Magento 2 Enterprise Edition Specific Features

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Magento Enterprise Edition 2.0 Features

Magento 2 introduces a plethora of new improvements especially in case of Enterprise Edition. Although both Magento 2 EE and CE provide better ecommerce opportunities than 1.X, Magento 2 Enterprise Edition incorporates some exclusive features. Below, you will see their description as well as comparison with Community Edition of Magento 2.

Magento 2 Enterprise Cloud Edition

Magento 2 Enterprise Edition Features On A Community Website

In our book “Magento DIY,” you can find a detailed guide to turning Magento 1 CE into EE. With the aid of third party extensions, services, and tools, it is possible to get all Enterprise features on the basis of Community Edition. Such approach significantly reduces expenditures necessary for running an ecommerce website, but requires more time and effort to get started. In case of Magento 2 Community Edition, we already have a reliable tool that adds EE features to CE. The tool is called Improved Import for Magento 2 and it allows you to utilized scheduled cron job import. The feature is available in Magento 2 Enterprise Edition out of the box, but Magento 2 Community Edition lacks this enhancement. Luckily, our module adds the desired functionality to Magento 2 CE along with other features, such as category import or product attribute values import on the fly. For further details, check this post: The Improved Import / Export Magento 2 Extension by Firebear. Now, let’s return to our main topic and figure out what other features are unique to Magento 2 EE.

Magento 2 Enterprise Edition Features

Now when Magento 2 Enterprise Edition has been released, we can write about officially confirmed features. The platform is designed with ecommerce merchants in mind, so it empowers them with the ability to innovate rapidly and deliver top-notch customer experiences seamlessly across all devices and channels. If you are looking for rich functionality, best possible performance, and endless scalability out-of-the-box, than Magento 2 Enterprise Edition is your choice. Besides, you will get seamless integrations with all major third-party solutions.

License Cost

Renato Medina in this post shares his research on Magento 2 Enterprise Edition license cost. Hear at Firebear, we’ve decided that it would be great to draw your attention to this topic, so here is what we’ve got after reading the article.

The author tells that the Magento 1 EE license is no longer available. Of course, the existing Magento 1 merchants can still use it, but they will have to update to Magento 2 within three years after its launch. Magento 1 EE license fees start at $18,000 per year. For this money, the company provides enterprise-class features, top-notch performance, and rapid support. The biggest drawback of this license is that it uses a per-server model, and, according to Renato Medina, it is not the best solution, especially when you use Elastic Load Balancing instances. But what about Magento 2?

The new license is based on a revenue model. So you pay depending on how much you earn. At the same time, there are no limits on the server number, so you can fully leverage the aforementioned instances without any additional costs.

Magento 2 Enterprise Edition License Costs

Depending on your revenue, you should pay the following license costs:

  • up to $1M: $22k (min 2.2%);
  • $1M – $5M: $32k (3.2%-0.64%);
  • $5M – $10M: $49k (0.98%-0.49%);
  • $10M – $25M: $75k (0.75%-0.3%);

Since the license costs are fixed, the more you earn, the less percentage of your revenue is charged. In comparison with other ecommerce platforms, the aforementioned license costs are still competitive.

Magento 2 Enterprise Edition Features: Shopping Experience

Magento EE 2 features: Shopping Experience

Engage your visitors with advanced shopping experience. With a feature-rich ecommerce platform, you will easily increase sales, improve conversion, and make your customers more loyal, turning them into brand advocates. Magento 2 Enterprise Edition Features related to shopping experience are:

  • Personalized Content

  • Layered Navigation and Search

  • Out-of-the-box Responsive Design

  • Short and Fast Checkout

  • Improved Merchandising

  • Advanced Content Management

Magento 2 Enterprise Edition Features: Loyalty

Magento 2 EE features: Loyalty

If you think that the aforementioned features are enough to make every visitor engaged on an ecommerce website, you are mistaken. Magento Enterprise Edition 2.0 offers even more opportunities to make every buyer even more loyal. Specific Magento 2 Enterprise Edition loyalty features improve shopper engagement, stimulate repeat purchases, and reward your customers. Top loyalty options introduced in Magento EE 2.0 are:

  • Rewards Points

  • In-Store Credits

  • Gift Registry and Cards

  • Wish Lists

  • Private Sales

  • Bulk Ordering

Magento 2 Enterprise Edition Features: Deployment

Deployment features of Magento 2 Enterprise Edition

Magento 2 Enterprise Edition not only seamlessly integrates with third-party platforms, but provides wide opportunities when it comes to customization. Besides, it can be easily deployed in any environment. Moreover, Magento Enterprise Edition 2.0  is backed by various experts specialists ready to solve all your problems. So, the deployment features of Magento 2 EE are:

