Katana MRP Overview

What is Katana MRP?

Katana is the #1 modern manufacturing & inventory software for scaling businesses. Automate your workflows with Katana’s visual interface and smart auto-booking engine, which allow you to prioritize orders and see the availability of raw materials & finished goods in real-time. Easily create bills of materials for your products and their variants, gain multichannel inventory visibility and floor-level control. Seamless integrations with Shopify, WooCommerce, QuickBooks and more.

Visual dashboards support efficient production planning, allowing users to track orders, processes and delivery deadlines, as well as set priorities and manage tasks. Within the sales and purchasing modules, users have centralized access to a sales grid, alongside sales and purchase order management tools. The sales grid provides a complete overview of the sales order fulfillment pipeline, allowing users to track sales order status and manage material availability.

Katana's warehouse management module facilitates automatic inventory management, real-time inventory control, and stock level optimization. Optimal stock level calculations help users make informed procurement or manufacturing decisions. Portfolio features include product and material cards, variants, production recipes (bill-of-materials), and production operations (routing) management. Bill-of-materials, batch tracking and routing technology allows users to track costs and quantities of materials automatically, as well as calculate costs related to production labor accurately.

To enhance business operations, Katana supports a number of integrations with eCommerce platforms, such as Shopify and WooCommerce, as well as accounting software, including Xero and QuickBooks.

Katana MRP Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$99.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

$99/month


Katana MRP Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan and 3 others, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English

Media

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Katana MRP Reviews

Katana MRP Reviews

Overall rating
4.8
/
5
Excellent
53

Very good
14

Average
0

Poor
1

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4.7
Features
4.4
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Support
5
99% recommended this app
Joshua P.

The best for small manufacturing


Klaus K.

First Impression KATANA - perfect fit for smaller companies which do not need a complex...

For our requirements, set-up and company size the best we could find and test!
We will manage inventory/warehouse with 5000+ items, handle products with ingredients & operations, edit quotes, generate sales orders and mark received orders as shipped for automated invoice generation in Quickbooks. The cloud-based concept and the reduced complexity combined with an intuitivbe operatzion makes this SW easy to install and to work with if you have a team in different geographic locatioopns (as we have).
Set-up of KATANA is absolutely simple, mostl yself-explanatory and can be done by any "power-user" without need of (expensive) external ERP-consultants.


Verified Reviewer

I dont understand all the great reviews


Brandon K.

Perfect for where we're at right now

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.


Elle R.

Cannot recommend this app enough

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.


Joshua P.
Industry: Warehousing
Company size: 2-10 Employees

The best for small manufacturing

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 19/05/2020
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!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Klaus K.
Industry: Machinery
Company size: 2-10 Employees

First Impression KATANA - perfect fit for smaller companies which do not need a complex ERP-system

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 21/08/2020
Review Source: Capterra

For our requirements, set-up and company size the best we could find and test!
We will manage inventory/warehouse with 5000+ items, handle products with ingredients & operations, edit quotes, generate sales orders and mark received orders as shipped for automated invoice generation in Quickbooks. The cloud-based concept and the reduced complexity combined with an intuitivbe operatzion makes this SW easy to install and to work with if you have a team in different geographic locatioopns (as we have).
Set-up of KATANA is absolutely simple, mostl yself-explanatory and can be done by any "power-user" without need of (expensive) external ERP-consultants.

Pros

Handling of inventory, items, products, ingredients, sales orders - all this is handled in a very efficient, clear and easy to use way. Makes the difference compared to many alternative MRP-/ERP-systems.
Connector to QuickBooks with automatic trigger for invoices in QB once the products are marked as shipped in KATANA.
Connector to Shopify for on-line sale of spare parts.
100% helpful and open minded customer service - very helpful in helping to understand all features and finding the best workflow for specific situations.

Cons

There are some functions/features which need improvement, e.g. the customization of documents such as Quotations so every company can generate a set of individual template to serve different areas (machines, spare parts, service,..). 3-5 custom fields for Quotes/Sales Orders/Products would be helpful. Althoug KATANA is intended to be a MRP-system it would be helpful to integrate SERVICE-articles (not only MAKE or BUY articles). This would allow to add a possible service portion to a spare parts quote.
Dedicated Delivery Notes (with partial shipments) would be a great feature.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Retail
Company size: 2-10 Employees

I dont understand all the great reviews

Used Other for Free Trial
Reviewed on 5/09/2019
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!

