App comparison

Add up to 4 apps below to see how they compare. You can also use the "Compare" buttons while browsing.

Acctivate Inventory Management vs Katana Manufacturing ERP Comparison

Add to Compare

Compare similar apps

monday.com logo

monday.com

4.6

NetSuite logo

NetSuite

4.1

Caspio logo

Caspio

4.6

Odoo  logo

Odoo

4.1

Acumatica Cloud ERP logo

Acumatica Cloud ERP

4.5

Xero logo

Xero

4.4

Good recommendations?

Overview

A real-time inventory and high-volume order management add-on solution for growth-focused businesses using QuickBooks.

Category Leaders

Katana is manufacturing ERP software to make daily life easier for your business. Bring everything you need into a single...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

Video & Screenshots

Pricing

Starting from

ic-pricetag

No pricing info

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

99

/user

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.2

109

5

4

3

2

1

46

43

14

4

2

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
84%
would recommend this app

4.7

142

5

4

3

2

1

111

27

1

2

1

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

Pros

It has been good so far. Tech support has room for improvement, but overall it has been a good program.
We were able to greatly improve visibility of our performance allowing us to focus resources in the areas that needed help. The quality and consistency of our output also improve dramatically.
Excellent experience they are sharp Very experience and always helpful. They have excellent knowledge and there knowledge base is great for help.

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

Cons

Lacks ability to restrict certain permissions that can lead to accidental or deliberate manipulation of data resulting in order processing errors.
The lack of Vendor control, and Vendor Options make things hard. Doing a Daily Sync with Quickbooks does not come with out issues, and tax rounding is Canada is a large issue.
When we are having technical problems with this program, it can bring our entire operation to a halt and there doesn't seem to be any sense of urgency on the part of the technicians at Acctivate.

Cons

It's still relatively young product and there are few features missing here and there.
A drawback is the inability to track shipping supplies, leaving those to be manually tracked for replenishment.
I've been working with manufacturing businesses for years, and for years I've lamented Xero's relatively weak inventory management system.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last reviewa year ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review2 months ago

Key features

  • Total features94
  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Backorder Management
  • Barcode Printing
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcode/Ticket Scanning
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • CRM
  • Capacity Planning
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Change Management
  • Channel Management
  • Check-in/Check-out
  • Compliance Management
  • Contact Database
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Discount Management
  • Distribution Management
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • EDI
  • ERP
  • Estimating
  • Expiration Date Management
  • Financial Management
  • For Small Businesses
  • Forecasting
  • Import/Export Management
  • Integrated Business Operations
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Item Management
  • Job Costing
  • Job Scheduling
  • Kitting
  • Labeling
  • Lot Tracking
  • MES
  • Manufacturing Inventory Management
  • Marketplace Integration
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Store
  • Order Entry
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Planning Tools
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Prioritization
  • Product Catalog
  • Product Identification
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Production Management
  • Production Scheduling
  • Production Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recall Management
  • Receipt Management
  • Receiving Labels
  • Receiving/Putaway Management
  • Recipe Management
  • Recurring Orders
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • SKU/UPC Codes
  • Safety Management
  • Sales & Operations Planning
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Special Order Management
  • Spend Analysis
  • Spend Control
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Management
  • Task Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Traceability
  • Traceback & Traceforward
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • Vendor Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • What-if Analysis
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management
  • Total features108
  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Backorder Management
  • Barcode Printing
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcode/Ticket Scanning
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • CRM
  • Capacity Planning
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Change Management
  • Channel Management
  • Check-in/Check-out
  • Compliance Management
  • Contact Database
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Discount Management
  • Distribution Management
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • EDI
  • ERP
  • Estimating
  • Expiration Date Management
  • Financial Management
  • For Small Businesses
  • Forecasting
  • Import/Export Management
  • Integrated Business Operations
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Item Management
  • Job Costing
  • Job Scheduling
  • Kitting
  • Labeling
  • Lot Tracking
  • MES
  • Manufacturing Inventory Management
  • Marketplace Integration
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Store
  • Order Entry
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Planning Tools
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Prioritization
  • Product Catalog
  • Product Identification
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Production Management
  • Production Scheduling
  • Production Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recall Management
  • Receipt Management
  • Receiving Labels
  • Receiving/Putaway Management
  • Recipe Management
  • Recurring Orders
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • SKU/UPC Codes
  • Safety Management
  • Sales & Operations Planning
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Special Order Management
  • Spend Analysis
  • Spend Control
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Management
  • Task Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Traceability
  • Traceback & Traceforward
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • Vendor Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • What-if Analysis
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations28
  • Adobe Commerce
  • Dropbox Business
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • NetSuite
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Quickbooks Online
  • SAP Business One
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations22
  • Adobe Commerce
  • Dropbox Business
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • NetSuite
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Quickbooks Online
  • SAP Business One
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier

User reviews that mention these apps

JB
AvatarImg

Joel B.

