Katana Cloud Inventory

Katana Cloud Inventory

Real-time inventory management insights to prevent stockouts

About Katana Cloud Inventory

Katana's Cloud Inventory Platform gives you a centralized view of your inventory to maintain optimal stock levels across all your locations and efficiently track products available for sale. Easily manage incoming orders from all your sales channels and issue purchase orders directly from Katana to ensure restocking at the right time and in the right quantities. Seamlessly integrate Katana with your e-commerce, accounting, and other business software to automate repetitive tasks and get real-time visibility over your daily operations and business performance.

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.


Key benefits of Katana Cloud Inventory

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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    Dominique
    Dominique
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    • Industry: Food & Beverages
    • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    KAtana manufacturing Erp

    Reviewed on 11/03/2023

    KAtana manufacturing Erp is a solid choice for small and medium sized business looking for a...

    KAtana manufacturing Erp is a solid choice for small and medium sized business looking for a user-fried and Integrated solutions for their manufacturing process

    Pros

    One of the key benefits of katana manufacturing Erp is it's user-friendly interface. The platform is easy to navigate drag and drop functionality allows for a simplified production planning process.The platform offers real-time inventory tracking, allowing business to track the stock levels of their materials and profuct.Integration of platform of e-commerce

    Cons

    Some users have reported issue with the accuracy of the platform inventory management system, particularly during inventoryrreconciliation. The platform Mey not be useful for complex manufacturing process

    Klaus
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    • Industry: Machinery
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

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

    Reviewed on 21/08/2020

    For our requirements, set-up and company size the best we could find and test!
    We will manage...

    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.

    Response from Katana Cloud Inventory

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

    Daniel
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    • Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

    Promised so much delivered far short of what we hoped

    Reviewed on 10/02/2022

    Disappointed. They are pretending this software is the best thing since sliced bread and its more...

    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 Cloud Inventory

    In the middle of the switch but it seams to offer far more options and cross capability.

    Switched From

    Odoo

    Response from Katana Cloud Inventory

    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.

    ELLOWYN
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    • Industry: Consumer Goods
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Great choice for small manufacturer

    Reviewed on 06/09/2019

    I tried several different MRPs before settling with Katana. Some were too clunky, others too...

    I 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.

    Pros

    Very 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

    Cons

    The 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.

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    ERPAG

    Reasons for Choosing Katana Cloud Inventory

    Odoo is a beautiful all-in-one platform that seemed to be the perfect solution to tying my entire business together. However, it doesn't "play" well with Shopify and social media platforms which both are essential to my business. Any customization requires an extra fee each month plus the cost of the custom 3rd party app. Set up was complicated and when I needed help, I was pressed to pay $10k for a customer service package. For a small business, that's a lot to shell out. If I were a large company and could pay to have it all set up and administered correctly, I'm sure Odoo would be an excellent choice. But for a one-woman show, it was just too much to juggle.

    Switched From

    Odoo

    Reasons for Switching to Katana Cloud Inventory

    Erpag was about the same price at the time and had a few extra features that I liked (barcode integration for example), but the user interface was just really clunky. It reminded me a lot of my days in 90's Windows. Lots of tabs and block colors. When I added a demo set of data in, it didn't seem too difficult to use, but it just wasn't intuitive to me.

    Response from Katana Cloud Inventory

    Thank you for the feedback!

    David
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    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Just what I needed

    Reviewed on 18/06/2020

    Overall I have been very pleased. I know have a solid grasp of my inventory and am informed when I...

    Overall I have been very pleased. I know have a solid grasp of my inventory and am informed when I need to reorder materials. This has been a real game changer for my business and has allowed us to scale our manufacturing.

    Pros

    Katana integrates with my Shopify Site very easily and makes bundling products on my Shopify so much easier to track.

    We also make candles and kits in house. Katana makes tracking inventory so much easier allowing me to know without guess or counting my materials how much of any particular object I can produce at any given time.

    Cons

    It would be nice if there were barcodes, but I hear feature is coming soon. It would also be nice if I sell out of an object that is apart of a bundle that it would then make the bundle unavailable on my shopify site. I believe this is also in the works.

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    MRPeasy

    Reasons for Switching to Katana Cloud Inventory

    The user interface was much more straight forward. It was robust and comprehensive without being overwhelming.

    Response from Katana Cloud Inventory

    Thank you for the review! Indeed, both mentioned features are on our roadmap.

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    Katana Cloud Inventory offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$179.00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Not Available

    Starter plan from $179 a month. Standard plan from $359 a month. Professional plan from $799 a month. Professional Plus plan from $1799 a month.

    Katana Cloud Inventory has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500

    Katana Cloud Inventory supports the following languages:

    English

    Katana Cloud Inventory supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Katana Cloud Inventory integrates with the following applications:

    2Ship, BigCommerce, Easy Insight, Ecwid, Extensiv Integration Manager, HubSpot CRM, Make, Online Auction System, Pipe17, Pipedrive, Prospect CRM, QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Salesforce Platform, Shift4Shop, Shiptheory, Shopify, Shopify Plus, Squarespace, SyncHub, Wix, WooCommerce, Xero, Zapier

    Katana Cloud Inventory offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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