4 things to consider in migrating from SAP Hybris to Magento E-commerce platform

4 things to consider in migrating from SAP Hybris to Magento E-commerce platform

Authored by Ameex Technologies on 15 Jul 2019

Since the release of Magento 2, the e-commerce platform has witnessed a lot of traction from other big players. Some of the biggest B2B brands are migrating to Magento platform, taking over from some systems like SAP Hybris that have been dominant in the field.

This helped Magento improve their Leader position in Gartner’s Magic quadrant in 2018. Today, Magento is stealing the show as it has certain advantages over Hybris regarding the total cost of ownership and dynamism of the platform.

What can companies expect while migrating from Hybris to Magento and what would be the benefits of it?

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Platform cost covers the licensing, deployment, hosting, maintenance and support, future scaling and customization costs. Magento leads the game in every aspect, with a much lower TCO. Magento license costs start from 20k, with 100k in implementation cost (for an enterprise level client), while with Hybris, you’ll have to pay 50k for a license and 500k for implementation. Also, Magento users can grow their business about three times faster and realize a 50% reduction in TCO. It’s the most powerful, yet cost-effective B2B solution on the market right now.

Out-of-box solution vs customizations

SAP Hybris is a powerful out-of-the-box B2B solution that’s pretty rich in features. Magento requires a bit more customization but can reach the same performance with access to its vast extension library, experienced solution implementer, and its developer community. With a lower cost of ownership, Magento stands as a more competitive investment. Merchants who are thinking of migrating to Magento from Hybris also have to think about integrating Order Management, PIM, and other supplementary commerce solutions. This out-of-the-box gap in functionality is closing fast with the release of Magento 2.2.

Complex Integrations

We mentioned the integration of third-party solutions in Magento. Hybris does offer almost every function that people can think of, and it’s an advantage that Hybris has over Magento. However, with every new version release of Magento, users get more solutions integrated into Magento. Developers added Content Management, Order Management, and Business Intelligence, with powerful PIMs, like Pimcore or Akeneo, to be integrated easily.

Community Support

On the other hand, one of Magento’s strongest selling points is its active community, and it’s open-source flexibility. The number of available Hybris developers on a global scale is limited. When trying to hire a Hybris, there’s a huge problem in the fact that Java developers are more expensive than PHP developers. To develop fast, you’ll need more workforce. All this makes Magento platform quite agile, and agility is key to digital transformation today.

Magento is a more dynamic, flexible open source platform with a vast global community of developers. Our professionals will introduce you to the platform and help you optimize your Magento account to suit your infrastructural and marketing needs.

Considering moving from Hybris to Magento? Speak to our E-commerce experts today!