Katana Cloud Inventory

Katana Cloud Inventory

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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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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5
    (168)
    Value for Money
    4.4/5
    Features
    4.2/5
    Ease of Use
    4.6/5
    Customer Support
    4.7/5

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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 2023/03/11

    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 2020/08/21

    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.

    Chris
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    • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

    Scrappy startup quality at enterprise rates

    Reviewed on 2024/02/12

    Now at the money grabbing stage before they implode, would be my guess.

    Clunky at the best of...

    Now at the money grabbing stage before they implode, would be my guess.

    Clunky at the best of times. We put up with quirks, bugs that were never going to get fixed and general major omissions (like lack of back up and undo)

    This company is being run like it's an open source "best effort" outfit, but charging premium monthly rates for a software that feels barely out of beta.

    Given how central MRP/ERP/etc is to our business, we will be looking for a different provider asap, as none of this inspires trust in what should be a long term partner

    Pros

    The user interface is pretty and nice to use, mostly
    The concepts of scheduling and general "idea" behind the katana system are good

    Cons

    The endless bugs and now pricing issues. No backup, no undo, and again, lots of bugs.

    We regularly have to contact support with issues in their system. Most of the time the response is "oh we'll put it on our voting system, if it gets votes we'll fix it", which really is not what I expect from a system that costs several hundred dollars a month, before addons and users.

    To be perfectly honest, we were making do - the pros of not having to build this kind of system ourselves outweighed the cons. That has now changed.

    What triggered this review is that they doubled the price of our plan, turned off a number of features we were using to run our business operations, and charged us for "add-ons" all without warning. We did get sent an email, warning us of an upcoming change in billing (note this email was sent 28 days before the change...). That email said someone would reach out to us to discuss transitioning. That did not happen, and instead they just turned things off and billed our card for add-ons we never agreed to.

    Forced onboarding (billable of course) with an "expert" is a bit of a joke

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    Response from Katana Cloud Inventory

    We want to clarify that our decision to adjust pricing and service features was not made lightly. This move aims to ensure the sustainability of our service and the continuous development of features that meet our customers' needs. Our pricing model is designed to reflect the value we’ve built and continue to build, as well as the comprehensive support we provide.
    Regarding the issues you've encountered with bugs and the lack of certain functionalities such as backup and undo options, please know that we are constantly working to enhance our platform, it improves week by week — sometimes visibly, and sometimes in the back-end.
    Please know that we are here to support you through this transition and would welcome any further dialogue to address your concerns directly at [email protected]. Our goal has always been and will continue to be, to serve as a reliable and innovative partner to businesses like yours.

    Kurt @ Katana

    Kelsey
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    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Lifechanging

    Reviewed on 2020/05/14

    We make to order and we make to stock. We make standardized products and we also make private label...

    We make to order and we make to stock. We make standardized products and we also make private label custom products. Katana is the first platform I have found that supports what we do while also being affordable for a new business.

    Pros

    Katana delivers a lot of value. It fully covers my MRP needs while being affordable to a scaling business.

    Cons

    I would also like an option to dropship the products that I make for clients and I don't see a way to do that.

    Alternatives Considered

    Zendesk Suite

    Switched From

    Google Sheets

    Reasons for Switching to Katana Cloud Inventory

    Better functionality for custom made products. More affordable.

    Response from Katana Cloud Inventory

    Thank you for the feedback and support!

    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 2020/06/18

    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.

    Alternatives Considered

    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 FAQs

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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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