Backoffice Framework enhancements that improve the user experience
With the Adaptive search grouping, you can combine products to facilitate a more intuitive search experience for customers. In previous commerce versions, each product and its variants were treated as a separate product, which made it very time-consuming to make changes to them. However, with this useful enhancement, you will be able to change the display behavior by grouping variants in a category.
Changing the Backoffice password has become more user-friendly. In the Backoffice top system bar you will have a button to change your password. Once you have provide your old and new password, the change takes effect immediately without the need to log out and log in again.
Navigating the explorer tree will go a lot smoother thanks to a new algorithm that uses a Flexible Search-based lookup which is fast and has a low memory footprint, compared to the cache-based approach.
There were also some improvements made regarding classifications. From now on, you can bulk edit classification attributes that belong to categories assigned to the selected products. You will also be able to change the order of classification features and create classification feature groups. This can be done by using the drag and drop functionality, or by assigning them to certain groups. The last important change on classifications allows you to fetch classification metadata using the OData REST endpoints or via an Impex. Examples of classification metadata are: classification systems, versions, or attributes.
Some other enhancements:
- In advanced search, you can filter the items with both date and time, or with date only.
- You can configure the column delimiter for CSV export per type or for all types.
- A new feature for automated testing against a running application using ytestid.
Overall, we can conclude that the new SAP Commerce Cloud 2011 release improves the user efficiency and productivity by simplifying time-consuming manual tasks, ensures good system quality and stability, and certainly improves the customer experience, satisfaction and conversion.
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