What Is Katana Manufacturing ERP?

Katana offers a manufacturing ERP that makes daily life easier for you and your business. Bring your manufacturing operations into a single platform with integrations for sales, accounting, and shipping, get total visibility of everything you’re working on, and data to help you predict trends and make more informed business decisions.

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

Who Uses Katana Manufacturing ERP?

Manufacturers looking to utilise the best software on the market for manufacturing, sales, and accounting, and run it all from one user-friendly ERP platform.

Where can Katana Manufacturing ERP be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Katana Technologies
  • Located in Tallinn, Estonia
  • Founded in 2016

Katana Manufacturing ERP support

  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina and 115 others

Languages

English

Katana Manufacturing ERP pricing

Starting Price:

US$99.00/month
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

Katana Manufacturing ERP does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Katana Manufacturing ERP paid version starts at US$99.00/month.

Pricing plans get a free trial

About the vendor

  • Katana Technologies
  • Located in Tallinn, Estonia
  • Founded in 2016

Katana Manufacturing ERP support

  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina and 115 others

Languages

English

Katana Manufacturing ERP videos and images

Katana Manufacturing ERP Software - Track order fulfillment and material availability - Katana
Katana Manufacturing ERP Software - Production planning and sales order fulfillment - Katana
Katana Manufacturing ERP Software - Many integrations streamline manufacturing operations - Katana
Katana Manufacturing ERP Software - Manage manufacturing cost on BOM, production operations - Katana
Katana Manufacturing ERP Software - Real-time inventory control and sales order management - Katana
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Katana Manufacturing ERP video
Katana Manufacturing ERP Software - Track order fulfillment and material availability - Katana
Katana Manufacturing ERP Software - Production planning and sales order fulfillment - Katana
Katana Manufacturing ERP Software - Many integrations streamline manufacturing operations - Katana
Katana Manufacturing ERP Software - Manage manufacturing cost on BOM, production operations - Katana
Katana Manufacturing ERP Software - Real-time inventory control and sales order management - Katana

Features of Katana Manufacturing ERP

  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Backorder Management
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Bills of Material
  • CRM Software
  • Capacity Planning Software
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Change Management Software
  • Channel Management Software
  • Check-in/Check-out
  • Contact Database
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management Software
  • ERP
  • Financial Management Software
  • For Small Businesses
  • Forecasting
  • Integrated Business Operations
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Control Software
  • Inventory Management Software
  • Inventory Optimization Software
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Item Management
  • Marketplace Integration
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Entry Software
  • Order Fulfillment Software
  • Order Management Software
  • Order Tracking
  • Product Identification
  • Production Scheduling Software
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Management Software
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Returns Management
  • Scheduling Software
  • Search/Filter
  • Shipping Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management Software
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Traceability
  • Warehouse Management Software
  • What-if Analysis
  • Workflow Management Software
  • eCommerce Management

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QuickBooks Online is a small business accounting software and app that allows you to manage your business anywhere, anytime.
QuickBooks Commerce enables you to manage inventory and orders for your multichannel business and keep track of products.
Simple, online shop management software for screen printers, embroiderers, sign manufacturers and digital printers.
NetSuite, the world’s #1 cloud ERP, gives you the visibility and control you need to make smart decisions and grow with confidence.

Reviews of Katana Manufacturing ERP

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Service
4.8
Features
4.3
Value for Money
4.6

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Joshua
Joshua
Owner in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Warehousing, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

The best for small manufacturing

5.0 3 years ago

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.

Alternatives Considered: DEAR Systems and Odoo

Reasons for Choosing Katana Manufacturing ERP: ease of use and training of users

Switched From: DEAR Systems

Katana MRP Response

2 years ago

Thank you for the feedback and support!

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 2 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 Manufacturing ERP: 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.

Daniel
Managing Director in UK
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Promised so much delivered far short of what we hoped

3.0 10 months ago

Comments: Disappointed. They are pretending this software is the best thing since sliced bread and its more like a stale baguette.

Pros:

It works on a basic level for stock management and also bills of materials.

Cons:

It fails to have any sort of calender or gantt chart. It also fails terribly with time planning/recording of how long a task can take. For example you can't even put into the system that you start your working day at half past the hour only full hours are allowed. Further to the time planning side you can not block out time for holidays or meetings. Making this software useless to plan your time and give acreate lead times to customers.

Alternatives Considered: MRPeasy

Reasons for Choosing Katana Manufacturing ERP: In the middle of the switch but it seams to offer far more options and cross capability.

Switched From: Odoo

Katana MRP Response

9 months ago

Hi Daniel! Thank you for your honest feedback. We are continuously working on improving on the points of time planning and will be ready with better capabilities in the coming months already.

Jonathan
Owner in US
Retail, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

A critical piece of our business that we can't live without

5.0 4 months ago

Comments: I love it. I've had great interactions with everyone on the team, and I can tell they want to help me succeed. Thanks Katana!

Pros:

Great value, probably the only affordable cloud solution on the market

Cons:

It's a great piece of software for data entry. Not so great when it comes to using that data to run your business. No dashboards or views that provide insights. They've solved for this by integrating with Easy-Insight and Stocktrim. Now that those are in place, I'm completely satisfied.

Katana Technologies Response

4 months ago

Thanks for your review Jonathan, happy to hear Katana saves you the time and effort compared to Airtable!

Rebecca
Owner in US
Food & Beverages, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Intuitive, Fast To Implement, and Beautifully Designed

5.0 last year

Pros:

The user interface is clean and very intuitive, requiring essentially no time to learn. Some of the other MRP solutions we tried were difficult to navigate and use, and training on them would have been labor intensive and costly. Katana is beautifully designed, and the batch-tracking and inventory management is easy to adapt to our business (MRPeasy/ERPAG were very clearly not designed with food manufacturing in mind, so making them even remotely functional for that purpose felt like a bit of a fools errand, whereas Katana just works).

Cons:

While it is very user-friendly and it has the ability to track batches/lots (which is critical for us), we've had to develop workarounds to make it function the way we need it to -- it doesn't quite handle this the way I would envision it should. There are also some minor time wasters. If there's one simple feature I wish they would change, it's being able to type in the expiration dates rather than having to scroll through the calendar manually to select the correct date. This becomes so onerous when receiving multiple items on a PO and having to manually click through/scroll through the calendar to select the correct date as opposed to simply having a field that allows you to type in the date and move on.

Alternatives Considered: Fishbowl, MRPeasy and ERPAG

Reasons for Switching to Katana Manufacturing ERP: Katana is a great small business solution that I can easily see growing with us. Fishbowl is cost-prohibitive (and honestly at this point, I'd rather just use Katana). MRPeasy and ERPAG are not as well designed and don't work well as a food industry solution -- they made simple tasks feel like running through a maze. The developers at Katana did a beautiful job of creating something intuitively designed that works well across multiple industries while also making it as clean and aesthetic as it is functional. It's a pleasure to use. I've noticed that they also seem to be regularly implementing improvements and updates, which is awesome. Customer support is friendly and responsive. Highly recommend.