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Why Did The Oracle Layoff Happen?
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The Best eCommerce Platforms to Consider after The Oracle Layoff
During the past couple of years, my company has spent a great deal of time analyzing eCommerce platforms and their features. Whether you’re a current Oracle merchant or are shopping for the right eCommerce solution, here is a quick rundown of a few alternatives.
Adobe Commerce (formerly known as Magento) is a feature-rich platform that accommodates merchants of all sizes, but i’s a favorite for enterprise-level businesses. It offers a free open source option as well as a paid version, which are options that can be weighed based on business needs.
With Adobe spearheading the platform’s future, expectations are high for ongoing advancements. For example, Adobe Commerce has placed a focus on offering a headless infrastructure, which decouples the front and back-end systems and enables content to be displayed on a variety of screens (like kiosks and smartwatches).
The Salesforce Commerce Cloud prides itself on being a fast, flexible eCommerce solution that empowers merchants to personalize every interaction. That’s no surprise, as Salesforce has already built a solid reputation for personalization capabilities through its world-class customer relationship management (CRM) platform. Along with many other features, the platform allows merchants to digitize sales, automate orders and offer content-rich experiences to global audiences.
Shopify Plus is known as a convenient plug-and-play eCommerce solution with several appealing features. It is well regarded for its ease of use and can be an ideal platform for beginners. Shopify is geared toward small and medium-sized ventures. On the downside, I’ve seen some merchants scale to a point where Shopify can no longer accommodate them — which can spur the need for an expensive and cumbersome re-platforming process. Shopify also offers headache-free hosting on all plans, and it holds the leading position when it comes to “hosted all-in-one” platforms.
If you’re concerned about the Oracle lay off, SAP Hybris is another reputable eCommerce platform to consider. Its versatility allows for omni-channel B2B and B2C commerce. With its built-in search engine optimization (SEO) features, merchants are able to achieve optimal visibility so they can close more deals. The platform also offers native subscription order management, so merchants can seamlessly accept recurring payments.