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 2.0/10

Brandon K.
Industry: Consumer Electronics
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Perfect for where we're at right now

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 9/02/2020
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!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Elle R.
Industry: Retail
Company size: Self Employed

Cannot recommend this app enough

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 14/05/2020
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!

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9.2/10
Based on 68 user ratings
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Katana MRP Pricing

Katana MRP Pricing

Starting from
US$99.00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

$99/month

$99/month

Value for Money
4.7/5
Based on 68 user ratings
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Katana MRP Features

Katana MRP Features

API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Customer Database
Customisable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Electronic Payments
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Invoice Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Features
4.4/5
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Additional information for Katana MRP

Additional information for Katana MRP

Key features of Katana MRP

  • API access
  • Accounting
  • Activity management
  • Advanced floor level features
  • Automated inventory level updates
  • Batch & serial number tracking
  • Cost & quantity tracking
  • Customer & supplier contacts
  • Discount management
  • Invoicing & payments tracking
  • Kitting
  • Knowledge base access
  • Manufacturing & production planning
  • Manufacturing costing
  • Manufacturing execution
  • Manufacturing grid
  • Material availability management
  • Material requirements planning (MRP)
  • 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
  • Shopify & WooCommerce integrations
  • Status tracking
  • Stock level optimization
  • Task management
  • Visual production planning
  • Work order lists
  • Workstation management

Benefits

  • Katana will automatically tell you if you have enough raw materials in stock to start production, when to order more, what and how much you’re missing. You can also purchase whatever you’re missing right away.

  • Get real-time updates on inventory movement. Set reorder points, to ensure stock for high demand periods. Drag and drop to prioritize orders and let Katana reallocate materials and finished goods accordingly.

  • Save your BOMs and 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.

  • Centralize all your sales orders into one visual dashboard and gain multi-channel inventory visibility. Track the status of manufacturing orders at multiple locations and inventory levels at different warehouses.

  • Batch and lot tracking. Tracking your raw materials and products is a time-consuming process. Katana helps you quickly track and trace all your products with ease.

  • 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.

  • Don’t produce in-house? Not a problem. Katana helps you stay in control of your outsourced manufacturing processes. Easily manage your orders, raw materials, and operations. Get instant status updates from your outsourced partners.

  • Katana integrates with your business essentials, such as e-commerce platforms (e.g. Shopify, WooCommerce), accounting software (e.g. QuickBooks, Xero), etc.

  • Katana MRP FAQs

    Katana MRP FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Katana MRP.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Katana MRP offer?

    Katana MRP offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$99.00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    $99/month

    Q. What are the main features of Katana MRP?

    Katana MRP offers the following features:

    • API access
    • Accounting
    • Activity management
    • Advanced floor level features
    • Automated inventory level updates
    • Batch & serial number tracking
    • Cost & quantity tracking
    • Customer & supplier contacts
    • Discount management
    • Invoicing & payments tracking
    • Kitting
    • Knowledge base access
    • Manufacturing & production planning
    • Manufacturing costing
    • Manufacturing execution
    • Manufacturing grid
    • Material availability management
    • Material requirements planning (MRP)
    • 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
    • Shopify & WooCommerce integrations
    • Status tracking
    • Stock level optimization
    • Task management
    • Visual production planning
    • Work order lists
    • Workstation management

    Q. Who are the typical users of Katana MRP?

    Katana MRP has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Katana MRP support?

    Katana MRP supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Katana MRP offer?

    Katana MRP has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Katana MRP support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Katana MRP supports

    Q. What other apps does Katana MRP integrate with?

    Katana MRP integrates with the following applications:

    QuickBooks Commerce, QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Shopify, WooCommerce, Xero

    Q. What level of support does Katana MRP offer?

    Katana MRP offers the following support options:

    Online Support, Online Support, Knowledge Base, FAQs, Video Tutorials, Forum