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05 DEC 2016
Initial Document Creation
The 16.6 release of Oracle Commerce Cloud includes substantive improvements and changes to the following areas of the product:
- Experience and Design
- Catalog and Promotions
- Guided Search
- Assisted Selling Application
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.
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.
Ability to define custom attributes for accounts and contacts (API only) and use custom attributes in the Storefront via custom widgets.
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).
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.
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.
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:
The Storefront and Admin and Agent consoles now support the latest for MacOS Sierra and iOS 10.
Arabic is now supported in the Storefront. (Admin not included; coming at a later date.)
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.
OCCS now supports bidirectional framework, allowing merchants to build an Arabic language site that includes bi-directional display of UI components.
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.
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.
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.
Allows merchants to define which promotions can be used in combination with others to protect margin and prevent abuse of discounts.
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.
Ability for merchants to import /make changes to the assignment of Related Products for an item via bulk CSV import/export.
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.
Restricts recommendations to products in the same collection as the current product.
Recommendations are now improved for logged-in shoppers across different sessions across different browsers due to persistence of visitor ID across sessions and browsers.
Improves the capture of checkout events for certain payment gateways, improving recommendations for retailers, regardless of which payment gateway being used.
Improvements have been made to better Recommendations response times and reduce server calls.
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.
Allows ASA to be run on devices running iOS 10.
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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