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

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Katana deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • 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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  • API
  • 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
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  • Warehouse Management

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  • Accounting Integration
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  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
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  • 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
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  • Accounting
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  • Activity Dashboard
  • Automated Scheduling
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Change Management
  • 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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  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customization
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Entry
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Linking
  • Data Management
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Visualization
  • Defect Tracking
  • Excel Loader
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  • Inventory Tracking
  • Job Management
  • Monitoring
  • OPC Data Collection
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Point-of-Production Analysis
  • Process Control
  • Production Management
  • Production Tracking
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Data Collection
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Reporting & Statistics
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  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
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  • Discount Management
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  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Marketing
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
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  • Loyalty Program
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  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
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  • Multi-Location
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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.
VP Operations
Food Production, 2-10 Employees
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 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/03/25
Chris P.
Manufacturing Manager
Renewables & Environment, 2-10 Employees
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 2019/09/09

"Most affordable MRP system for small manufacturers"

Comments: Katana has been extremely responsive with receiving feedback on the product and working in product improvements based on that feedback. There have already been multiple issues I had with the product early on that they have reacted to feedback on and implemented changes. Great customer service.

Pros: I love the value. We were stuck using excel to manage our inventory for a long time because there were no affordable options until Katana came along. I am able to maintain accurate stock levels much more easily now.

Cons: There are a few minor inconveniences that are small time wasters. One example is not being able to shift/ctrl click multiple items and drag them around as a group when reorganizing priority rank of manufacturing orders. Since we have multilevel subassemblies I spend more time dragging around manufacturing orders to organize the order I want them completed in and I could save some time if I could drag items around as a group.

Vendor Response

by Katana MRP on 2019/09/10

Chris, thank you for sharing your experience with Katana!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/09/09
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
Paul M.
Head of Operations
Consumer Goods, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/03/22
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