Katana is a cloud-based production and inventory management solution for small and midsize manufacturers. It offers features such as a dashboard, inventory control, portfolio management and sales order fulfillment.
Katana’s dashboard displays the current state of production processes, stock availability and order statuses. It also provides a list of key production activities that can be re-prioritized using a drag and drop interface.
Katana allows manufacturers to determine pricing for different products by identifying the actual cost through material bills and production operation expenses. The solution enables users to manage inventory levels by keeping track of current and expected stock levels in real time. It also allows users to sync purchase, inventory and sales data with accounting solutions. Katana supports integration with various third-party e-commerce and accounting applications such as Xero and Shopify.
Services are offered on a monthly subscription basis which includes support via phone, email and an online knowledge base.
Gaz from port80
I can now run my business without spreadsheet hell. I can actually make more product. This is not an exaggeration. I was stressed before using this software. I actually could not work out what I needed to order to satisfy our production demands.
It answers my questions easily, what purchase orders do I need to make to satisfy the orders I have coming in. What should I work on next and when will it be ready for the customer! I can see delays in deliveries and the effect on production. It manages very complex bill of materials for our vast number of products. and it does so with a user experience that is simple and easy.
Where there has been anything I didn't like about the software, I chat instantly to the development team and they listen, they come back to me with an instant work around; then in the longer term they have provided updates that fix the problem. They are an adorable bunch of people and really want to make this work for our busy little workshop.
Roberto Maurizio from PRIYATECH SRL
Thanks to Katana I can always manage the materials and products of my warehouse in the best way and keep the purchases and sales under control.
It is easy to learn and to use and in case of need the support is always ready to solve any problem. Absolutely recommended.
It is a young project and therefore some features are to be implemented, but there are no shortcomings that make the platform unusable.
Jen from Pads 4 Labs
Katana MRP is very user friendly - the visual appearance and layout make it easy to navigate and the Knowledge Base provides clear explanations and help.
Customer rep and his team are very responsive to our needs and questions.
Only being able to use a single currency is difficult for us, as we really need to use GBP, USD and Euros.
Henri from Sports Media ZA
Supper easy Material and Production planning for our workshop
Very User-friendly and great customer support. The team are clearly hungry to add features and are always willing to listen to user feedback. Gives great Manufacturing planning at a fraction of the cost and complexity of large ERP's
Feature list still needs maturing - especially ability to draw reports, and interface the system with real-world workflows (Example - Ability to export lists, or print MO's)
ARTURO from DYSA
Save time on supply chain management
The ease of use, the cloud service, the different areas and stuff I can work with related to my supply chain needs (such as the manufacture and supply modules) and the client support
Current lack of export Excel documents and that we can't mass modify elements. I think that also, Quickbooks will be a nice integration and that spanish language may be handy, in the future.
lot of time saved, and organizational headaches removed
The team provides awesome support, listens to feedback and act on it fast + the interface is clean and easy to use
Some features are still missing but are due to be released in the coming weeks. But even as it is right now it's already above other offerings.
Liis from Holini
Employees number: 2-10 employees