Katana's QuickBooks integration allows you to create invoices in QuickBooks based on Katana's Sales Orders.

When you have connected your QuickBooks account to Katana, you can see a new Invoice column in the Sell screen.

Selecting "Create invoice" for a Sales Order will create a matching invoice in QuickBooks. The "Invoice" status will change to "Invoice created QuickBooks".

The value of the transaction will be recorded on the QuickBooks account you selected during the initial connection of QuickBooks to Katana.

If you are doing business in multiple currencies then Katana will also include the currency of the order when creating invoices in QuickBooks. Read more about QuickBooks and multi-currency here.

Note: Invoicing status cannot be reverted back to "Not invoiced" in Katana. You need to delete the invoice in QuickBooks, which will also revert the status in Katana. Reflecting the status back to Katana might take a few minutes.

Clicking on the status will direct you to the relevant invoice in QuickBooks.

Data between QuickBooks and Katana is matched as follows:




Sales order #


(Invoice number - if enabled from QBO)

Katana sends the Sales Order number to the Memo (Message on statement) field on the invoice in Quickbooks.

If "Custom transaction numbers" are enabled in QuickBooks, then Katana sends the Sales Order number also to the QuickBooks invoice as the Invoice number.

Duplicate Invoice Numbers are not allowed in QuickBooks. Trying to sync multiple Sales Orders with the same number from Katana and syncing a Sales Order with a number that is already used on a QuickBooks invoice will result in an error message.

If "Custom transaction numbers" are disabled in QuickBooks, then the Invoice number is generated automatically on the QuickBooks side.



Customers are matched based on email.
If matching e-mail does not exist, then Katana will check whether the customer has been matched before and tries to match the customer based on a matching ID (hidden from the user).
If ID match does not exist, then Katana tries to match the customer name to the customer display name in QuickBooks.
Customers that do not have a match in QuickBooks are created automatically.

Bill to

Billing address

All address details are matched on invoice. QBO customer address is not updated.

Ship to

Shipping to

All address details are matched on invoice. QBO customer address is not updated.

Created date

Invoice date

Sales Order created date in Katana is used as the Invoice date in QuickBooks (not the date when the invoice is created).

Delivery deadline




Payment term

Payment term data does not exist in Katana. Customer's payment terms are added to the invoice in QuickBooks automatically. If a new customer is created in QuickBooks, then your default QuickBooks payment terms are applied.

Line item

Line item

Sales Order line items in Katana will be added as invoice line items in QuickBooks. Products are matched based on SKU. Products that do not exist in QuickBooks are created automatically. Any values of existing products are not overwritten in QuickBooks when products are matched.




Price per unit



Tax %

Tax rate

Assigned to the line item in QuickBooks based on the tax rate mapping defined during the initial connection of QuickBooks to Katana.


Payment status

Payment status does not exist in Katana, this is not synced.



Advanced or higher plans only

All invoices in QuickBooks are created as "Tax exclusive".

Deleting invoices

You can only delete invoices in QuickBooks.

Either navigate to the "Sales" section in QuickBooks and find the relevant invoice on the list or click on the "Invoice created QuickBooks" status for a specific Sales Order in Katana to open the respective invoice in QuickBooks.

When you delete an invoice in QuickBooks that is created via Katana integration, the "Invoice" status for the related Sales Order is reverted to "Not invoiced".

Note: It might take up to 15 minutes for the "Invoice" status to update in Katana after deleting the invoice in QuickBooks.

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