The upgrade to Magento 2 to is much more akin to re-platforming, rather than a version upgrade. Overall the functionality is the same, especially for your end users but there will be many new features, notably a new Magento 2 admin panel.
What does Magento recommend?
It’s always important to understand the official recommendation of your platform provider and support is guaranteed open with 18 months notification in advance of any changes. I would personally recommend upgrading, and there are plenty of reasons.
Built in Full Page Caching:
You can avoid having to use third party plugins and increase the performance of your website natively. Wheneverra page is rendered, it will be saved to cache and increase the speed the next time the page is called.
Better Customer Checkout
Magento 2 standardizes the 2-step checkout making it clearer for customers. The process for when a customer logs in when checking out is also improved. You don’t need to customize your Magento 2 shop just for a sane checkout.
Improved Administrator Interface:
Magento 2′ adds a mobile compatible administrator interface and offers an improved WYSIWG interface for crating content pages. The navigation is restructured and created with mobile compatibility in mind.
Most recent File Structure:
The standard theme of Magento is refreshed with a more logical file structure. Your developers will be able to monitor all essential views in your module structure.
Magento 2 is moving forward with the Zend framework and PHP 5.3. In addition Magento 2 has support for Oracle, MSSQL and other databases.
Magento 2 is more secure as it comes with a new directory – “pub”. This enables developers to protect code from different security breaches.
SaltCityDigital Can Help!
The reasons are endless why you would want to switch to Magento 2. If you need any assistance with a conversion from Magento 1, don’t hesitate to contact us! We have experts on staff ready to help.