Sitecore FxM, Commerce Connect and SOLR explained
An in depth look at Sitecore FxM was top of the bill for the third instalment of the Manchester Sitecore User Group. The gathering was held at the Old Monkey, a stone’s throw away from the Kagool offices. This was a great opportunity to rub shoulders with other Sitecore partners, developers and customers.
Sitecore were generous hosts with food and beers perfectly setting scene for technical talks from Sitecore staff on the subjects of Sitecore FxM, Commerce Connect and SOLR.
Tingting Zhu kicked everything off with an introduction to Sitecore FxM.
Sitecore’s Federated Experience Manager (Sitewcore FxM) helps marketers get a single view of each customer by allowing them to manage all digital and data from a single platform.
Sitecore FxM provides:
Next up, Mark Demeny gave a brief overview of how Sitecore and Commerce Connect work so well together. Commerce Connect is a powerful and modifiable framework to complete common commerce development tasks such as stock check, product import, price check, delivery and promo codes.
It uses the Pipeline architecture Sitecore is known for. Everything can be customised and swapped out for something bespoke to meet unique business needs. Its key features are:
To wrap things up Julian Bagdahn presented on “SOLR everything you’ve ever wanted to know.”
This was exactly what it what it said on the tin. He covered:
By the end I was certainly suitably Solred up!
All in all a great event – thanks Sitecore! We can’t wait for the next Manchester Sitecore User Group meeting.
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