Consumer Goods, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

Share this review:

Acctivate Inventory Management logo

Acctivate Inventory Management

Not for my shop

Reviewed 6 years ago

This product has a low learning curve and easy to set up and use. It may be good for some businesses but it is not worth the money for ours. It works great for tracking inventory and bringing completed goods into our system and tracking them through to a sale. This is where it breaks down. We are a small business and do a lot of custom goods and small run manufacturing. There's not a lot to offer for the manufacturing side of our business. For a small shop, most of the functionality of this software can be done in Quickbooks. This product still requires quickbooks for accounting as well. The yearly maintenance fee, hard to swallow for what it does for our buisness.

Pros

Easy to use and update

Cons

Many glitches and bugs Little help with manufacturing

VM
AvatarImg

Vic M.

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

Share this review:

Acctivate Inventory Management logo

Acctivate Inventory Management

Acctivate is the best inventory add on for QuickBooks.

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

Implementation of acctivate is a smooth and painless process. Learning a new software can sometimes be stressful but acctivate is intuitive and easy to use.

Cons

Would love it if acctivate had more manufacturing features.

TF
AvatarImg

Tori F.

Warehousing, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

Share this review:

Acctivate Inventory Management logo

Acctivate Inventory Management

Acctivate Inventory Software

Reviewed 3 years ago

I think Acctivate has a lot of software updating they need to do to make this software a great use for inventory tracking.

Pros

Pros to Acctivate would be the ease of receiving inventory products and tracking where inventory items are in the process of manufacturing.

Cons

Con's to Acctivate would be it's posting and editing capabilities. Once you decide to post something in Acctivate you cannot go back and edit that post. Also if you use unearned revenue and pay a deposit on a invoice you cannot go back and edit notes on the invoice. I think this particular software is still behind in the technology world and it could be a very useful software once they work out the kinks.

Vendor response

Hi Tori, Thank you for your feedback and we understand your frustration. We are always looking for feedback from our customers for future software development. We would also like to better understand your specific case. There are ways to make changes to posted transactions and we would be happy to walk you through those options. Please reach out to our Support Team at 817-870-1311 or online at https://help.acctivate.com/form/.

AR
AvatarImg

Verified reviewer

Accounting, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

Share this review:

Acctivate Inventory Management logo

Acctivate Inventory Management

Inventory is easy with Acctivate

Reviewed 4 years ago

We were in need of an inventory software that could integrate with QuickBooks and provide a platform for our manufacturing crew to run out of. Acctivate met this need.

Pros

I love that it easily integrates with QuickBooks Enterprise. It has a lot of options that are great for manufacturers. Their on-boarding team is phenomenal; I bugged them so much and yet they always seemed so happy to hear from me!

Cons

It is expensive...BUT it's cheaper than most of it's competitors and from what I've seen, it's a better software than it's competitors. In my opinion, you get what you pay for; a great inventory software that easily integrates with QuickBooks.

Vendor response

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are happy to hear that things are going great from the ease of use to the integration with QuickBooks and service from our onboarding team. - Erica

AH
AvatarImg

Amber H.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing,

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

Share this review:

Acctivate Inventory Management logo

Acctivate Inventory Management

Great software with tons of options, capacity and adaptability

Reviewed 9 years ago
Pros

It is appropriately scaled for a small/medium business, both in complexity and price. It allows for the challenges of both manufacturing and selling of non-manufactured products and purchasing/warehousing and selling in different related units.

Cons

I wish it had one extra field for an option on products so that color variations or grind type (we're a coffee business), didn't have to be a separate product code. Using custom fields for this works until trying to link to a website for import, and then those fields are inaccessible.

BG
AvatarImg

Brent G.

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support

Share this review:

Acctivate Inventory Management logo

Acctivate Inventory Management

Outstanding Capability for the price.

Reviewed 7 years ago

The Acctivate Inventory system has been a great asset in helping our company achieve it's inventory tracking needs. The integration with our QuickBooks Wholesale Manufacturing Edition works well. We have been able to generate far more decision making reports with the help of some 3rd party customization. In the past the support was somewhat of an issue, but that seems not to be a problem anymore. Highly recommend for small to midsize companies with complex manufacturing and inventory needs.

Pros

No pros were added to this review

Cons

No cons were added to this review

PS
AvatarImg

Peter S.

