Recently, Shopify announced a partnership with two cloud giants in Microsoft and Oracle to form the backbone of its Global ERP Program. In order to help merchants streamline business processes and scale operations, the program will allow for direct integration with a variety of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, including Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, Oracle NetSuite, and more.
This is the first time Shopify has partnered directly with leading global ERP solution providers. Prior to the launch of the Global ERP Program, merchants had to depend on third-party applications to connect their ERP systems to their Shopify stores.
In a statement, Mark Bergen, vice president at Shopify, outlined how the Global ERP Program encapsulates the company’s commitment to supporting enterprise merchants.
“At Shopify, we support businesses during all stages of their journeys, from first sale to full scale,” says Bergen. “Regardless of their size, maturity or complexity, merchants can thrive and grow with confidence on Shopify.”
Shopify merchants can connect their ERP solutions for NetSuite, Infor, Acumatica, and Brightpearl to their stores now. The Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central integration will be available in early 2022.
“Joining forces with Shopify to integrate Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central will help more merchants deliver great experiences to their customers by seamlessly linking commerce and ERP,” says Charles Lamanna, corporate vice president for business applications and platform at Microsoft.
“At a time when merchants need to harness data everywhere to transform the shopping experience, we’re excited to connect data between ERP and commerce. Innovation begins with data-fueled insights and more connected operations will help merchants take the industry into the future.”
ERP systems are technology solutions used by companies to manage all of their day-to-day business activities. ERPs connect to a central database that collects data from multiple departments across the businesses, including sales, accounting, supply chain, marketing, and more. Then, this data is fed to all relevant systems and tools, like a Shopify store.
Using this data, ERPs automate different business processes, provide real-time status updates, and offer feedback and insights to improve efficiency.
By integrating their ERP systems with their Shopify storefront, enterprise merchants can easily access the most accurate and up-to-date commerce data, including customer information, inventory, products, orders, and more. The Global ERP Program will also ensure that sensitive business information flows securely between Shopify and the integrated ERP system.
ERP systems can help enterprise merchants unify disparate parts of a business and refine processes. Interested in learning more about ERP integration with Shopify? Connect with Codal today.