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Katana Manufacturing ERP Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Katana Manufacturing ERP product overview

Price starts from

99

Per month

Flat Rate

What is Katana Manufacturing ERP?

Katana Manufacturing ERP gives you total visibility over all the moving parts of your business. Real-time master planning features allow manufacturers to monitor all vital business processes and operations in one centralized platform. Katana also integrates with leading e-commerce, accounting, CRM, automation, and reporting service providers like Shopify, WooCommerce, Xero, QuickBooks Online, Salesforce, Zapier, and make.com among many others. You can also create custom workflows using Katana's open API.

Key benefits of using Katana Manufacturing ERP

  • Stay on top of your inventory, from raw materials to finished goods. Katana automatically tracks stock movements across the production cycle and multiple warehouses, allowing you to maintain optimal inventory levels at all locations.

  • Automate all tasks associated with your master production schedule with Katana’s real-time master planner to streamline your entire manufacturing process. Katana tracks inventory in real-time, automatically allocating available materials and finished products to fulfill orders. You can also prioritize your schedule based on demand.

  • 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 operational costs, and assign raw inventory, subassemblies, and finished goods to orders as soon as they’re generated.

  • Use Katana's barcode scanning features to quickly identify products and materials and keep track of items and batch numbers when receiving, consuming, or counting goods.

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

  • Batch or lot tracking allows you quickly track and trace all your materials and products with ease. Batch and expiry date tracking give you the end-to-end traceability you need to stay industry compliant.

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

  • View production task and ingredient list by task and take your floor-level operations to the next level with Katana's Shop Floor App. Easily create, set up, and remove shop floor operators, track the time spent on a task with Start, Pause, and Resume options, and track real versus actual materials used.

  • Automate workflows via seamless integrations with popular e-commerce and accounting platforms, like Shopify, WooCommerce, BigCommerce, Amazon, eBay, Xero, QuickBooks Online, and more. Take advantage of other integrations via Zapier, and build your own custom workflows with Katana's open API.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    FAQs/Forum
    24/7 (Live rep)
    Chat
    Email/Help Desk
    Knowledge Base
    Phone Support

    Training options

    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    Videos

    Katana Manufacturing ERP pricing information

    Value for money

    4.6

    /5

    138

    Starting from

    99

    Per month

    Flat Rate

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

    Value for money contenders

    Katana Manufacturing ERP features

    Functionality

    4.3

    /5

    138

    Total features

    95

    12 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Activity Dashboard
    Third Party Integrations
    Inventory Management
    API
    Billing & Invoicing
    Data Import/Export
    Alerts/Notifications
    Document Management

    Functionality contenders

    Katana Manufacturing ERP users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.7

    /5

    138

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9.07/10
    Rating distribution

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    1

    Pros
    It is really great at helping us track our costs and meet our delivery standards. It connects natively to Shopify which is a big bonus and helps us pull for our orders more efficiently.

    AR

    Atlas R.

    It's great to be able to log in on any computer without having to install software, and it's done an amazing job of keeping our inventory tidy and up-to-date.

    BK

    Brandon K.

    We ran into a few hiccups at the beginning and the support team was very responsive and helpful in helping us remedy our issues.
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    Liz S.

    Cons
    It's still relatively young product and there are few features missing here and there.

    BS

    Bartosz S.

    A drawback is the inability to track shipping supplies, leaving those to be manually tracked for replenishment.

    KS

    Keli S.

    I've been working with manufacturing businesses for years, and for years I've lamented Xero's relatively weak inventory management system.
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    Jared H.

    Overall rating contenders

    Overall Rating
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    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    The best for small manufacturing

    Reviewed 2 years ago
    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

    Thank you for the feedback and support!

    Overall Rating
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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Intuitive, Fast To Implement, and Beautifully Designed

    Reviewed 8 months ago
    Pros

    The user interface is clean and very intuitive, requiring essentially no time to learn. Some of the other MRP solutions we tried were difficult to navigate and use, and training on them would have been labor intensive and costly. Katana is beautifully designed, and the batch-tracking and inventory management is easy to adapt to our business (MRPeasy/ERPAG were very clearly not designed with food manufacturing in mind, so making them even remotely functional for that purpose felt like a bit of a fools errand, whereas Katana just works).

    Cons

    While it is very user-friendly and it has the ability to track batches/lots (which is critical for us), we've had to develop workarounds to make it function the way we need it to -- it doesn't quite handle this the way I would envision it should. There are also some minor time wasters. If there's one simple feature I wish they would change, it's being able to type in the expiration dates rather than having to scroll through the calendar manually to select the correct date. This becomes so onerous when receiving multiple items on a PO and having to manually click through/scroll through the calendar to select the correct date as opposed to simply having a field that allows you to type in the date and move on.

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    • Likelihood to recommend1/10

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    Overpriced and insecure

    Reviewed 20 days ago

    Too expensive, cheaper to purchase some of the Tier One options out there. Insecure as your users have wide open access to all features - including the dreaded "delete all" function.

    Pros

    The software has the **potential** to be good.

    Cons

    There are only 2 user levels "Superusers" with access to all levels of creative and destructive features, and warehouse operators, with access to make to BOM instructions. The lack of "sales team" and other intemediate levels of access is a killer.

    Vendor response

    Hi Bill, We're aware our user permissions could be improved, and just around the corner in Q3 '22 we're launching a new and improved version with much more flexibility. We're currently building this out as we've received similar feedback in the past, thanks for your feedback on the topic too! I'd also like to clear up how user permissions are working currently too, we have 3 levels of users;...

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    A lot of bang for the buck!

    Reviewed 3 months ago

    We were able to implement Katana as our central point for our entire software stack. Each piece of software gets its orders and data from Katana. Normally, I would be hesitant to put any of the software that small business sees on a daily basis into this important position. I had no issue putting Katana into this position.

    Pros

    This software has a fantastic feel to make working in it incredibly efficient. As a person that works with software/web design/development, I can appreciate the attention paid to this incredibly complex platform.

    Cons

    There isn't much we don't like. Most of the small things are already in the development cycle and they include small things like being able to customize Katana a bit more for our specific needs. Column order, custom fields, field mapping of API connections, etc.

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    The MRP system I wish I'd always had

    Reviewed a year ago

    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...

    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.

    Katana Manufacturing ERP FAQs and common questions

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Katana Manufacturing ERP offer?

    Katana Manufacturing ERP has the following pricing plans:
    Starting from: $99.00/month
    Pricing model: Subscription
    Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)


    Q. Who are the typical users of Katana Manufacturing ERP?

    Katana Manufacturing ERP has the following typical customers:
    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


    Q. What languages does Katana Manufacturing ERP support?

    Katana Manufacturing ERP supports the following languages:
    English


    Q. Does Katana Manufacturing ERP support mobile devices?

    Katana Manufacturing ERP supports the following devices:
    Android, iPad, iPhone


    Q. Does Katana Manufacturing ERP offer an API?

    Yes, Katana Manufacturing ERP has an API available for use.


    Q. What other apps does Katana Manufacturing ERP integrate with?

    Katana Manufacturing ERP integrates with the following applications:
    Wix, Shopify Plus, Make, WooCommerce, Zapier, QuickBooks Online Advanced, 2Ship, Pipedrive, Shift4Shop, Squarespace, Ecwid, CartRover , Quickbooks Online, Pipe17, Easy Insight, Salesforce Platform, Xero, Prospect CRM, HubSpot CRM, BigCommerce, Shopify


    Q. What level of support does Katana Manufacturing ERP offer?

    Katana Manufacturing ERP offers the following support options:
    FAQs/Forum, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat, Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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