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What Is Katana Cloud Inventory?

Katana Cloud Inventory Platform offers a centralized view of your inventory to maintain optimal stock levels and avoid stockouts. Bring sales, purchasing, production, and accounting into a single platform for an overview of your daily operations and performance. Manage orders from all sales channels and track products available for sale in real time.

There’s also a Shop Floor App to work remotely with your team, batch tracking for total traceability, and automation for resources and reorders.

Who Uses Katana Cloud Inventory?

Manufacturers, retailers, and others looking to utilize the best software on the market for manufacturing, sales, and accounting and run it all from one user-friendly cloud inventory platform.

Where can Katana Cloud Inventory be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Katana Cloud Inventory
  • Located in Tallinn, Estonia
  • Founded in 2016

Katana Cloud Inventory support

  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina and 114 others

Languages

English

Katana Cloud Inventory pricing

Starting Price:

US$179.00/month
  • No free trial
  • No free version

Katana Cloud Inventory does not have a free version and does not offer a free trial. Katana Cloud Inventory paid version starts at US$179.00/month.

Pricing plans

About the vendor

  • Katana Cloud Inventory
  • Located in Tallinn, Estonia
  • Founded in 2016

Katana Cloud Inventory support

  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina and 114 others

Languages

English

Katana Cloud Inventory videos and images

Katana Cloud Inventory Software - Define your bill of materials and operations to optimize production scheduling, maintain optimal levels of raw materials and finished goods, and accurately track manufacturing costs for streamlined production.
Katana Cloud Inventory Software - Access real-time inventory data for informed decisions, proactively preventing stockouts and overstock. Gain complete visibility into product locations, arrivals, and quantities, ensuring efficient operations and precise stock control.
Katana Cloud Inventory Software - Centralize all your B2B and B2C sales orders in a unified platform to quickly identify available items for sale and significantly optimize your order fulfillment process, leading to improved operational efficiency.
Katana Cloud Inventory Software - Make informed purchasing decisions based on precise material requirements and reorder points. Issue purchase orders directly from Katana and track delay risks to meet customer demand.
Katana Cloud Inventory Software - Streamline data transfer between systems, effortlessly convert purchase orders to bills, generate and update invoices based on sales order statuses, and synchronize inventory value in real time for precise costing.
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Katana Cloud Inventory video
Katana Cloud Inventory Software - Define your bill of materials and operations to optimize production scheduling, maintain optimal levels of raw materials and finished goods, and accurately track manufacturing costs for streamlined production.
Katana Cloud Inventory Software - Access real-time inventory data for informed decisions, proactively preventing stockouts and overstock. Gain complete visibility into product locations, arrivals, and quantities, ensuring efficient operations and precise stock control.
Katana Cloud Inventory Software - Centralize all your B2B and B2C sales orders in a unified platform to quickly identify available items for sale and significantly optimize your order fulfillment process, leading to improved operational efficiency.
Katana Cloud Inventory Software - Make informed purchasing decisions based on precise material requirements and reorder points. Issue purchase orders directly from Katana and track delay risks to meet customer demand.
Katana Cloud Inventory Software - Streamline data transfer between systems, effortlessly convert purchase orders to bills, generate and update invoices based on sales order statuses, and synchronize inventory value in real time for precise costing.

Features of Katana Cloud Inventory

  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • BOM Creation
  • Backorder Management
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcode/Label Management
  • Barcode/Ticket Scanning
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Bill of Materials (BOM) Software
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • CRM Software
  • Capacity Planning Software
  • Change Management Software
  • Channel Management Software
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customization
  • Data Catalog Tools
  • Data Entry Software
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Linking
  • Data Management Software
  • Delivery Management Software
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Document Management Software
  • ERP
  • Financial Management Software
  • For Manufacturers
  • Forecasting
  • Integrated Business Operations
  • Inventory Control Software
  • Inventory Management Software
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Item Management
  • Job Costing Software
  • Job Management
  • Label Templates
  • Lot Tracking
  • MES
  • Marketplace Integration
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Materials Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Fulfillment Software
  • Order Tracking
  • Parts Management
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Price and Cost Calculations
  • Product Identification
  • Production Management
  • Production Scheduling Software
  • Project Management Software
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Management Software
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requirements Management Software
  • Returns Management
  • Scheduling Software
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Shipping Management
  • Shop Floor Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management Software
  • Task Management Software
  • Third-Party Integration
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Traceability
  • Visual Analytics
  • Warehouse Management Software
  • What-if Analysis
  • Workflow Management Software
  • eCommerce Management

