Inventory Management 4 Makers

Inventory Management 4 Makers

by Katana

Manufacturing from raw materials to finished goods.

4.8 of 5 stars(26 reviews)

Sync sales with production

Import sales orders from Shopify to visually manage order fulfillment and related production activities. Never miss a delivery deadline.

Real-time inventory management

Instantly know if you have enough raw materials and finished products for fulfilling Shopify sales orders.

Plan your manufacturing

Schedule production and track manufacturing floor-level progress live. Assign production tasks to team members.


About Inventory Management 4 Makers

Katana means better production & inventory management for makers selling on Shopify.

Manage raw materials, finished products, manufacturing, sales orders and much more in one place. Sales orders are automatically sent from Shopify to Katana.

Sell, make, ship from a single dashboard!

What is Katana?

Katana is the first Smart Workshop Software, designed to revolutionize the way modern makers, crafters and small manufacturers work. It is an innovative, easy-to-use, and affordable manufacturing ERP for managing production and inventory efficiently. Hassle-free order fulfillment, extra time to grow sales, and no more clunky spreadsheets!

How can Katana help your business?

  • More control

Visual sales order fulfillment and shop floor control. Katana focuses your attention on getting orders out the door. While maintaining optimal inventory.

  • Less admin

Automatic inventory. Drag-and-drop production management. Integrated with eCommerce and accounting. You can do what you love, Katana takes care of the rest.

  • Simple, yet powerful

Painless setup, forget extensive training. The intuitive user interface makes it a joy to use Katana. Manage your products, materials, sales, production and purchasing with ease.

Features

  • Automatic data movement between Shopify sales and Katana production & inventory management.

Katana imports all incoming orders from Shopify and keeps the fulfillment status and stock sync between Shopify and Katana.

  • Visual production planning

Visual dashboards allowing for flexible planning. Know the status of every order and process without missing any delivery deadlines.

  • Real-time inventory control

Easily manage product stock, materials available for production, materials en-route from suppliers and subcontractors, products booked for shipping to customers with real-time inventory dashboards.

  • Shopify Multiple Store Support

Link all of your Shopify stores to a single Katana account, and manage your entire inventory, manufacturing processes and order fulfillment from a single visual dashboard.

  • Shopify x Katana Stock Sync

Turn on the stock sync option to automatically update your stock levels directly to your Shopify store. Any time a sales order is delivered, manufacturing order is completed, purchasing order is received, or stock adjustment is initiated the changes will automatically be reflected on your Shopify website.

  • Shopify POS x Katana

Katana can pull in orders from your Shopify POS system.

  • Sales & purchase modules

Enjoy on-time deliveries from suppliers and manage your sales order fulfillment pipeline effectively.

  • Accurate costing

Be aware of your production costs and product margins. Make better decisions based on accurate product profitability calculations.

Integrates with

  • Quickbooks,
  • Tradegecko

See the app in action

Explore how the app works in an example store.

View example store

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Support

Pricing 14-day free trial

$99/month

* All charges are billed in USD. Recurring charges, including monthly or usage-based charges, are billed every 30 days.

Overall rating
4.8 of 5 stars
Based on 26 reviews

  • 5 of 5 stars
    85% of ratings are 5 stars
  • 4 of 5 stars
    15% of ratings are 4 stars
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  • 3 of 5 stars
    0% of ratings are 3 stars
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  • 2 of 5 stars
    0% of ratings are 2 stars
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  • 1 of 5 stars
    0% of ratings are 1 stars
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Most recent reviews

Simple Loose Leaf

Good app for basic inventory management. But if you need to also management production, tracking bill of material usage and component stock levels, then Katana is a GREAT app. A fraction of the cost of other systems and a much better UI for getting work done fast and moving on to something else more important.

A bit simple at the moment, which is good and bad, but the team is evolving the app and service regularly making this an app worth investing your time and efforts.

It is a 4 star now for a few of the elements it is missing and will be a 5+ star in the next few months as they get more features on line.

Developer reply

September 10, 2019

Thank you for the support and hope we keep growing together! 🚀

Dianne Caine Australia

We are very happy with Katana, it has been instrumental in moving our small business away from spreadsheets to manage our inventory levels. The system is built very elegantly, allowing for flexibility and excellent traceability. Great overview of manufacturing orders, progress and stock levels to prevent any out of stock situations. The support team are very responsive and knowledgeable.

Developer reply

September 10, 2019

Thank you for the support! 🙌🏼

Grandwork Tools

Over the last eight years, I have used a series of inventory programs for my small manufacturing and sales business. It takes a lot to migrate to a new platform and each move was an improvement. But Katana, finally, is exactly what I need. Intuitive, no bells and whistles I don't need, a system that forces me (entices me) into best practices. Katana is one of my best assets!

Developer reply

September 10, 2019

Super happy to read this kind of feedback! Thank you!