Katana Manufacturing ERP

Katana Manufacturing ERP

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Rating (4.9)
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124 reviews
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124 reviews
January 30, 2023

We have multiple shopify stores (for language/currency reasons). Additionally, we have a third-party billing system for our wholesale. We need to keep our inventory in synch across all of them. Katana works out of the box for the shopify part, and using its API we are able to connect the wholesale part as well.

Beyond that, we augmented Katana's reporting capabilities using one of the 3rd party apps they partner with to connect their data to a PowerBI front-end. The data model is straight forward, so developing the queries was intuitive.

All in all, Katana is a great solution for inventory management and manufacturing process control as is, and flexible/extendible if you need to add more sophisticated use cases.

Katana Manufacturing ERP replied January 30, 2023

Thanks for your detailed review!
The team that are building out our API are happy to hear you're finding it straight forward to use — exactly what we're aiming to help with for developers to make the customizable workflows they need.

January 30, 2023

Very happy with Katana for work order and inventory management. App is easy to use as well as fast and snappy to work with.

Just need serial numbers to be included for Katana to be the whole package.

December 23, 2022

This app is a good introductory software for a business that is entering into the MRP/ERP system world for their company. It is priced fairly for less barrier of entry and the overall ease of use is pretty straight forward. The transactions and methods seem to work as expected. I wish the speed was a little bit better, but being that this is cloud based that is kind of to be expected. I still have some trouble syncing with my shopify store and looking to get this resolved with the tech support.

Time spent using app: 20 days
December 22, 2022

I keep coming back to Katana anytime I need inventory management. I couldn’t be happier with the service their system provides!

Wild Hare Apothecary
United States
Time spent using app: 3 months
December 15, 2022

Katana has been useful right out of the gate with their Shopify integration. It pulled in our products automatically and made it easy to create work orders from the sales we're getting.

We're not fully utilizing the inventory management, but it helps with the major parts of our manufacturing process. We've seen regular updates from the developer, so we're hopeful they will support and develop this product for a long time.

United States
Time spent using app: 3 months
Katana Manufacturing ERP replied December 20, 2022

Thanks for your review!

We definitely will keep developing and improving Katana over the next few years — that's our plan :)

Happy as well to hear it's been helpful for you without even using the inventory management functionality yet too!

December 15, 2022

This is by far one of the most affordable options for PO, SO, and inventory management.

We are still dialing in the setup, but so far we are very happy with the product.

Clean Age
United States
Time spent using app: 16 days
November 22, 2022

It's taken us nearly a year to get fully up and running with the katana app, but now that we are we will never look back. This platform is extremely helpful, the support is fantastic, and the continued updates are very much appreciated. Best Shopify App in our roster.

Huck Cycles
United States
Time spent using app: Over 1 year
Katana Manufacturing ERP replied December 14, 2022

So great to hear we're your favorite Shopify app! We've got some nice updates coming in 2023 which hopefully make your team even more happy, glad to have you with us.

November 17, 2022

Katana is a simple to set-up, simple to use inventory control app that is ideal for a small manufacturer. We tried Fishbowl for a couple of years but it is difficult to implement and the support was terrible. The Katana team is readily available to help you get started, but not much help is needed as it is very intuitive.

Clearly Loved Pets
United States
Time spent using app: About 1 month
Katana Manufacturing ERP replied November 17, 2022

Thanks for your review! Great to hear you're finding Katana simple and easy to use for your manufacturing business - that's exactly what we're aiming for :)

October 13, 2022

I use katana mainly for manufacturing. It has been great for tracking raw materials, trims, timelines to monitor production.

Time spent using app: 4 months
Katana Manufacturing ERP replied October 14, 2022

Thanks kindly for your review!

September 23, 2022

extremely easy to use, great support and extremely helpful if you produce or sell perishable products. It helps you keep track of expiry dates and batches. It's very easy to set up. Highly recommended!

Villa Lori Gastronomia
Time spent using app: About 2 months