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28 JUN 2017

Language and Currency Support

Added Serbian language support.

16 APR 2017

Initial Document Creation

Oracle Commerce Cloud

The 17.2 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 17.2 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 17.2 release include:

Multi-Site via One Admin Console

Create additional B2C sites and assign catalog and price groups to each site via API. Manage multiple B2C sites using a single administration interface, enabling merchants to run multiple websites on unique URLs that require a unique shopper experience per site, including different content and product assortments. 

The OCCS Admin UI provides a centralized location for business users to manage shared and site-specific promotions, product catalogs, pricing, and content for multiple sites per site. Includes preview by site, site-specific SEO, and Storefront and Agent support for multiple sites. Sites have the same look and feel and layouts, but separate shopping carts per site.

B2B Commerce: Order Approval: Purchase Limits

A new “Approver” role is now available which, when assigned to an active contact on an Account, allows order approvals to be enabled. The option to control purchasing by requiring approvals based on a configurable order total purchase limit can be configured in the Admin UI. Merchant admins can allow/disallow Account admins to control this approval feature on their own accounts. Merchants can also choose to “hold prices” on an order waiting for approval for a configurable length of time before an order is cancelled.

Due to the nature of this feature, layout changes must be made in order to add order approvals to the Storefront.

Audiences: Audience-Building and Widget Configurations

Provides the ability to leverage a new audience membership API endpoint within custom widgets to display different content to shoppers within difference audiences, specifically rules against default or custom shopper profile properties of type string. Based on audience membership, different content can be shown within a widget on the Storefront.

Experiments: A/B Testing of Widgets

Major new Experiments and Design Studio feature makes it easy to test performance and success of different website experiences, allowing A/B testing of widget variations, as well as testing of different widgets.

Allows testing of major system changes that would not be possible with standard client-side approach, for example, comparing the number of products per page, different product recommendation presentations, a promotional banner versus product recommendations versus marketing copy, or different widget presentations for showing shipping and handling charges.

Additional New Features and Other Changes

There are also a number of additional new features, changes, and improvements included in the Oracle Commerce Cloud 17.2 release. By functional area, these include:

Browser Support

There are no changes to browser support.

Language and Currency Support

Serbian is now supported in 17.2—Serbian-Cyrillic (sr) and Serbian-Latin (sr_Latn).

Webhooks

Bulk Re-Queue for Failed Webhooks

Improves ability to resolve webhook failures more efficiently by querying the failure list and requeuing the failures in bulk using a single API call (instead of separate ones). The failed webhook list can now be queried by message ID, webhook message type, server type, or saved time.

Publishing

Selective Publishing Enhancements

Enhanced publishing selection capabilities include allowing merchants to Select/Deselect All per page, view how many assets were selected, Clear All sections, and see information on multiple authors and which assets they modified.

Catalog and Promotions

SKU Bundles Support (API Only)

Allows merchants to combine multiple SKUs to create a new product/SKU bundle. This new catalog type is available in the Storefront and Agent APIs as well. Merchants can now easily create pre-combined products that are appealing to shoppers and respond to shopping trends and behaviors quickly (e.g. bundling products that shoppers are already naturally buying together).

Promotions Folders

This enhancement makes it easier for business users to manage their promotions, allowing them to sort and view sub-sets of promotions and have more granular control over promotions organization. Can be used to organize like promotions together and/or group together promotions that are managed by different teams.

In-Store Mobile: Assisted Selling Application

Cart and Order Enhancements

Provides updated shopping cart to allow merchants to edit quantities and view items in a more user-friendly way. Allows store associates to see the cost breakdown and applied discounts in the cart more easily.

Recommendations

Recommendations by Email

Allows product recommendations to be included in two email types already available out of the box: Abandoned Order and New Account.

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