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.

Pricing starting from:

USD 179.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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.
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premises

    Markets

    Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina and 114 others

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    USD 179.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of Katana Cloud Inventory: 167

    • "What If" Scenarios
    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Accounting Integration
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Asset Tracking
    • Audit Trail
    • Availability Management
    • BOM Creation
    • Backorder Management
    • Barcode Printing
    • Barcode Recognition
    • Barcode/Label Management
    • Barcode/Ticket Scanning
    • Barcoding/RFID
    • Bill of Material Analysis
    • Bill of Materials
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Bills of Material
    • CRM
    • Capacity Planning
    • Change Management
    • Channel Management
    • Check-in/Check-out
    • Chemical Management
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Components Tracking
    • Contact Database
    • Cost Tracking
    • Customer Accounts
    • Customer Database
    • Customer History
    • Customizable Fields
    • Customizable Reports
    • Customization
    • Dashboard
    • Data Catalogue Tools
    • Data Entry
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Linking
    • Data Management
    • Data Synchronization
    • Data Visualization
    • Delivery Management
    • Demand Forecasting
    • Discount Management
    • Document Management
    • Drag & Drop
    • ERP
    • Estimating
    • Financial Analysis
    • Financial Management
    • Food Traceability Software
    • For Aerospace Industry
    • For Manufacturers
    • For Metal Fabrication
    • For Small Businesses
    • Forecasting
    • Gantt/Timeline View
    • Historical Database
    • Historical Reporting
    • Integrated Business Operations
    • Inventory Auditing
    • Inventory Control
    • Inventory Management
    • Inventory Optimization
    • Inventory Replenishment
    • Inventory Tracking
    • Item Management
    • Job Costing
    • Job Management
    • KPI Monitoring
    • Kitting
    • Label Printing
    • Label Templates
    • Labeling
    • Location Tracking
    • Lot Tracking
    • MES
    • Manufacturing Inventory Management
    • Marketplace Integration
    • Material Requirements Planning
    • Materials Management
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Commerce
    • Monitoring
    • Multi-Channel Management
    • Multi-Channel Marketing
    • Multi-Currency
    • Multi-Location
    • Multi-level BOM
    • Order Entry
    • Order Fulfillment
    • Order Processing
    • Order Tracking
    • Parts Management
    • Performance Management
    • Performance Metrics
    • Planning Tools
    • Point of Sale (POS)
    • Predictive Analytics
    • Price and Cost Calculations
    • Prioritization
    • Product Catalog
    • Product Data Management
    • Product Identification
    • Production Cost Tracking
    • Production Management
    • Production Scheduling
    • Production Tracking
    • Progress Tracking
    • Project Management
    • Project Scheduling
    • Projections
    • Purchase Order Management
    • Purchasing & Receiving
    • Quality Control
    • Quality Management
    • Quotes/Estimates
    • Real-Time Analytics
    • Real-Time Data
    • Real-Time Monitoring
    • Real-Time Notifications
    • Real-Time Reporting
    • Real-Time Updates
    • Receiving Labels
    • Reorder Management
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Requirements Management
    • Resource Management
    • Retail Inventory Management
    • Returns Management
    • SKU/UPC Codes
    • Safety Management
    • Sales Orders
    • Sales Reports
    • Scheduling
    • Search/Filter
    • Secure Data Storage
    • Serial Number Tracking
    • Shipping Labels
    • Shipping Management
    • Shop Floor Management
    • Single-level BOM
    • Special Order Management
    • Statistical Analysis
    • Status Tracking
    • Stock Management
    • Summary Reports
    • Supplier Management
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Task Management
    • Third-Party Integration
    • Third-Party Integrations
    • Time & Expense Tracking
    • Traceability
    • Trend Analysis
    • User Management
    • Visual Analytics
    • Warehouse Management
    • What-if Analysis
    • Work Order Management
    • Workflow Management
    • eCommerce Management

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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 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

    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.

    Alternatives Considered

    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!

    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 12/02/2024

    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

    Alternatives Considered

    MRPeasy

    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

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

    Very Useful

    Reviewed on 22/03/2021

    The overall experience has been excellent so far. Katana has helped us transition away from using...

    The overall experience has been excellent so far. Katana has helped us transition away from using spreadsheets to track our manufacturing operations and really professionalise our processes. It's an integral part of our everyday operations.

    Pros

    Katana has multiple features which have very useful in improving our manufacturing processes. The ability to create recipes for each product has been a huge help for us as we have quite a lot of raw materials in each finished product.

    The Shop Floor app has been brilliant for us to track production/assembly time more accurately. This has been a great help in pinpointing an accurate cost per unit.

    Cons

    The only aspect that hasn't met our expectations so far has been the batch tracking feature. This is an excellent feature and one that would be so helpful for us. However, we need it to work automatically with our Shopify orders and at the moment sales orders can only be attributed to particular batches if you fulfil them on the Katana dashboard. We need this to happen automatically when our Shopify orders are fulfilled.

    Alternatives Considered

    Cin7 Core

    Reasons for Switching to Katana Cloud Inventory

    Katana was much more suited to our needs in terms of the receipt creation features for each product. The interface was also much simpler than the alternative products we considered.
    Dennis
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    • Industry: Consumer Goods
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Exactly What Our Growing Business Needed.

    Reviewed on 15/06/2021

    So far, we are really liking hoe easy it was to setup and get running. The inventory management has...

    So far, we are really liking hoe easy it was to setup and get running. The inventory management has improved the flow and processes in our company for the better.

    Pros

    Ease of use, support, inventory management features, able to create builds/recipes for products (BOM), ability to upload data using Excel, integration with Quickbooks Online

    Cons

    Cost, certain features do not make sense in the implementation.

    Reasons for Switching to Katana Cloud Inventory

    Ease of use and the features. And it looks good.
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    Katana Cloud Inventory FAQs

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    Katana Cloud Inventory offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: USD 179.00/month View Pricing Plans
    • 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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