Ellison Educational Equipment Success Story

Transforming Retail & Distribution Operations

Ellison Educational Equipment Success Story

About Ellison

Ellison Educational Equipment, founded in 1977 by an educator, is a leading company in the market of die-cutting machines, curriculum-based designs, and accessories, specifically designed for the education sector. The company puts an emphasis on creating high-quality and reliable products that support innovative teaching methods for a variety of subjects. They run an ecommerce store on Shopify providing customers an online ordering experience.


Country of Origin

Lake Forest, CA


Retail Art Supplies

Company Size

250-500 Employees


Privately Held


Shopify to D365 NAV Integration

Challenge Faced by Ellison

Ellison Educational Equipment operates an e-commerce store on Shopify and faced considerable operational hurdles due to the absence of an integration between their Shopify store and their ERP system, Microsoft Dynamics NAV. This disconnection was causing a lack of automated data synchronization between the two platforms, leading to manual entry requirements. Each order from Shopify had to be manually transferred to Dynamics NAV, a process fraught with potential for human error, resulting in inconsistencies in inventory levels and order fulfillment. This manual intervention was not only labor-intensive but also error-prone, compromising efficiency and scalability as Ellison sought to expand their educational product offerings and respond to increasing customer demands.

Our Comprehensive Solution

BURQ iPaaS Shopify to Dynamics NAV Connector

A scalable connector for real-time data synchronization between Shopify and NAV.

BURQ iPaaS, provided a comprehensive integration solution that revolutionized Ellison Educational Equipment’s operations by connecting their Shopify ecommerce platform with Microsoft Dynamics NAV. The integration helped them get real-time, automated data synchronization of essential data, including items, prices, sales orders, order shipments, and inventory. This automation significantly reduced manual data handling, minimizing errors and enhancing overall operational efficiency.

Our team contributed entirely, finding the most suitable way to integrate while considering current and future project needs.

What We Built for Ellison

Here's how BURQ iPaaS transformed their operations.

The services we provided include:

Product Sync

Shopify products updated from Dynamics NAV inventory data.

Order Creation

New Shopify orders instantly created in Dynamics NAV.

Shipment Updates

Fulfilled orders shipment details updated from NAV to Shopify.

Credit Memos

Returns in NAV reflect as credit memos in Shopify.

Payment Reconciliation

Payments in Shopify matched with NAV invoices.

Inventory Sync

Real-time inventory updates from NAV to Shopify.

Order Sync

Orders seamlessly synchronized between Shopify and NAV.

Shipment Creation

NAV processes shipments for Shopify orders.

Refund Processing

Refunds processed in NAV, updated in Shopify.

Standout Features:

The Resulting Transformation

The integration between Shopify and Dynamics NAV transformed Ellison Educational Equipment’s operations by bringing automation and enabling real-time data flow. This resulted in:

See How Our Customers Succeed

"So far, our experience with Folio3 & their team has been excellent. We are pleased with the Project Management, Development & QA aspects. The team is consistently responsive to our queries through BaseCamp, adept at meeting deadlines & has demonstrated a willingness to adapt to our client needs. We anticipate that this positive collaboration will persist throughout all future projects & extend beyond the completion of scoped projects into the support phase. While it is too early to conclusively assess potential challenges with integration, we remain optimistic that any issues that may arise will be promptly addressed by the team. We look forward to continued successful collaboration."

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