Alternatives to Katana Cloud Inventory

Take control of the manufacturing process, from suppliers and raw materials to customers and finished goods with NetSuite. Learn more about NetSuite
Everything you need for complete manufacturing, inventory management and order control.
MRPeasy is a powerful yet easy-to-use manufacturing ERP purpose-built for small manufacturers (up to 200 employees). Learn more about MRPeasy
Fulcrum’s industrial-strength field data collection and process management platform is built for field warriors.
Open source solution with HR management, collaboration tools, stock management, project management, and CRM capabilities.
Sage Business Cloud Accounting is a simple yet powerful online accounting solution designed for small business owners.
Accounting tool that provides multi-monitor support and past due stamps through improved cash flow.
QuickBooks Commerce enables you to manage inventory and orders for your multichannel business and keep track of products.

Reviews of Katana Cloud Inventory

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Service
4.7
Features
4.2
Value for Money
4.4

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Jared
Jared
VP Operations in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Food Production, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

The MRP system I wish I'd always had

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: Katana's awesome, full stop. I've been working with manufacturing businesses for years, and for years I've lamented Xero's relatively weak inventory management system. Two years ago I tried literally every MRP app I could find to plugin to Xero; they were all pretty bad. Along comes Katana, which maybe was around earlier but was "new to me" just this year, and ... wow. Mostly, it Just Works. The Xero integration works seamlessly for bills and sales orders, which speeds AP/AR quite a bit. 90% of the tool's value is outside of Xero though, and I now have a permanently-pinned Katana tab in my browser for tracking everything in the production flow from raw materials purchasing, to production, to sale, to reconciliation of remaining materials and product stock. It's great. Is it perfect? Not quite. They need to do some performance work, as load times are often a little sluggish. Also, it would be nice to see finer-grained automation, and better contact syncing. But overall, I'm delighted.

Pros:

- It's really easy to use - Makes it easy to track materials on hand, reorder, etc - Calculates margin including labor cost - Xero integration works perfectly - Zapier integration makes it really flexible from an automation standpoint - Really lots of other stuff ... it's truly an excellent product and an outlier in a pretty clunky space.

Cons:

It can be a little slow, and the contact syncing could be more robust.

Alternatives Considered: MRPeasy, NetSuite and Zoho Inventory

Reasons for Switching to Katana Cloud Inventory: It's easier to use, it's priced right, and it gives you what you need without a bunch of stuff you don't. Perfectly tailored for SMB/SME manufacturers.

Klaus
Management in Germany
Machinery, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

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

4.0 4 years ago

Comments: 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.

Alternatives Considered: Dynamics 365 and Sage 100

Reasons for Choosing Katana Cloud Inventory: Due to a downsizing in manufacturing we decided to look for a faster, more flexible, less complicated MRP-system which is cloud-based and would have good and propven interfaces to a standard accounting SW and to an on-line shop (spare parts).

Switched From: Dynamics 365 and Sage 100

Reasons for Switching to Katana Cloud Inventory: Simplicity with at the same time well covered basic features, ease of use, intuitive, cloud-based.

Katana Cloud Inventory Response

3 years ago

Thank you! Glad you are getting value out of Katana.

Annah
Sales Manager in US
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

The Influential and Determined Inventory Management

5.0 2 weeks ago New

Pros:

Katana Cloud Inventory manages all the stock, and it saves on the process of procurement.

Cons:

Katana Cloud Inventory has all inventories recorded and results shared.

Alan
CEO in US
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Started off good, but pricing has outpaced quality.

