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Use building materials manufacturing software to simplify your daily processes

Focus on refining and expanding your building materials range by removing unnecessary admin and automating production


Make the right production decisions and prioritize your most popular building supplies while saving on costs and waste

Use our crucial bill of materials feature as the starting point for all of your products, get your production schedule in perfect order, automate reordering so you’re never hit with a stock-out, and get more time to focus on your business.

Live inventory management

Get total inventory control across your business with up-to-the-minute numbers across multiple locations

Real-time master planning

Use data in Katana’s platform to make smart business decisions around supply chain management, sales platforms and shipping

Shop Floor App

Work with your warehouse manager and team using our shop floor mobile app to assign tasks, track completion, and see when orders are shipped

Accurate costing

Track the price ranges of your stock over time with our ‘moving average cost’ feature so you’re not overspending on unnecessary materials

E-commerce integrations

Sell online, or in person, using our native integrations with Shopify and WooCommerce, or check out our many third party providers

Accounting integrations

Do financial management your way, using our integrations with QuickBooks Online and Xero, or an API connection to other accounting platforms

Shipping integrations

Send your building materials safely and securely to customers around the globe with one of our two shipping partners

Combine industry expertise with Katana’s ERP software to build your business

Our ERP system is built to help manufacturers. When it comes to metal fabrications, lumber, and building materials, no matter which you’re working in, we can help make your daily life easier.

Using automation to reduce daily tasks, and using data to prioritize production with your warehouse team, you’ll be able to look across your whole business and plan for the future.

Manage your supply chain, work with your production team, and refine your processes

Katana’s bill of materials (BOM) feature helps you in defining the make-up of each of your individual products, but it also assists in demand planning and material management. You can track demand for each product, and set automatic reorder points for raw materials which match their necessity. This way you won’t be hit by stock-outs, and you can potentially scale back production of products that aren’t in as much demand.

You can also use our shop floor app to work with your production manager and the rest of your warehouse team to set daily tasks, add notes for individual BOMs, and track when products are made and when they’re shipped out.

Choose your workflow, stock or sell your products, and manage your accounts in sync with your manufacturing

Whether you work with a make-to-order or make-to-stock workflow, Katana has you covered. Our platform works well for both styles of workflow and supports daily operations, including batch tracking and barcode scanning for stock takes, so you can keep track of multiple units all the time.

We also offer integrations for sales, accounting, and shipping. For sales, you can use native integrations with Shopify or WooCommerce, or check out our third-party providers for an alternative option for online sales. For accounting, we’re integrated with QuickBooks Online and Xero, so financial management including accounts payable and accounts receivable are all synced with your manufacturing data.

Finally, we have two shipping providers to help you with delivering products globally, so you can ensure your price quotes for your customers match up with the overall costs of shipping and production, and you stay in the black.

Get a demo and see Katana in action

  • Eliminate stockouts with Katana
  • Easily manage incoming orders from all your sales channels
  • Track products available for sale

Learn more about our plans and the features they come with

  • Plans starting from $179 / month
  • Annual and monthly billing options
  • Add users and warehouses as you grow

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Create custom API integrations

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.

Building materials manufacturing software FAQs

Yes, you can use bar coding and barcode scanners with Katana for lot traceability, to keep track of stock, products, and batches across all of your warehouses and storage facilities.

Absolutely – our case study section offers some of our success stories so far, and you can look at our features and pricing pages to help make software comparisons before making an ultimate software selection.

We believe Katana will be the right choice for you.

The timeline can vary, but you should be able to get up and running within a couple of days. Katana offers a well-presented platform, and has an extensive Knowledge Base with lots of demo videos to help you get started.

Get visibility over your sales and stock

Wave goodbye to uncertainty by using Katana Cloud Inventory for total inventory control