"Companies have realized that being at the enterprise level doesn't mean they need that one huge commerce suite. You can be much quicker and more adaptable when you combine a stack of tools that each do just one thing – or a few things – extremely well. All the while, of course, playing nice with software offered by other vendors", Möhle says. This new level of customization is made possible by open APIs, laying the foundation for flexible system architectures.
What makes commerce composable?
Less vendor lock-ins mean lower risk.
Monolith commerce software and suite solutions often involve a high degree of vendor lock-in. When you choose a one-size-fits-all suite, you're usually bound to use what comes in the box – regardless of whether the individual systems are actually the best at what they do. Composable commerce architectures make you less dependent upon one vendor, because you can pick and choose which tools are right for you. And that helps distribute risk across a multitude of services.