The constant growth in communication channels, the changes brought about by new information structures, the emergence of new market opportunities, and trading on marketplaces make it hard for companies to keep up. The need for a new lightness in the face of all changes is excellent; this is precisely where the Composable concept comes in. Through a modular design, the aim is to re-orchestrate as needed and optimise again and again.
The mindset of modular architecture refers to composable business and composable commerce: the independence of individual components that communicate with each other is the crucial point here. The new approach makes it possible to take risks, as modular IT projects are no longer interdependent. At the same time, generally applicable designs and paradigms can be found in orchestration, which can simplify and control complex structures.
The new way of thinking is implemented by solution providers with suitable technology, for example, through the API-first principle or headless commerce: practical tools for composable trade.
How does Composable Commerce define itself?
Composable Commerce aims to make eCommerce flexible and customisable according to the concept of a Composable CX. Instead of using a large and rigid system monolith, Composable Commerce relies on a compilation of different, independent building blocks. This allows the best available tools and services to be selected to create a customised solution for specific requirements. It is important to strategically think through and plan the necessity of the individual components and their coordination. A consulting effort pays off quickly at this point.
The basic approach in Composable Commerce is to divide the software into two parts: what the customers see (frontend) and the technology in the background (backend). This creates the freedom to select and combine specific technologies according to a 'best-of-breed' approach. The goal is a flexible and responsive structure for online commerce that can cope with all changes.