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Downgrade from Magento 1 Enterprise to Magento 2 Community Edition

Downgrading from Magento 1 Enterprise Edition to Magento 2 Community Edition is a complicated process, which requires special technical knowledge and experience.

The Magento Enterprise Edition is great for your Ecommerce business; however, the Magento Community Edition can fulfill most of your requirements and is cost.

When comparing two editions of any software package, the best way to come to a decision is by weighing the costs and benefits. While Magento Enterprise Edition does have some great features and functionality, if you’re not using it to its capacity, it may not worth the licensing fees of anywhere between $17k – $50k.

The scope of Enterprise Edition support is limited to:

  • Magento Installation and Downloads
    Magento Installation and Downloads
  • Magento Usage Issues
    Magento Usage Issues
  • Basic Configuration
    Basic Configuration
  • Troubleshooting, Bug Fixes (core only), and Escalation
    Troubleshooting, Bug Fixes (core only), and Escalation

Generally, you'll be using your in-house development team or an agency like ioVistaCommerce, with core Magento expertise, where we can provide a solution for everything below:

  • Code Development
    Code Development
  • Development Support
    Development Support
  • Optimization and Performance Tuning
    Optimization and Performance Tuning
  • Custom Extensions
    Custom Extensions
  • Custom Interfaces
    Custom Interfaces
  • Custom Configuration
    Custom Configuration
  • Core Product Upgrades
    Core Product Upgrades
  • Data Migration
    Data Migration
  • Best Practices Recommendations
    Best Practices Recommendations

This leaves you in a position to decide if you need the features available in Magento Enterprise Edition. Below is the list of features which you will lose, if you downgrade out of Magento Enterprise Edition and migrate your store to Magento 2 Community Edition. At ioVistaCommerce, we can help you identify the right extensions and custom solutions to overcome any of the features you are looking to utilize in your Magneto 2 Community Edition.

  • Customer Segments
    Customer Segments
  • Targeted Promotions and Merchandising
    Targeted Promotions and Merchandising
  • Product Suggestion Tools
    Product Suggestion Tools
  • Search with Solr
    Search with Solr
  • RMA
    RMA
  • Customer Rewards
    Customer Rewards
  • Private Sales
    Private Sales
  • Automated Email Reminders
    Automated Email Reminders
  • Gift Registry
    Gift Registry
  • Gift Cards
    Gift Cards
  • Store Credit
    Store Credit

The biggest scare tactic that we have seen in the Magento Community Edition is "No PCI Compliance". This is a long-winded topic, and can be very complex. Again, if you are going through the below steps, you should be PCI Compliant. Not to mention there are thousands of Magento Community websites who are doing millions in revenues:

  • Filling out your PCI paperwork

  • Implementing PCI policies

  • Documenting your PCI technical policies (mostly for your host)

If you are using payment gateways like PayPal or Authorize.net, you are fulfilling the requirement of PCI Compliance.

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The ioVista Approach

ioVistaCommerce follows a specific process in downgrading from Magento Enterprise Edition to Magento Community Edition. Here’s the process:

  • Initial Analysis
    Step 1: Initial Analysis
    • Identification and documentation of any custom modules or customizations in the Magento 1 Enterprise Edition version to determine if, they can be emulated in the Magento 2 Community Edition.
    • Review and check the compatibility of all the extensions installed in Magento 1 Enterprise Edition to Magento 2 Community Edition.
    • Robust & Compatible hosting environment for Magento 2 Community Edition
  • Migration
    Step 2: Migration
    • Export product data to CSV format.
    • Create products attribute set, attribute groups and attributes as per enterprise edition.
    • Assign and put images into /media/import folder and change images path in csv relative to /media/import folder.
    • Import the product data from CSV file (increase import file size).
  • Development
    Step 3: Development
    • Custom Design Mockup
    • Custom Theme Implementation
    • Implementing custom features and extensions
    • Speed optimization for better performance
  • 3-Step Quality Assurance
    Step 4: 3-Step Quality Assurance
    • Test entire site for stability, compatibility, and fix bugs.
    • Run Quality Assurance Tests (QA).
    • Handover staging site to customer for redundancy testing.
  • Deployment & Go Live
    Step 5: Deployment & Go Live
    • Deploy the website on live server

Delivering constant quality work is no accident;
it requires a process.

  • Define
    Define
  • Build
    Build
  • Market
    Market
  • Engage
    Engage
  • Grow
    Grow
  • Repeat
    Repeat

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