It’s been a long wait, announced as far back as 2010, and released in a usable format early in 2015. If you talk to our certified developers they’re glad that the pre- release window has given them time to get to grips with the new platform! It’s been buggy, and a reasonable learning curve, but the team at Star Digital have successfully completed the Magento 2 Trained Solution Partner programme and have got the recognition badge. Our strategic team made sure that the developers and solution specialists were prepared for this rollout, and anticipate that there will be a lot of demand for the new platform with existing clients looking to upgrade, and new clients migrating from other platforms or entering the commerce market for the first time. With our track record of B2B commerce we are looking forward to the new tools that Magento 2 will offer this vertical. What does a Magento 2 Trained Solution Partner Offer? Permira, the new owners of Magento want to: • Be sure that their Solution Partners are trained and ready to support demand for new Magento 2 build and upgrade projects from the point of general availability of the application • To enable merchants to easily identify Magento 2 ready partners through the display of a Magento 2 Trained Solution Partner badge. What does this mean for clients and prospects? It provides evidence that both our back end and front end developers have gone through a rigorous training and exam session to prove that they have grasped, understood and proved their understanding of the new Magento 2 architecture. The Magento 2 Trained Solution Partner badge gives clients and prospects the confidence that Star Digital is qualified to plan and develop solutions in the Magento 2 platform from the date of launch. There are a lot of innovative new features in the Magento 2 platform including; • Faster page load times • Brand new intuitive checkout • Merchant friendly admin tool • Fast responsive core templates • Lower end hosting requirements for Magento 2 Community (CE) We’ve shared some more information on our web site Star Digital join a group of forward thinking digital agencies and software developers who have seen the advantages of getting onboard with Magento 2. If you are a merchant with strategic plans for your digital commerce you would be advised to look at Magento 2 as part of your plans. If you have RFI or just want to talk through options give us a call on 01604 696385 or fill out one our forms. With all of our team based in Northants we will get back to you promptly. Star Digital are a Silver Solutions Partner to Magento, also holding the Magento 2 trained solutions partner status. Developers of the Star Digital Connector Plus, an agnostic integration between third party ERP, CRM, OMS and PIM systems with Magento we have a strong track record in both B2C and B2B commerce. We are also a Google Partner agency an IBM Marketing Cloud Partner and Bronto partner giving us all of the tools and experience to create complete digital commerce solutions for our customers.