Hybris to Magento - Gain and Loss in the Migration

Magento migration from Hybris

Last year has been a good one for Magento as we saw a growing interest in the software from the biggest companies. Some of the biggest B2B brands are migrating to the platform, taking over from some systems like SAP Hybris that have been dominant in the field. In August 2017, Magento was named a Leader in Forrester Wave for B2B, which is a big deal because Hybris was seen as the best B2B tool until then. Today, Magento is stealing the show as it has certain advantages over Hybris regarding total cost of ownership and dynamism of the platform.

What can companies expect from migrating from Hybris to Magento and what would be the benefits of it?

TCO (Total Cost of Ownership)

Let’s begin with the “money talk.” Concerning ROI, Magento leads the game in every aspect, with a much lower TCO. Magento license costs start from 20k, with 100k in implementation cost (for an enterprise level client), while with Hybris, you’ll have to pay 50k for a license and 500k for implementation. Also, Magento users can grow their business about three times faster and realize a 50% reduction in TCO. It’s the most powerful, yet cost-effective B2B solution on the market right now.

Custom vs. Out-of-the-Box Solution

SAP Hybris is a powerful out-of-the-box B2B solution that’s pretty rich in features. Magento requires a bit more customization but can reach the same performance with access to its vast extension library, experienced solution implementer, and its developer community. With a lower cost of ownership, Magento stands as a more competitive investment. Merchants who are thinking of migrating to Magento from Hybris also have to think about integrating Order Management, PIM, and other supplementary commerce solutions. This out-of-the-box gap in functionality is closing fast with the release of Magento 2.2.


We mentioned integration of third-party solutions in Magento. Hybris does offer almost every function that people can think of, and it’s an advantage that Hybris has over Magento. However, with every new version release of Magento, users get more solutions integrated into Magento. Developers added Content Management, Order Management, and Business Intelligence, with powerful PIMs, like Pimcore or Akeneo, to be integrated easily.

Developer Availability

The number of available Hybris developers on a global scale is limited. When trying to hire a Hybris, there’s a huge problem in the fact that Java developers are more expensive than PHP developers. To develop fast, you’ll need more workforce. On the other hand, one of Magento’s strongest selling points is its active community, and it’s open-source flexibility. All this makes Magento platform quite agile, and agility is key to digital transformation today.

Magento is a more dynamic, flexible open source platform with a vast global community of developers. Our professionals will introduce you to the platform and help you optimize your Magento account to suit your infrastructural and marketing needs.

Considering moving from Hybris to Magento? Speak to our Magento experts today!