Katana Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

Katana

Smart and Visual Manufacturing & Inventory Software for SMBs

4.76/5 (85 reviews)

Katana Pricing

Starting from: $99.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Essential plan - from $99 per month
PRO plan - from $299 per month

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Katana Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • The ability to streamline production, inventory and invoicing is a huge time saver and really helps with organization. I feel it is a great value for the money that you are spending and it.Kyle K.Read the full review
  • We tried several ERP systems for our manufacturing business without a lot of luck. Katana, without question, is one of the best and more affordable options we've come across.Zach S.Read the full review
  • We ran into a few hiccups at the beginning and the support team was very responsive and helpful in helping us remedy our issues.Liz S.Read the full review
Cons
  • This is not an exaggeration. I was stressed before using this software.Gaz R.Read the full review
  • It was woefully inadequate for our needs, but traditional MPR software was too complicated and expensive.Lucille S.Read the full review
  • 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.Chris P.Read the full review
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25 reviewers had the following to say about Katana's pricing:

Alexander Anishin

Perfect choice for small manufacturing company

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-09-09
Review Source: Capterra

We are a starting up printing company which has been looking for a fast learning curve solution to manage our manufacturing and supply chain data. Katana turned out to be a perfect match for us.

Pros
+ Simplicity. Probably most intuitive specialized software I've used. + Price structure. Very affordable for us. + Customer support.

Cons
- Lack of some "nice to have features". But, it's another side of simplicity and affordability, right?

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Thank you for sharing your experience with Katana!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Lucille Splichal

A must for any manufacturing startup

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-09-24
Review Source: Capterra

Katana has been an absolute game changer for our cosmetics manufacturing business. Prior to this, we were using an inventory management system more suited to home crafters. It was woefully inadequate for our needs, but traditional MPR software was too complicated and expensive. Katana offers the perfect balance between powerful, seamless tracking and a user-friendly interface. It saves us hours of planning time each week and has greatly reduced errors. There's no way we'd be able to scale our quickly-growing business without this software.

Pros
Intuitive, user-friendly interface and powerful, seamless inventory tracking.

Cons
We don't like the per-user pricing model.

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Thank you for showing the love!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Elton Wright

Katana has made my life easier

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

My inventory issues are now a thing of the past. Katana has made it so easy to now sync to Woocommerce, it is so easy to see exactly where my inventory issues are.

Pros
This product is so easy to us. Once it is set up, it tracks your inventory very well, and the integrations with Woocommerce and Xero are excellent add ons as well. I would recommend to anybody

Cons
The pricing is a bit on the expensive side. As it is invoiced in $US, I don't have a fixed price each month, as it is subject to currency fluctuations, because I do not live in the US.

Response from Katana MRP


Thank you for your review! Glad to see you have solved your inventory tracking issues with Katana. Excited for your growth!

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Kelsey Kruse

Lifechanging

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

We make to order and we make to stock. We make standardized products and we also make private label custom products. Katana is the first platform I have found that supports what we do while also being affordable for a new business.

Pros
Katana delivers a lot of value. It fully covers my MRP needs while being affordable to a scaling business.

Cons
I would also like an option to dropship the products that I make for clients and I don't see a way to do that.

Response from Katana MRP


Thank you for the feedback and support!

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

Perfect for what we needed

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

This program has helped us in so many ways. It has already saved me money by reminding me of materials Im running low on that come from the same company I might be ordering from. It is tracking all of my different materials, which in itself is a big job. I'm really enjoying being able to see everything layed out as far as materials and time it takes and profit percentage right there so clearly.

Pros
Inventory tracking, maufacturing orders vs sales orders

Cons
The only thing I would suggest as a change would be to maybe add wholesale and retail pricing for the same product item.

Response from Katana MRP


Thank you for the feedback!

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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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Fergus McCoss

Fantasic

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-09-25
Review Source: Capterra

excellent

Pros
easy to use sync great with all my apps very helpful customer support

Cons
price increase some minor issues with woocommerce

Response from Katana MRP


Thank you for the fantastic feedback!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Laszlo Gyimothi

User friendly inventory and manufacturing management solution for small companies

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-09-13
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The best thing about Katana is that you can follow the whole process of manufacturing. We have tried many similar softwares but they usually lack some crucial components in the manufacturing pipeline. The user interface is extremely easy to use, and their customer support is extraordinary, too.

