Over the last decade, Magento has built up a formidable reputation as the most popular eCommerce platform in the world. In 2017, 31.4% of the top 100,000 websites ran on Magento. In fact, an unprecedented number of companies worldwide benefit from the Magento platform.
Magento has become the go-to option for flexible, affordable eCommerce deployments, and is dominating the platform market not only in Sales but with Leader status in both the Gartner Magic Quadrant and the newly-formed Forrester mid-size B2B report.
As a Strategic Enterprise partner operating a dedicated Magento practice, none of this comes as a surprise to Wunderman Thompson Commerce. We’ve been developing Magento platforms that are driving high impact (think: conversion uplift, enhanced site performance) in short timeframes for leading brands such as Audi, Habitat and Punch Taverns.
Since its inception, Magento has been available in two editions:
- OpenSource Edition (formerly Community): a free version of the platform with a relatively shallow learning curve that offers access to a huge web of feature extensions.
- Commerce Edition (formerly split into Enterprise & Magento Cloud Edition): allowing large businesses to explore its full functionality, and scalable to practically any size of deployment
With Magento Version 2.2 on the near horizon, we asked: What are the key differences between Editions? How do you know which Edition is the right one for your business?