Having a system track inventory and what stage it is in has been incredibly helpful. It also has helped our team have a more clear delineation of the order of operations for each product in our catalog.”

Having the shop floor know what they can or can’t make on a given day is amazing and replaces our previous “system” of spreadsheets.”

With Katana, we are able to track products, build recipes for materials, and set reorder points for our materials as well.”

We also wanted an accurate inventory system for batch planning, warehousing, and sales. Katana fulfills all our needs in a simple, easy solution.”

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Production planning and scheduling with a real-time master planner  

Keeping track of your business using spreadsheets may be feasible at first, but as your company grows, this process will quickly become unmanageable. Trying to match all your sales orders to manufacturing orders manually is no easy task.  

Katana’s real-time master planner automatically allocates resources to fulfill orders based on priority and raw material availability.  

Making accurate decisions about purchasing and production is vital for every manufacturer. Katana’s Magento integration allows you to do just that by giving you access to live data. Having a clear overview of your inventory, purchase orders, and business processes helps you efficiently fulfill sales orders and identify any potential delay risks before they happen.

E-commerce order management will help workers understand what needs to be done, when to do it, and how to do it.

Sync stock levels between Magento and your manufacturing ERP  

A clear overview is vital in keeping your orders flowing. When you integrate Magento with Katana, you can track all your products and raw materials across multiple locations to make sure you can fulfill every order. ERP software like Katana centralizes all your inventory and production information and acts as a single source of truth for all your key business data. 

Human error is hard to avoid when relying on spreadsheets to manage your inventory. But with Katana, you can ensure you have the necessary products available to avoid stock-outs and keep customers happy. By knowing the exact number of raw materials in stock, you can also prioritize production based on material availability to keep your inventory moving. Katana’s ERP platform also makes it easy to see when you have low stock and need to order or produce more.

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Easily manage floor-level operations with the Katana Shop Floor App  

To make sure your business runs smoothly, it’s critical to have a live overview of your production and warehouse activities. With Katana’s Shop Floor App, you can easily collaborate with your production teams remotely. The app allows you to assign tasks and track time and resources spent on your shop floor operations.  

Not having access to certain information can cause delays or even lead to production being halted. Katana’s Shop Floor App gives your operators access to the information they need, so they can address potential issues before these turn into bigger problems.

Magento ERP FAQs
What is Magento e-commerce?

Magento, also known as Adobe commerce, is an e-commerce platform that helps businesses create online stores. It’s a very popular e-commerce platform with around 250,000 Magento retailers. Magento’s e-commerce system offers a flexible and scalable architecture and a wide range of features and tools.   

Magento offers a number of advantages for businesses, including the ability to create custom-designed Magento websites for your stores, support for multiple languages and currencies, and e-commerce integration with third-party applications. Magento also provides a wide range of security features, such as data encryption and user authentication.

What is ERP software?

Enterprise resource planning or ERP system is a software solution that helps manage and automate various business processes, such as inventory management, supply chain management, financial accounting and reporting, human resources, and more. 

With an ERP solution, businesses can gain greater visibility into their operations and make more informed decisions about improving their efficiency and profitability. In addition, an ERP application can help businesses streamline their internal communications and coordination, making it easier for employees to work together and get the information they need when they need it, which translates to time-saving and an improved bottom line. 

When choosing an ERP system, make sure you choose an ERP solution for Magento that provides seamless e-commerce integration. This means you can import and export data between your online store and your ERP solution for Magento seamlessly for easy product management.

Does Magento manage inventory?

Magento has a basic inventory manager feature for merchants with single or multiple stores, warehouses, and drop shippers. However, if you want to get the most out of your inventory and automate as many processes as possible, you can benefit from Magento integration with ERP.

Via the connected ERP, you can take advantage of real-time inventory updates, streamlined order management, and much more to get the most out of your Magento store. 

With Katana’s ERP platform, you have full visibility of your stock movement, from purchasing raw materials to shipping a finished product. With Katana’s ERP integrated, you get a full overview of all your product types:  

  • Raw materials — components that can be used to create products  
  • Work-in-progress — items in the process of becoming finished products  
  • Finished goods — products that are completed and ready to be sold  

When you connect Magento with Katana, you can benefit from a wide selection of inventory management tools to take care of all your stock management in one place.

How does Katana's Magento integration work?

Magento ERP system integration allows you to connect your Magento e-commerce store with other platforms to import and export data between them. This allows you to keep your data synchronized without manual data entry or maintenance that can result in human error 

When connecting your Magento store with an ERP system, your stock levels are updated in real time as orders come in, making stock management a breeze. Katana’s ERP for Magento lets you set reorder points, so you know when you have low stock and need to manufacture more products or purchase more raw materials.  

With its intuitive visual interface and seamless integration, Katana is a great ERP solution for Magento to take your business to the next level. Learn more about Katana + Magento.

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