Integrating Shopify to Your Back-Office MS Dynamics ERP to Save Time and Money
Friday, September 21, 2018Lauren Macdonald
Those selling hats, electronics, barbeques, etc., online want to ensure they select an eCommerce platform that is reliable, easy-to-use, and affordable. For many merchants and entrepreneurs, Shopify checks all the boxes.
Equally important, is an effective back-office accounting system or ERP that can help maintain accurate inventory levels, track financials, and manage important order, customer, and product data, among other things. Depending on the size of the sellers’ business, one of Microsoft Dynamics’ suite of ERP applications (i.e. GP, AX, NAV, SL, or 365), will often prove to be the ideal ERP selection for an online seller.
What To Do When Manual Data Entry Becomes Too Big A Burden
If you receive over 200 orders a month, or sell B2B and have a large amount of line items on a regular basis, you’ll soon reach a breaking point when it comes to manual data entry – that is, if you haven’t already!
After factoring in the salary for hiring a full or part-time data entry employee, as well as accounting for the inevitable mistakes made from human-error when rekeying data, it quickly becomes evident that over time, a fully automated integration solution between Shopify and a Microsoft Dynamics ERP will pay for itself.
Typically speaking, when a Shopify seller reaches 200 or more orders a month on average, spends 10-15 hours or more a week on manual data entry, or sells B2B with a large quantity of line items, manual data entry becomes too great a burden for them to keep up with. At this threshold, a fully automated integration solution starts to make sense.
To read more about Shopify and MS Dynamics ERP integration, and to find out how you can get started with your own integration solution, read our Mini Guide to Shopify and Microsoft Dynamics ERP integration, here.