Is Open SaaS Right for You?

Choosing the right ecommerce platform is crucial to business success today. And, with so many options available, the choice doesn’t seem easy. What type of platform can help boost your business’s ability to scale? What will give you the flexibility to make customizations?

If these questions are on your mind, you’ll want to look into an Open SaaS ecommerce platform.

What is Open SaaS? 

Open SaaS platforms are multi-tenant software solutions hosted in the cloud, and these types of platforms remove much of the complexity of running an online business.

The extensibility of Open SaaS platforms function on the use and call power of APIs. This, along with non-proprietary coding and UX build-outs, eases concerns that many IT and development departments often have about the lack of flexibility and customization due to the closed-off portion of code on a SaaS solution.

Open SaaS, the BigCommerce approach to SaaS, gives you the foundation you need while offering full customization to make it your own. Move, add, or remove components; change appearances and functionality – it’s yours.

What are the Benefits of Open SaaS?

The main benefit of an Open SaaS is that it is a vastly cheaper option than popular open-source solutions.

Open-source ecommerce platforms are solutions in which you can modify all aspects of the code. However, this can be very cumbersome for many businesses and it often requires an in-house team of developers.

With Open SaaS, every task that comes with managing your own software like product updates, security, hosting, and PCI compliance, is managed by the SaaS provider. This means you’re able to go-to-market quickly and affordably.

Open SaaS is all about enabling a broad spectrum of unique shopping experiences. Open SaaS platforms, like BigCommerce, give you the flexibility to deliver more complex, growth-driving customer experiences without having to re-platform.

Another important benefit to understand is that with an Open Saas ecommerce solution, there is no need to worry about growing out of your platform; Open SaaS grows with your needs.

Is Open SaaS Right for You?

Here are a few questions to answer to see if an Open SaaS platform is something your brand should consider….

• Is your IT department too small or bombarded to fulfill coding needs?
• Does your brand want to focus on creating innovative user experiences?
• Is full customization a main priority for your brand?
• Are you looking to scale or manage increasingly complex requirements?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, you might want to consider Open SaaS for your business.

To help you learn more and understand if this is the right move for you, BigCommerce has some great articles regarding the matter. You can also download their free guide to selecting the right platform for your business.

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Post By: Joey Jay

I am a self-taught Windows software and PHP/MySQL programmer as well as the author of hundreds of puzzle books, coloring books and kids activity books. When working, I am usually hard at work coding up my newest creation or meeting my customers' needs. I also spend much of my time creating puzzle books, activity books and various other "low content" products such as journals, calendars, diaries, planners, etc. When I'm not at work, which is hardly ever since my office building is literally less than 150 feet away from my home, I can be found on the couch with an ice cold Pepsi in one hand and the TV remote in the other, binge-watching some of my favorite shows such as The Blacklist, 24, Madam Secretary, Designated Survivor, Breaking Bad, Storage Wars, Container Wars, Auction Kings, Shipping Wars or my all time favorite -- American Pickers. If you ever want and/or need to discuss something with me, please feel free to chat me up by visiting and submitting a help desk ticket and I'd be more than happy to chat with you.

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