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What's Changed


05 DEC 2016

Initial Document Creation

Oracle Commerce Cloud

The 16.6 release of Oracle Commerce Cloud includes substantive improvements and changes to the following areas of the product:

What follows is a brief summary. For more details about each feature and improvement, please review the What’s New 16.6 Release document and the official Oracle Commerce Cloud documentation in the Oracle Cloud Help Center.

Major New Features

The major new features released in the Oracle Commerce Cloud 16.6 release include:

B2B Commerce: Anonymous, Registered B2C and B2B Shopping on Single Site

Allows a single site to support B2C-only, B2B-only, or both B2B and B2C shopping. Account-based B2B buyers can browse the site and even add to cart before logging into an account. Enables merchants to support multiple types of shopper modes in a true SaaS commerce product.

B2B Commerce: Allow/Disallow Guest Checkout

Allows any site (B2B or B2C) to be configured to allow guest/anonymous checkout of require shoppers to log in/register before completing a purchase.

B2B Commerce: Account and Contact Level Custom Attributes

Ability to define custom attributes for accounts and contacts (API only) and use custom attributes in the Storefront via custom widgets.

Marketing Cloud Integration: Abandoned Cart

Merchants using both Commerce Cloud and Responsys can easily implement abandoned cart campaigns in near real-time. Ability to define how long the system should wait before determining that a cart has been abandoned and what type of program to initiate to capture the sale (e.g. email, sms).

CPQ Cloud Integration: Configurator and Quoting

Commerce Cloud now supports configurable products, including complex configured items in a self-service channel, allowing complete customization of products and add to cart directly in the commerce storefront/agent app. Leverages CPQ’s guided selling, rules and constraint, to sell complex products error-free.

Also now supports quoting where the Commerce system creates an RFQ (Request for Quote) and submits that to CPQ for processing. CPQ reutrns completed quotes with approved discounts and the Commerce system allows purchasers to review, accept, reject, or request a requote.

Thesaurus Support: Search Admin and Guided Search

New Search Admin UI in Oracle Commerce Cloud allows business users to configure one way and equivalent Thesaurus entries, allowing them to manage search configurations without needing IT.

Additional API support allows for batch imports and updates of all Thesaurus entries.

Additional New Features and Other Changes

There are also a number of additional new features, changes, and improvements included in the Oracle Commerce Cloud 16.6 release. By functional area, these include:

Browser Support

The Storefront and Admin and Agent consoles now support the latest for MacOS Sierra and iOS 10.

Language and Currency Support

Arabic is now supported in the Storefront. (Admin not included; coming at a later date.)

Experience and Design

Import/Export of All Design Assets

Allows users to export all of the “Design” assets from an environment and import them into another environment. The assets are exported to a single package that includes all layouts and widgets from the originating environment.

BiDi Framework and Arabic Language Support

OCCS now supports bidirectional framework, allowing merchants to build an Arabic language site that includes bi-directional display of UI components.

Design Studio Enhancements

Ability to switch between minified and non-minified JS in Preview for debugging purposes. Allow allows ability to delete unused layout instances and editing of payer authentication layout.

Enhanced Order Status Support

The complete list of order statuses is now available for use. Order status values can now be customized via the text snippets tool to be more shopper-friendly.

New Widget Versions

Many widgets have been updated and new versions now available. Updated versions facilitate the uptake of major new features like CPQ Configurator and Quoting, as well as bug fixes and performance improvements.

Catalog and Promotions

Stacking Rules for Promotions

Allows merchants to define which promotions can be used in combination with others to protect margin and prevent abuse of discounts.

Active/Inactive Setting for SKU

Provides business users with the ability to have more control over which SKUS appear on the Storefront by setting a flag at the SKU level to determine availability. SKUs can be made unavailable without having to dete the SKU or make the entire Product inactive.

Related Products Import/Export

Ability for merchants to import /make changes to the assignment of Related Products for an item via bulk CSV import/export.

Guided Search

Keyword Redirect REST API

Keyword redirects can now be used to redirect searches for a specific term to a particular page. This is currently API only. UI support coming soon.


In-Category Restriction

Restricts recommendations to products in the same collection as the current product.

Improved Cross-Session Recommendations

Recommendations are now improved for logged-in shoppers across different sessions across different browsers due to persistence of visitor ID across sessions and browsers.

Improved Checkout Tracking

Improves the capture of checkout events for certain payment gateways, improving recommendations for retailers, regardless of which payment gateway being used.

Performance Improvement

Improvements have been made to better Recommendations response times and reduce server calls.

In-Store Mobile: Assisted Selling Application

Phase 1 Support for Split Shipping

Includes ability to view orders in Order History that contained split shipping groups (multiple shipping addresses) and take an active cart with split shipping started elsewhere in OCCS (e.g. Agent, Storefront), and complete the order.

Support for iOS 10

Allows ASA to be run on devices running iOS 10.


Generic Payment Framework: 3D-Secure Support

Card payment webhook capability has been enhanced to handle optional payer authentication (3D-Secure) for non-MOTO transactions, allowing merhcants to support shoppers in geographies where 3D-Secure is mandatory for online card authorisations.


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