Automotive inventory management software that keeps your business driving forwards

Katana helps you get ahead in the automotive industry by minimizing admin and maximizing profit

Since implementing Katana, we’ve grown our product offering, and that wouldn't be possible without it. It has freed up my time so I can focus on designing and creating more products. It also means that I am not working until 11 pm every night.

Thomas Judge

Owner, GJ Motorsports

Automotive inventory management software to help you simplify production, maintain quality, and work smarter

Katana offers the ideal features of automotive inventory management software, with inventory management, live planning, and integrations for all your needs from sales to shipping.
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Quickly locate items across multiple warehouses, giving all your teams access to the same live data to streamline operations and boost efficiency.

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Automotive inventory management software to reduce waste, supercharge production, and maximize profit

You can use Katana as automotive, auto parts, or even auto dealer inventory software, but making your products is at the heart of what we offer. You can use multiple software features in Katana for raw materials and stock inventory tracking as well as an end-to-end overview over completed and shipped products. If you’re linked to a dealership then you can keep track of which vehicles are in stock and when a car is sold. It’s an ideal overview of your whole business, with live data thrown in.

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Make bills of materials to perfect your products, and work with your warehouse to optimize production

The automotive industry requires precision and detail, as products need to meet compliance requirements and get through stringent stress tests. Vehicle condition reports after testing will decide the fate of cars and their parts, and for companies making both, this means getting them absolutely right before they can be sold to a wider market.

This is where well-written bills of materials (BOMs) can play a crucial role in production, as the finer details of each of your products are kept within them. Your BOMs are what your warehouse team will look to when constructing products, and you can include variations for different products, required auto parts inventory items, and notes in case there’s a specific detail around raw materials they need to know. From customized windows to specific headlight bulbs, it can be covered in your BOMs.

Finally, the data distribution throughout Katana helps with calculating lead times and product lifecycles.

subassembly MOs

Reach car shoppers around the world, with digital retailing choices and simplified shipping

When planning your product or vehicle merchandising, you’ll no doubt be considering whether it’ll be displayed in a physical store or sold via internet sales platforms. Katana has native integrations with both Shopify and WooCommerce, and a host of third-party options so you can choose where to display your dealership inventory. And if you’re selling online, you can always create vehicle videos to show off the products you’ve spent time and energy building and perfecting.

While your dealer specialties are being sold, you’ll want to keep finances in check and make sure products reach customers in good time. Our accounting integrations with Xero and QuickBooks Online take care of the first, and our excellent shipping partners will help cover the second, so you have time to focus on how to build your business and expand your product range.

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Use Katana’s open API to create custom workflows and connect to apps beyond our list of integrations. Automate data transfers between the services you use to level up efficiency. Take a look at our API documentation to learn more.

Automotive inventory management software FAQs
Is it possible to automate stock orders in Katana?

Absolutely — when you see that elements of your car inventory are running low regularly, you can set automated reorder points based on realtime inventory levels that track the number of raw materials on hand at all times. Katana is built to be an end-to-end manufacturing management solution for automotive manufacturers.

Can I track inventory in multiple locations using barcode scanning?

Yes, you can use bar coding and barcode scanners with Katana to keep track of stock, products, and batches across all of your warehouses and storage facilities. Katana also supports ecommerce inventory management if you are using platforms like Shopify, WooCommerce, BigCommerce and more to sell your products.

How long does it take to implement automotive inventory management software like Katana?

You should be able to get up and running within a couple of days, as Katana offers a well-presented platform, and has an extensive Knowledge Base with lots of video guides to help you get started.

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