Katana Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Katana

Smart and Visual Manufacturing & Inventory Software for SMBs

4.76/5 (85 reviews)

Katana overview

What is Katana?

Katana is a modern manufacturing & inventory management software for small and scaling businesses. Its visual interface and smart real-time master planning allow manufacturers to get an overview of the entire business from one centralized point of truth. Katana integrates popular eCommerce and accounting service providers such as Shopify, WooCommerce, Xero, and QuickBooks to name a few. Katana has an open API should the user want to build their own integrations.

With Katana, you can prioritize orders, see the availability of raw materials & finished goods in real-time, and ensure end-to-end traceability of materials and products. Katana automatically follows the stock movements across the production cycle and in multiple warehouses allowing you to maintain optimal inventory levels.

Build BOMs and track material availability for make to order workflows or fulfill the order from available product stock. Easily create, set-up, and remove shop floor operators and receive real-time manufacturing insights from the floor-level app, and track manufacturing costs based on product recipes and production operations.

Intuitive design, self-onboarding, and implementation. Katana's color-coded dashboard allows you to easily navigate your business, from sales channels to manufacturing operations, and quickly get an overview of manufacturing business. An extensive knowledge base, tutorial videos, and live support will get you started right away. Implementation help from our team as well as your local implementation partners.
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Pricing

Starting from
$99/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
Value for money
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan and 3 other markets, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English
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Katana user reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
  4.7
  4.4
  4.7
  4.9
Joshua Paulson

The best for small manufacturing

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-05-19
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Response from Katana MRP


Thank you for the feedback and support!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Elle Rogers

Cannot recommend this app enough

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-05-14
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Response from Katana MRP


Thank you for the support!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Denis Obrul

Best MRP/inventory manager for small business

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-12-31
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Response from Katana MRP


Thank you for choosing Katana!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

I dont understand all the great reviews

Used occasionally for free trial
Reviewed 2019-09-05
Review Source: GetApp

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?!

Response from Katana MRP


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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Likelihood to recommend: 2/10

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Samantha Woods

Highly Recommend!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-12-16
Review Source: Capterra

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!

Response from Katana MRP


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

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Katana pricing

Starting from
$99/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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Essential plan - from $99 per month
PRO plan - from $299 per month

Katana features

API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Data Import/Export
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration

Automatic Notifications (144 other apps)
Calendar Management (116 other apps)
Customer Database (112 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (137 other apps)
Document Management (136 other apps)
Document Storage (102 other apps)
Electronic Payments (132 other apps)
Invoice Management (150 other apps)
Reminders (112 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (248 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Videos and tutorials

Additional information for Katana

Key features of Katana

  • API access
  • Accounting
  • Advanced floor level features
  • Automated inventory level updates
  • Barcode scanning
  • Batch & serial number tracking
  • Cost & quantity tracking
  • Customer & supplier contacts
  • Discount management
  • Floor-level tracking
  • Invoicing & payments tracking
  • Kitting
  • Knowledge base access
  • Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing & production planning
  • Manufacturing costing
  • Manufacturing execution
  • Manufacturing grid
  • Material availability management
  • Material requirements planning (MRP)
  • Multi-currency
  • Multi-currency support
  • Multi-level production recipes
  • Multi-location support
  • Multi-warehouse support
  • Order tracking
  • Portfolio management
  • Price lists
  • Prioritizing
  • Procurement management
  • Product & material cards
  • Product configurator
  • Product profitability calculations
  • Product recipes
  • Production pipeline management
  • Production scheduling
  • Purchase orders
  • Purchasing management
  • QuickBooks integration
  • Real-time inventory control
  • Reorder management
  • Sales management
  • Sales order fulfillment pipeline
  • Sales, purchasing & manufacturing tracking
  • Search / filter
  • Shop floor app
  • Shopify & WooCommerce integrations
  • Status tracking
  • Stock level optimization
  • Task management
  • Visual production planning
  • Work order lists
  • Workstation management
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Benefits

Katana allows you to stay on top of your inventory - from raw materials to finished goods, it automatically follows stock movements across the production cycle and in multiple warehouses allowing you to maintain optimal inventory levels.

Unique real-time master production planner automates the tasks associated with putting together your master production schedule and streamlines the entire process. Track inventory in real-time, automatically allocating available material and finished products to fulfill orders, prioritize your schedule so you see what’s important.

Build BOMs and track material availability for make to order workflows or fulfill the order from available product stock. Let Katana make automatic inventory adjustments, calculate operations costs, and assign raw inventory, subassemblies, and finished goods to orders as soon as they’re generated.

Sync sales orders from multiple channels into a single dashboard to plan and prioritize production. Track the status of manufacturing orders at multiple locations and inventory levels at different warehouses.

Batch and lot tracking. Katana helps you quickly track and trace all your materials and products with ease. Ensure end-to-end traceability and expiry date tracking.

Get a simplified but complete overview of the status of your manufacturing operations so you can easily manage your resources, set tasks for team members, and monitor the progress of projects.

Bring your floor-level operations to the next level by viewing the production task and ingredient list for each task in the Shop Floor Control app. Easily create, set-up, and remove shop floor operators, track the time spent on a task with a start, pause, and resume options, and track real vs. actual materials used in a task.

Automate workflows via seamless integrations with popular eCommerce and accounting platforms, such as Shopify, WooCommerce, Xero and Quickbooks. Take advantage of various other integrations via Zapier, and build your own integrations with Katana open API.