There are many ways to compare B2B software solutions, however, in this article, we will focus on two different types of platforms – SaaS vs Open-Source platforms.
SaaS or Software as a Service is a platform in which software is licensed by using a subscription method. SaaS platforms can be referred to as hosted platforms since it isn’t installed on computers. The software is hosted in the cloud.
Popular examples of B2B SaaS platforms are Shopify Plus, BigCommerce Enterprise, Squarespace, and Volusion.
Open source platforms allow you to view, change, and distribute the source code for your own purpose. The main advantage of this type of platform is that merchants have full access to the source code.
Popular examples of B2B open source ecommerce software are Magento, WooCommerce, Prestashop, and OpenCart.
SaaS and Open-source platforms are two different software types. Here are the main areas to compare them: