Get total funnel management with cosmetic manufacturing software

Any and all cosmetic manufacturing businesses rely on one thing to be successful: smooth operations. Without them, you can kiss increased performance and customer retention goodbye. Katana gives you the tools you need to make it happen.

Essence One range of aromatherapy and cosmetics products made using Katana
We chose Katana because it seemed to be the most user-friendly software we tried. And that has proven to be true - it is very easy to use and the customer service is great!

Alaina, Production Lead at Essence One

Cosmetic manufacturing, 5+ employees

Powerful features, simple to use

Products don’t sell themselves, but the right software and workflows can make it feel like they do.

The inventory optimization and control you need

End-to-end inventory insights that put an end to stockouts and overstock


  • Get total inventory control for finished products and raw materials
  • Know where your products are, when they are arriving, and how much for each location
  • Automate inventory transactions and set reorder points to prevent stock-outs
  • Track on-hand, committed, and expected stock amounts in real-time
  • Manage product variants and materials in one place
  • Monitor your inventory across multiple warehouses
  • Use barcodes to receive and count stock
  • Use stocktakes to find and eliminate discrepancies in your stock levels
  • Receive restock notifications to keep your stock levels optimal
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Tracing for batches, expiry dates, serial numbers and more

Keep an eye on your inventory beyond the warehouse


  • End-to-end traceability for materials and products with batch tracking
  • Track the expiry date of items and stay in control of expiring stock
  • Autogenerate batch and internal barcodes
  • Use serial numbers to identify individual products for warranty claims, maintenance, and customer support
  • Quickly locate items across multiple warehouses, giving all teams access to the same live data
  • Trace faulty batches, materials, and products from materials to sold goods for effective quality assurance and recalls
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Unified B2B and e-commerce sales order management

Bring all your sales data to one centralized view

  • Sync sales orders from multiple channels into a single dashboard
  • Integrate inventory and sales data with e-commerce platforms for efficient order management
  • Track the availability of required products for sales order fulfilment
  • Track batches and serial numbers for sold items
  • Identify delivery delay risks and reprioritize to boost efficiency
  • Partially fulfill sales orders, ensuring that customers receive some products when complete order fulfillment is not available
  • Choose to make to order or fulfill from available product stock
  • Select and use multiple currencies to automatically convert sales order values
  • Add shipment tracking information
  • Track your sales performance, revenue, profit, and costs
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Built-in purchase order tracking for maximum visibility

Avoid stock-outs and keep your teams and products moving


  • Ensure on-time purchasing based on clear material requirements
  • Know when to purchase missing raw materials from suppliers
  • Update your inventory to reflect when purchase orders were received in parts
  • Track delay risks in your supply chain to keep all teams informed
  • Select and use multiple currencies to automatically convert purchase order values
  • Use automatic unit conversion for purchasing your products to accommodate various packaging and sizing options from suppliers
  • Issue purchase orders for fully outsourced manufacturing and track materials in partner locations
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Get the visibility you need when working with contractors

Katana gives you an overview of material usage and the statuses of your outsourced purchase orders.

  • Issue purchase orders for outsourced manufacturing
  • Track materials in your partner locations in real time
  • Spot and purchase missing materials in contract suppliers’ locations
  • Receive items to stock with accurate cost values
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Katana Cloud Accounting Features
Financial visibility and cloud accounting

Sync your accounting, sales, and inventory with QBO or Xero

Seamlessly integrate Katana with your accounting software

  • Send key financial data to accounting software like QuickBooks Online and Xero
  • Ensure consistency between inventory and accounting records
  • Create and update invoices based on sales orders in Katana
  • Convert purchase orders in Katana to bills in one click
  • Automatically keep your inventory balance up to date (QBO)
  • Make precise pricing decisions based on your product margins
  • Sync all your contact information to ensure consistent and accurate supplier and customer data


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Accurate costing with Katana's software

Real-time reliable costing made easy

Ensure accuracy with costing features built for precision

  • Make precise pricing decisions based on your product margins

  • Track manufacturing costs based on your bill of materials (BOM) and production operations

  • Create multilevel BOMs with subassemblies for accurate costing

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Routing and matrix BOMs for your variable products

Automate the reallocation of materials based on priorities you set

  • Drag-and-drop priorities for manufacturing tasks
  • Track availability for required materials for efficient sales order fulfillment
  • Identify delay risks related to material supply lead times
  • Get accurate expected completion dates to keep sales teams informed
  • Have a live floor-level production status overview
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Production, scheduling, and
resource management in one place

