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Shopify Global ERP Program Enables Building Direct Connections into its App Store

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The Shopify Global ERP Program, which allows select Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) partners to build direct connections into the Shopify App Store, has been launched by e-commerce platform Shopify.

Merchants may now use a selection of certified apps directly connected with Shopify through the global ERP program, eliminating the requirement for third-party implementations to connect their ERP to Shopify. The global ERP program, which is an extension of the Shopify Plus Certified App Partner Program, enables partners with support from the Shopify Partner Solutions Engineering Team while also offering merchants assurance that their applications meet a high standard of performance and user experience.

Merchants will get access to seamless connections between workflows as a result of this, allowing for data-driven decision-making. The Global ERP Program's apps link to merchants' ERP accounts directly. Merchants may access reliable, up-to-date data on their inventories, products, orders, and customer information by integrating their ERP systems with their commerce operations. This is crucial while making company decisions and creating great shopping experiences for their customers.

Merchants will be able to manage their data as well. Merchants can ensure that proprietary data flows seamlessly and securely between their Shopify admin and their ERP without the need for a third-party connection by installing apps that have been approved and recognized by the Global ERP Program.

By empowering our merchants to manage the complexity of their business operations at scale, we're helping to reimagine enterprise commerce, says Mark Bergen, vice president, Shopify.

Merchants will be able to save both time and money as well. Merchants can avoid the time-consuming and costly process of managing customized implementations by integrating directly with approved ERP partners.

Merchants can add more automation, making their operations more efficient, with fewer programs required to manage their enterprises.

Merchants in India can connect their Oracle NetSuite, Infor, Acumatica, and Brightpearl ERP solutions to their Shopify sites. Early in 2022, the new Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central integration will be ready.

It’s a first for the Canadian e-commerce company to collaborate directly with key ERP suppliers around the world, such as Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, Oracle NetSuite, Infor, Acumatica, and Bright Pearl. In the future, it hopes to expand the collaboration to include more ERP vendors.

Shopify Plus is a go to platform for more than 10,000 merchants to manage their volume and complexity. Companies like Allbirds and Gymshark, which started and scaled on Shopify, are among them, as are long-standing names like Heinz, Schwinn, and Lord & Taylor. Shopify's Global ERP Program now provides them with a centralized system that connects their commerce platform to critical business data such as financials and inventory, allowing them to optimize operations and processes.

"With the marketplace continually shifting and diversifying, Indian e-commerce is primed for even more growth. More Indian consumers are buying on a variety of channels, platforms, and devices, both offline and online, anytime and anywhere, than ever before”, says Bharati Balakrishnan, country head and director, Shopify India.

"Our partnership with premier ERP suppliers will help Indian Shopify merchants, retailers, and DTC brands scale successfully to reach customers across India and around the world”, adds Mr.Bharati.

"With the Global ERP Program, we're demonstrating our commitment to our enterprise merchants. We're thrilled to be collaborating with Microsoft, Oracle NetSuite, Infor, Acumatica, and Bright Pearl to bring the best of commerce and ERP together. By empowering our merchants to manage the complexity of their business operations at scale, we're helping to reimagine enterprise commerce”, says Mark Bergen, vice president, Shopify.

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