Limitations of Adobe Community Edition | Reasons to Upgrade to Adobe Commerce
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Adobe Community Edition or Adobe Open Source being the open-source and free edition is the preferable choice for sellers who are beginners and planning to switch offline business online. But it does have some limitations that can act as an obstacle to the development of your eCommerce store; for example, if you are planning to expand your multichannel business with Magento, the Community version isn’t an ideal choice. In this blog, you will know about the Adobe Community’s limitations and what’s the solution to those Adobe Open Source limitations.
So let’s know what limitations of the Adobe Community edition make it inferior compared to Adobe Commerce.
What Are Adobe Community Limitations?
Below listed are the limitations of Adobe Community edition/Adobe Open Source :
- Customer segmentation
- Attribute Sales Report
- Single Database System
- Gift Registry System
If you are a big business merchant and have a huge catalog, then this leads to the slow performance of your store. Apart from slow performance, the search speed is also affected. Also, the deployment speed is slow because of the unavailability to access the Enterprise cloud, which is paid.
Discoverability is the most important aspect of eCommerce now. Adobe Community Edition lacks the Solr Search System, due to which consumers need to search for products they want with extra effort. The Adobe Open Source Edition facilitates basic search making it one of the drawbacks of Adobe Community Edition.
For online merchants like you, the Website is your market. Dealing with problems quickly and efficiently and seeking solutions that boost profits are crucial to keeping a stable, increasing revenue stream running.
That means having the support of inside and outside experts who know Magento and will respond without delay is necessary. With the Adobe Community Edition, store owners need to find solutions for their queries by themselves.
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The Adobe Community Edition lacks the Customer Segmentation feature, with which you cannot display and promote content to specific people based on customer address, order history, shopping cart content, etc. Optimizing marketing initiatives on the basis of targeted segments can not be done in this edition of Magento.
Attribute Sales Report:
You may notice that you can add attributes such as ‘size’ or ‘country of origin’ while adding products to your store. These are values you can add to a product that is not included in the default form ‘add product/edit product.’
You will display these on the product page when you add them but the sales reports in the back end will not allow you to view sales by attributes automatically. If you wish to see the sales report then you need third-party modules for viewing it. Hence, making it one of the drawbacks of the Adobe Community Edition.
Single Database System:
Adobe Community Edition/Adobe Open Source supports a single database system that makes website performance slower in the case of multi websites and stores. It also does not provide flexibility to split databases hence multiple master DB can’t be used, only 1 master database can be used for multiple stores.
Gift Registry System:
The free version of the Adobe Community comes pre-built with a solution to allow you to deliver a gift message, but it does not come with a built-in gift card/gift wrapping feature. It would be great to add this to this built-in ‘gift message’ feature, but understandably, the free version would be limited.
So if you’re new to Magento and you’re used to such functionality, you’ll need to invest in 3rd party plugins to mimic such behavior.
The question now arises…
What Should you do now?
So now after knowing about the drawbacks of Adobe Community edition/Adobe Open Source, it must have kept you in a dilemma of what should you do now.
Adobe Commerce is the Number 1 platform in the 2019 Internet Retailer U.S. Top 1000.
The best option here for you is to upgrade to Adobe Commerce with CedCommerce. It is the most preferred edition by retailers from the year 2020. Adobe Commerce(Magento Commerce), although being a paid edition, still has extensive features. These advanced features make Adobe Commerce the best for your store. To expand your business to the right targeted audience, you must switch to Magento Commerce(Adobe Commerce) Edition.