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support

Share this review:

Acctivate Inventory Management logo

Acctivate Inventory Management

Offers Features of expensive ERP systems, but not quite there yet

Reviewed 7 years ago

- Great value for a system that does offer several features of much more expensive ERP systems - Software is a little buggy, but program is constantly being updated

Pros

No pros were added to this review

Cons

No cons were added to this review

jm
AvatarImg

joe m.

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support

Share this review:

Acctivate Inventory Management logo

Acctivate Inventory Management

Acctivate Review

Reviewed 7 years ago

Acctivate is a great program for our manufacturing company. It is very easy to use. It allows us to track product in a very easy way. It synchronizes with QuickBooks very easily also. The only problem we have had in the past eight years is that every time there is a upgrade, the crystal report templates get screwed up. They don't seem to transfer well. One time we lost all our custom templates and had to have them remade.

Pros

No pros were added to this review

Cons

No cons were added to this review

TD
AvatarImg

Tom D.

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support

Share this review:

Acctivate Inventory Management logo

Acctivate Inventory Management

Overall, we have seen the benefits of inventory counts and integration with Quickbooks

Reviewed 7 years ago

Pros: Ease of use and training for other employees. Overall this is a good product and I would recommend for inventory management. Cons: Real time quantity available while making assemblies to know if you have enough product to build your assemblies. Ability to add vendors in acctivate would be helpful. To have the ability to see workflow on assemblies in progress on alert screen. I would like to see adds to control shop floor movement of materials related to manufacturing, via being able to team members sign in and out of jobs.

Pros

No pros were added to this review

Cons

No cons were added to this review

DV
AvatarImg

Dick V.

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support

Share this review:

Acctivate Inventory Management logo

Acctivate Inventory Management

10+ Years & Counting

Reviewed 7 years ago

Over the years that we've used Acctivate it has always provided exceptional inventory management and control. From purchasing through receiving, sales and shipping, we've been able to easily fit our business processes to Acctivate. Plus as out business has changed over the years, Acctivate has been flexible enough to accommodate our ever evolving needs . Traditionally we have been a value-added...

Pros

No pros were added to this review

Cons

No cons were added to this review

LV
AvatarImg

Lauren V.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

Share this review:

Katana Manufacturing ERP logo

Katana Manufacturing ERP

Love it!

Reviewed 2 years ago

We LOVE this app! We had to work out some kinks the in the beginning based on our needs but Katana's representatives were very helpful and we got it all figured out.

Pros

It's helped us streamline inventory management, manufacturing orders and inventory orders. Highly recommend!

Cons

It was a significantly more money than what we were paying with our old system but the extra money has been so worth it for us.

JM
AvatarImg

Julie M.

Retail, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

Share this review:

Katana Manufacturing ERP logo

Katana Manufacturing ERP

Easy to use, helps tremendously with inventory management.

Reviewed 3 years ago

Inventory management, orders, sales, everything in general.

Pros

The dashboard is simple to understand and use. It makes purchases, sells, orders so much easier to manage. The team behind Katana is exceptional. They are quick to answer and always ready to help. Integration from shopify was easy.

Cons

The length of time it took to setup in the beginning because the app was lacking a unit conversion which they have since fixed.

Vendor response

THank you for the feedback and happy to hear Katana has made business-life so much more easier for you!

JC
AvatarImg

Justin C.

Glass, Ceramics & Concrete, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

Share this review:

Katana Manufacturing ERP logo

Katana Manufacturing ERP

Katana

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Ease of use with material inventory and production task management.

Cons

Katana pulls order information from Shopify, and the info as it appears in Katana is always rearranged and never in the same order.

Vendor response

Thank you for the review! Regarding Shopify orders appearance - just wanted to let you know we are working to improve the user experience on this!

SN
AvatarImg

Sara N.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

Share this review:

Katana Manufacturing ERP logo

Katana Manufacturing ERP

Wish we had discovered Katana sooner!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Great for stock and inventory management, we are not running out of things now that everything is logged into Katana.

Pros

It has helped our business dramatically with speed and efficiency, increasing workflow.

Cons

That you have to pay extra to add more users.

Vendor response

Sara, thank you for the great feedback!

DF
AvatarImg

Dennis F.

Consumer Goods, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

Share this review:

Katana Manufacturing ERP logo

Katana Manufacturing ERP

Exactly What Our Growing Business Needed.

Reviewed 2 years ago

So far, we are really liking hoe easy it was to setup and get running. The inventory management has improved the flow and processes in our company for the better.

