Shopify To Expand Its App Store via Global ERP Program

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PYMNTS reports that Shopify, one of the most popular e-commerce hosting companies, plans to take part in the Global ERP Program, allowing enterprise resource planning partners to create direct integrations into the Shopify App Store.

ERP providers help merge important operations (human resources, accounting, inventory, and purchasing) all in one place. Shopify claims that there are more than 10,000 merchants that use Shopify Plus, such as Heinz, Schwinn, Lord & Taylor, and Allbirds, among the most popular companies. The Global ERP Program will give the companies a centralized system that will connect their platform with financial and inventory data. 

How Will It Work?

This Canadian e-commerce company will directly partner with NetSuite, Infor, Acumatica, and Brightpearl instead of relying on third-party installations. It also plans to partner with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central in the early months of 2022. The vice president of Shopify, Mark Bergen, said: “At Shopify, we support businesses during all stages of their journeys, from first sale to full scale.” 

The corporate vice president of Microsoft Business Applications and Platform, Charles Lamanna explained in a statement that merging ERP with commerce is one step forward for transforming the shopping experience for the better. A few months back, Shopify acquired AR home design app Primer to help buyers visualize products in a realistic setting since it is expected that online shopping will become the new way of buying. 

From point of sale systems to expanding its funding program, Shopify Capital, ERP is just another way to help merchants to thrive on the platform. 

Shopify President Harley Finkelstein explained earlier this year: “We are here to make it easier for anyone with an idea and ambition to launch a business […] entrepreneurship is thriving, and trends like omnichannel shopping and direct-to-consumer selling offer even greater opportunities.”

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