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You can now access purchase order data via Katana API

New Katana API update — automatically send purchase order data to vendors, suppliers, and integration workflows via Katana API.

November 9, 2021
3 min read
Team Katana

Team Katana

Katana Team

After our latest Katana API update, you can now access your purchase order (PO) data. This means you can set up new workflows and integrations based on automatic sending and importing of POs — for example, between Katana and your vendors or suppliers.

In short, this update allows you to create custom workflows to:

  • Create and update purchase orders
  • Pull purchase order data
  • Delete purchase orders
  • Receive purchase orders

What else you can do after this new update

Build standard accounting app integrations, similar to Katana’s Xero and QuickBooks Online integrations, for sending sales and purchase orders. On top of that, if you are using accounting apps for purchasing workflows, this update will support automatic imports of POs to Katana.

You can also use Katana API to build out custom integrations with various other third-party apps. For example, if you use a warehouse operation management tool with barcode scanning for receiving items, a custom workflow would automatically update received POs in Katana.

Curious about other possibilities? Drop us a message to find out if the workflow you need is possible. Once you see what’s possible, you can either build out custom workflows on your own or allow us to direct you to a qualified integration partner to build it for you. Documentation for new functionalities is available in our Developer Portal.

More data available via Katana API

You can use Katana API to access sales order, inventory, and purchase order data for now — and we are close to a full API release that will also include access to product recipes and manufacturing orders. Here’s a quick list of our most recent Katana API releases:

What is an API?

API stands for Application Programming Interface, a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other. Katana API is open, meaning that developers outside Katana can build into our software to make custom connections or integrations. This enables you to set up custom workflows yourself or take advantage of Katana partner software solutions (e.g., Easy Insight, SyncHub, and more) that have been built with Katana API. 

Happy integrating!

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