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Magento Commercial Open Source
Modern high-turnover web shops on a solid basis with a wide range of functions, many connections to payment and logistics service providers and various third-party software.
From the very beginning, Magento was built on a technically clean basis in the form of the Zend Framework, which is open for almost any kind of extensions. Via flexible interfaces, the shop system can be adapted to all conceivable requirements in everyday e-commerce.
The main advantages of Magento are that the system comes with a huge range of functions and it is rarely necessary to program your own modules for Magento. Thus, for an averagely ambitious project, it often remains to adapt the design of the shop.
What does "Commercial Open Source" mean for Magento? If you simply want to adapt and use the Magento system yourself and do not need support from the manufacturer of Magento, you can download and use the Magento Community Edition free of licence costs. Only if you need support or special functions for very large shop installations, you can purchase the Enterprise Edition of Magento, or the associated services. Nevertheless, the software remains open source in any case. Whatever you decide, we will be happy to set up, customise and design your Magento web shop for you.
Magento is a popular e-commerce platform used by many companies worldwide. Here are just a few well-known companies and brands that use Magento as their e-commerce platform:
These are just a few examples, but there are many more companies that use Magento to support their e-commerce activities. Magento is a flexible platform that is suitable for businesses of different sizes and industries. No matter if your shop is already big or wants to become so, with Magento you have a solid and future-proof basis from which you will never have to switch to another system, no matter how big you get with your shop.
Magento offers a variety of advantages over other e-commerce platforms. Here are some of the most important advantages of Magento:
It is important to note that choosing the best shop system depends on a company's specific needs, goals and resources. Magento is a powerful platform that can be a good choice for many businesses, especially those with complex requirements and high growth potential. Let our Magento expertise convince you to take advantage of these benefits!
Magento 1 and Magento 2 are two different versions of the Magento platform that have some significant differences. Here are some of the most important differences between Magento 1 and Magento 2:
It is important to note that moving from Magento 1 to Magento 2 requires a more extensive migration as they are two different platform versions. The migration usually involves moving data, adapting themes and developing new extensions. We have already migrated various shops from Magento 1 to Magento 2 and can do the same for your shop. It is also possible to continue to receive security updates for Magento version 1 via a paid service. In any case, we will be happy to advise you!
There are several reasons why an upgrade to Magento 2 is recommended:
It is important to note that upgrading to Magento 2 requires a more extensive migration and may involve effort. It is advisable to enlist the support of an experienced development team to ensure a smooth transition. We have already gained the necessary experience in various projects and would be happy to advise you!
Magento was originally developed in 2008 by the company Varien. Varien was later renamed Magento Inc. In 2011, eBay Inc. acquired the majority stake in Magento and became the main shareholder. However, in 2015, eBay Inc. sold a large part of its shares in Magento to the financial investor Permira. In 2018, Adobe Systems acquired Magento for around $1.68 billion and made it a subsidiary of Adobe. Since then, Magento has been part of Adobe and is part of the Adobe Experience Cloud ecosystem, which includes various digital marketing and e-commerce solutions.
The acquisition of Magento by Adobe has led to some concerns that the open source nature of the platform may be at risk. Magento was originally developed as open-source software and has a large developer community that contributes to the development and improvement of the platform.
Although Adobe now owns Magento, the company has stressed that it continues to provide strong support for the open source community and Magento's developer community. Adobe has announced that the open source edition of Magento, known as Magento Community Edition, will continue to be available for free and will be actively developed.
However, it should be noted that Adobe also offers a paid version of Magento, the Magento Commerce Edition, which includes advanced features and support. There is a possibility that Adobe will focus more on the development and improvement of the paid version in order to gain financial benefit from it.
Overall, it remains to be seen how the future of Magento will develop under Adobe's leadership. However, it is important to note that the Magento open source community remains active and committed to the continuation of the open source initiative. As long as this large community actively lives the open source model for Magento, we believe it will always continue to exist as open source.