Updating to Magento 2 Open Source (aka Community)

Harris Web Works is a Certified Magento Business Solution Partner, with years of experience building complex, custom Magento sites for B2C and B2B companies.  We’ll take your store to the next level by migrating it to Magento 2 and leveraging new functionality that improves user experience. This includes assessing which version best suits your business: free Open Source (formerly Community) or premium Commerce (formerly Enterprise).

Why partner with Harris Web Works? Because we’ll utilize Magento Open Source and apply custom modifications to create a robust, progressive store. Our services include integrating Magento and NetSuite systemshostingongoing administrationmarketing, and strategizing to continually improve and grow the store. Plus, we’re accessible and easy to work with! Ask us questions.

Make Shopping Easier, Increase Sales

As use of smartphones increase, the highly-responsive Magento 2 framework enables easier mobile shopping, meaning more sales for businesses using the platform.

Magento Open Source is the free version of the platform, available for anyone building an e-commerce store who wants to become a leader in their industry. With custom modifications and extensions, your Magento site can improve business efficiency and provide a better user experience (UI/UX) for customers. Key features of Open Source include:

  • Powerful, flexible, and extensive open source version of Magento ecosystem
  • Full-page caching for improved speed and page loading
  • Highly responsive, mobile-friendly framework
  • Updated admin interface with improved product management features
  • Improved developer toolset for faster site updates and template changes
  • Component-oriented module structure
  • Improved security features and additional payment integration options
  • Additional themes, extensions, and integrations
  • An updated technology stack, including PHP, Apache Composer, MySQL, HTML5, and jQuery

For those wanting additional features out-of-the-box, Commerce (formerly Enterprise) may be the right solution.

When updating a site from Magento 1.x to 2.x, considerations include backwards compatibility, patches, and Magento phasing out 1.x support. We can sort through the intricacies and implement the best solution for your business. Let’s discuss your needs and questions.

Harris Web Works is a Magento Business Solutions Partner, with a team of Magento-Certified developers and administrators. We have over a decade of experience building and managing Magento e-commerce sites, along with the strategic knowledge, technical expertise, hosting, and marketing resources to help your business grow.

Additional Resources

Magento 2.0 Commerce (Enterprise) or Open Source (Community): Features & Differences
Marketing Your E-Commerce Store
How to Build and Grow an E-Commerce Business
Hosting a Magento E-Commerce Site on the Amazon Cloud
Integrating Magento and NetSuite
Combining Magento with NetSuite – Best Practices
SYNC Connection Overview
SYNC Connection White Paper