This week we usher in a New Year, a time period that signifies big change for any business, a chance set goals, or put a new strategy into play, or better yet upgrade your commerce platform! Over the past several weeks we’ve been keeping you informed on one of the biggest events of 2015, the release of Magento 2. There isn’t a more perfect time than right now, 48 hours before 2016, to talk about upgrading from Magento 1.x to 2. Across industries Magento 2 was created to empower businesses to quickly and cost-effectively deliver exception omnichannel experiences. – so why not upgrade!?
Magneto 1.X is in Maintenance Mode
Aside from the fact that you have 3 years to upgrade, let us remind you that since Magento 2 became generally available on November 17, 2015 there will be no further development for Magento 1. Magento 1.X is in “maintenance mode” at this point, with the Magento team’s efforts solely focused on developing features and making improvements to Magento 2.
Want the latest and greatest technology to enhance your eCommerce business? You’ll need to make the upgrade to Magento 2.
Future-Proof Your Investment
In previous “Magento 2sday” posts we’ve been running you through the powerful improvements to the platform, from a modernized technology stack and modular codebase to supercharged performance and scalability. One thing is very clear, Magento 2 is a game-changer.
The vast technological improvements made in Magento 2 will make upgrading to, and within, the platform a breeze. Upgrades are now simplified with Magento 2’s modern architecture, which reduces the complexity and cost of maintaining your site. Your platform investment will future-proof your business.
Choosing to own your innovation roadmap comes with the responsibility of staying up to date with platform improvements over time. This investment is reduced with Magento 2’s easier upgradability, allowing you to focus on what matters most to your business, implementing innovation functionalities while driving sales and creating efficiencies.
What does this mean for you?
Merchants: Your continued investment in the platform will be weighted towards new feature development
Solution partners and technology providers: We get to focus on adding greater value through our own R&D investments into the Magento ecosystem.