Grow and get organized with small business inventory management software

Katana offers the ideal inventory management software for small businesses with features to make your daily life easier.

Better inventory management,
smarter daily operations

Our platform allows you to get a full view of your production processes, make more informed decisions, and save time and money, using the best small business inventory management software.
Tracking inventory management with Katana's software

Cloud-based inventory management so you always have a view of your business

As your business grows, in size of team or income, you need to move from manual processes to using more automation. Retail businesses will look to match pace with their sales, but any business looking to expand or adapt to a growing market needs to lighten the burden of paperwork and unnecessary admin. Here’s how Katana’s features can help you do that:

  • Create multiple bills of materials (BOMs) or product recipes so you know exactly what makes up each product
  • Add notes or comments so your production team has all the information when making products
  • Customize the way your stock is measured, by pieces, liters, feet, etc., whatever you need!
  • Update and prioritize orders to automatically update stock levels and understand what’s on hand at any moment
  • Do all of this in a single platform without needing additional tools or spreadsheets
Framed by Karl looking for materials based on production planning and scheduling.

Smarter business inventory management with clearer data and added automation

As automation grows, you can look at both centralizing inventory management into one place, and optimizing inventory management to make smart decisions at a quicker pace. You’ll be able to create inventory reports, understand your lead time, and calculate safety stock. Here are a few more Katana features that make managing inventory easier:

  • Set your reorder points, based on specific stock levels
  • Project your lead times, so production matches demand and customers stay happy
  • Work in multiple currencies to give your customers choice about how they pay you
  • Use our shop floor app to work with your warehouse teams and manage daily tasks
Production operations managed with Katana's cloud manufacturing software

Integrations that amplify your sales, accounting, and overall performance

Along with seamless integration into your business, and a platform for inventory management, Katana offers a wealth of integrations to assist with business accounting and multi-channel e-commerce. This offers choice in providers, but also aligns your manufacturing and inventory data with all the external sources you require for clarity over your business. Here are some of the integrations on offer:

  • Use native accounting integrations with either QuickBooks Online or Xero
  • Take advantage of native integrations with Shopify and WooCommerce for online sales
  • Pick from a host of third-party e-commerce providers to diversify your sales options
  • Choose one of our excellent shipping partners to send orders across the world

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Inventory management software that integrates with your favorite tools for a smooth workflow

From native integrations to codeless templates or fully customizable API integrations

Katana cloud ERP software’s batch production features give users access to the API, allowing you to create custom workflows and connect your business apps to manage your sales, manufacturing, and accounting all on one platform. Automate data transfers between the services you use to level up efficiency. Take a look at our API documentation to learn more. 

With Katana, we can track products, build recipes for materials, and set reorder points as well. That was one thing that was very difficult to manage — raw material inventory — for example, how many black t-shirts do I need to order? That was the main reason why we selected Katana.”

With Katana, we can more effectively see and follow inventory levels, and have recipes and bills of materials (BOMs) for our manufactured products that let us follow the manufacturing status throughout the whole production cycle.”

I used to spend around 15 minutes per individual order on admin work, and I would be doing it all – preparing the packing lists, labels, and shipping. Now I do not need to touch any of that. Instead, I can put this time into designing new products and developing the business.”

We needed something more than just a spreadsheet but we didn’t like to pay a crazy amount for a system we wouldn’t fully use. Tracking inventory and what stage it is in has been incredibly helpful. It’s helped our team have a clearer delineation of the order of operations for each product in our catalog.”

Inventory management software for small businesses FAQs
Does a small business need ERP software?

Yes, absolutely. An ERP (enterprise resource planning) system provides a central place for all your business data, which can make running your business more efficient and streamlined. An ERP software for small businesses helps them keep track of inventory levels, customer information, supplier data, financials, and more. Having this information in one place can save time and help make better business decisions.

There are many different ERP software options on the market, so it’s important to do your research to find the one that’s right for your business. You can try Katana’s manufacturing ERP software risk-free for 14 days to see how well it fits your business. Sign up for a free trial here.

If I’m not using QuickBooks Online or Xero, how do I connect my accounting software?

You can link your preferred accounting software to Katana via API. Both our team, and our partners, are ready to assist you in creating an API sync that works for you.

This means your accounting and inventory data will be in step, and you can create advanced reporting for your business to get clarity around costs, incomings, and outgoings.

How does the Shop Floor App help with warehouse management?

Katana’s shop floor app allows you to work with your warehouse managers and production team remotely, creating tasks and tracking completions and shipped orders.

It also allows you to communicate with staff across multiple warehouses, fill in custom fields (like notes or comments) to add extra requirements to tasks, and get real-time inventory updates as orders are shipped.

Can I use barcode scanning for stock tracking?

Yes, using either barcodes or QR codes, along with barcode scanners, you can complete stock takes or inventory counts in your warehouse or storage facility.

You can also track inventory across multiple locations using this method, so you’re not held to one warehouse and you’ll always have consistent data that you can rely on.

Can I manage stock for products sold online and in physical stores?

Yes, you can. Using our partner Shopify, you can sync data from point of sale systems back to Shopify and then directly to Katana.

This allows you to sell products in a permanent or pop-up location via a standard POS system, and you won’t lose data about which products were most popular.

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