Canada-based eCommerce platform Shopify has partnered with top cloud companies like Microsoft, Oracle NetSuite, Infor, Acumatica, and Brightpearl partner, to help high-volume merchants connect to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems with commerce capabilities.
This is important for large, high-volume retail businesses that have needed to radically transform their operations to best serve their customers at the same rapid pace as global evolution. Leaders of growing businesses require real-time insights from connected data to adapt faster, operate smarter, and perform better in order to remain resilient and prepare for the future of commerce.
Shopify is directly partnering with leading ERP providers globally for the first time. The Shopify Global ERP Program allows ERP partners to build direct integrations into the Shopify App Store.
Earlier, Business leaders had to rely on third-party apps to connect their ERP tools to Shopify. Further, the eCommerce platform provides infrastructure for retailers to set up their stores online and generates revenue mainly through subscriptions and merchant services.
“At Shopify, we support businesses during all stages of their journeys, from the first sale to full scale. Regardless of their size, maturity or complexity, merchants can thrive and grow with confidence on Shopify. With the launch of the Global ERP Program, we’re demonstrating our investment in supporting our enterprise merchants. We’re excited to partner with Microsoft, NetSuite, Infor, Acumatica, and Brightpearl to bring together the best in commerce with the best in ERP.”
More than 10,000 merchants use Shopify Plus to manage their volume and complexity. Shopify’s Global ERP Program will give them a centralized system that connects their commerce platform to key business data like financials and inventory so they can optimize operations and processes.
By activating apps through the Global ERP Program, merchants will be able to unlock seamless connections between workflows, leading to data-informed decision-making, the power to control their data and the ability to save time and money.
The partnerships will help Shopify double down on its fast-growing merchant businesses and let Microsoft and Oracle strengthen their hold on a cloud market dominated by Amazon’s AWS platform.