Canadian e-commerce unicorn Shopify has entered into a deal with global enterprise resource planning (ERP) partners to launch the Shopify Global ERP program.
With the new partnership, ERP providers such as Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, Oracle NetSuite, Infor, Acumatica, and Brightpearl will be able to build direct integrations into the Shopify app store.
ERP is an application that automates business systems and provides insights on collected data from different departments within a company such as accounting, manufacturing, supply chain, sales, marketing, and human resources.
Shopify’s new global ERP program will provide its customers with a centralized system that connects their commerce platform to key business data such as inventory, products, orders, financial statements, and customer information.
“With the launch of the Global ERP Program, we’re demonstrating our investment in supporting our enterprise merchants,” said Mark Bergen, vice president at Shopify. “Together, we’re driving a reinvention of enterprise commerce by giving our merchants the power to manage the complexity of their business operations at scale.”
Initially launched as an online store for snowboards in 2004, Shopify has since grown into one of the largest e-commerce companies in Canada, with more than one million users and 10,000 merchants enrolled into Shopify Plus, its enterprise-level plan.
As an extension of the Shopify Plus Certified App Partner program, the ERP initiative will provide customers with access to a suite of certified apps without the need for third-party implementations. The new program will also provide partners with support from the Shopify Partner Solution Engineering team in building their apps.
The e-commerce company is seeing exponential growth, as it continues to innovate with its products and services. In September, Shopify announced a new cross-border solution called Shopify Markets, a centralized hub for business owners to help them identify, set up, launch, and optimize international markets.
A testament to its success, Shopify also ranked second this year on the 2021 TSX30, the Toronto Stock Exchange’s program showcasing the 30 top-performing stocks over a three-year period.