Quickbooks Online Inventory Management Software for Ambitious Manufacturers

Katana has been specifically designed for the needs of modern manufacturers who want to scale.
Finished Goods & Material Availability
Katana takes available raw materials and automatically allocates them to production orders, as well as finished goods to sales orders. Built in batch traceability with expiry date tracking allows you to use the right stock at the right time – at the best quality. Real-time updates of inventory and operations, and complete order fulfillment at your fingertips.
Bill of Materials (Product Recipes)
You can create a specific bill of materials (or product recipe) for each product and product variant. Plus you can add both materials and subassemblies to your recipes. Based on your bill of materials, Katana will make automatic inventory adjustments, calculate manufacturing costs and check the availability of materials for manufacturing orders.
Priority-Based Production Planning
With Katana’s unique manufacturing tracking system, you can simply drag-and-drop to prioritize manufacturing orders. The priority of manufacturing orders affects material availability and production deadline calculations. Stay in control of your operations and never miss a deadline again.
Multichannel Sales Support
Centralize all your sales orders into one visual dashboard and gain multi-channel inventory visibility. Track the status of manufacturing orders at multiple locations and inventory levels at different warehouses.
Shop Floor Level Control
Track floor level operations digitally with the Katana shop floor mobile app and establish paperless tracking. Katana allows you to prioritize the task list for every operator and production line, with built-in time tracking. Create and manage shop floor operators from your MRP. Retain control of production progress for MOs with shop floor task progress (WIP) updated directly in your MRP.
Updates in Real-Time
Quickly get an overview of tasks in progress (WIP) with automatic order updates in real time directly in your MRP. Removing the need for daily or weekly basic status updates and inefficient spreadsheets. Get multichannel inventory visibility and manage various sales channels in one easy-to-use, visual platform.

Our Quickbooks inventory management software integrates your accounting, inventory, production and sales.

Katana has been designed specifically for the makers eye.

The interface has been color-coded and laid out to give you an absolute overview of your manufacturing business from a single dashboard.

This way you have a logical flow between all the essential elements of your business, giving you the opportunity to focus on the areas that need it.

You can follow a sales orders life from start to finish, and finalize it with a quick click to send your invoice to Quickbooks.

Check out the video to quickly see how Quickbooks integrates with Katana.

What does Katana offer you that Quickbooks doesn’t?

Quickbooks is a brilliant tool for managing your finances, but that doesn’t mean that it works as the foundation of your product-making business. Katana was built to make running your whole business easier. From inventory to purchasing to production and sales. Our Quickbooks online inventory management software optimizes your:
Real-time inventory management
Manufacturing-level control
Sales order fulfillment
Production planning
Purchasing planning
Portfolio management
Business contacts management

Seamless integrations with popular online services.

From accounting to e-commerce.

Ditch Your Cumbersome Spreadsheets

We know how inefficient and tiresome it can be to work with a web of spreadsheets. Which is why Katana's Quickbooks inventory software totally removes your reliance on Excel. This way you can focus on doing what you do best, making amazing products and growing your business!

Testimonials

500+ modern manufacturers around the world trust Katana
Finally, Katana.
”Over the last eight years, I have used a series of inventory programs for my small manufacturing and sales business. It takes a lot to migrate to a new platform and each move was an improvement. But Katana, finally, is exactly what I need. Intuitive, no bells and whistles I don't need, a system that forces me (entices me) into best practices. Katana is one of my best assets!”
Owner, Chris Brown
Piano Tech
grandwork.tools
Solved my inventory issues.
”Katana solved my inventory issues right away. The seamless Quickbooks invoicing integration makes it simple to generate invoices. I save hours a day with Katana. I can't recommend it highly enough.”
Owner, Shawn Lee
Food and Beverage
caesarsqueezers.com
Best software I use for my business.
”Katana is absolutely amazing and has streamlined so many of our process. We do all our production, inventory and invoicing through QuickBooks on Katana. The software is so powerful, well worth the price and the customer service is so good. The team even made video for me walking me through some of the difficulties I was having.”
Owner, Kyle Koster
Leather
rangeleather.com

General FAQs

Can I manage inventory on QuickBooks Online?

You can manage inventory in a limited way on QuickBooks Online. Finished goods can simply be tracked as inventory items, and materials as non-inventory items. However, this does not mean that your materials are converted to finished goods, inventory is going to be tracked in real time, nor that your materials will be committed to orders separately.

How can I keep track of parts inventory on QuickBooks?

Parts inventory, or assemblies, cannot be tracked using QuickBooks Online, as there is no product recipe feature.

Is Quickbooks great for inventory?

If you are a reseller then the answer is yes. If you are a manufacturer then that’s not necessarily the case. QuickBooks Online does not have the capability to convert materials into finished products, nor the ability to save product recipes and schedule production. In which case you should search for a QuickBooks app which is dedicated to helping manufacturers.

Do I need a QuickBooks inventory management app?

As a 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.
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