Katana Cloud offers production scheduling, inventory management, and order tracking in one streamlined solution. Eliminate production bottlenecks and disorganized inventory. Improve efficiency, reduce costs, and boost profitability. Ready to optimize your production? Try Katana Cloud today for manufacturing success.

Katana Specifications

Production Planning

Inventory Management

Quality Control

Supply Chain Management

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What Is Katana Software?

Overview

Katana manufacturing software is a cloud-based solution designed for small, medium-sized and large manufacturers in various industries such as food and beverage, electronics, and fashion. The enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution helps overcome business challenges such as stockouts, inefficient production planning, and manual inventory management by providing an intuitive and centralized platform to streamline operations, optimize resources, and boost productivity. 

Katana Pricing 

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Katana Integrations 

Katana ERP can integrate with third-party software applications across various functions, such as accounting, e-commerce, reporting, shipping, forecasting, etc. Some features integrations inlcude:  

  • QuickBooks Online 
  • Shopify 
  • Xero  
  • WooCommerce 
  • Amazon 

Who Is Katana Software For? 

Designed for businesses of all sizes, Katana serves a wide range of industries. These include automotive, apparel, custom arts, food and beverage, electronics, and many others. 

Is Katana Right For You? 

The user-friendly interface and scalability offered by Katana make it an ideal solution for growing businesses seeking to improve their manufacturing processes and achieve better inventory control. By automating key tasks and providing accurate data insights, the software empowers manufacturers to make informed decisions. 

Notable brands using Katana include Buttercream Clothing, Hornby Organic, and VitaCore. Read Katana reviews to learn what other users think.

Still not sure if Katana is right for you? Read Katana reviews to learn what existing users say about the software. You can also contact us at (661) 384-7070 for further assistance.  

Katana Features

This feature dynamically calculates production schedules based on available resources, customer demand, and inventory levels. Using this tool, businesses can ensure optimal utilization of resources and minimize stockouts.

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Katana provides up-to-date visibility into inventory levels across multiple warehouses. Manufacturers can track stock levels in real-time and improve order fulfillment rates.

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The omnichannel order management feature centralizes order processing from various sales channels, such as e-commerce platforms and retail stores. It streamlines order fulfillment, automates order routing, minimizes manual errors, and enhances customer satisfaction by ensuring timely order delivery.

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Using this feature, manufacturers can create efficient and optimized production schedules. It helps allocate resources effectively, balance workload across machines and personnel, reduce bottlenecks, and streamline manufacturing processes.

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Katana supports contract manufacturing by providing comprehensive tools to manage and track subcontracted production. Manufacturers can collaborate with external suppliers, monitor subcontracted orders, and maintain quality control.

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Pros and Cons of Katana

Pros

  • Cloud-based deployment
  • User-friendly interface
  • Mobile app available

Cons

  • Calendar chart is not available
  • Limited customization options

Katana Reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

156 Reviews

Rating Distribution

5

star

(119)

4

star

(32)

3

star

(1)

2

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(2)

1

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(2)

December 2023

Small Manufacturing MRP

Matt

Furniture

Ease of use

7

Value for money

10

Customer Support

10

Functionality

10

Pros

The inventory management software is great considering its price

Cons

I wish Katana had better compatibility with other programs, especially Extensive which we use for most of our other plugins. It would also be great if there was a way to track cutting programs.

October 2023

Kina Group and the Katana Experience.

Prosper

Food & Beverages

Ease of use

10

Value for money

10

Customer Support

10

Functionality

8

Pros

What I appreciate the most about Katana is its Knowledge Base. It provides answers to all my questions and has resourceful tutorials on how to navigate the system

Cons

As a newcomer to the system, I haven't encountered anything that I dislike about Katana so far.

September 2023

A Thoughtful New Take on MRPs

Alex

Furniture

Ease of use

10

Value for money

10

Customer Support

8

Functionality

7

Pros

The ease of use, in comparison to larger MRP systems, helps me keep my team on track.

Cons

There are a few missing features that I wish Katana had, such as custom fields and tiered pricing.

September 2023

Working with Katana

Andrew

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Ease of use

10

Value for money

10

Customer Support

10

Functionality

10

Pros

It's extremely easy to use. After using other systems like inFlow, I find its visually clean interface refreshing. Using it is truly satisfying.

Cons

I have very few complaints. One thing I wonder is why they don't allow non-stock items (we can't be the only ones!). We have to create imaginary non-stock items to keep the system running smoothly, but it's a minor gripe that doesn't affect us much.

September 2023

Katana for a small manufacturer

Brad

Textiles

Ease of use

10

Value for money

8

Customer Support

10

Functionality

8

Pros

Managing products and variants is made easy with Katana. Since our products have numerous variants, it's convenient to handle them all at once. Our previous MRP system required us to create a unique BOM for each variant, which was time consuming

Cons

There are a few improvements I'd like to see in Katana. Firstly, the ability to set a minimum order quantity. Secondly, the option to reject or separate second-quality parts in a manufacturing lot. It would also be helpful to have an easy way to view the product list without breaking it down into variants. Additionally, it would be great to have the ability to show only certain BOM items on the shop floor app, as consumables like glue and tape don't need to be displayed.

August 2023

Food Manufacturing ERP system

Hanif

Food Production

Ease of use

10

Value for money

7

Customer Support

8

Functionality

8

Pros

I really love the user interface and how easy it is to work with the system. It's very intuitive, and with the instructional videos, I was able to grasp the basics quickly. The flexibility the system offers in terms of uploading information through Excel is impressive. Additionally, the seamless integration with QuickBooks Online is a nice feature

Cons

One of the missing features, which they are currently working on, is SKU-based sales forecasting. This would be a valuable addition as it would allow us to input our expected sales for each SKU and have the system forecast demand. Another issue is that when we have a price rule for a client in QuickBooks, Katana doesn't recognize it. So, when the invoice is pushed to QuickBooks, we have to manually accept the price rule for each individual line. It's not a major issue, but it can be a bit of a hassle.

August 2023

First time Katana user

Brent

Machinery

Ease of use

8

Value for money

10

Customer Support

10

Functionality

8

Pros

The setup process is quick and easy, and the customer service is exceptional. We appreciate the simple interface, which makes training others a breeze. The Excel templates allow us to bulk upload all the necessary data categories without the need for manual uploading.

Cons

It would be more convenient if Katana had a more circular workflow, as sometimes you have to jump back and forth within the system to complete a task. Regarding the production operation feature, it would be helpful if there was an option to set a default number of labor hours per task, so it isn't required with each manufacturing order setup.

August 2023

thanks for the support! great company

edward

Wholesale

Ease of use

10

Value for money

10

Customer Support

10

Functionality

10

Pros

The team was incredibly helpful, making it easy for me to set up.

Cons

The setup process was easy, and I didn't encounter anything that I didn't like.

August 2023

good overall

frank

Wholesale

Ease of use

8

Value for money

8

Customer Support

10

Functionality

8

Pros

Integration with QuickBooks is excellent for manufacturing and inventory management.

Cons

Unfortunately, its not possible to move existing sales orders to the quote or canceled status.

August 2023

New User

Lisa

Food & Beverages

Ease of use

10

Value for money

8

Customer Support

10

Functionality

8

Pros

The software is very user friendly, and I appreciate the automatic saving feature. It's also convenient to be able to edit transactions

Cons

I would appreciate the ability to process payments through eCommerce directly in Katana, rather than having to do it manually.

Frequently Asked Questions

Katana is a business tool that caters to various industries regardless of their size. These industries include but are not limited to automotive, apparel, custom arts, food and beverage, electronics, and more.