Who Uses Katana?

Scaling manufacturers using Xero or QuickBooks and selling on eCommerce (Shopify, WooCommerce, BigCommerce).

What Is Katana?

Modern manufacturing & inventory management software for small and scaling businesses. Its visual interface and smart real-time master planning allow to automate workflows, prioritize orders, and see the availability of materials & products in real-time. The Shop Floor Control app provides insights into operations on the floor-level. By offering a wide variety of native and third-party integrations, and an open API, Katana enables manufacturers to get an overview of the entire business.

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

Pricing Details

14-day free trial available.

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Katana deployment and support

Support

  • 24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Business Hours
  • Online

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Katana Features

  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Check-in/Check-out
  • Cost Tracking
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Item Management
  • Reorder Management
  • SKU/UPC Codes
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Supplier Management

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  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Kitting
  • Manufacturing Inventory Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Product Identification
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Warehouse Management

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  • Bills of Material
  • Document Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Order Management
  • Production Scheduling
  • Quality Management
  • Quote Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Safety Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management

View full list of MRP Software

  • Document Management
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Management
  • Order Management
  • Quality Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Traceability

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  • Accounting Integration
  • ERP
  • MES
  • Maintenance Management
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quality Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Safety Management
  • Shipping Management

View full list of Manufacturing Software

  • Automated Scheduling
  • Capacity Planning
  • Change Management
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Quality Management
  • Scheduling
  • What-if Analysis

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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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Joshua P.
Owner
Warehousing, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/05/19

"The best for small manufacturing"

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.

Vendor Response

by Katana MRP on 2020/06/02

Thank you for the feedback and support!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/05/19
Elle R.
Owner
Retail, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/05/14

"Cannot recommend this app enough"

Comments: Honestly has changed my life for the better. I'm no longer running out of supplies and having to do emergency orders (hello, extra shipping fees!). This keeps me organized and helps me to better my time management. I can see every open order that I need to fulfill and planning out supply orders is a breeze. I've recommended this app to every other maker I know because I am that in love with it. I'll use this app for the rest of my life because it is the best thing that's happened to my business in a long time.

Pros: This software legitimately changed the way my business runs. It keeps me accountable for the hundreds of supplies I use on a daily basis and keeps me organized in a way that no lists, or other apps, ever have.

Cons: I can honestly say nothing, this app works so seamlessly and wonderfully. Maybe the load speeds can be a little laggy, but that's mostly because I have a lot of materials I've input. Definitely not an app downfall or issue at all.

Vendor Response

by Katana MRP on 2020/06/02

Thank you for the support!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/05/14
Denis O.
Designer
Printing, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/12/31

"Best MRP/inventory manager for small business"

Comments: Overall, I'm very happy with Katana. Even though I run a small business and the price is relatively high for me, it's still well worth it. Adding new orders is quick and simple, but more importantly, I can instantly see if I have all the required resources at hand. Even if I have a few dozen pending orders, their coloured chart makes it so easy to quickly see if there are any issues.

Pros: Very easy to use without cluttered interface. This was my biggest selling point when comparing Katana to other similar products. Everything is so well organised and easy to glance over, while still offering nearly everything that I need for myself. I also like that any changes in the inventory are immediately reflected in open orders. This is true for everything that I've used so far; as soon as I make a change in one area, it instantly reflects in all others as well.

Cons: I'm missing one feature, but it's more due to the specific nature of my business. It would be great if I could organize my inventory not just by total combined weight, but broken down into individual units as well. For example, if my order requires 500g of plastic in one piece, but I have two separate pieces of 250g each, Katana will show that I have enough resources, even though I can't fill my order since I need one unbroken piece. I've already got in touch with their support about this and they've said my request was put on their wish list, so I'm fairly confident it will eventually get implemented.

Vendor Response

by Katana MRP on 2021/01/13

Thank you for choosing Katana!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/12/31
Verified Reviewer
Founder and CEO
Retail, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
  • Overall Rating
    2 /5
  • Ease of Use
    2 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    2 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    2 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    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!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 2019/09/05
Samantha W.
Warehouse Manager
Retail, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/12/16

"Highly Recommend!"

Comments: We love it. We use this app to help with our growing business. It has made it so easy to keep up with reordering and be able to manage inventory between two stores! The Katana team makes it so easy to use and offer a lot of help! Highly recommend!

Pros: Ease of Use
Easy Implementation
Customer Service
Reorder Options

Cons: I wouldn't say this is a con- but we are really excited for the bar code scanning option they plan to roll out in 2021!

Vendor Response

by Katana MRP on 2020/12/28

Thank you for your review! We are excited to have you as a customer.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/12/16