Cons
It is quite costly, but it is definitely worth the price.

Response from Katana MRP


Thank you for the kind feedback! We always try to provide more value for money and Katana's features keep evolving in time to make an even better impact on your manufacturing and inventory operations.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Zach Dutton

Great Value for Small Manufacturing Businesses

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-01-21
Review Source: Capterra

The overall experience has been a positive one. It does well what is promised, and the support team is helpful while also listening to feedback for future improvements.

Pros
The price makes Katana most attractive. It is also intuitive to set up and use. Katana also provided helpful onboarding assistance.

Cons
The software is a bit limited with respect to features for or customization of PO's.

Response from Katana MRP


Thank you for reviewing Katana!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Chris Pearson

Most affordable MRP system for small manufacturers

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-09-09
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Response from Katana MRP


Chris, thank you for sharing your experience with Katana!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kyle Lippincott

Great MRP tool, some flaws but very responsive and receptive customer service and dev team

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-12-16
Review Source: Capterra

Great MRP for small manufacturers. I find that Katana saves a lot of time and makes it easy to track inventory. Saves me many "counting" trips to different locations.

Pros
Super easy to use, pricing is more clear and streamlined than when we started. Support is great; not always the quickest but 1-2 days usually gets us a thorough and well covered answer to our questions. You can send them suggestions and they will tally in to their dev schedule. Saves a lot of time and nice to be able to access it from any computer.

Cons
There currently (2020) is no option to add fixed costs to POs. This makes tracking cost of inventory a little tougher. I also cannot edit PO templates. Having these features would make cost tracking and insurance claims easier. There is also no support for contractor per unit manufacturing but a simple way to get around this would be to set contractor tasks and payment by the hour and make each unit take 1 hour to finish. This does though make it difficult to track time if you need to track how long production will take. Fortunately we have a good idea of how long something will take without the help of Katana.

Response from Katana MRP


Thank you for your feedback and glad to see you are getting value from Katana. We have also noted down your suggestions.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Joel Siwak

Very easy to use and ideal for production and sales

Used daily for free trial
Reviewed 2020-05-25
Review Source: Capterra

great to remove manual tracking of sales order / SKU

Pros
Great integration with Shopify and Xero Ability to track everything in one place from sales to invoices to production. Work easily with creating customers and invoices through to xero.

Cons
No batch tracking (yet) A little complicated to set up when you have multiple price points for the same SKU and need to input the product card to reflect this as discounts of one set price isnt ideal to flow into xero

Response from Katana MRP


Thank you for the feedback and support!

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Elias Tiong

Simple but Effective Inventory Management

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-12-20
Review Source: Capterra

We've saved countless manhours on tracking inventory. It also makes purchasing decisions a lot easier, with the ability to know at a glance how much of each product you need to buy.

Pros
PROS: - really easy to use, great interface - support is responsive, although we didn't have much need for support thanks to a very thorough and detailed knowledge base - reasonably priced compared to other inventory management systems - good integrations with Shopify, Quickbooks, etc - it made inventory tracking a lot easier for us as a manufacturer. The manhours saved on doing Excel updates to inventory would definitely cost more if you run complex operations

Cons
CONS: - Integration with Quickbooks is a little iffy if you don't login to Quickbooks beforehand - It doesn't have a multicurrency feature for purchase orders (when you buy inventory in a currency different from your main currency) - It's not easy to account for freight costs in the costs of buying raw materials - You can't work in 2 browser tabs without paying for 2 users, this can be a little frustrating

Response from Katana MRP


Thank you for the valuable feedback! Some of your suggestions are already in our roadmap for 2021. Glad to see you are saving time and resources with Katana!

