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Evaluating the Total Cost of Ownership

Walk through how to evaluate the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a modular framework with industry experts from commercetools and Orium so you have the information you need to understand the costs and savings of a curated headless commerce stack.

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About This Class

About This Class

Michael Scholz, commercetools VP Product & Customer Marketing, and Becky Parisotto, VP Retail & Commerce Platforms at Orium break down the ins and outs of determining what the true cost of a composable commerce architecture is, and why it’s never an apples to apples comparison to monolithic or homegrown solutions. Learn about the factors that impact ROI, TCO, and which factors matter most in determining your cost-benefit outcomes.

Meet The Experts

Industry experts with the hands-on experience to help you understand the steps to a successful composable commerce implementation.

Michael Scholz, VP Product & Customer Marketing

With two decades of experience in retail & software at SAP, Hybris and Sift, Michael has been leading software development, presales, consulting, marketing & strategic alliances across the EMEA, APAC & Americas region. Prior to joining commercetools he spent 6 years in consulting, advising Fortune 50 companies such as Sysco & Ford on unified commerce strategies for both custom software developments and off-the-shelf software packages. Michael studied International Business IT, Design & an MBA at universities in Germany, the UK, Australia & Hong Kong.

Becky Parisotto, VP Retail & Commerce Platforms

Becky has over 13 years of experience in eCommerce client services and program management. She leads Orium’s Digital Programs line of business, including in-store technology, loyalty programs, and customer data activation team at Orium. Orium is focused on large-scale digital composable commerce projects for the retail space, bringing omnichannel technologies together. Key accounts that Becky works with are Harry Rosen and Princess Auto in Canada, and SiteOne Landscape and Untuckit in the USA.

“Total cost of ownership just takes on a completely new meaning when we’re talking about composable architecture… TCO at some point was just apples to apples, which was just license price to license price, and I think that’s no longer true.”

Michael Scholz, VP Product & Customer Marketing, commercetools

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