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