Katana Manufacturing ERP

9 Reviews 4/5

A materials resource planning system for small to midsize companies looking to streamline order management, inventory, and production.

Product Overview

Katana is a manufacturing ERP to help get inventory control over materials and products in real time. Features allow users to manage orders, raw materials, finished products, production recipes, manufacturing, sales, and stock.

Pros

  • Affordable, transparent pricing
  • Real-time inventory tracking across locations
  • Data-driven decision-making support
  • Live inventory management
  • Responsive live support
  • Straightforward and easy to use

Cons

  • Only one full-access included in paid plans
  • Essential plan lacks batch tracking and shop floor operators
  • No mobile app
  • No API or hook option for further integration

Target Market

Katana Manufacturing ERP is tailored for various industries, from apparel and electronics to food and aerospace. Designed for small to mid-sized manufacturers, it offers a visual platform to seamlessly manage inventory, production, and sales.

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Key Features

  • Inventory Management: It offers serial number, batch, and expiry date tracking for faster recall processes. View inventory in real-time across all channels and locations for accurate stock levels.
  • Sales Order Management: Generate insights on sales performance and view all sales data from a single location. Businesses can also provide partial shipping and invoicing for better customer satisfaction.
  • Planning and Forecasting: Manufacturers can use data to forecast customer demand, which can lead to better stock levels in the future by ordering and producing the correct amount of materials.
  • End-to-end Traceability: Track products from procurement to the final invoice.
  • Purchase Order Management: The system has flexible unit pricing for different product sizing options. Users can issue orders directly from the system for faster procurement.
  • Warehouse Management: Implement barcode scanning, label printing, bin locations, and stocktake for total warehouse control.
  • API: Create custom workflows via its built-in API.

Katana MRP Pricing

The cost of Katana MRP starts at $179/month for the Starter plan, which includes 1 inventory location. The Standard plan starts at $359/month for 3 inventory locations. The Professional plan starts at $799/month for up to 10 inventory locations.

Katana also offers a Professional Plus plan for large-scale companies starting at $1,799/month. There is a free trial available. There is no free version available.

Integrations

  • Shopify
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Quickbooks Online
  • Zapier
  • Integromat
Starting Price
$179 /month
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Pricing Details
Price is per month billed annually. Month to month pricing is available.

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User Reviews of Katana Manufacturing ERP

★★★★★
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Submitted on February 23rd, 2024 by Anonymous

The software itself appears to have all of our needed features but we are having such a difficult time understanding the program, we have stopped inputting any type of data into it. We were hopeful the technical support would resolve any issues but there doesn’t appear to be any. You can only email but we are yet to get any of our issues resovled. We are afraid if we enter any formulations into the system we will lose that data permanently. It is not a software we could confidently continue to operate on.

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Submitted on January 8th, 2024 by Gonzalo Vazquez

It has been very painful all year long we have worked with the software. I highly suggest to look for other more reliable options

The Good…

Easy to use at the beginning

The Bad…

Lack of functions. There’s no transaction history, so is difficult to track the common problems with transactions. Buggy. Bad service overall.

★★★★★
★★★★★
Submitted on March 16th, 2023 by Anonymous

We’re still using them but probably moving from them and going to NetSuite. It wasn’t the best solution but it was the only solution at the time; we were under a time crunch but we’ve made it work. It doesn’t do anything with invoicing or bringing stuff over to QuickBooks or whatever accounting system you’re using. Pretty much stand alone - no invoicing. I mean it does sales order but you have to create invoices from the sales order. Our old system used to create invoices so we’ve added a little more work than we anticipated. Support was pretty good. We were limited to who we could use for our shipping service. I think we ended up going to 2Ship and then they had to come in and do some programming. Kinda last minute stuff to make everything work. You’re probably getting what you’re paying for with Katana. It’s not the most expensive but its not the cheapest.

★★★★★
★★★★★
Submitted on December 29th, 2021 by Anonymous

Helped our small business plan our resources better and reduce waiting time as well as wasted inventory. The reports are very easy to use.

The Good…

Most probably the reports function.

The Bad…

It could have more customizable complex functions, like more preprogrammed quantity management types already as options. But it’s always possible to reach out to them directly to get something set up.

★★★★★
★★★★★
Submitted on June 13th, 2019 by Kelly Costello

Katana keeps accurate stock of our assemblies and ingredients so that I can plan out manufacturing and get instant feedback on whether or not I have enough resources in stock to complete an order.

This software has saved me nearly $20,000 in annual payroll because I was able to almost completely replace an employee with this software. THAT is how much time it has saved us, 20 hours a week of counting, spreadsheeting, ordering and fixing mistakes. Now that I have Katana, I can’t live without it.

★★★★★
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Submitted on June 13th, 2019 by Rafael Matos

Katana’s automatic raw material management and simple entries system makes for a super easy solution. It’s a tool that tackles all our struggles in identifying material needs for both our MTO and our MTS products. We just wish we’d adopted it sooner.

★★★★★
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Submitted on June 13th, 2019 by Madeline White

At first, we approached work ad-hoc, mainly doing everything by estimations. But once we got started with Katana, we were able to formulate a schedule and get our stock under control. Before, we would quite often experience delays but, since using Katana, we’ve been able to be on top of our order fulfillment.

★★★★★
★★★★★
Submitted on June 13th, 2019 by Anonymous

Best Shopify app out there for managing orders if you make-to-order and track inventory. It’s simple to use and the straight to the point layout makes it a breeze for any user. Lots of highly complex ERP systems struggle to do the basic tasks that this system handles from day one. A must-have if you make-to-order.

★★★★★
★★★★★
Submitted on June 13th, 2019 by Anonymous

We’ve switched to Katana to manage our entire inventory and manufacturing process for our Shopify store. The tool is great, very intuitive and extremely detailed. If you actually produce stuff, sell on Shopify and want to grow, this is the tool that you need to manage your back-end like a pro.