Pros

Ease of use, support, inventory management features, able to create builds/recipes for products (BOM), ability to upload data using Excel, integration with Quickbooks Online

Cons

Cost, certain features do not make sense in the implementation.

JB
AvatarImg

Jocelyn B.

Cosmetics, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

Share this review:

Katana Manufacturing ERP logo

Katana Manufacturing ERP

The best app ever!

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

I love the simplicity of Katana and the ease of inventory management. This software has saved us so much time and offers way more than other products we looked into. For a small business with lots of moving parts and inventory to manage, Katana makes everything a breeze.

Cons

N/a, Katana meets and exceeds all our needs!

ET
AvatarImg

Elias T.

Retail, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

Share this review:

Katana Manufacturing ERP logo

Katana Manufacturing ERP

Simple but Effective Inventory Management

Reviewed 2 years ago

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

Vendor response

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!

VC
AvatarImg

Victoria C.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

Share this review:

Katana Manufacturing ERP logo

Katana Manufacturing ERP

Inventory management for small businesses

Reviewed 2 years ago

We were looking for a system that would work for our small team. Manufacturing and inventory management is new to us and Katana has helped our efficiency and organization immensely.

Pros

The set up was very easy to go through - with just a few videos, I was able to set up our entire inventory management system. It was easy to train staff on and maintain.

Cons

I like the integration with QuickBooks - I wish there was not just the invoicing feature but also a feature for estimates.

Vendor response

Glad it was easy to set up your business for success with Katana. Thank you for your review!

AP
AvatarImg

Angela P.

Food & Beverages, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

Share this review:

Katana Manufacturing ERP logo

Katana Manufacturing ERP

Ease of usage

Reviewed 9 months ago
Pros

Katana's platform is very user friendly with great functionality of inventory management. I especially appreciate it's 'Make to Batch' functionality which allows for users to track pre-produced products and allowing for future drawdowns.

Cons

Would be great if we're able to see produced product's inventory at glance based on existing available ingredients

MZ
AvatarImg

Marika Z.

Arts and Crafts, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

Share this review:

Katana Manufacturing ERP logo

Katana Manufacturing ERP

Complete Manufacturing ERP software

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

The set-up time for Katana was quite quick, and helped us set up our inventory management system in a short time. It helps us manage products with many variations and complex recipes quite easily.

Cons

The manufacturing order process is a bit slow, as it is only possibile to add one product per MO, which might not be ideal for business with a lot of products being created daily.

IN
AvatarImg

Inês N.

Retail, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

Share this review:

Katana Manufacturing ERP logo

Katana Manufacturing ERP

Transformational for our business!!!

Reviewed 2 years ago

It has been transformational for our business and looking forward to keep growing powered by Katana!

Pros

Simple to use, comprehensive functionalities and above all highly flexible to fit our DTC and made to order workflow.

Cons

Inventory reporting can be improved with standard analytics

SC
AvatarImg

Steve C.

Plastics, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

Share this review:

Katana Manufacturing ERP logo

Katana Manufacturing ERP

Small business production

Reviewed 3 years ago

Very helpful customer service. Could use more features, which I'm told are in development.

Pros

Helps organise inventory, BOM and production.

Cons

Don't not have enough integration options.

Vendor response

Thank you for the support!

OB
AvatarImg

Orion B.

Consumer Goods, self-employed

Used weekly for less than 6 months

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

Share this review:

Katana Manufacturing ERP logo

Katana Manufacturing ERP

Great Materials Management Tool

Reviewed 3 years ago
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.

Vendor response

Thank you for the feedback and support!

AR
AvatarImg

Verified reviewer

Textiles, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

Share this review:

Katana Manufacturing ERP logo

Katana Manufacturing ERP

Perfect for what we needed

Reviewed 3 years ago

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.

Vendor response

Thank you for the feedback!

MM
AvatarImg

Mikaela M.

Consumer Goods, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

Share this review:

Katana Manufacturing ERP logo

Katana Manufacturing ERP

Intuitive and well designed

Reviewed 2 years ago

Katana has been an asset to our inventory management and production planning. Previously, we were using QuickBooks desktop to manage all inventory. Katana has streamlined our production planning and made it overall more efficient. We have not yet implemented tasks and assigned employees to certain builds, but we appreciate that there is room to grow as we continue to use the system. We continue to use QuickBooks desktop as a separate operating system for accounting purposes and can easily do journal entries to input inventory quantities. We are looking forward to the multi-currency platform Katana will hopefully have soon.

Pros

It is intuitive and easy to implement. I like that you can prioritize builds so if we are short on product I can customize which particular build for it to go to.

