Who Uses Katana?

Scaling manufacturers using Xero or QuickBooks and selling on eCommerce (Shopify, WooCommerce).

What Is Katana?

Smart and visual inventory & manufacturing management software tailored for scaling manufacturers using Xero or QuickBooks and selling on eCommerce (Shopify, WooCommerce). It makes production management & inventory control easier than ever for online merchants. For businesses looking to scale and bring structure to their everyday operations. Raw material inventory management, bill-of-materials & batch tracking included. Seamless integrations with Xero, QuickBooks, Shopify, and WooCommerce.

Katana Details

Katana MRP

https://katanamrp.com

Founded 2016

Katana Pricing Overview

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

Starting Price

US$99.00/month
See pricing details

Pricing Details

14-day free trial available.

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

24/7 (Live Rep)

Business Hours

Online

Katana Features

Inventory Control Software
Barcoding/RFID
Check-in/Check-out
Cost Tracking
Forecasting
Inventory Optimization
Inventory Tracking
Item Management
Reorder Management
SKU/UPC Codes
Serial Number Tracking
Supplier Management
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
Bills of Material
Document Management
Inventory Management
Order Management
Production Scheduling
Quality Management
Quote Management
Reporting/Analytics
Safety Management
Supplier Management
Supply Chain Management
Document Management
Forecasting
Quality Control
Quote Management
Resource Management
Supplier Management
Supply Chain Management
Traceability
Accounting Integration
ERP
MES
MRP
Maintenance Management
Purchase Order Management
Quality Management
Quotes/Estimates
Reporting/Analytics
Safety Management
Shipping Management
Automated Scheduling
Capacity Planning
Change Management
MRP
Quality Management
Scheduling
What-if Analysis

Katana Reviews

Showing 5 of 67 reviews

Overall
4.8/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4.4/5
Value for Money
4.7/5
Joshua P.
Owner
Warehousing, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/05/2020

"The best for small manufacturing"

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.

Vendor Response

by Katana MRP on 02/06/2020

Thank you for the feedback and support!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/05/2020
Elle R.
Owner
Retail, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/05/2020

"Cannot recommend this app enough"

Comments: 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.

Vendor Response

by Katana MRP on 02/06/2020

Thank you for the support!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/05/2020
Verified Reviewer
Founder and CEO
Retail, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
  • Overall Rating
    2/5
  • Ease of Use
    2/5
  • Features & Functionality
    2/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    2/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    2/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 05/09/2019

"I dont understand all the great reviews"

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?!

Vendor Response

by Katana MRP on 30/09/2019

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!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 05/09/2019
Cam C.
Owner
Food Production, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 26/05/2020

"Straightforward. Gets the job done."

Pros: Katana is a standout for me. I'm so happy that I found this software almost on accident. It does everything I need. It is straightforward and intuitive. Most other companies require me to Demo with the staff just to figure out how to move around but Katana is different. I was able to figure things out and plug my data and get going almost immediately. Haven't been using it very long but zero complaints up until this point.

Cons: I haven't been using the program very long. The only complaint that I have is the chat box in the lower right corner can get in the way when tryin to edit products or make adjustments while on the site. Other than that minor design flaw everything is excellent.

Vendor Response

by Katana MRP on 08/06/2020

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Katana!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 26/05/2020
Danny D.
Operations Manager
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/05/2020

"Great alternative MRP to its expensive competitors"

Comments: Katana has completely solved our supply line issues and it is an amazing tool that enables you to visualize production issues and bottlenecks.

Pros: I love graphical representation and its ease of use. It took less than a week to get my company up and running. Katana has been a fantastic MRP that has been able to grow with us. They have added some important updates that have made its daily operation even easier. All things considered Katana was a great choice for my company!

Cons: Sometimes it slows in operation which is mildly annoying. This could probably be fixed with some more servers in our geographic region.

Vendor Response

by Katana MRP on 02/06/2020

Thank you for the feedback and support!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/05/2020