Magento is one of the most popular ecommerce platforms on the market. It currently has two versions in the market but customers may be confused why there are two editions for each version. Turns out, there is only one.
Magento Community Edition was renamed Magento Open Source. Magento Enterprise Edition was renamed Magento Commerce.
Let us review both these versions and see what sets them apart.
What is the Difference Between Magento Open Source and Magento Enterprise?
Magento Open Source, like the name indicates, is an open source platform that is accessible to everyone who wants to build an ecommerce site, free of charge. Magento Enterprise, on the other hand, is the premium version of Magento that offers paid services and features. Although both these editions have many similar options, there are some key differences that set them apart:
Ecommerce Business Size
Magento Open Source can be used by anyone, but its defining characteristic is that it offers easy transferability since it is open source. Most of the time, Magento Open Source is a good ecommerce platform for small and medium enterprises and startups.
In contrast, Magento Enterprise is targeted towards medium and large enterprises. In addition, it offers more business intelligence options, which is why it is more suitable for large-scale and complicated businesses.
Magento Open Source is hosted by a third-party cloud system; hence, it is possible that some ecommerce website owners may experience decreased speed, especially when traffic is high. Magento Open Source may not be able to handle very large orders. In addition, database clustering is not available for its users.
On the other hand, Magento Enterprise is made for large-scale businesses, which is why it can handle heavier traffic and larger orders.
Magento Open Source has several basic features like sale abilities worldwide, mobile optimization, integrated checkout, catalogue management, site search, and quick access to purchases and module marketplaces.
Magento Enterprise has all of that and more. The software is very robust and powerful and has excellent business intelligence systems with enterprise-level scaling functions, performance, and reporting. In addition, it also has a robust page builder, a content staging and preview feature, integrated B2B functionality to expand into new commerce markets, drag-and-drop visual merchandizing, advanced segmentation and automated upsells for increased sales growth.
With Magento Open Source, you don’t get Magento provided support. If there is a technical issue, you and your developer will need to resolve it yourself. In addition, it also does not have copyright infringement protection.
In contrast, Magento Enterprise offers you cloud onboarding assistance and a dedicated Technical Account Manager, who can help you launch your site on Magento’s cloud infrastructure. You also get access to a customer success manager who offers you advice on how to maximize the use of Magento.
How Cloudcafe Technologies Can Help Ecommerce Software Development
At Cloudcafe Technologies, we offer an extensive full-service set of ecommerce website design and development services in order to implement strategies developed by retailers and manufacturers. We have a dedicated team of designers that stays engaged from the planning and design stage to the live stage and offers post-production support as well.
We offer industry-standard business intelligence solutions for major ecommerce platforms like Magento.
With Cloudcafe Technologies, our expert UI/UX ecommerce software design team can:
- Make all your site’s pages responsive and compatible with smartphones, tablet, and desktop screens.
- Help ecommerce businesses customize their website design by implementing customer’s business rules through customizations of third-party extensions, custom extensions, and configurations.
- Integrate your ecommerce website with external data sources, ERP, CRM, sales and marketing automation platform and finance apps.
- Assist with cataloguing and migrating legacy data from an older site.
- Offer search engine optimization support which can generate organic traffic to your ecommerce site.
- Recommend a hosting service provider or configure the site on a production server that an ecommerce owner already has.
Are you interested in CloudCafe Technologies and the business intelligence service it can provide for your ecommerce platform? If you are, visit us today at https://cloudcafe.io/ecommerce-services or call us at (847) 235-6443.
About Cloudcafe Technologies
Cloudcafe Technologies is the eCommerce evolution of Aurora Digital which was established in 1998 by Sanjeev Srivastava. Bringing together talent, creativity, and foresight, Cloudcafe utilizes local and offshore development teams to deliver end-to-end solutions. By leveraging high-end technical consulting, custom software development and our own software, we provide more insight and achieve an all-around better customer experience for our clients.