Cons

I wish we could add materials to sales orders. Sometimes we sell different parts and it would be nice to add those to a sales order.

LS
AvatarImg

Lucille S.

Cosmetics, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

Share this review:

Katana Manufacturing ERP logo

Katana Manufacturing ERP

A must for any manufacturing startup

Reviewed 3 years ago

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.

Vendor response

Thank you for showing the love!

AvatarImg
AvatarImg

Quoc Viet N.

Automotive, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

Share this review:

Katana Manufacturing ERP logo

Katana Manufacturing ERP

The simplest mrp system.

Reviewed a year ago

We can easy to get COGS, quickly in make decision for make or buy. Implement is simple and quickly .

Pros

Clear process: Order fulfillment, Purchasing, Manufacturing and Inventory Control.

Cons

Don't have kitting BOM (Combo product). Format of Currency is bad, it's difficult to read.

MI
AvatarImg

Maureen I.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

Share this review:

Katana Manufacturing ERP logo

Katana Manufacturing ERP

Katana boosted our confidence as new business owners!

Reviewed 2 years ago

Great! Service has been very helpful, and we’ve been able to do everything we need to do. Looking forward to seeing Katana grow and deploy more functions!

Pros

Inventory and order management systems were relatively new to us when we started with our company. We evaluated and tested several web-based tools and Katana was by far the most user friendly. The interface is clean and initiative, which helped us to get up and running quickly and confidently.

Cons

There are some features and reporting that we would like to have that haven’t been rolled out yet (particularly around customer information) and we spent time tinkering around and then ultimately asking customer support about it. They have been very helpful and we are waiting for the enhancements.

EW
AvatarImg

Elton W.

Food & Beverages, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

Share this review:

Katana Manufacturing ERP logo

Katana Manufacturing ERP

Katana has made my life easier

Reviewed 2 years ago

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.

Vendor response

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

CC
AvatarImg

Christin C.

Sporting Goods, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

Share this review:

Katana Manufacturing ERP logo

Katana Manufacturing ERP

Keeps us on Track!

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

Katana keeps us organized both in inventory and in our manufacturing process.

Cons

Many new features seem to be only available in the highest level of the software, which is very expensive for a small business.

NR
AvatarImg

Natalie R.

Consumer Goods, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

Share this review:

Katana Manufacturing ERP logo

Katana Manufacturing ERP

Great Tool to Help Growth Progress

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Katana has proved a very useful tool for our mid sized business. We have been able to track inventory more efficiently and link our shopify orders. Since we both manufacture products and buy products, this was a great place that we could track both in. By linking the orders, it automatically depletes stock as well so seamlessly.

Cons

Initially setting it up was a bit hard at times (as expected) since we were trying to quickly connect all of our channels and we accidentally zeroed out inventory or duplicated inventory more than once. However, once we got it going, it proved very useful.

AR
AvatarImg

Atlas R.

Retail, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

Share this review:

Katana Manufacturing ERP logo

Katana Manufacturing ERP

Great Software for Custom Production

Reviewed 2 years ago

We switched to this app to help manage our custom product orders. 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. It also allows us to manage multiple stores/locations easily and effectively.

Pros

The support is always helpful - they've been quick to answer and they have always been able to answer our questions. We've had this app for about 2 months now, and we are loving it. The adjustment was fairly simple and easy for staff, importing our data was easy and straight forward for setup.

Cons

Would be great if we could count inventory via barcode scanner instead of manually entering qty's and then importing.

TD
AvatarImg

Todd D.

Machinery, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

Share this review:

Katana Manufacturing ERP logo

Katana Manufacturing ERP

Machine Shop Inventory COntrol

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

I own a small, specialized machine shop and previously we have not had any inventory control or planning systems. When a customer called for a part, we went to the inventory and look at how many we had, if it was short we quickly ordered material and rushed there manufacturing to meet the order. Katana has given us visibility into our inventory supply as well as provided invaluable insight into our planning and work scheduling. Additionally it has helped identify areas for improvement in our workflow. Katana is an excellent app for managing inventory and processes.

Cons

We would like to be able to set stock up to quantities so that once the minimum stock is reached the software advises how many to make/purchase.

Vendor response

Thank you for the feedback and support!

MC
AvatarImg

Malinda C.

Wine and Spirits, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

Share this review:

Katana Manufacturing ERP logo

Katana Manufacturing ERP

Great Software

Reviewed 3 years ago

Katana is great for us to determine our true cost of goods sold as well as keeping our inventory super easy to manage. Having an easy way to maintain our inventory really simplifies our required reporting as well. Katana is jus