Finding the right ecommerce solution for your business is a daunting task. Apart from scalability, stability, flexibility and integration, there are many other aspects which you need to consider while selecting the right ecommerce platform for your business. Oracle NetSuite SuiteCommerce & Magento are two industry leading ecommerce solutions. But which one is best, we need to analyze few things.
Magento – Considered as industry leading e-commerce solution, Magento offers variety of capabilities such as order fulfillment, shopping cart management, website management, and catalogs, as well as additional functionalities for online marketing, content management, shipping, and SEO. With release of Magento 2.0, some of the issues of its predecessor, like table locking, search limitations, and constant reloads have been overcome. Magento 2.0 delivers better web performance, and features an entirely new tech stack. However, with release of Magento 2.0, more issues and problems have cropped up like migrating or “upgrading” isn’t also as seamless, and may be just as difficult as migrating to a different solution altogether.
NetSuite SuiteCommerce – As a leading cloud-based, true SaaS business management software, NetSuite enables companies to manage core business processes with a single, fully integrated system covering ERP/financials, CRM, ecommerce, inventory and additional capabilities. With SuiteCommerce, you can deliver engaging brand experiences to online shoppers across any device. As a flexible, feature-rich ecommerce platform, SuiteCommerce enables you to drive more traffic to your web stores, convert browsers into customers and increase online revenue. SuiteCommerce unifies ecommerce with your operational business systems on a single cloud-based platform, enabling you to sell through multiple brands, languages and currencies. With support for both B2C and B2B commerce, NetSuite SuiteCommerce is designed to meet the unique requirements of your business. As multi-tenant SaaS ecommerce solution, NetSuite SuiteCommerce is easy to deploy, upgrade & extend.
|Entire infrastructure is installed, hosted and maintained remotely by Oracle.||Infrastructure hosting is complex, requiring different skill sets to upgrade and maintain|
|Hosting includes all hardware, software, security and backups.||Requires the company to host hardware, software and data security functions|
|All patches and upgrades are managed by NetSuite and fully backward compatible||Needs frequent security patches and updates|
|Fully integrated cloud-based suite of tools to run your omnichannel business||A stand-alone, point solution for e-commerce|
|SuiteCommerce platform provides native ERP and CRM integration with optional POS and warehouse management modules||Not integrated with CRM, ERP, POS or warehouse management|
|Offers full financial management and reporting capacities||No financial management and reporting capabilities|
|Supports true multicompany management with financial consolidation||Lacks multicompany management with financial consolidation|
|If you don’t want to deal with unreliable integrations and code conflicts, SuiteCommerce will allow you to access NetSuite tools without having to worry about compatibility.||Magento wasn’t built with ERP or accounting integration in mind. You require third-party extensions and middleware, and help from a PHP or MySQL developer.|
|SuiteCommerce is a solution that grows with your business. You don’t have to worry about the currencies, languages, & compliance.||With Magento, management and support for growing number of transactions, fulfillments, people, products, and processes is something unpredictable as extensions and integrations vary from vendor to vendor. So, very limited in terms of scalability.|
The Bottom Line
Clearly, SuiteCommerce has an edge over Magento as it enables you to sell from web stores as well as POS (Point of Sale). SuiteCommerce unifies physical and digital shopping experiences within a single, cloud-based commerce platform, enabling business to engage customers more effectively, drive more sales, and provide a satisfying omni-channel shopping experience. Seamless integration with NetSuite order management enables businesses to deliver the ultimate customer experience – allowing shoppers to buy anywhere, fulfill anywhere and return anywhere. With NetSuite Customer Relationship Management (CRM) running as an integral part of your commerce platform, you get unprecedented visibility into your customers’ browsing and shopping activities.