I would 100% recommend Katana to other apparel businesses, especially as the fashion industry moving towards sustainable, made-to-order manufacturing is picking up more. I definitely think Katana is the right platform for a lot of brands starting out in the apparel industry.
Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Peace Collective
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Implement textile ERP into your business and stitch your operations together
Katana supports garment and apparel manufacturers in the textile industry — from the smaller workshops scaling their embroidery business to industrial factories that produce the fabric. Katana offers an intuitive platform that will give you total visibility into the fabric production cycle. Whether you want to plan production, improve the existing production process, or gain knowledge of what raw material to stock in advance.
Track the progress of your textile productions via Katana’s manufacturing ERP software
Katana is useful for production managers because it can track batches and raw materials in real time. You can think of a textile ERP as a separate digital insurance policy to ensure that a manufacturing company doesn’t have to worry about running out of items or overstocking. You can plan ahead to meet customer expectations and sleep peacefully knowing an automated system has your back.
With the help of ERP software, companies can seamlessly import customer requests and remain on time with their scheduled deliveries. You can track everything from stock levels to production lines so that each task moves along at a smooth pace without any major setbacks or disruptions.
Weave together all your favorite business tools
Think of Katana’s textile industry software as a tie dye t-shirt — Katana as the shirt and the colors, your other platforms. You can integrate Katana’s ERP for textile with other e-commerce, accounting, and shipping solutions like Shopify, WooCommerce, Xero, and QuickBooks Online, just to name a few. This allows you to manage your inventory, production planning and finances, all from one platform.
Katana’s garment software comes equipped with a ton of native integrations, and it also integrates with many more tools via third-party integrations. You can even build your own customized integrations into Katana via the open API — the only limit is your creativity.
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Use Katana’s open API to create custom workflows and connect to apps beyond our list of integrations with top-tier software solutions. Automate data transfers between the services you use to level up efficiency and connect Katana to the best software for your business from sales management solutions to accounting integrations. Take a look at our API documentation to learn more.
When you make the decision to implement a textile ERP, there are a lot of things you need to take into consideration such as:
- The size of your manufacturing company
- Your business model
- The functionality you need
- Your budget limit
Once you’ve found a few options that you like, always look for demo videos of your shortlist. These videos will allow you to see the textile software and ensure it’s a good fit for your business.
Some common features of textile manufacturing software include inventory management, production scheduling, quality control, and cost analysis — the latter you can use as a source of information if you plan to reduce labor costs. Other features may be specific to the needs of individual businesses.
The cost of ERP software can vary depending on the features and complexity of the manufacturing software. Some simple applications may be free, while more complex applications can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
This is why it’s so important to consider your budget for ERP software and what your limits are. Suppose you’re looking for a middle ground between freemium and the most expensive textile software. In that case, Katana is the perfect fit for you as it’s an inexpensive solution packed with the essential features to scale your business.
It’s best to read reviews of manufacturing software on online marketplaces. You can also browse online search engines and business directories or contact textile manufacturers directly.