Xero Manufacturing Software for Ambitious Product-Making Businesses

Katana's Xero inventory add on helps you quickly scale your product-making business.
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 Xero manufacturing software helps you easily integrate your accounting, inventory, production, and sales.

Katana has been designed specifically for the modern manufacturer’s 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 Xero.

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

What does Katana offer you that Xero doesn’t?

Xero 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 Xero online inventory management software optimizes your:
Production planning
Manufacturing-level control
Variant-specific bill of materials
Sales order fulfillment
Production planning
Purchasing planning
Portfolio management
Business contacts management

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Testimonials

500+ modern manufacturers around the world trust Katana
Exactly what we were looking for.
”The best feature is the ability to build items to order instead of having to build them to stock first. This was exactly what we were looking for. The way the software automatically updates stock depending on how you prioritise jobs is also really good”
Daniel James
Furniture and Home Decor
gregsglass.com
Streamlined our business processes.
”Katana has been an effective integration for streamlining our business processes from purchase orders to manufacturing and inventory with Xero.”
Israel Sanchez
Coffee roasting
brewmstickcoffee.co
Katana is a life saver - I would recommend.
”I discovered Katana last year after a long time searching for a platform to help with our in-house manufacturing. Katana has been a life saver in terms of keeping track of stock with raw materials and finished products. I would definitely recommend!”
Farryn Watts
Health and Beauty
farrynamber.com

General FAQs

Is there an MRP that works with Xero?

Katana is the smart MRP that you can integrate seamlessly with Xero. It's the #1 modern manufacturing and inventory management software for scaling businesses selling both online and offline.

Can I manage inventory on Xero?

You can manage inventory in a limited way on Xero, to add goods you buy or sell as 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. Connect Katana - a dedicated inventory app to manage your inventory in real-time.

How can I keep track of parts inventory on Xero?

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

Is Xero 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. Xero 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 Xero app which is dedicated to helping manufacturers.

Do I need a Xero 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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