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What is a category?
What is a category?

Learn about categories in Katana and how they help organize products and materials for efficient inventory management.

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Written by Dayvid Lorbiecke
Updated over a week ago

In Katana, a category is used to organize products and materials, making inventory management more efficient. Categories help group similar items together, facilitating easier navigation and reporting. For example, categories can be used in filtering and sorting different tables and views (e.g. product or material lists, inventory).

Categories can be assigned to products and materials.

Think carefully about your categories. You can organize categories in any way appropriate for your business. For example, items in the same category could:

- serve a similar customer need (e.g. chairs, tables)

- be sold in the same geographical area (e.g. US, Australia, India)

- be managed by the same employee (e.g. Mary, John)

- include materials that serve the same purpose (e.g. table legs, chair legs)

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