The enterprise commerce platform – Workarea is releasing its software to the open-source community. In case you don’t already know, Workarea was built to unify commerce, content management, merchant insights, and search. It was developed upon open-source technologies since its inception like Elasticsearch, MongoDB, and Ruby on Rails. Workarea aims to provide unparalleled services in terms of scalability and flexibility in modern cloud environments. Its platform source code and demo instructions are available on GitHub here.
The way Workarea is different from other e-commerce software solutions out there is that Workarea helps retailers grow by offering them a more complete retail solution to power, not just e-commerce but their customer’s overall retail experiences.
“We’ve built a better commerce platform. Today we’re starting to build the world’s most innovative commerce community,” commented Darren C. Hill, CEO, and co-founder at Workarea.
This platform has aided its current client base by giving them a turnkey commerce platform to power experiences across all digital touchpoints. With commerce capabilities, Workarea allows content-rich commerce experiences, powered by its native and capable CMS. It boasts of having powerful APIs (also used for headless commerce experiences) which include a large array of functions like POS and retail back-office applications.
Running this platform as an open-source project will accelerate the roadmaps of Workarea customers and enable growth for the community formed around the platform.
This platform is for tech-minded retailers whose operational needs go beyond the common multi-tenant SaaS solutions. It is an interesting option for larger enterprises that wish to change the way their legacy systems operate without having to sacrifice their unique requirements. Workarea is being seen by many enterprise players as a better alternative to other legacy enterprise commerce platforms such as Magento Commerce or Salesforce Commerce Cloud.
The platform offers unrivaled transparency to merchants who want to assess new e-commerce platforms. The open-source option makes it easier for retailers to evaluate their capabilities without needing to engage in a full sales cycle.
“Workarea Commerce Cloud offers our customers a high performance, scalable, secure, fully-managed solution, without the typical constraints forced by other SaaS Commerce products,”
-Jason Hill, CTO, and Co-founder
Workarea Commerce Platform can be hosted using Google Cloud, Azure & Amazon Web Services (AWS). It also comes with a cloud solution, ie. Workarea Commerce Cloud, which powers enterprise merchants like Reformation, URBN brands BHLDN, Terrain, and Lonely Planet. This solution will provide an accelerated path for B2B and B2C merchants to run their e-commerce by bundling security, infrastructure, compliance, and many other additional platform features.