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Brian Rossi
Senior Manager – Commerce Technical Advisor
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Marketing & Commerce | March 5, 2021
Overview of HCL Commerce Content Manager
Every major release of HCL Commerce must have 3 WOWs designed to deliver value to our customers. We group these WOWs into categories - World-Class Experiences, Optimized Merchandising and Cloud Native. Today’s example is part of World-Class Experiences and our new HCL Commerce Content Manager capabilities. In our recent (9.1.4.0 and 9.1.5.0) releases, we enhanced our headless React based Reference Storefronts, EmeraldPlus (B2C) and SapphirePlus (B2B) with an embedded Content Management System (CMS). All the sample data necessary to support these storefronts has been loaded into the Content and Digital Asset Management system so that business users can take control of the store experience. EmeraldPlus (B2C)                                                     SapphirePlus (B2B) Let’s clarify a few terms before we dive in. Digital Assets – these would be your product images, attribute swatches, marketing content images, documents and videos. Web Content – this would be an assembled home hero image. The content would include the background from your digital assets, plus some overlay text as well as a call-to-action button perhaps. E-Marketing Spots – these are spots on a page where you can display content, products, etc. using the HCL Commerce Management Center. The EmeraldPlus and SapphirePlus reference storefronts display elements in E-Marketing Spots. Integrated Marketing Content Tools: From within HCL Commerce Management Center, we have added a menu item for “Content”. This is where you will launch in to either the Digital Asset or Web Content modules, depending on the task you are working on. We’ve also simplified logins by providing Single Sign-on capabilities to preserve user authentication when working with both tools. Within the Marketing tool of Management Center, we have created a new content type called...
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Marketing & Commerce | February 22, 2021
Get the Most Out of the New B2B Buyer and Seller Administration Enhancements
When it comes to B2B Commerce, self-service is key to an optimal buying experience. With our recent releases, including Sapphire, our new Headless React based / API driven B2B Reference Storefront, registering and managing your organization, buyers and approval has never been easier. To register your Organization, simply click Sign In and then select Organization Registration. You will then complete a brief registration form within which you will register your organization as well as an organization administrator account. Upon completion of the registration form, your registration request will be sent for Approval to the Seller. As the Seller, you will then login to the HCL Commerce Management Center and launch our newly designed business tools. Yes! No more need for legacy browser support to run these important tools!!!! We have overhauled these capabilities and developed modern Angular based tooling, which leverage our robust APIs and embedded them directly in Management Center. In this case, as the Seller we want to approve these organization and organization administrator registration requests. These approvals are located under Approvals. You will benefit from lots of great search and filtering capabilities to find exactly what you need quickly. For example, using filters you are able to view only those requests that are pending. Approving/rejecting these requests are as simple as clicking on the proper option under Actions. Here you can also enter in any comments we may want to be stored with each request. You’ll then see that your two approvals have been processed and they are in Approved status. Now that the Seller has approved the Organization and Organization Administrator registration requests, the Buyer can login to the Sapphire storefront. With the new Sapphire storefront, we’ve also included a variety of useful Dashboard views. One very useful view is the Administrative Tools. This provides the...
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