Magento is also an open-source platform. Open-source software is developed by a community and open to the public. Magento gained popularity because of its design specifically for ecommerce, being fast & scalable, has wide range of extensions, its successful updates and security (Magento 1.X-Magento 2.X), huge Magento community, integration with third party applications, etc.
10 New Magento Commerce Cloud Features:
- NEW ECE-TOOLS PACKAGE TO MANAGE & DEPLOY STORES
- SEAMLESS PRODUCTION DEPLOYMENT & CONFIGURATION WORKFLOW
- INCREASED SPEED OF PRODUCTION DEPLOYMENTS
- SIMPLIFIED BUILD/DEPLOY PROCESS MANAGEMENT
- PERFORMANCE BOOST
- LOCAL DEVELOPMENT TEMPLATE TO EASE CLOUD DEPLOYMENTS
- 100% INCREASE IN AVAILABLE MEMORY
- ENHANCED SECURITY THROUGH FASTLY WEB APPLICATION FIREWALL
- PAGE SPEED IMPROVEMENTS (20%+) THROUGH FASTLY IMAGE OPTIMIZATION
- KEEPING UP WITH PCI COMPLIANCE
Adobe + Magento Team Up Update:
Adobe bought open source ecommerce platform Magento, creating a Commerce Cloud.
Highly engaging shopping experience: The integration with Adobe Experience Manager lets enterprise brands create and manage powerful shopping experiences across every touchpoint throughout the customer journey.
Personalize every experience: Integration with Adobe Target capabilities, powered by Adobe Sensei, Adobe’s AI and machine learning technology, allows companies to optimize and deliver contextually relevant shopping experiences, driving customer loyalty and letting businesses compete more effectively.
Anticipate customer needs: Predictive analytics in Adobe Analytics, powered by Adobe Sensei, help companies proactively monitor and analyze customer data to find patterns and predict future customer behaviors to detect potential challenges like special shipping requirements or inventory shortages and better convert opportunities.
Supporting Magento 1 through June 2020:
Existing Magento 1 users, don’t need to worry. Magento will continue to support version 1 through June 2020, has been confirmed which means you still have well over a year left before having to look at other options for ecommerce web development or else upgrade it to version 2.
Magento introduces Magento Payment, Mobile Optimization initiative for Merchants:
The advanced version of Magento, i.e., Magento 2, has default payment gateways. The Magento payment provider gateways help integrate your system with other payment service providers such as PayPal, Braintree, and Authorize.Net.
On other hand, the Mobile Optimization Initiative from Magento was introduced to help retailers capitalize on the amount of time consumer spends on their mobile devices. Even though more and more people are making smartphones their primary channel to shop online, converting sales on mobile devices is an ongoing problem. According to Magento, the goal of the Mobile Optimization Initiative is to help retailers tackle the mCommerce problem.
Magento 2.3 Released in 2018 & Delivering Superior Merchant Experiences:
Magento released its upgraded version 2.3 with Multi-Source Inventory (MSI); a page builder, PWA Studio and improvements in their API. These updates are focused on the user’s operational efficiency.
The core update, MSI manages the inventory across multiple physical locations while staying within the Magento admin portal. Merchants can now assign products and quantities such as warehouses, stores, distribution, etc. Moreover, the new update helps in tracking inventory, streamline operations and integrate the platform with third-party ecosystems.
Some updates in page builder, integrating it with Bluefoot CMS to provide the user with an improved GUI. Magento also added PWA Studio, a tool that helps users in piloting the mobile experience of their webpage.
Additional updates include ReCAPTCHA, two-step security verification, declarative schema, bulk Web APIs and improved indexing performance. These features were mostly recommended by the global community and were needed by most customers.
Magento 2019 Approach:
On the latest updates about Magento events, sessions & conferences, the Magento’s Imagine 2019 commerce conference will be held from May 13-15 2019 at Las Vegas, and discussion areas are likely to be maximizing investment, explore the unlimited possibilities of commerce and advice and exchange the latest ideas, technologies, and strategies transforming commerce. Gain the winning advantage with best practice presentations, merchant case studies, skilled training, one-on-one consulting, and discover new products.
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