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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!