The greatest growth in manufacturing is found in D2C (Direct to Consumer) enterprises. The rate of growth in this sector of manufacturing is significant and the leader in the inventory control and management space is Katana cloud-based manufacturing software.
The Estonian start-up for smart manufacturing company, closed a $3.9 million seed funding round, aiming to provide direct-to-consumer (D2C) manufacturers with the right tools to manage production and inventory efficiently. The financing round includes $2.2 million of new funds from 42CAP, a leading seed investor in European B2B software, based in Munich, Germany, as well as from the company’s previous backers. It also includes the conversion of $1.7 million pre-seed convertible note from late 2018 financed by angel investors.
Kristjan Vilosius, Founder and CEO at Katanashared, “We couldn’t be happier to have 42CAP on board and are extremely grateful for our current investors’ continuous support. We’re thrilled with the opportunity to fuel our growth even further and establish Katana as the leading smart manufacturing platform for SMEs.”
Today, more and more manufacturers adopt a direct-to-consumer business model, managing without retailers, wholesalers, or any other type of middleman. By doing so, they can save costs, get full control over their brand image, and personalize the shopping experience for their customers.
Katana Cloud-Based Manufacturing Software:
Katana is a cloud-based software designed specifically for small and mid-sized manufacturers. The scalable SaaS platform caters to manufacturing companies requiring a robust and effective production planning, scheduling, and inventory control system to manage manufacturing processes.
All these operations are packaged into a single, unified system that presents manufacturers with relevant data including materials, production, warehouse status, sales and purchase orders. Katana’s interface includes a highly visual dashboard that provides users with a comprehensive view of the manufacturing business, orders, processes, and deadlines. Managers and business owners observe the areas within operations which are running smoothly, allowing a greater focus on specific areas needing improvement. This best-in-class approach brings lean manufacturing principles and practices to even the smallest manufacturing firms.
Katana seamlessly syncs work information and processes with QuickBooks, Shopify, Xero, WooCommerce, BigCommerce, and other similar apps to ensure orders are fulfilled and quotas never missed. With a single glance, Katana users make quick and intelligent business decisions based on reliable, real-time information impacting their business in the most positive and productive ways.
Perhaps of greatest importance to smaller manufacturers is the ability to pay monthly rather than a significant capital expense and achieve quick implementation within 7 days. Katana users start with a 14-day FREE trial.