Magento is an award-winning highly- capable ecommerce system aimed at superior Magento ecommerce sites. When putting in place ecommerce solutions however, there is much more than technology that comes into play. It needs to provide a high quality outcome for the user and pave the way for the business owner to carry out a smooth and profitable operation.
All that matters is that the appropriate tool is available for the job- it matters not if the solution is devised or purchased readymade.
Magento is indeed a system that could be endorsed, despite a few trials, but it would not work with all clients. It would require the ability to catch on quickly with the system and is a tool for a true professional. The learning is definitely worth the time and effort spent as Magento is also capable to provide a large variety of options for modification. It provides business owners viable and commanding features to keep track of the business, can manage intricate price reduction systems and vouchers and it also has the ability to be merged with other systems like stock keeping and the accounts side of things. In short Magento is capable of handling every aspect that a serious business owner would need.
Apart from this, through XML modules, Magento can be highly personalized and altered to suit the needs of the business. There are necessary instructions provided for this. There are also plugins that could assist with this, in addition to the XML modules.
Magento also boasts a strong group of contributors who continue to put together solutions to any problems and also device new plugins as well as documents and blogs relating to the system. However the problem with having a community contributing is that there is always the doubt as to how new and precise the information is. The problem is heightened by the fact that there is an open source (community) form of Magento in addition to the original version.
The original Magento is expensive but is of course supported with more precise workings, maintenance and insurance. The open source version however is good enough to work with and has its lively group but there is no assurance on the precision of their plugins and information. It is however vital to consider the business and the user when deciding on which version to choose.
Magento is certainly a great tool, but in the same way, it is important to think of whom you are going to entrust with building the Magento solution as it is key to ensuring a profitable system.