  • Nearly Endless Level of Customization

  • Seamless Integrations With All Major Third-Party Solutions

  • Complete Control Over Platform’s Design

  • Really Flexible Deployment Options

  • Relatively Simple Upgrades and Maintenance

  • Global Network of Partner

Magento 2 Enterprise Edition Features: Performance and Scalability

Performance and Scalability Features of Magento EE 2

Magento 2 Enterprise Edition is a synonym to fast-performing ecommerce websites and engaging shopping experiences. At the same time, the platform is able to handle enterprise-level traffic of every rapidly-growing enterprise, because it offers:

  • Comprehensive Scalability

  • Faster Site Performance

  • Large Business Support

Magento 2 Enterprise Edition Features: Business Productivity

Magento 2 Enterprise Edition Features: Business Productivity

Magento 2 Enterprise Edition features provide you with the ability to streamline commerce operations without any IT support, since its backend offers easy-to-learn and agile business tools:

  • Simple But Yet Powerful Admin

  • Visual Merchandiser

  • Robust Reporting And Analytics Solutions

  • Advanced Order & Returns Management System

  • Enhanced Customer Account Management Tools

  • Support for Multiple Languages And Currencies

Magento 2 Enterprise Edition Features: Support

Magento EE 2.0 Features: Support

Last but not least, it’s necessary to mention the role of support in Magento 2 Enterprise Edition. In addition to dedicated account management, the platform offers technical support 24/7 with a strong focus on security as well as access to experts that provide consultations and technical advices. Thus, the major features related to this topic are:

  • Technical Support

  • Security Support

  • Account Management

For further information go to the official Magento website.

Magento 2 Enterprise Edition Specific Features

Magento 2 EE Specific Features

  • database scalability
  • advanced search
  • job queue opportunities
  • Google Tag Manager support
  • extended admin rights management features
  • the ability to manage customer attributes and create custom customer attributes
  • scheduled FTP/SFTP transfer via XML
  • Message Queue Framework

All these Magento 2 EE features are described below.

Due to endless customizations and a wide variety of features, EE provides the ability to create an ultimate customer experience. As for Magento 2 Enterprise Edition, it offers database scalability, advanced search, and job queue opportunities. Web and media servers as well as caching systems are the same in case of both EE and CE.

Magento 2 EE vs CE: Performance and Scalability

As you can see from the following screenshot, database solutions in Magento 2 Enterprise Edition offer a number of possible configurations, up to 3 masters for separate business domains, slave DB for each master, and compatibility with MySQL Cluster (Checkout and OMS databases). For further details, check this post: Magento 2 Split Database Solution.

Database in Magento 2 Enterprise Edition

Another prominent Magento 2 feature available in Enterprise Edition only is the Google Tag Manager Support. Although it has been recently added in Magento CE 1.9.x, the GTM support is not a part of Magento 2 CE, but it will be probably incorporated with further releases. Check this GitHub page for details.

As for extended admin rights management features, they are available only in Magento 2 Enterprise Edition. Thus, the separation of user roles in the admin panel is unique to EE. Check the appropriate topic here.

Besides, Magento 2 Enterprise Edition provides the ability to manage customer attributes and create custom customer attributes out-of-the-box. Merchants get a GUI to do everything themselves. Follow this link – Customer attributes in Magento 2 – for further information.

It is also necessary to mention that Enterprise Edition will support scheduled FTP/SFTP transfer via XML. This Magento 2 feature is useful for managing very large catalogs and inventory updates. Check this GitHub source for further details.

Magento 2 Message Queue Framework is a system that provides modules with the ability to send messages to various queues. Besides, it defines consumers that receive messages asynchronously. You can find its description here: Magento 2 Message Queue Framework

Are these features enough to use Magento 2 Enterprise Edition instead of Community Edition? Definitely not, because you will get the ability to implement most of them with the help of third party solutions in CE, which is free. Magento 2 Enterprise Edition is a better option only for those merchants who run big businesses and don’t want to deal with customizations and enhancements. If you also need everything out-of-the-box and a large price tag doesn’t embarrass you then choose Magento 2 EE. Since it’s major drawback is related to expenditures, get ready to spend a tidy sum on its maintenance. As for core positive aspects, they are top notch performance, good SEO, and a wide range of marketing features.