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Y Combinator, Global Brain back Tailor, a Japanese headless ERP startup


Tailor, a Japan-based back-end enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform, said today it has raised $4.3 million in seed funding from Y Combinator and Global Brain.
Founded in 2021 by Yo Shibata and Misato Takahashi, Tailor provides a headless ERP platform, meaning an ERP without a front end, instead delivering data from back-office systems like finance and procurement to other applications via API, Shibata told TechCrunch.
Legacy ERPs provided by companies such as SAP, Oracle and NetSuite (which is owned by Oracle) and local players like OBIC, are difficult to customize for users, according to Shibata. One of the reasons is that their systems are typically built for the world’s largest organizations, making them ill suited and expensive for small and medium businesses’ projects, Shibata said, often leaving these ERP customers frust …

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