Shopify launches Global ERP Program
Shopify is directly partnering with leading Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) providers globally, including Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, Oracle NetSuite, Infor, Acumatica, and Brightpearl, to help high-volume merchants connect ERP systems with commerce capabilities.
This is a new program launched by Shopify, which is called the Shopify Global ERP Program. This program allows select Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) partners to build direct integrations into the Shopify App Store.
Shopify’s Global ERP Program will give them a centralized system that connects the merchants’ commerce platform to key business data like financials and inventory so they can optimize operations and processes. The merchants that the program is aimed at are merchants who use Shopify Plus.
Through the Global ERP Program, merchants can now access a suite of certified apps directly integrated with Shopify, without needing to rely on third-party implementations to connect their ERP to Shopify. As an extension of the Shopify Plus Certified App Partner Program, the Global ERP Program provides partners with support from the Shopify Partner Solutions Engineering Team in building their apps, while also giving merchants confidence that their apps meet a high standard of performance and user experience.
By activating apps through the Global ERP Program, merchants unlock:
- Seamless connections between workflows, leading to data-informed decision-making. Apps within the Global ERP Program connect directly to merchants’ ERP accounts. By integrating their ERP systems with their commerce operations, merchants get accurate, up-to-date data on their inventory, products, orders, and customer information. This is vital when making critical decisions for their businesses and providing their customers with positive commerce experiences.
- The power to control their data. By installing apps that are certified and recognized by the Global ERP Program, merchants can ensure proprietary data will seamlessly and securely flow directly between their Shopify admin and their ERP, without the need to connect with a third party.
- The ability to save time and money. By integrating directly with certified ERP partners, merchants can avoid the time-consuming and expensive process of managing customized implementations. With fewer applications needed to run their businesses, merchants can introduce more automation, making their operations more efficient.
Merchants can connect their ERP solutions for NetSuite, Infor, Acumatica, and Brightpearl to their Shopify stores here. The new Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central integration will be available in early 2022.