SAP Business One (SAP B1), the German company’s flagship ERP software platform for SMEs was recently recognised by IDC as Leader in the worldwide software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud-enabled small office ERP applications market.
Today, more than ever, technology has paved the way for the continuous flow of goods across industries around the world despite the physical limitations and major economic dent caused by the pandemic. According to the recent Adobe’s Digital Economy report, e-commerce sales have reached 66.3 billion in July, which is up 55 percent year-over-year. At current growth levels, 2020’s online spending could exceed online spend for all of 2019 by the 5th of October.
With this data as the background, the recent go-to-market collaboration of ShipStation, the world’s leading web-based e-commerce shipping solution, with SAP happened at the most opportune time. The strategic partnership aims to support the growing e-commerce sellers by integrating SAP B1 with ShipStation’s platform.
Russell Griffin, Vice President, Global Solutions Provider Partnerships at ShipStation stated:
“With today’s rapidly evolving retail landscape, it’s critical for businesses to have a comprehensive view and understanding of all assets and processes now more than ever.”
ShipStation is a shipping software company based in Austin, Texas with offices in the UK and Australia. Since 2011, ShipStation’s platform has been helping e-commerce retailers to be exceptionally efficient at processing, fulfilling, and shipping their orders from the most popular marketplaces and shopping carts using top carriers including DHL, FedEx, and UPS. Its easy to use, web-based interface that integrates directly with major carriers and online platforms enables the ShipStation to combine order processing, production of shipping labels, and customer communication.
Complementing Platforms for SMEs
ShipStation has been serving tens of thousands of e-commerce retailers in partnership with over 300 leading shopping carts, marketplaces, carriers, and fulfillment services around the world. With the exponential growth of its customer base, the company remains focused on its platform users and aims to continue to enhance the shipping software with SAP B1 integration.
Steve Tait, Head of SAP Business One in North America, said:
“The flexibility of ShipStation’s platform and the real-time process integration offered by SAP Business One allow SMEs to orchestrate all aspects of their business, enabling efficiency, profitable growth, and improved customer experience. Now, SMEs can reduce the cost and time required to make their businesses run better.”
SAP has proven growth platforms for SMEs, which make up 80% of the German company’s customer base. With SAP B1 integrating with ShipStation’s platform, SMEs can now benefit and, eventually, scale their business from a centralised system of record for managing enterprise assets and processes, including external vendors, partners, and e-commerce apps in addition to marketplaces, inventory, payments, and shipping carriers. SAP B1 solution meets the needs of growing businesses, subsidiaries, and franchises.
SAP B1’s integration with the ShipStation’s platform enables SMEs to the following:
- Pre-packaged e-commerce solutions from a shared network of SAP and ShipStation resellers
- A full ERP suite designed for Small and Midsize Enterprises – Accounting, Banking & Financials / Inventory, Production & Distribution / Purchasing & Operations / Sales, Service, & Support / Asset Maintenance & Management / Analytics & Reporting
- SAP’s partner ecosystem of certified Consultants, Integrators, Resellers, and Add-on publishers
Now with a more robust ShipStation platform, SMEs can integrate core e-commerce processes in real-time, make actionable insights based on key performance data, and improve customer experience.