Gain real-time visibility to optimize all your key resources

  • Make accurate manufacturing and purchasing decisions with live data
  • Ensure optimal inventory levels at all times
  • Prioritize production based on raw material availability
  • Get task-level control for effective shop floor management
  • Automate manufacturing cost calculations based on your bill of materials and operations
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Floor-level control from scheduling to task prioritization

Use the Katana Shop Floor App to align sales and production

  • Send tasks to the app according to product operations for incoming manufacturing orders
  • Assign and reassign jobs to operators who can start, pause, and resume tasks to keep you up to date on production
  • View manufacturing order task and ingredient list for every task in the app
  • Track time spent on tasks to optimize shop floor activities
  • View resource consumption with live material tracking
  • Add notes to manufacturing orders to be displayed for related tasks
  • Scan barcodes with any smart device to monitor material usage and track batches and products

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Optimized warehouse workflows

Gain stock visibility inside warehouses and simplify daily operator tasks


  • Organize your warehouse by assigning default storage bins to products and materials
  • Streamline picking/placing workflows and save time with the storage bin locations on PDF printouts
  • Quickly identify products and materials through barcode scanning
  • Reduce errors when receiving and counting stock
  • Print barcode labels directly from your Katana account


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Data-driven decisions with Katana Insights

Analyze and share insights for better collaboration and performance

  • Track sales and profit margin trends over time
  • Identify your most profitable products or product categories
  • Identify your top clients and most successful sales channels
  • Track your spending, lead times, and supplier performance
  • Identify margin outliers to maximize profitability
  • Recognize sales trends and risks to reprioritize items
  • Understand your production costs and improvement/optimization areas
  • Keep an eye on revenue, profit, costs, and average order values
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Katana web features API

Katana’s open API and no-code solutions

Set up integrations and create workflows to streamline your operations


  • Sync your Katana data with hundreds of e-commerce, shipping, accounting, and reporting platforms
  • Build your own apps into Katana using our developer resources and open API
  • Take advantage of apps that have been built into Katana on our open API
  • Develop your custom workflows with Katana API


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Keeping your business organized without cosmetic ERP software is no longer viable

Direct-to-consumer cosmetic production is on the rise – as such many process manufacturers are facing a difficult situation. On one side, there are many more opportunities to reach previously untapped markets – on the other; however, the competition is incredibly fierce, and unless innovation is front-and-center in your mind, getting left behind is a very real possibility.

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Manufacturing ERP software ensures seamless inventory management

Scaling is one of the biggest hurdles a business needs to overcome if they want to continue being successful – but it’s not easy. As a cosmetic manufacturer, ensuring smooth and accurate inventory management is a huge challenge – and with the rise of the personal care sector in recent years; demand is bigger than ever. So how do you keep up?

Cosmetic manufacturing ERP software by Katana is designed to provide your company with an inexpensive and high-quality tool, allowing you to track, manage, and audit your entire inventory within a few clicks. Make sure you always have the correct amount of raw materials available for production at any given time.

Manufacturing ERP software like Katana allows you to:

  • Utilize priority-based batch production planning – helping you avoid stockouts
  • Keep track of on-hand, committed, and anticipated material requirements and stock levels
  • Manage and organize product and material variants in one place with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software
  • Monitor resources and inventory across various warehouses
  • Stay one step ahead of the rest of the cosmetic industry with all of your data in one place
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Enforce omnichannel sales techniques to enhance inventory control from anywhere

By integrating your sales channels with Katana you remove all the stress of managing sales and inventory – everything is accessible from one platform, regardless of the location. Secure yourself in the knowledge that all your sales and storage points keep stocked at optimal inventory levels.

Cosmetic manufacturing software gives you the ability to achieve omnichannel order management, as well as cross-channel item tracking, stock updates, inventory and sales management, fulfillment, and so much more.

Katana’s end-to-end ERP software makes it easy to:

  • Synchronize your sales and production planning for efficient order fulfillment
  • Unify your e-commerce inventory and sales order management operations
  • Monitor the availability of raw materials, allowing open sales orders to have products automatically assigned to them
  • A simple and intuitive drag-and-drop system, giving you the ability to have full control over your resource planning
  • Automatic conversion of sales order values to multiple currencies
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Eliminate waste and start saving money with cosmetic manufacturing software

Manufacturers of cosmetic goods often face problems of a similar nature: price range fluctuation, retention rates doing the same, regulatory compliance checks of your production quality, etc. Ensuring a streamlined flow of raw materials and goods helps you avoid holding onto a certain product for too long, or indeed letting it go when you need it the most.

