You’ve got a traffic light system for stock control which is really nice. It’s cloud-based, which is helpful. And it integrates with QuickBooks Online. So it’s all really seamless.”

I don’t have to do anything myself anymore — as soon as the operator marks the manufacturing order as complete, the dashboard on the floor says whether these orders are ready to ship.”

With Katana, we can more effectively see and follow inventory levels, and have recipes and bills of materials (BOMs) for our manufactured products”

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

Manager wearing a hardhat in a sterile factory checking their master production schedule on a laptop.

Simple accounting integration with cloud-based sales and manufacturing  solutions

With the Katana and QuickBooks integration, you can manage your sales orders, manufacturing, finances, and customers in one place.

Getting started is simple — all you need to do is connect your QuickBooks and Katana accounts. From then on, your sales orders will flow automatically from one to the other, allowing you to easily pair your manufacturing and sales orders. Your accounting team can focus on other tasks, such as preparing for the tax season or analyzing your company’s financial performance — while your shop floor operators can focus on delivering quality products.

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

Centralize your business’ important information between Katana and QuickBooks

In addition to saving you time, the integration between QuickBooks and Katana offers several other benefits, including: 

  • No longer worrying about losing data or making mistakes when manually entering data into QuickBooks
  • Access to QuickBooks’ powerful reporting features to get insights into your business 
  • View QuickBooks invoices and bills directly in Katana and vice versa 
  • Sync customer and supplier information

Check out all of Katana’s wide-ranging integration options that sync your manufacturing data with every other department in your company. 

Smart manufacturing is quickly going to become the norm as we experience a new industrial revolution, and if you don’t adapt to this latest trend in manufacturing, your business is ’s going to suffer. But what is smart manufacturing and how will we benefit from it?

Cloud-based MRP solutions for QuickBooks and the Shop Floor App to manage your business on the move

Make sure you, your team, and your suppliers are connected wherever you go and make changes to your production schedule no matter where you are. Suppose you use contract manufacturers in your business operations. In that case, the QuickBooks MRP system integration from Katana allows you to have a clear communication channel and more of a hand in the manufacturing process, such as ordering supplies and monitoring tasks.

Switching from QuickBooks Desktop to Online

Moving to QBO and worried about missing manufacturing features? Watch Katana and Intuit's joint webinar that covers the transition, why you should do it, and how Katana bridges the gaps for manufacturers.
QuickBooks MRP FAQs
What is QuickBooks?

QuickBooks is an affordable, scalable solution that offers all the features you need to manage your business finances, including: 

  • General ledger and financial reporting 
  • Accounting functionality 
  • Order management 
  • Cloud access
  • Enhanced payroll

You can track every penny coming in and going out of your business. That way, you’ll always know where your company stands financially and can make informed decisions about how to grow your business.

What MRP systems integrate seamlessly to QuickBooks online?

Several QuickBooks MRP systems integrate seamlessly with QBO. Some examples include: 

  • Katana — A software system that integrates with QuickBooks Online to plan and control manufacturing, including managing inventory, scheduling, production orders, and purchasing
  • Fishbowl ⁠— A manufacturing and inventory management software that can integrate with QuickBooks Online to track inventory levels, generate purchase orders, and manage production 
  • DEAR Inventory ⁠— A inventory management software that can be integrated with QuickBooks Online to automatically sync inventory levels, product information, and sales data 
  • inFlow ⁠— Inventory management software that can be integrated with QuickBooks Online to automatically sync inventory levels, product information, and sales data 

It’s worth noting that there are many other QuickBooks MRP solutions available, and these are just a few examples of some popular options that integrate with QBO. Be sure to research and compare different options to find the best one that meets your specific needs.

Does Katana integrate with QuickBooks Online?

Yes! Katana integrates seamlessly with QuickBooks Online.

How long does it take to set up the integration?

It only takes a few minutes to set up the integration with Katana’s QuickBooks MRP. Once you have connected your QuickBooks and Katana accounts, all of your sales orders will automatically convert over into QuickBooks payments.

Is QuickBooks a good option for MRP?

While it does have some limitations, when combined with Katana’s MRP for QuickBooks, QuickBooks provides a good option for small or medium businesses seeking an material requirements planning solution provider.

Which versions of QuickBooks are being phased out?

The following products are now discontinued:

  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2019
  • QuickBooks Desktop Premier 2019
  • QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 19
  • QuickBooks Premier Accountant Edition 2019
  • QuickBooks Enterprise Accountant 2019
  • QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 2019

Instead, the company has shifted to an online model for all of its business solutions. 

Does QuickBooks have a mobile app?

Yes, QuickBooks Online is available on Android, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. 

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