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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ELLOWYN ISAACSON

Great choice for small manufacturer

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-09-06
Review Source: Capterra

I tried several different MRPs before settling with Katana. Some were too clunky, others too expensive, complicated and elaborate. I felt a bit like Goldilocks. Katana was just right. Reasonably priced. Integrating with Quickbooks and Shopify was simple and efficient. The set up was fast. I no longer have to duplicate data entry onto multiple systems. This saves me times and I don't lose track of orders or inventory. I especially like the instant chat feature with their customer service reps. I can leave a quick message or screenshot of a problem and within a day or so, I have a response back and my problem resolved. No need to hire an expensive consultant, anyone could set up Katana and run it.

Pros
Very simple user-interface Was able to set it up quickly and efficiently Continual feature upgrades Simple integration with Shopify & QuickBooks Very responsive customer service Detailed, but not overwhelming

Cons
The upload from Excel was clunky and not helpful. It was faster to just enter in the data directly. There are features I look forward to having but that are not currently available. I know their team will be releasing them in the next year.

Response from Katana MRP


Thank you for the feedback!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Brandon Keeber

Perfect for where we're at right now

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-02-09
Review Source: Capterra

We chose Katana after trying out a couple different MRP's which were either overly complex, over-priced, or didn't fit our needs. We've stuck with Katana based on it's ease-of-use, intuitive design, and delivery of everything we need it to do.

Pros
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. The Purchase Order generator has also made us look very professional to our suppliers. The integration with Shopify is also a huge plus to us as it prevents us from having to manually transfer Shopify orders and automatically removes all parts from the BOM from our inventory. Highly recommended!

Cons
There aren't many, if any things we've come up against yet that Katana didn't support.

Response from Katana MRP


Thank you for the feedback!

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Orion Brown

Great Materials Management Tool

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-05-17
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Lots of inventory apps out there but none are as solid on the materials management side as Katana. Its definitely added value from day one with materials management, out of stocks, and building flexible bill of materials. I can see my costs with real time averages and finally take tangible benefit on my balance sheet for finding cost efficiencies month over month.

Cons
It struggles to integrate with Shopify as efficiently as we need and the features tend to be a bit oversold by the team. We've found gaps in functionality each month that we've had to build process around.

Response from Katana MRP


Thank you for the feedback and support!

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Callee Ackland

Great for small but growing handmade biz!

Used daily for free trial
Reviewed 2020-05-26
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Just completed the free 14 day trial of Katana and have now begun a paid subscription. It took a few days and a bit of frustration to manually add all our products, ingredients, recipes, and current pending wholesale orders from outside of shopify, but having the shopify integration helped a lot. We use three different wholesale platforms (Faire, tundra & Abound), none of which offer automated third party integrations, so we knew we’d have to manually input orders and Katana serves that purpose as our centralized dashboard to see what needs to go out, when, from which platform, if we have it in stock, when we can make it, etc. In two weeks, we’ve already seen an increase in production efficiency and decrease in wholesale turnaround times now that EVERYTHING is being tracked in one place. Highly recommend Katana if you’re a maker, it’s never too early to implement automated systems in your biz!

Cons
Glitches with accurate purchase prices showing up in overall product list. Described it to customer service and they denied it being a problem. That’s the only problem I’ve encountered so far. Tbh on customer support quality.

Response from Katana MRP


Hi! Thank you for your feedback and we'll make sure to work out any glitches that have occurred along the way. Happy making!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

helps you keep your business ahead of the game

Used occasionally for free trial
Reviewed 2019-09-06
Review Source: Capterra

It has taken burden away for me that i didn't even realize i had. My confidence in succeeding is high instead of low

Pros
I am shocked at how easy this software was to setup and use, It has been a blessing for taking care of inventory which i was my biggest headache.

Cons
I'm a little slow with technology, so it took me a little longer than most to get the hang of despite it's ease of use.

Response from Katana MRP


Thank you a lot and glad to see you have benefitted from our easy onboarding!

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Charmayne Ivy

As Described, Easy to Use

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-01-30
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Product is as described, mostly. Easy to use. Has made a big difference in sorting orders and tracking inventory. Reasonably priced for a small business. There is a lot to the software program, and we are still learning, but customer service is always available to assist in answering any questions, and so far each employee that has used it, agrees that it is easy to navigate through.

Cons
Lacking a few features but they are expanding and often adding new features.

Response from Katana MRP


THank you for the support!

