Magento Community Edition
The Magento Community Edition is a license-free Open Source E-Commerce solution for developers and small businesses and can be flexibly extended.
Companies of different size usually have different requirements regarding the functionality of E-Commerce systems. The Community Edition of Magento Commerce, an Open Source solution, offers developers and businesses numerous possibilities for the individual design and maintenance of sophisticated online shop systems – thanks to the freely available source code.
Highlights of the Community Edition:
- Code-level access
- Web Services API
- Integrated HTML template for mobile devices
The Magento Community Edition offers a high degree of flexibility and can be enhanced through extensions in all areas as desired. Users can access all publicly available extensions via the extension market place “Magento Connect” and adapt them to their own requirements. Third-party tools, such as external inventory management systems, can be flexibly integrated into Magento via numerous preinstalled APIs, such as the Web Services API. By using own themes the look and feel can be customized for E-Commerce and mobile commerce and adapted to comply with the corporate identity of the company. Comprehensive analysis and search functions enable effective global commerce.
Key Features of the Community Edition (excerpt)
- Mobile Commerce
- Analytics and Reporting
- Global E-Commerce with Multi-Language Support
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
As a licensee-free Open Source solution, however, the Community Edition does not include technical support. For this purpose it is recommended that larger, global companies implement the Enterprise Edition (subject to license), which offers special functions and provides comprehensive professional support. The Enterprise Edition is ideally suited for the maintenance of sophisticated online shops.