While Magento continues to build a loyal following, we here at Elias think that it has just scratched the surface. We have worked with a number of early adopters who want a great online ecommerce management system, but larger enterprise clients have yet to join the movement. This got our team thinking about why the clients we talk to selected Magento. Here is what one of them told us:
When we decided to do a new implementation of the site, we wanted to find an open-source cart system that we could modify we didn’t expect our needs to be met entirely by any existing system. Our existing site uses an extensively modified OSCommerce installation and we are not at all happy with it and wanted to start over on a better platform. We chose Magento because it is powerful out of the box, flexible, well engineered, and built on a code framework (Zend) that is also actively developed. Also, it’s been developed and supported by a company, and not just a couple of unrelated developers. It has some downsides as well, but overall it looks like a good platform to build upon.
What about you? We would love to hear why you are working with Magento or what concerns you have about the platform.