Automate and scale your manufacturing business with purchase order software

Every manufactured product has a purchase order for all the raw materials and ingredients needed to make it. Purchase order software gives you the necessary visibility to automate the purchase order process and keep track of item and raw material availability to maximize efficiency.

Centralize all your purchase order data with purchase order management software

Purchase order software can help you keep track of all your outstanding orders in one place. This can be a huge time-saver since you won’t have to go through your email, spreadsheets, or paper files trying to locate outstanding orders. It also makes it easy to process payments and track inventory, so you can always be sure that what you ordered is what you actually received. Here's how purchase order systems can help you optimize your purchase order management process.
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Automate purchasing processes to reduce manual processes and human error

Automating procurement management is a great way to improve efficiency in your business or organization. By automating the process, you can ensure that all orders are placed on time and that they follow company standards and guidelines. With automation, you can also reduce the amount of paperwork needed to manage orders and improve inventory tracking. Manufacturing software can simplify purchase order management as well as tracking business spend in a number of ways.

Adopting purchasing software can help you:

  • Improve budget tracking and set up audit trails with accounting integrations that simplify expense management
  • Access purchase order data in a userfriendly interface that allows managers to easily spot supply shortages
  • Improve vendor management both from an operational and relationship perspective
  • Integrate with accounting solutions to streamline financial operations and optimize spend management
  • Set up customizable invoice templates for your purchase orders

Get total visibility over all your purchase orders with a unified purchase order management system

Purchase order management software can also automate many of the tasks associated with purchase orders, such as generating and sending purchase orders, tracking deliveries, processing invoices, and controlling spending. This can save you a lot of time and hassle while also reducing the risk of errors. If you’re looking for a purchase order tracking system that can help you manage your purchase orders more effectively and make running your business easier, Katana may be the right software for you.

Purchase order systems like Katana allows you to:

  • 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
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Integrate with accounting software to ensure accurate costing for purchase orders

If you manage your business with several software applications, it can be difficult to get a holistic overview of your purchase orders, inventory levels, and the overall production status of your manufacturing orders. A unified purchase order management system can help by integrating all your data into one platform. This way, you can see the big picture and make informed decisions about your procurement process.

Katana’s open API and integrations make it possible to:

  • 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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Easily manage incoming orders from all your sales channels and track products available for sale.

Integrate your purchase order software with the services you know and love

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Connect to third-party software or create your own customized workflow via Katana’s open API

Choose from a range of e-commerce platforms, accounting software, CRM, reporting, and automation integrations to streamline your key business operations. Katana’s manufacturing software is built to fit with the software you need to efficiently manage purchasing, sales, inventory, and production. Take a look at Katana’s growing list of integrations to learn more.

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

It’s great to be able to see where inventory faults happen and being able to fulfill orders and where the turnaround happens.”

Katana accurately keeps stock of assemblies and ingredients so that I can plan production and get instant feedback on whether we have enough resources in stock.”

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

Purchase order software FAQs
What is purchase order management?

Purchase order management is the process of managing purchase orders and their associated information. The aim of this process is to ensure that all purchase orders are added to the system you use (either manufacturing software or spreadsheets), entered accurately, and tracked throughout the purchase order fulfillment process. By doing this, businesses can better track their expenses and make sure that they purchase goods and services only when they are needed.

What is purchase order software or purchasing software?

There are a number of tools and management software solutions that businesses can use to manage their purchase orders, including cloud manufacturing software or standalone purchase order management systems or purchasing software. These tools allow companies to effectively track the status of their purchase orders, monitor inventory levels, and make changes as needed. Some may also provide other features, such as automatic entry of purchase orders into the system, email alerts when new purchase orders are placed, and integrations with accounting systems.

There are many different types of purchasing software available on the market today. Some purchase order management solutions are designed specifically for companies in certain industries, while others are more general in nature. Katana comes with a range of purchasing software features as a part of an all-in-one manufacturing software solution.

How does a cloud manufacturing platform help with purchase order management?

Katana Cloud Manufacturing supports multiple features for effective purchase order management. Thousands of manufacturers use the following key features to optimize their purchasing processes and supplier management:

  • 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
Does purchase order software include shop floor management features?

When using an integrated cloud solution, you get both purchasing and shop floor management features. Katana comes with the Shop Floor App, a mobile app accessible for shop floor operators, that allows managers to efficiently manage time tracking and job costing. As the central source of truth for all your manufacturing costs, Katana along with its available accounting integrations is an end-to-end spending management solution.

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