SaaS or Open Source? Discover the differences between the two main e-commerce solutions

by Andrea del Campo, 06.07.16

SaaS (Software as a service) or Open Source? Installable or hosted in the cloud? If you have been in the e-commerce world for a while, you are probably familiar with these concepts, but … do you really know what they mean or what their differences are from one another? If, however, you are considering opening an online shop and have not decided yet which system suits you most, knowing the differences between SaaS and Open Source solutions will help you understand what is most convenient for your business idea.

Roughly one can say that open source solutions are installable solutions whose code allows users to use it, change it and modify it with no restrictions and as far as their technical knowledge allows them to. On the other hand, SaaS is a software that requires no installation by the user since it is hosted in the cloud and is ready to use.

To explain you the differences between the two in detail, we have prepared a white paper where you will find a comparison between these two solutions and a guide to the essential elements that each of them should include to help you start your business online. And all of this is just one click away!

We hope you enjoy reading!

About the author

was an editor at ePages. With passion for merchant advice, practical tips and commerce news she enriched our Spanish and English blog.

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