Composable commerce breaks with the limitations of legacy platforms by introducing a new architectural approach where a system is not based upon just one feature-rich product that has the unattainable ambition of ulfilling all needs of all customers. Instead, it provides organizations with the freedom to build their own unique platforms by selecting ready-to-use components, integrating them in a lightweight manner and complementing with their unique functionality.
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In the first part of this series we covered in detail the differences between commerce suites and composable commerce and the advantages of the new approach.
The second part discusses the way from a monolithic commerce suite to a composable commerce system – an architectural transformation. Due to the vast reach of the monolith in the organization this task is not trivial but, as experience of many organizations shows, it is absolutely feasible.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Michał Bartmański, FOUNDER
Michal Bartmanski is the founder of ENGINIETY and a seasoned commerce tech professional with more than 20 years of experience in architecting enterprise IT solutions. Since 2009 he’s been focusing on commerce technology strategy and delivery. He had the privilege of advising major European brands on their digital transformations.
Mirosław Bartnik, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Miroslaw Bartnik is the CTO of ENGINIETY and a hands-on expert in commerce delivery, acting as a leader for major accounts. On top of that, he is responsible for innovative technologies and architectures which include composable commerce. Mirek’s current main area of interest is the practical transformation of legacy commerce platforms into the modern paradigm.
Digital commerce platforms are experiencing ongoing modularization in a cloud-native, multiexperience world. Application leaders responsible for digital commerce should prepare for a “composable” approach using packaged business capabilities to move toward future-proof digital commerce `
COMPOSABLE COMMERCE MUST BE ADOPTED FOR THE FUTURE OF APPLICATIONS
MIKE LOWNDES, SANDY SHEN, GARTNER
ADVANTAGES OF COMPOSABLE COMMERCE