Manufacturing and inventory management in one easy-to-use ERP software. Get total inventory control over materials and products in real time. Raw material inventory tracking makes setting reorder points simple. Connect to Xero to automate your business.


    Katana is a manufacturing ERP that gives you a live look at your business. Features include live inventory and manufacturing management, batch tracking for end-to-end traceability, a Shop Floor App for total floor-level control, open API, and a growing channel partner network. Real-time master planning features automate resource allocation based on prioritized sales orders and integrations with e-commerce, accounting, CRM, and reporting services to centralize all key business operations.

    With Katana, you can prioritize orders and see raw materials and finished goods availability in real time. Katana automatically follows the stock movements across the production cycle in multiple warehouses allowing you to maintain optimal inventory levels and optimize production planning.

    Build bill of materials (BOM) and track material availability for make-to-order workflows or fulfill orders from available product stock. Easily create, set up, and remove shop floor operators and receive real-time manufacturing insights from the Katana Shop Floor App. You can also use BOMs to track manufacturing costs based on product recipes and production operations.

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    Katana + Xero

    Create invoices and bills from Katana that automatically update your Xero account. Click the created invoice or bill in Katana to open the document in Xero. You can also set up automatic sales order imports from Xero to Katana via Zapier.

    Reviews & ratings

    4.7 out of 5 stars
    67 Reviews
    5 star(82%)
    4 star(13%)
    3 star(0%)
    2 star(1%)
    1 star(3%)
    Doug Bryan
    4 out of 5 stars

    Solid capability with ease of use

    Katana has been great for our company as we were using spreadsheets earlier. Sales Orders driving Work Orders which drive Purchase Orders and inventory visibility. I also appreciate how willing they are to make updates and corrections.
    Bill Hall
    1 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and insecure

    The pricing is similar to Tier One providers of fully functional ERP solutions. There is only 2 levels of user, full access users with too much access or warehouse workers with limited use. Sales and finance team will need full access which is wide open and a security problem. After using the trial version, I can say it has potential, fees need to halve and security needs to double!

    Response from Katana

    Hi Bill, Thanks for trying out Katana with our free trial! For user permissions we're aware we have room for improvement, and just around the corner in Q3 '22 is a planned launch of a new and improved version with much more flexibility. This is currently being built out, thanks for your feedback on this topic! For clarity on the current situation, we currently though we have 3 levels of user permissions; Owner - access to all functions, including billing and delete all button. User - access to all functions, excl billing and delete all button. Operator - only shop-floor app access. Additionally, it takes 4 separate steps to clear all account data in settings, including typing out your email address in full. It's also restricted to only the owner of the account. I hope you find a solution for your needs out there for your needs Bill, sorry it couldn't be us this time!
    Natalie Morris
    4 out of 5 stars
    Integration with Xero was straightforward and Katana makes it easier for us to manage our stock and orders

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    App details

    Added in 2020


    Australia, Canada, Global, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States




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