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Lisa Copen

Met our needs at beginning, as needs grew Katana team listened and added features

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-02-06
Review Source: Capterra

We maintain about 1500-2000 SKUS and all assemblers work at home. Some do different steps, returning work weekly and then having it distributed to the next person. Giving every MO an actual number has kept every bag of parts and supplies organized. We can track who has it, where it's at in the manufacturing process, etc. Even though we have used Katana since January, it's the last 3 months that it's really proven it's value to us. We do not use it for order fulfillment, just in-house manufacturing. But it's allowed us to prep for holiday season from July forward and stay completely organized and efficient. No more "where-did-it-go" or "how-many-have-we-prepped" frantic moments. We began the year knowing we needed a software that "fit" our company's size and our needs. Katana has proven invaluable for our company this year. We are currently doing our first complete inventory and we hope to add these numbers to Katana in 2020 and continue to improve our efficiency.

Pros
The ability to use Resources as a way to assign a specific person to each task so I can see who is working on what step of the manufacturing process and the allotted time they are provided for the task. This year we went from contract labor/paid-per-piece to employees/hourly-wage and Katana has made this a much smoother transition then it could have been. Having both "cost-per-piece" for assembly of items as well as "cost-per-minute" has given us the ability to compare former payment procedures with what to expect per hour from employees.

Cons
There are a variety of tasks that were unable to be done when we began using Katana in January 2019 but I am thrilled to say that most of them have been developed. The developers listen and are very attentive to requests, bug reports, and ideas and so despite the fact that some of the features were not available (exporting reports, importing recipes, bulk print MOs/pick lists, etc.) they have added these and the software continues to grow. The next feature I'd love to see is the ability to have a product photo attached to each product that prints out an image with the MO. Also, we have some items "on hold" (not sent to distribution center yet) and we use Resources to specify ONHOLD-BIN221 etc. to know the status of any particular SKU completed. We'd prefer not to use different locations, but rather have the ability to add a couple more "status" options. Either a misc or a custom. For now, everything on hold gets marked BLOCKED status and then the Resource is used to say it's on hold in whatever bin.

Response from Katana MRP


Thank you for very thorough feedback! Love to have you growing with us!

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Abdelrahman Ibrahim

Our Katana Experience

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-12-23
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
the Ease of use, cost calculation is very helpful, the ease of editing of the existing orders

Cons
if you add a financial module to the software it will a complete solution for manufacturers

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Thank you for your feedback!

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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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Andrew Darby

A nessecary tool

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-01-31
Review Source: Capterra

Mainly we have had a good experience, the system is updated to try and make it fit every company model. It has helped me monitor our business and stock levels closely, you just have to make sure it is kept up to date so that it accurately reflects your current stock levels.

Pros
Helps keep track of work stock if used correctly. Updated regulary. We had an issue where there was not enough decimal places for us to input our formulas, we raised this issue and within a month it was fixed. Allows me to quickly find out a customers purchasing history and the percentage profit made per product

Cons
My only issue is that it is slightly expensive for a small company.

Response from Katana MRP


Thank you for the feedback!

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Kyle Koster

Streamline Any Business With KATANA

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-09-05
Review Source: Capterra

The customer service is honestly the best customer service I have ever experienced. They are quick to respond, clear at explaining, very knowledgeable of the software, and great to work with. Rep even made me videos walking me through the parts of the process that were hanging me up.

Pros
The ability to streamline production, inventory and invoicing is a huge time saver and really helps with organization. I feel it is a great value for the money that you are spending and it

Cons
There is quite a bit of setup to get everything up and running and everything really functions together. This is not Katana's fault and they really have made it easy. Once everything (materials, products, production recipes) are set up, it runs like a charm.

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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Zach Shallbetter

Incredible product and support

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-01-21
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
We tried several ERP systems for our manufacturing business without a lot of luck. Katana, without question, is one of the best and more affordable options we've come across. Coupled with their incredible support, we wouldn't recommend anything else.

Cons
While they're super responsive to feature requests, Katana doesn't include an API or Hook.

Response from Katana MRP


Thank you for your review! We will be working on opening an API very soon.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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