
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/06/15

"Exactly What Our Growing Business Needed."

Comments: So far, we are really liking hoe easy it was to setup and get running. The inventory management has improved the flow and processes in our company for the better.

Pros: Ease of use, support, inventory management features, able to create builds/recipes for products (BOM), ability to upload data using Excel, integration with Quickbooks Online

Cons: Cost, certain features do not make sense in the implementation.

Alternatives Considered: Fishbowl, SOS Inventory, Zoho CRM, QuickBooks Online Advanced and QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

Reasons for Switching to Katana: Ease of use and the features. And it looks good.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/06/15