3.0 last month New

Comments: I started out paying $128/month for this software in 2019, and that jumped to $388 in 2021. Now in 2024, that price has increased to $399, BUT they took away several features we had become reliant upon and put them into separate "add-on" packages at $199 EACH—bringing my monthly all the way to $797! Something as simple as being able to label a part number with a bin number for easy retrieval was taken out and put into a "warehouse" bundle with other features that we don't use, so now all that work that was put into cataloging our parts has been erased. I was considering keeping these add-ons, but their serial number system doesn't work very well at all. I continually had to reach out to support to get them to fix things, but that often involved a lot of head scratching on their part and then instructing me to basically undo a redo completion of certain tasks to get a desired outcome (which didn't always work). I think these add-ons are overpriced—you can get serial number tracking from Zoho for $80/month, but they expect us to pay $199/month for just an add-on. If their add-on features worked reliably I might have continued paying. I am currently trying other platforms, and I will be ditching this vendor as soon as I am able.

Pros:

Before using Katana, I was doing everything manually. I can't express how reliant I have become on MRP software.

Cons:

They have increased prices by 523% since we started using this service. Bugs are ever-present, and they take existing features away to put behind a behind a paywall.

Katana Cloud Inventory Response

4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your detailed feedback with us. We truly value the insights from users like yourself and are saddened to hear that recent changes in our pricing and service structure have not met your expectations. It sounds like the transition from manual processes to using our MRP software has provided significant benefits for you, and we regret that our recent pricing adjustments and restructuring of features have overshadowed this experience. The decision to adjust our pricing was made after careful consideration and analysis, aimed to support the continual growth of our features and services, so we provide increasing value long-term. Changes like these can be challenging, we’re here to support you every step of the way whether that be staying with us or transitioning away to another software as you mention you might. Feel free to reach out directly to us at [email protected], or of course via in-app chat. The team at Katana

Monne
Founder in Belgium
Food & Beverages, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

A Disheartening Experience with Katana's Pricing Policies

5.0 4 months ago

Pros:

As a small business, Solid Stash, with an annual turnover of approximately 300kEUR and handling around 3000 orders monthly, we initially chose Katana for its affordability and features. However, our journey with Katana has been increasingly disheartening, marked by unexpected and steep price hikes that have put our business in a challenging position. Initially, we were content with a reasonable monthly fee of about 100 USD. This was manageable for a business of our scale. However, due to a change in Katana's billing rules related to sales order rows, we experienced our first major setback: an abrupt increase in our monthly fee to over 300 USD. This was a significant blow to our finances, but we reluctantly accepted it, hoping for cost stability in the future. We also anticipated the benefit of batch tracking, a feature crucial for our operations. Our disappointment was further compounded when Katana introduced a new pricing structure. Not only did we face another hike in our monthly fee, but batch tracking, previously included, was now a separate add-on costing an additional 199 USD per month. This escalation meant our expenses on Katana's services skyrocketed from around 100 USD to over 500 USD monthly – a fivefold increase in just two years. This pricing strategy feels like a trap. We initially invested in Katana, dedicating time and resources to set up and train our employees, only to find ourselves facing exorbitant fees that are unsustainable for a small business like ours. The lack of predictability in Katana's pricing is alarming. There's a constant fear that next year might bring another doubling of costs or a new, arbitrary billing metric. We feel cornered and exploited. The assumption that the high switching costs will force us to accept these unreasonable increases is unfair and disrespectful to loyal customers. We are not just numbers on a spreadsheet; we are a small business striving to survive and grow. We are making a sincere request to Katana: please reconsider your pricing strategy. We need stability and fairness in pricing. We made our initial investment based on the original pricing structure, and these drastic changes are not just a financial strain but also a breach of the trust we placed in Katana. In conclusion, while Katana's software may offer certain operational benefits, their pricing policies are a source of major concern and disappointment. We urge potential customers to consider this aspect carefully before committing to Katana. The financial unpredictability and lack of consideration for small businesses in their pricing strategy are significant drawbacks that cannot be overlooked.

Cons:

Their extortionate pricing policies. Costs hiked fivefold over the last two years