Akerna (Nasdaq: KERN), an enterprise software, leading compliance technology provider, and developer of the cannabis industry’s first seed-to-sale enterprise resource planning (ERP) software technology (MJ Platform®), today announced an enhanced integration with Dutchie, the world’s largest and fastest-growing e-commerce solution for cannabis, to provide an optimized experience for cannabis consumers, patients, and business operators.
The integration expands safe online access to cannabis for consumers and patients, particularly at a time where the public health and safety concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic have accelerated the need for online e-commerce solutions across every industry, including cannabis.
“We are incredibly excited about this enhanced integration with an industry leader like Dutchie, which will allow us to deliver a more streamlined, modern online experience to help expand access to cannabis in a safe, compliant manner,” said Nina Simosko, chief commercial officer at Akerna. “We believe the collaboration will be a game changer for our mutual customers, particularly amid the shift toward e-commerce in the current climate.”
Akerna’s software, MJ Platform, enables operators to manage, scale, and optimize more competitive operations at any point, or across, the entire legal cannabis supply chain – including cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and retail. By using visual dashboards to access and present real-time data, analytics, and business intelligence relating to the most important industry workflows, operators can make more informed decisions about running their business.
Dutchie processes 10 percent of all legal cannabis sales worldwide, and powers 25 percent of all legal dispensaries across 30 markets and 301 cities in the United States and Canada. In the face of the pandemic, Dutchie provides cannabis retailers and consumers a socially distant and compliant way to shop and order online.
The enhanced integration allows for business owners to streamline operations, reduce manual errors, and eliminate the need for dual data entry. Its tailored software streamlines operations by automatically updating a retailer’s online menu.
Furthermore, the collaboration between MJ Platform and Dutchie will provide new enhancements that will maximize synchronization between the two online platforms with regards to inventory, orders, and patient and consumer records. This will allow cannabis businesses to optimize operations, automate previously manual processes, and save valuable time and resources, while increasing safe access to cannabis for consumers and patients.
“At Dutchie, we greatly value our integrations with our partners,” said Zach Lipson Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Dutchie. “We’re excited about the enhancements made to the MJ Platform to give our customers currently leveraging the platform a more intuitive, user-friendly online experience.”