‘If I go there will be trouble and if I stay it will be double’; how does this lyric holds ground for you when you are thinking about migrating to Magento 2.0? When you want a migration is it the right time? Which things play vital roles in migration decision? Here we are searching the answers.
Magento 2.0 was released in Nov. 17th. Let’s check if this is the most finely tuned software piece or not?
As per the official number around 240,000 shops are based upon Magento 1.0. So how far is it possible for such a huge number of businesses to migrate towards Magento 2.0.
Here we have sorted out top 3 questions:
- What’s the right time for upgradation to Magento 2.0?
- Is this an easy or a complex problem?
- Is this migration worthy enough?
Let’s get ready for our search.
Right Time for Migration
Fundamental criteria behind this choice depends upon current condition of your site. Bottom line is that when your site is running on latest Magento 1.0 versions like 1.8 CE or 1.13 EE and is in a really good condition, there’s no deadline but you must begin exploring Magento 2.0. See that if your site is getting regular orders or not. But ultimately you must migrate to Magento 2.0 and that’s why start asking your solutions partner to share their thoughts on the matter and begin to chart out new plans.
Performance issues may arise with older as well as newer versions of Magento 1.0. In addition there may be a large number of 3rd party extensions at your site. If this is the case, it’s time for a revamp.
Migration to Magento 2.0 seriously enhances site performance and to find out if you need a migration, you need to make a Technical Audit of your site from our specialist technical auditors.
Migration- Easy or Complex
It’s less than easy and not equal to complex. Good news is that you get a migration tool which will ultimately help you with your products, store setup, orders, customers, promo rules etc migration between 2 platforms.
However, code and theme customization are not transferable that also include all 3rd party extensions. It means these parts should be redone for Magento 2.0.
For visual and functional arenas you need to put in extra investments. You may think this a tiresome matter however not us. Reasons behind it are:
- This will force you to explore new ideas and let you rethink your whole business.
- This will let you get respite from legacy codes.
- Overall utility of your site will be enhanced.
If we say minimum, Magento 2.0 will be a life-saver for those sites having more than 50+ extensions.
Is it Really Worthy?
Of course, it will be. The biggest reason is the emergence of Magento 2.0 itself and for Magento there is no going back. You may be sure that Magento is going to support its older versions for a long time and there is no immediate urgency. But if you have other plans like that of offering pioneer and niche services then you should plan differently.
For your kind information, we want to add that explorations of latest concepts and majority of biggest investments will be done on Magento 2.0 and this is not only associated with E-commerce but every kind of commerce.
Here are some shortcuts that you may undergo in immediate effect other than complete revamp into Magento 2.0.
- Chalk out points that you want to change.
- Chalk out those extensions which are less or not at all used.
- Start meeting your Solutions Partner and present your plans before them.
2016 will be going to a remarkable year for store owners and their Solutions Partners. An expanded field of opportunities will open before them.
If you need any help regarding installation or migration to Magento 2.0, let us know. Our proficient and trained experts will love to help you get through it.
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Barry Davis is a Technology Evangelist who is joined to Webskitters for more than 5 years. A specialist in Website design, development & planning online business strategy. He is passionate about implementing new web technologies that makes websites perform better.