Elastic Path vs. Magento Open Source

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Elastic Path
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Elastic Path is a privately held company that provides an enterprise level Java ecommerce platform. It is meant to integrate with many commonly used content management systems, like Adobe Marketing Cloud, OpenText, and Hippo.N/A
Magento Open Source
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Magento Open Source is an ecommerce content management solution originally developed by Varien Inc and presently supported by Adobe. The Open Source product is for developers and merchants that is available as a free download, and supported with free upgrades from the Magento Community.N/A
Pricing
Elastic PathMagento Open Source
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Elastic PathMagento Open Source
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Elastic PathMagento Open Source
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
Elastic Path
7.6
1 Ratings
1% below category average
Magento Open Source
7.7
28 Ratings
0% above category average
Product catalog & listings7.01 Ratings8.528 Ratings
Product management5.01 Ratings9.528 Ratings
Bulk product upload6.01 Ratings8.026 Ratings
Branding7.01 Ratings6.526 Ratings
Mobile storefront7.01 Ratings4.128 Ratings
Product variations8.01 Ratings9.526 Ratings
Website integration10.01 Ratings8.024 Ratings
Visual customization10.01 Ratings6.527 Ratings
CMS8.01 Ratings8.526 Ratings
Online Shopping Cart
Comparison of Online Shopping Cart features of Product A and Product B
Elastic Path
7.0
1 Ratings
8% below category average
Magento Open Source
8.0
28 Ratings
6% above category average
Abandoned cart recovery7.01 Ratings7.023 Ratings
Checkout user experience7.01 Ratings8.928 Ratings
Online Payment System
Comparison of Online Payment System features of Product A and Product B
Elastic Path
8.0
1 Ratings
4% below category average
Magento Open Source
6.6
26 Ratings
23% below category average
eCommerce security8.01 Ratings6.626 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Elastic Path
9.7
1 Ratings
26% above category average
Magento Open Source
4.3
28 Ratings
54% below category average
Promotions & discounts9.01 Ratings5.628 Ratings
Personalized recommendations10.01 Ratings2.222 Ratings
SEO10.01 Ratings5.125 Ratings
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
Elastic Path
8.4
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Magento Open Source
9.1
28 Ratings
16% above category average
Multi-site management9.01 Ratings9.525 Ratings
Order processing9.01 Ratings9.527 Ratings
Inventory management7.01 Ratings9.525 Ratings
Shipping8.01 Ratings8.524 Ratings
Custom functionality9.01 Ratings8.526 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Elastic PathMagento Open Source
Small Businesses
Shopify Plus
Shopify Plus
Score 9.0 out of 10
Shopify Plus
Shopify Plus
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
IBM Digital Commerce
IBM Digital Commerce
Score 9.0 out of 10
IBM Digital Commerce
IBM Digital Commerce
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Digital Commerce
IBM Digital Commerce
Score 9.0 out of 10
IBM Digital Commerce
IBM Digital Commerce
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Elastic PathMagento Open Source
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
8.5
(29 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Elastic PathMagento Open Source
Likelihood to Recommend
Elastic Path
Elastic path is a cost-effectively product which bring the advanced capabilities to enable business to drive a better customer experience. The ecommerce solution is very clean and it is built heavily using open source tools.Elastic path ecommerce is definitely a strong competitor which would fit for any retailers / telco's .
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Adobe
It's well suited for large eCommerce stores as it requires much effort to set up and the development cost for setting it up is high. It's less appropriate to use Magento where you are looking for quick development and launch of the store. Also, it is required to have a developer or sometimes the entire tech team to manage an e-commerce store, so you may need to hire a few PHP developers.
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Pros
Elastic Path
  • Easy for non-Java programmers to understand
  • Comes with a lot of built-in functionality
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Adobe
  • Magento is perfect if our web design client likes a specific pre-made template and wants a fast solution.
  • Magento allows us to customize its open-source code to create additional features and functionality.
  • Magento saves small businesses time and money if they only need a simple solution.
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Cons
Elastic Path
  • Product management tool should be assesible over web.
  • Versioning of catalog items would a nice feature to have.
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Adobe
  • Not the simplest of solutions to use or maintain from an end-user perspective
  • Other platforms are better with regards to SEO in our experience
  • Fairly sluggish and slow compared to other platforms without the correct server specification and performance optimization work.
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Likelihood to Renew
Elastic Path
Team now has skill using Elastic Path
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Adobe
It's the dominant force in the SMB open source market. With the continued support of eBay/PayPal, Magento will continue to evolve and should be a market leader for some time.
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Alternatives Considered
Elastic Path
As a system integrator here are my thoughts -- Elastic path is one of best ecommerce tools, which would fit any retailer/ telcos business needs. The software architecture is well thought through and it is built with open source tools, the Ecommerce application is easily extensible and it enables clients to get there E-commerce application in less time. We have evaluated other products like ATG ecommerce, WCS, Magento. Elastic path is definitely a briliant ecommerce product which I would recommend to any clients.
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Adobe
In looking at a different platform to migrate to from Magento 1, we looked primarily at Big Commerce, Shopify and Shopify Plus. Our host was very negative about Magento 2, but we determined after a couple years it was due to the fact it had even more complexity (and very different) than Magento 1. Shopify Plus was attractive, but the cost factor for two sites led us back to Magento 2.
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Return on Investment
Elastic Path
  • The positive impact was quick development time
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Adobe
  • Delays in development leads to missed timelines and opportunity loss.
  • High cost of development and maintenance may currently outweigh the growth.
  • Better handling of customer and order information makes for better customer service.
  • Excellent API has been a boon for integration with our ERP
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