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Last week I took a short trip to Las Vegas along with my Monsoon Commerce colleagues to attend and exhibit at the Magento Imagine conference. With numerous customers running on the Magento platform we were excited to learn more about the Magento ecosystem, partners, and the plans for the platform.

The theme of this year’s conference was Unbound. At that it was. Now in its fifth year, Imagine was attended by 2,400+ commerce experts from merchants, agencies, and technology providers.  In addition to being a fantastic opportunity to get a deeper understanding of what powers Magento, their plans for the future, and how we can be a better partner for Magento merchants, it was a spectacle in all the best ways. Check out the highlight reel:

The conference hosted terrific speakers, including the legendary casino developer Steve Wynn, whose Wynn Las Vegas played host to Imagine. One of my favorite quotes from his inspirational talk, on one of the secrets to his success:

Leadership in business is making ordinary people perform in extraordinary ways.

A different kind of inspiration came in the form of one of the key topics at Imagine, that innovation is now moving to back office operations an area where Monsoon Commerce software already shines. Key discussions focused on the fact that merchants who want to deliver flawless fulfillment and seamless customer experience will need to upgrade their operational capacity and software to become as efficient as possible to deal with the ever-increasing customer expectations. Since elevating back-end efficiency is one of the key tenets of our software, I was thrilled to hear these discussions at Imagine (and admittedly felt a bit of glee that we are already innovating on this core market demand).

 

If you are running a Magento store, we welcome you to contact us to find out how Monsoon Stone Edge can streamline back-office operations and allow you to scale your business for 2015 and beyond.