So, your software has reached its end-of-life. Now what?
The obvious answer might be to upgrade to the latest supported version and simply carry on. We, however, urge you to use this opportunity to rethink your digital business and consider if you might be better off trying something new.
When business-critical software reaches end-of-life (EOL), there are several important factors you need to be aware of and address proactively to make an informed decision on the next step for your business. Considering alternative software options, and prioritizing security and compatibility will help mitigate the risks associated with end-of-life software.
We have collected a list of critical pain points you may encounter with your EOL software and why DynamicWeb might be the solution.
Critical pain points of EOL software
EOL software lacks access to the latest features, enhancements, and technological advancements available in newer alternatives. Businesses may be limited in their ability to leverage innovative capabilities or meet evolving customer demands. This can hinder competitiveness, hinder growth opportunities, and impact customer satisfaction.
Lack of support
End-of-life software loses official technical support channels which can make it difficult to troubleshoot issues, address user concerns, or seek guidance when needed. Businesses may experience longer downtime, increased response times, and decreased overall system reliability.
Increasing license and maintenance costs
As software reaches end-of-life, maintaining and supporting it becomes more challenging and expensive. Businesses may need to rely on costly custom support agreements, third-party vendors, or dedicated in-house resources to handle issues or perform maintenance tasks. These additional costs can strain the budget and divert resources from other strategic initiatives.
One of the most significant concerns when software reaches end-of-life is the increased security risks. Unsupported software no longer receives security updates, leaving it vulnerable to new threats and exploits. Businesses may face data breaches, system compromises, or regulatory compliance issues, potentially leading to financial losses, reputational damage, and legal consequences.
Why you should consider the DynamicWeb Composable Commerce Suite
Benefit from powerful out-of-the-box capabilities and move fast
This provides you with a simplified yet competitive platform that contains fewer systems and integrations than other solutions, and enable users to access everything in one interface.
Having the necessary tools in one platform and one interface can greatly reduce complexity, simplify business processes, and create a user-freindly experience, even for those with little technical experience.
This unique offering is often an attractive starting point, both in terms of cost and time, for many companies that want to get moving quickly and scale as they go.
Build beautiful webshops that perform great on all devices with DynamicWeb Swift
With DynamicWeb Swift, you get easy-to-edit website templates, and all the features you need to run a successful online business. Everything in Swift is built on best-practices to ensure great looks and performance.
The Swift templates requires no/low code, which reduce risk and empower you to go live faster, as it makes it less complicated to build and configure beautiful B2B and B2C websites that offers great customer experiences.
Competitive license fee
DynamicWeb offers a very competitive license fee that is often lower than those of popular open-source systems, as these often includes various hidden fees and add-on costs for custom coding for features that comes standard with DynamicWeb.
By selecting an updated and cost-effective software alternative, you can reduce your license fee and maintenance expenses and instead focus your budget towards generating new business.
Great partner network
With more than 300 certified DynamicWeb partners across the world, you are guaranteed to find a partner that can help you fulfill your digital ambitions.
DynamicWeb is built on the latest .NET technology featuring a composable MACH (Microservices, API-first, Cloud, Headless) based architecture, and is capable of supporting any modern business and enterprise commerce setup, providing the performance, scalability, cross-platform compatibility, security, and developer productivity benefits needed to run a successful eCommerce platform.
Our flexible extensibility framework allows you to add or change website functionality, create your own apps, and integrate with other systems.
So, if you are looking for a solution that provides great customer experiences and can handle a wide range of digital challenges – now and in the future, then the DynamicWeb Commerce Suite might be the perfect fit for you.
See for yourself why more than 4,000 successful companies have already chosen DynamicWeb to scale and optimize their business by booking a demo today.
Or learn more about DynamicWeb Commerce Suite in our brochure.