What is a composable DXP?

Ken Gray - Senior Digital Experience Strategist

16 Dec 2022

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Composable DXP, or Composable Digital Experience Platform, is a new approach to building and managing digital experiences. Unlike traditional digital experience platforms, which are monolithic (all-in-one) and inflexible, composable DXP is modular and agile. It allows organizations to build digital experiences from independent, interchangeable components that can be easily combined and reconfigured to meet changing business needs.

Manage Experiences More Efficiently and Effectively

Composable DXP is based on the concept of microservices, which are small, independent services that can be combined to create larger applications or experiences. Think of it like lego blocks.

Composable DXPs are appealing because by breaking down digital experiences into smaller, modular components, organizations can build and manage their digital experiences more efficiently and effectively.

Leverage Best-in-class Technologies

In addition to being agile and modular, composable DXP also allows organizations to leverage the latest technologies and approaches, such as headless CMS, progressive web applications, and serverless architecture. This enables organizations to create modern, responsive, and engaging digital experiences that can adapt to changing customer needs and expectations. And if you’ve been in this business as long as I have, you will know that a web year is basically three months. Yeah, change is constant and frequent.

Overall, composable DXP represents a new way of thinking about digital experiences and offers organizations, particularly large ones, a more flexible and scalable approach to building and managing their digital presence.

Some examples of composable DXP solutions include:

Headless CMS:

A headless CMS is a content management system that allows organizations to manage and deliver their content as separate, independent services. This enables organizations to create composable DXP solutions by combining different content services with other components, such as e-commerce platforms or customer relationship management systems.

Progressive web applications (PWAs):

PWAs are web applications that use modern web technologies to provide users with a native-like app experience. They can be easily integrated into composable DXP solutions, allowing organizations to create seamless and engaging digital experiences for their customers.

Micro frontends:

Micro frontends are a modular approach to building user interfaces. They allow organizations to break down their user interfaces into smaller, independent components that can be easily combined and reconfigured to create different digital experiences. This makes it possible to build agile, composable DXP solutions.

Serverless architecture:

Serverless architecture is a cloud computing approach that allows organizations to run their applications without having to manage the underlying infrastructure. This makes it possible to build composable DXP solutions that are scalable and cost-effective and can be easily adapted to changing business needs.

In Summary

There are many different technologies and approaches that can be used to build composable DXP solutions. The specific solutions that are used will depend on the specific requirements and goals of the organization. Konabos takes a wholistic approach to composable solutions that includes the expertise of solution architects, CX analysts, and CX strategists who are not only pioneers in the composable space but have also worked with multi-national brands in determining their composable DXP roadmaps. Feel free to reach out if you need assistance with your composable roadmap.

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Ken Gray

Ken is a two-time Sitecore Strategy MVP who has been working with the Sitecore platform since 2011. He has over 20 years of experience in business analysis, software development, content management systems, marketing, and digital strategy.

Ken’s passion for digital marketing and personalization along with his coaching and training abilities, aids Konabos in helping dozens of Content Authors and Sitecore Marketers improve their productivity and knowledge of Sitecore; thus maximizing each client’s return on investment. 

In short, Ken makes the complex toolset of Sitecore, simple.

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