Manufacturing ERP software provides your business with the tools it needs to accurately and succinctly manage resources and ensure orders are complete without leftover items – this, in turn, allows your job costs to come down to much more profitable levels. Integrate Katana with hundred of renowned e-commerce and accounting tools, and you’ll never be left needing more.

Manufacturing software like Katana allows you to:

  • Gain complete control over your batch production across all inventory types
  • Ensure your sales management processes, and production quality align with the current needs of the personal care sector
  • Track your production process and manufacturing costs based on your bill of materials (BOM)
  • Implement and use barcodes to receive as well as track stock – ensuring regulatory compliance
  • Make accurate pricing judgments based on your product margins

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  • Manage production planning, resource allocation, and scheduling in real time
  • Issue purchase orders based on precise material requirements and reorder points
  • Implement Katana on your own or with a team of experts that will set you up for success

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

Integrate enterprise resource planning software with the services you already use

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Utilize native integrations and code-less templates, or design your own custom workflows via API

With a massive selection of integrations available, including accounting, e-commerce, CRM, and reporting options – whatever you may need to ensure smooth business ops can be handled by Katana. Although the cosmetic manufacturing sector is a complex one, your operations don’t have to follow suit. Katana’s manufacturing software is designed to fit into whichever internal software you currently use – and if there aren’t any native integrations available right now, you can always build your own workflows via our API.

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Cosmetic manufacturing software FAQs
What is cosmetic manufacturing ERP software?

In essence, cosmetic manufacturing software can be attributed to another name: ERP, or Enterprise Resource Planning. 

It’s a system developed to make manufacturing resource planning both simple and efficient. It allows businesses to manage and overview all enterprise functions directly or indirectly connected to cosmetic manufacturing. ERP software helps businesses to organize materials, overview inventory control and inventory levels, as well as manage finances and human resources.

One of the main features of cosmetic manufacturing software is its ability to connect many business processes and ensure a smooth flow of data between them. By assembling your organization’s data from multiple channels, the system can remove incorrect or duplicated information and provide you with a “one-stop-shop” for all manufacturing information.

Which features are included in cosmetic manufacturing software?

The highlight of ERP software is how it incorporates resource management tools for your business.

Inventory management is a critical component of industrial operations since it helps you to manage and track a wide range of resources.

You may, for example, utilize resource planning software to track how long each supplier takes to fulfill your order – or to provide input on any concerns or complications with lead times.

This helps your company to swiftly identify and prevent delays or challenges in its supply chain.

Who would benefit most from using ERP software?

ERP software applications are a robust tool for any manufacturer looking to have more control over their production process and supply chain. 

Engineering, research and development, finance, operations, and customer support teams, as well as outside suppliers, can all benefit from having on-demand access to real-time data.

Its ability to bring insights and management tools into departments that aren’t directly associated with manufacturing; but may still benefit from real-time information, such as engineering and finance, is what makes it special.

Why do I need cosmetic manufacturing software?

An ERP solution will help your business achieve a more optimized workflow while also tracking various specifics such as inventory, labor, material requirements, and other resources required for manufacturing and production processes.

A good cosmetic manufacturing software system will give you insight into departments that may not be directly related to manufacturing but are tied to it through the purchasing process.

With real-time data at their disposal, managers and product owners can monitor how costs and capacities fluctuate and flow over time, allowing process manufacturers in the cosmetic industry to adjust their resource planning accordingly.

What is an API and do I need one?

An API, or Application Programming Interface, enables two apps to trade data. They’re particularly beneficial when native application integration isn’t possible.

Katana offers an open API, which means you can link apps made by other developers and corporations to Katana to guarantee that whatever software you’re already using works well with Katana from the start.

Connect your tools and build custom processes to help optimize your operations and sync inventory data with hundreds of native e-commerce, accounting, and reporting platforms.

You will only need to think about using an API if your platform doesn’t have a native integration with Katana. If you’re on a platform like Shopify, then you’re ready to click and go! Take a look at the list of integrations.

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