Best For

Scaling manufacturers selling online (e.g. Shopify, Woocommerce).

Product Details

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.

Contact Details

Katana MRP

https://katanamrp.com

Founded in 2016

Located in Estonia

Starting Price

Free Trial

Platform

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Support

  • 24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Online

Katana Features

Alerts/Notifications
Forecasting
Inventory Optimization
Kitting
Manufacturing Inventory Management
Mobile Access
Multi-Channel Management
Product Identification
Reorder Management
Reporting/Analytics
Retail Inventory Management
Supplier Management
Warehouse Management
Allocation
Barcoding
Cost Tracking
Forecasting
Item Management
Order Management
Procurement Management
Reorder Management
SKU / UPC Codes
Serial Number Tracking
Supplier Management
Bills of Material
Document Management
Inventory Management
Order Management
Production Scheduling
Quality Management
Quote Management
Reporting/Analytics
Safety Management
Supplier Management
Supply Chain Management
Accounting Integration
ERP
MES
MRP
Maintenance Management
Purchase Order Management
Quality Management
Quotes/Estimates
Reporting/Analytics
Safety Management
Shipping Management
Document Management
Forecasting
Quality Control
Quote Management
Resource Management
Supplier Management
Supply Chain Management
Traceability
Automated Scheduling
Capacity Planning
Change Management
MRP
Quality Management
Scheduling
What-if Analysis

Katana Reviews

Showing 5 of 24 reviews
Overall
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Service
5/5
ELLOWYN I.
Owner
Consumer Goods, Self-employed
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 6, 2019

“Great choice for small manufacturer”

OverallI 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.
ProsVery 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
ConsThe 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.

Vendor Response

By Katana MRP on September 10, 2019
Thank you for the feedback!
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 6, 2019
Chris P.
Manufacturing Manager
Renewables & Environment, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 9, 2019

“Most affordable MRP system for small manufacturers”

OverallKatana 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.
ProsI 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.
ConsThere 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.

Vendor Response

By Katana MRP on September 10, 2019
Chris, thank you for sharing your experience with Katana!
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 9, 2019
Shawn L.
Owner/ Head of Operations
Food Production, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 9, 2019

“Inventory and Sales Simplified”

OverallExcellent. Everything about using Katana has been great. The team there walked me through the product and helped me set it up. They answer questions quickly and personally. The product is as-described and thoroughly game-changing for my business. There is strong value, we have much less waste and mistakes in our ordering now.
ProsI love the deep inventory tracking and that it feels like a modern app. Inventory software is typically painful to use, and Katana is a breeze. I love that Shopify sales are automatically imported and function live with Shopify, so when you fulfil an order in Shopify it automatically fulfils it in Katana. The Quickbooks integration makes generating invoices simple. You only have to do things once when you use Katana, there's no need to fill in the same info in different services over and over. Tracking inventory in Katana in multiple locations, and being able to include the ingredients of each product in the tracking is also a plus.
ConsWhen creating purchase orders, it can generate a Bill in Quickbooks. This is helpful, however I'd love to be able to create a Purchase Order in QB so that I can simply track them all.

Vendor Response

By Katana MRP on September 10, 2019
Glad to hear your feedback on Katana! Let's keep on growing together!
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 9, 2019
Kyle K.
Owner
Luxury Goods & Jewelry, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 5, 2019

“Streamline Any Business With KATANA”

OverallThe 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.
ProsThe 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
ConsThere 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.

Vendor Response

By Katana MRP on September 9, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience!
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 5, 2019
Lucille S.
Co-Founder
Cosmetics, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 24, 2019

“A must for any manufacturing startup”

OverallKatana 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.
ProsIntuitive, user-friendly interface and powerful, seamless inventory tracking.
ConsWe don't like the per-user pricing model.

Vendor Response

By Katana MRP on September 30, 2019
Thank you for showing the love!
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 24, 2019