Sitecore and Znode Announce Release of E-Commerce Integration for Sitecore 7

Submitted By CMS Report February 12, 2014

Full integration of leading technologies allows for a powerful content management and product solution for enterprises

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, February 11, 2014 – Sitecore, the global leader in customer experience management software, and Znode, provider of the leading .NET e-commerce software solution, Multifront™, today announced the release of an integration for version 7 of Sitecore’s customer experience management software. The integration of the two leading solutions will empower enterprise businesses to deliver engaging and relevant experiences to their customers while supporting the rapidly evolving demands of today’s enterprise e-commerce and content management strategies.

Znode’s e-commerce solution, Multifront, enables companies to fully customize and personalize the online shopping experience. The highly scalable and flexible solution features rapid speed to market, full access to the source code and integrations with leading enterprise back office systems and is completely adaptable to the requirements of B2C and B2B ecommerce.

The integration leverages Sitecore’s new OBEC (Out of the Box Engagement for Commerce) integration framework to bring cross-channel engagement to e-commerce. A customer's shopping experience can be customized based on activity in other channels, including email, mobile and print. In addition, a customer's experience in those other channels can be tailored based on e-commerce site activity. This combination of Sitecore and Znode delivers a truly unified cross-channel customer experience.

Znode Multifront acts as an e-commerce engine with the Sitecore experience platform. This engine serves up product catalogs, payment services, promotions, account information, price, inventory and shopping cart functionality through API web services. The Znode integration allows Sitecore to leverage these web services and present powerful content management, personalization, email campaigns and user analytics. Combining Multifront with Sitecore also enables implementation partners and customers to extend the combined customer experience platform with ease.

“We are excited to announce the formation of our technology partnership with Sitecore,” said Marc Boston, Director of Strategic Partners at Znode. “The integration between Multifront and Sitecore’s leading customer engagement platform will allow for a great experience not only for an end customer but for developers and solution implementers within Sitecore’s partner network.”

In development for more than a year, the integration using the Znode Commerce Engine represents a truly innovative approach to connecting the .NET technologies. It includes key advantages such as:

  • Fully functional e-commerce capabilities natively delivered through Sitecore’s experience platform
  • A high performance data connector which is highly extensible, configurable and scalable for synchronizing e-commerce data with Sitecore
  • Extensive use of Providers and Pipelines which gives customers the ability to extend the application beyond the out of the box integration
  • Feel ‘at home’ architecture for Sitecore developers
  • Support of e-commerce Faceted Search
  • Seamless integration with Sitecore Digital Management System via e-commerce Pipelines

“Today’s competitive online space requires businesses to deliver personalized and engaging online shopping experiences,” said Darren Guarnaccia, Chief Strategy Officer at Sitecore. “The integration of Multifront with Sitecore’s leading experience platform will provide a powerful tool for marketers to deliver high-impact online-shopping experiences that lead to measurable results. We are very excited to welcome Znode to Sitecore’s vibrant commerce partner ecosystem. The technical teams at Znode and Sitecore have worked closely together to deliver a superior, developer friendly integration that can be easily tailored to our joint customers’ requirements. ”

To learn more about the Sitecore and Znode e-commerce integration, visit www.znode.com.

About Sitecore:

Sitecore is the global leader in customer experience management software. The company delivers highly relevant content and personalized digital experiences that delight audiences, build loyalty and drive revenue. With Sitecore’s experience platform, marketers can own the experience of every customer that engages with their brand, across every channel. More than 3,500 of the world’s leading brands – including American Express, Carnival Cruise Lines, easyJet and Heineken – trust Sitecore to help them deliver the meaningful interactions that win customers for life.

About Znode:

Znode, a hibu company, provides a leading .NET e-commerce platform, Multifront™, which enables companies to fully customize and personalize the online shopping experience. The highly scalable and flexible solution features rapid speed to market, full access to the source code and enterprise system integrations and is adaptable to the unique requirements of B2C and B2B e-commerce. The platform contains a comprehensive and robust feature set out of the box but truly differentiates in the ability to extend functionality, provide capability for multi-tenants, customize to unique requirements and get to market quickly. Znode serves hundreds of customers around the world and is used by leading manufacturers, distributors and retailers.

For more information, please visit http://www.znode.com.

About hibu

hibu helps communities thrive by facilitating millions of connections each year between consumers who want to find products and services locally and the merchants who provide them. hibu helps merchants compete in the digital world with a broad range of marketing and commerce solutions offered online and through hibu’s direct sales teams. Building on its heritage as a premier directories provider, hibu continues to offer a full range of print- and distribution-based marketing services. hibu operates in the UK, US, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Peru and US Hispanic markets. In the 12 months to 31 March 2013, hibu had one million SME customers and total revenues of £1.3 billion.

For further information about hibu, visit corporate.hibu.com


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