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Commerce vs Open Source

Commerce vs Open Source

Hi - We're considering Magento for a new B2B and B2C site. We've searched Magento's site and the rest of the web but can't seem to find a list of differences between Commerce(Paid Version) and Open Source (Free) version. Can anyone give us some insight on this?


Re: Commerce vs Open Source

Hi @joe_hartig,


One of the main differences is that the B2B module only is available for Magento Commerce (formerly Enterprise Edition).

There are a group of exclusive features too (like Staging or PCI compliance).

Is possible to get a Magento Open Source B2B implementation (there are paid modules that will help you) but you should evalute all the features, support and costs to try to be sure about which option fits better for your requirments.


(my 2 cents)

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Re: Commerce vs Open Source

FeatureM2 CE
Promotions and PricingYESYES
Search Engine OptimizationYESYES
Site ManagementYESYES
Catalog ManagementYESYES
Catalog BrowsingYESYES
Product BrowsingYESYES
Checkout, Payment and ShippingYESYES
Order Management and Customer ServiceYESYES
Customer AccountsYESYES
Support for Global SitesYESYES
Mobile CommerceYESYES
Analytics and ReportingYESYES
Architecture and SecurityYESYES
Layout and ThemingYESYES
Performance and ScalabilityYESYES
Dynamic Marketing and Merchandising
Customer Segmentation, Targeted Promotions & Merchandising YES
Customer Attribute Management YES
Visual Merchandiser YES
Dynamic Rule-Based Product Relations YES
Solr Search YES
Automated Email Marketing Reminder YES
Content Management System YES
Category View and Purchase Permissions per Customer Group (Limited Catalog Access) YES
Increased Customer Loyalty
Rewards Points YES
Store Credits YES
Multiple Wish Lists YES
Gift Registry YES
Gifting Options YES
Private Sales YES
Add to Cart by SKU YES
Configurable Order Tracking Widget YES
Powerful Performance and Scalability
Multiple Master Servers YES
Multiple Slave Databases YES
MySQL Cluster Support YES
Job Queue Mechanism YES
Deferred Stock Updates YES
Scalable Backend Product Management YES
Support for Alternate Media Storage – CDN and Database YES
Order Archiving YES
Extensive Management Tools
Return Management Authorization (RMA) YES
Advanced Permissions YES
Google Tag Manager YES
Support Tool YES
Scheduled Import/Export Functionality YES
Logging of Administrator Actions YES
Strong Data Encryption, Hashing and Key Management YES
Additional Payment Gateways YES
Magento Mobile Software Development Kit (SDK) YES
Magento Mobile Software Development Kit (SDK) 




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