The Best MRP Software for Small Businesses

Gain control of your inventory and production operations with
Katana MRP system: the game-changer you've been looking for!


Katana MRP System: The All-In-One Solution

Every moving piece can have a dramatic knock on effect in a scaling manufacturing business.  That’s why Katana gives you total control over all the processes of production and sales, so you can ensure your product is at peak quality and gets to the customer without a hitch.  Track your product's life from start to finish: raw materials, to operational tasks, to finished product, to order delivery. All from a single dashboard. 

  • Production planning
  • Manufacturing-level control
  • Sales order fulfillment
  • Real-time inventory
  • Supply chain management
  • Portfolio management
  • Business contacts management
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Know Your Stock

Get the complete picture of what is happening in your manufacturing business, even if you are away from your business. Know exactly when to make more products or order more materials. Katana MRP system automatically updates material and product stock, based on your sales and production activities. Get alerts when stock falls below critical levels.

waste no time

Waste No Time

No need to manually update cumbersome spreadsheets. No manual copy-pasting. No stressful stock-outs. Because managing your stock and assigning tasks to your team members with Katana free MRP software is effortless.

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Increase Sales

You can focus on marketing and sales by wasting less time on tracking your stock and managing your manufacturing operations. Katana free MRP system helps you be more efficient, make missed deadlines a thing of the past, and be in control of every part of your manufacturing business!


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What is MRP - and More Importantly, Will It Grow Your Business?

MRP stands for or Material Requirements Planning and, essentially, it is a computerized system for production, scheduling and inventory.

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How to Choose the right MRP System for Small Manufacturers

Before even coming across the term of MRP, often people come to ERP first. It can be confusing to get to grips with when pitting ERP vs MRP systems.  

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ERP vs MRP: Which Suits Your Small Manufacturing Business?

The borders between MRP/MRP II and ERP have melted away, SaaS is winning in the ERP space, on-premises solutions are now the redheaded stepchildren of the IT.

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MRP Software for small manufacturers, artisans, crafters, and makers.

The no-stress way to track inventory, costs, and deadlines 

Review your inventory, manufacturing operations, and employee tasks from one interface. Get the complete picture of what is happening in your manufacturing business, even if you are away from your factory.  

Get every order into your customers hands with time to spare. Manage and reprioritize orders based on manufacturing time which is automatically calculated in the MRP system.  

Have your complete inventory to hand – any time, any place. Katana does the labor-intensive management tasks, so you have more time to develop your business. 


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500+ modern manufacturers around the world trust Katana

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Great choice for small manufacturers
”I tried several different MRPs before settling with Katana. Some were too clunky, others too expensive, complicated and elaborate. I felt a bit like Goldilocks. Katana was just right.”

Owner, Ellowyn Isaacson
Soap manufacturing

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”Overall excellent. This tool is easy to use, it syncs great with all my apps and they have very helpful customer support.”

Owner, Fergus McCoss
Coffee roasting


Most affordable MRP system for manufacturers
”I love the value. We were stuck using excel to manage our inventory for a long time because there were no affordable options until Katana came along. I am able to maintain accurate stock levels much more easily now.”

Manufacturing Manager, Aztech Energy
Solar and Thermal Technology Solutions


General FAQs

What does MRP mean?

MRP stands for "Material Requirements Planning". It is the process of managing your manufacturing practices. The aim is to ensure materials are available for production, kept at the lowest possible levels, whilst also planning purchasing activities.

What is MRP software?

MRP software gives you the tools to manage your inventory and production to meet demand as efficiently as possible. However, nowadays MRP software has gone on to encompass areas beyond this, including ecommerce integrations and sales order fulfillment.

What can MRP do?

Every MRP software is different. But the range of features can include inventory management, production scheduling, contacts management, sales order fulfillment, ecommerce integration, accounting integrations and more.

Do I need MRP software?

As a modern manufacturer the answer is most likely a yes. With the right app you will be able to improve your inventory management, production scheduling and material purchasing. Without it, you might find yourself lacking the time and resources to grow your business effectively.