At the end of September 2018, Microsoft, Adobe and SAP announced at Ignite Conference in Orlando that they would like to work closely together in the future. The aim of digital companies is to facilitate the exchange of customer data between different applications with the Open Data Initiative. The initiative is not limited to the solutions of the three companies, but should also be available to other providers. Microsoft hopes to develop the data exchange on its own cloud platform Azure. Adobe and SAP have also published their own cloud solutions for their systems in recent years. But isn’t the cloud Salesforce’s territory? Can SAP, Microsoft, and Adobe even use cloud computing?
Things could not be more exciting in the area of shop systems right now. Shopware is touring Germany with Shopware 5 and so indirectly raises the question, what’s happening with Magento at the moment?, even more urgently. Hybris now does marketing as well, and on top of these (still) rather traditionally structured shop systems, there are new approaches around the corner, like Sphere and Spryker.
It is no coincidence that Jochen Krisch and Marcel Weiß recently did a podcast on shop systems, in which they exchange ideas (“Exchanges #90: Shopsysteme gestern, heute und morgen”) on the technical side of e-commerce. (German language version only)
Easter 2015 was completely dedicated to discussion on shop systems. Those who want to keep up in this area should put on their listening caps (and can look forward to the new updated English version of our shop system whitepaper ).