Migration: Implementing the system change technically

Microservices, API-First, Cloud-native and Headless – This is how you benefit from MACH technologies as a product owner or part of a development team.

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Migrate frontend, CMS, ERP and Co. correctly

The goal of being able to compose e-commerce technologies in the sense of composable commerce and according to the principle of best-of-breed, or best-fit, and to be able to reorganise them flexibly at any time is best achieved by companies with a MACH strategy. MACH is an acronym for modern technology concepts that together form the basis for 100 per cent adaptive commerce: Microservices, API-First, Cloud-native and Headless. The central challenge of technically implementing the system change in e-commerce is to choose the right strategy for a transition from the old system to the new cloud-based architecture that is as fast and risk-free as possible. Here, a complete new development (“greenfield”) and step-by-step transformation can be considered.

Replatforming according to the principle of the “Strangler Pattern”, in which existing services and functions are gradually transferred to a new environment, has proven itself in many projects as a low-risk alternative to building a new system. eCube supports planning and implementation.

Step by step to the Composable Commerce platform

No commerce system offers everything. Be it in terms of functionalities, be it in terms of the workflow in the backend or the possibilities offered for the respective customer journey. Whereas in the past monolithic systems were used whose requirements were simply adapted, the composable commerce approach shows a new strategy: the combination of the best solutions into a highly adaptable technology stack.

In the third part of our whitepaper series, we outline the process of technical implementation and migration to a Composable Commerce Architecture, give insights into possible project processes and tips for implementation.

If you are interested in a tangible step-by-step guide to replacing a rigid system with a modern front-end and composable commerce architecture, read this whitepaper.

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System change in e‑commerce

Felix Härtig and Tino Müller outline the process of technical implementation and migration to a Composable Commerce architecture. As consultants and software architects at the enterprise commerce specialist eCube, the two give an exciting insight into their daily business and also venture a deep dive into technical details.

In addition to valuable impressions of the project process and tips for implementation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions about the procedure, advantages and disadvantages of Composable Commerce platforms or monolithic systems.

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Contributions to the system change

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Beispiel für eine erfolgreiche Software-Modernisierung: Headless Frontend für ein monolithisches Shopsystem

Eine gezielte Software-Modernisierung (Retrofit) kann eine schnelle und risikoarme Alternative zum Replatforming sein. In diesem Beispiel wird die Storefront eines Shops an den Bedarf des Marketings angepasst.

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Monolithische Commerce-Systeme am Limit: Neu bauen oder schrittweise transformieren?

Veraltet, kompliziert, unflexibel – wenn vorhandene Technologien den Anforderungen des modernen digitalen Geschäfts nicht mehr gerecht werden, ist eine grundlegende Veränderung nötig. Erfahren Sie hier, wie Sie den richtigen Ansatz für die Transformation Ihres Digital Commerce finden.

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Total Cost of Ownership – Was kostet Ihr veraltetes Software-System tatsächlich?

Die Kosten für den Betrieb und die Entwicklung schwerfälliger, monolithischer IT-Systeme können sehr hoch sein und im Laufe der Zeit sogar steigen. Woran liegt das und was können Unternehmen dagegen tun? Antworten gibt es hier.

Our services

We want to enable you to set up your commerce projects strategically right from the start and implement them on time. Whether it’s developing sustainable business models, setting up structures and processes in your company, or providing competencies for your business in the short to medium term.

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