SaaS platform for online store or CMS?

Good day!

At the moment, the Internet is full of various cloud services for bookkeeping, sales and accounting of goods, the designers of sites.

I'm interested in is designers online stores.
I would like to hear about the experience of using such services, for and against whom they are suitable, suitable or not suitable they are to you and why.

Here we take some kind of a platform, climb it and see a bunch of modules, integrations, settings and so on. It would seem, has everything you need, however, many tend to hire programmers to create the bikes on open source engines.
After all, these platforms have probably spent a lot of money on researching customer needs, receive feedback and build your system in such a way as to cover maximum number of customer needs. And if you still want to create "his", why? Is it worth to trust and put business processes online store on the proposed solutions cloud platforms or still need to get a programmer and do everything under the key?
June 14th 19 at 20:32
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June 14th 19 at 20:34
In my opinion, the answer is simple - if the finished platform will implement all of your wishlist, then use it, if not, then forward to cut your bike/scooter.
The main problem is in "wishlist".
Wishlist can be from the category of moronic, but more familiar to the user.
For example, the field name must be one or there should be 3?

I mean, what the consumer desires and vision of the business processes do not coincide with the generally accepted and from this arises the problem of how developers and customers. Hence the need to persuade customers that what they want is wrong.
But simple estimates to hire a programmer significantly more expensive than the put aside your wishlist and move to the cloud.

Interested, maybe, more how suitable cloud solution for micro/small/medium businesses and what have occurred cases, when a cloud platform could not cope with the needs of the customers. That is, what are the risks for the entrepreneur are cloud platform - lore commented on June 14th 19 at 20:37
For example, the field name must be one or there should be 3?
is a crazy wishlist. at the level of the saas field is added in the admin area where you enter text when ordering. - cali.Senger99 commented on June 14th 19 at 20:40
I'm not really about that, I'm speaking generally about the wishlist which eliminated a lot of people, which even to persuade will not work, because nobody knows them =) - lore commented on June 14th 19 at 20:43
problems are not platform and not the system, and cockroaches in my head. To the "wishlist" attitude they often have. When there is a clear understanding (who thinks clearly, he clearly States) - there are sales, but otherwise a solid risk... - jaquelin.OConnell commented on June 14th 19 at 20:46
June 14th 19 at 20:36
In order to understand and assess opportunities - need to have some experience and knowledge. While they are not all the system complex and confusing, and always a cursory examination is 20% of what is not suitable or not done as I would like. If the system is selected after the established and according to the owners (perhaps Director) of optimal business processes, its trying to adjust to the processes. but this is not always possible without loss, which many don't want to. House system - this is normal, as well as cooking at home :), even though the restaurants was not canceled. However often many people do not think about the fact that the cost (namely the cost) of food prepared at home may be higher, and with the system, but since the costs are spread out over time - pay attention to it immediately.
Another factor is the lack of trust in consultants. because they often do not bear any responsibility for the failures and inept implementation.
I agree with You 90%.

Experience and knowledge - Yes, definitely. And even if a lot of reading, without practice it will be difficult to 100% understand what was happening. But you can donate 20% of mi for the sake of risk reduction?

If the system is selected after the established and according to the owners (perhaps Director) of optimal business processes, its trying to adjust to the processes.


The differences between business process long-established businesses is quite a bad phenomenon, to take the same online store, the basic workflow is: the order - order processing - shipping; all events before and after - it's marketing, and it is unlikely that the choice of the system will arise the problem of the imposition of this particular business process.

It turns out that the choice of the engine or writing your own business risk is much higher than the use of cloud platforms (stage business), but the choice of the cloud is the risk for the development of the project, for all the tools that they want to implement, you'll have to write in a separate Annex (God forbid, that was the API).

But as consultants, Ala Diwali experts, it is really a huge problem. - lore commented on June 14th 19 at 20:39
June 14th 19 at 20:38
Wishlist will change and improve , because SaaS will not normally have time to enjoy it dies. Because it is better CMS

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