What are the IBM WebSphere Commerce Validated Technology Partner Solutions?

wsc-isv-partner-300x300With the launch for Feature Pack 7 of WebSphere Commerce came a new Widget Framework (more on that in a later post) and with that framework came a list of technology partners who have contributions to the base product in the form of widgets and other integrations. In the next series of blog posts I am going to dive into each of these partner solutions and see what they are all about. The partners span a large set of functionality, bringing a fairly comprehensive set of function to the base WebSphere Commerce platform.

IBM WebSphere Commerce Validated Technology Partners bring together innovative and relevant e-commerce services and solutions to help serve the global community of IBM WebSphere Commerce customers across a wide range of industries. By leveraging pre-built integrations, WebSphere Commerce customers can deliver additional value faster with complimentary capabilities that differentiate the customer experience. – link

Here is a list of areas where validated technology partners have provided extended functionality to the platform:

  • Analytics & Business Intelligence
  • Campaign Management & Marketing
  • Community, Social & Customer Engagement
  • Content Management & Rich Media
  • Order Management & Fulfillment
  • Omni-Channel – In-Store & Mobile
  • Payments, Pricing & Tax
  • Product Management & Configuration
  • Search Optimization

For more information check out the IBM WebSphere Commerce Validated Technology Partner Solutions page.

The much anticipated Feature Pack 7 for WebSphere Commerce is here!

wc-composerFeature Pack 7, or FEP7, is probably the most ambitious delivery for the WebSphere Commerce team in the version 7 time. I heavily blogged and created videos for FEP5 and FEP6 which provided the stepping stone for the new IBM Commerce Composer feature.

The new Commerce Composer tool in Management Center puts the power to create new store pages and design page layouts in the hands of business users. By using a library of prebuilt layout templates and widgets, business users can quickly create and assemble pages directly in Management Center, without involving IT – link

This makes WebSphere Commerce a lot closer to a content management system more than ever. Allowing business users to create and layout pages without the help of IT is a big deal. Another key feature that will surely raise some eyebrows is the native ability to fully integrate with other content management systems. For instance,  if WebSphere Commerce is integrated with IBM Web Content Manager, you can use content from IBM Web Content Manager content libraries with Management Center objects (link).

Make sure you watch the new video on the Commerce Composer in the InfoCenter here.