Oct 14 (Reuters) - Canadian e-commerce platform Shopify Inc
is teaming up with top cloud companies
including Microsoft Corp and Oracle Corp to
help merchants streamline their business operations.
Business owners on the platform can now access Enterprise
Resource Planning (ERP) tools including Microsoft Dynamics 365
Business Central, Oracle NetSuite and Infor on the Shopify app.
Earlier, they had to rely on third-party applications to
connect to Shopify their ERP tools ranging from financial
trackers to inventory management systems.
Shopify provides infrastructure for retailers to set up
their stores online, and generates revenue mainly through
subscriptions and merchant services.
The partnerships will help Shopify double down on its
fast-growing merchant businesses and let Microsoft and Oracle
strengthen their hold on a cloud market dominated by Amazon.com
Inc's AWS platform.
(Reporting by Eva Mathews and Nivedita Balu in Bengaluru;
Editing by Devika Syamnath)