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This guide outlines the information you need to know about new or improved functionality in this release.
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What follows is a brief summary. For more details about each feature and improvement, please review the What’s New October 2017 Update document and the official Oracle Commerce Cloud documentation in the Oracle Cloud Help Center.
The major new features released in the Oracle Commerce Cloud October 2017 Update include:
Multisite for Oracle Commerce Cloud now allows merchants to assign different themes to different sites being run on the same instance. A theme can be associated to one or more sites. Gives merchants more control over the look and feel of their sites. Also gives users control over Theme compilation.
Merchants can now create, delete, or designate a site as the default site, directly in the OCC Admin UI.
Payment processing settings and payment gateways can now be site-specific, allowing merchants to set up sites with differing payment methods or payment gateways, or billing countries.
Allows merchants to have site level control over extension-based site settings, global widgets, and application-level JS modules.
The settings are now site-specific: Oracle integrations, including Serenade, CPQ, and Marketing Cloud, Assisted Selling Application settings, and Tax settings.
New loyalty framework within OCC enables merchants to set up a loyalty website that allows shoppers to shop and earn/redeem points. Includes ability to set up points as a currency, and offer taxes and shipping in points. Requires use of an external system to support enrollment, accrual, and redemption.
A new Loyalty Payment widget is available out of the box to support payment by points.
A new Loyalty Details widget and endpoint is also available out of the box to support loyalty details, such as membership ID, program ID, points accrued, and tier category of the shopper. Supported in both Storefront and Agent.
Ability to set tax to be calculated per price group, instead of just at the site level. Includes ability to turn off tax calculations for loyalty points if not needed.
There are also a number of additional new features, changes, and improvements included in the Oracle Commerce Cloud October 2017 Update. By functional area, these include:
Browser support is up-to-date.
New UI in OCC Admin allows merchants working on an account to select which site they want to work on. Includes a new “All Sites” tab where the user can see all sites available for an Admin to attach to an account.
Allows merchants to selectively choose which payment and/or shipping methods to allow individual accounts to use.
Allows merchants to configure which buyers can create addresses for orders and which buyers can only use preconfigured addresses for their account.
Allows a buyer to quickly create or place a new order from a previous order.
New webhook provides the ability for merchants to personalize the product catalog and price groups available to a registered shopper based on external rules, including loyalty level, geographic location, shopper preference, or event.
Allows storefront designers/developers to use a stack component to more easily manage and deploy modals on their site.
The Layout UI has been redesigned to include filters which make it easier to work with large numbers of layouts. Includes a new Components tool to manage all of the components used to design layouts in Design Studio.
This new Popup Stack type in Design Studio allows widgets in the main sub-region to pass information to the widgets in the popup subregion. This new functionality is used to implement Quick View functionality out of the box and manage and configure login/registration modals.
This new content item widget allows for selecting an asset from Content and Experience Cloud (CEC) for display. Displays content managed within CEC within OCC.
Allows merchants to create audiences based on custom B2B account attributes, in addition to the out of the box attributes available.
Allows merchants to offer promotions on specific SKU properties or variants. Also useful for catalog property exclusions. Now available in all promotion templates.
Provides the capability to change the order of facet values alphabetically or by frequency.
Support for integration with third party configurators that employ Bill of Materials based multilevel hierarchical configurations is now supported in the OCC Agent Application in addition to the Storefront.
Provides ability for shoppers to add recurring charge items to the cart and checkout. Passes those charge details to downstream billing systems. Includes sample (not out of the box) widgets.
Allows for the ability to retrieve a list of assets owned by the shopper from an external system and display the details for each asset. The asset information displayed is read only. Includes sample (not out of the box) widgets, as well as necessary ICS flow with CPQ.
Provides ability for merchants to take zero value orders without requiring any payment information from the shopper. Useful for instances when free samples are being offered or a coupon or discount used results in a zero value order. Supported in both Storefront and Agent out of the box.
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