Oct 13 2009

Revisiting Magento: Truly Enterprise-Grade eCommerce

MagentoCommerce, or “Magento” in short, is an open-source e-commerce platform that simply rocks.  We have worked with it in the past, and recently had the opportunity to perform a detailed needs-analysis for an enterprise client.  We walked away confident and pleased with the awesome offering that is Magento.  magento

When it comes to enterprise-grade technology, there are are set of foundational guidelines that always should be followed to help ensure long-term success:

  1. Excellent out-of the box functionality:  In either the Community or the Enterprise editions, Magento has hundreds of features which make it perfectly usable right out of the box.
  2. Third-party support: The Magento community is rich and thriving, with custom extension developers and integrators to dedicated hosting providers and everything in between.  There are thousands of individuals and companies to help architect, create, implement and support a Magento installation.
  3. Extensibility: What you need now may not be what you need tomorrow.  The open standards and architecture that Magento is built on allows for easy customization and add-ons.  Developers can easily integrate Magento with a variety of external systems, from accounting packages to ERP software.
  4. Proven track record: eCommerce is a serious business, and being enterprise-grade means achieving an environment that is as close to perfection as possible.  By maintaining clients such as 3M, Lenovo and The North Face, Magento is a proven platform for enterprise eCommerce.

A final (and important) feature of Magento is that the Community version is free.  Yup, I said it, FREE! Even enterprise customers can download Magento and try it out.  After a test drive, they can opt for the Enterprise Edition (with 24/7 support and even more built-in features).  If you want to talk eCommerce, ping us!

About the Author:

Arnold Yoon is the President and official coffee maker for digital-telepathy. A technologist and engineer at heart, his love for design helps to fuel service and product development in the company’s quest to change the web.

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5 Responses

  1. Oct 13 2009
    Roy Rubin (Magento)

    Arnold – Thanks for the insightful post. Glad to hear you guys are confident in the solution.

    I look forward to seeing more implementations by your team in the future.

    Thanks!

    Roy / Magento

  2. Oct 14 2009
    Arnold Yoon

    Thanks to you and your team for building, supporting and continuing to develop a great product, Roy! We’ll be sure to post updates on future implementations.

  3. Oct 14 2009
    matt mcinvale

    how about posting some examples of what you’ve done with magento? we have a couple of very basic installations, it would be interesting to see what you’re doing with it.

  4. Oct 16 2009
    Arnold Yoon

    Here is a site that is live now: http://bloumebaby.com/
    We have others in the works with more complex custom features and integration challenges, so stay tuned.

  5. Jul 05 2011
    Ashish

    Magento enterprise version is really cool and i haven’t faced any problems yet. As far as community edition is concerned i have noticed that they lack backward compatibility. Wishlist doesn’t work on various editions so does few other problems. I think when a community edition is rolled out they should properly test for backward compatibility by installing themes and extensions and checking if everything is working. If that’s not possible they should simply write “How To Fix …, problem”.