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Znode Launches Multifront 8.1.2

Znode’s Latest .NET eCommerce Software Release Adds New B2B Features

MILWAUKEE (April 12, 2016) – Znode, a provider of the .NET eCommerce platform Multifront, launched version 8.1.2 today.  The feature release comes with a number of new B2B functionalities.  The next release is due out in the 4th quarter.

“For 8.1.2 we really wanted to focus on enhancing our B2B features,” explains Brett Lindstrom, Director of Sales and Marketing.  “We’ve listened to the requests from clients and partners, and decided to make B2B the focus point.  Our account management is now much more intuitive.”

Upgrades in Multifront 8.1.2 include:

  • Enhanced account management
    • New UX to manage B2B and B2C account via the Site Admin
    • Ability to do B2B2C accounts
    • Enhancements to customer base pricing for B2C, B2B, and B2B2C setup
  • Enhanced user role management
    • Restructure and enhancements for the following roles in a B2B account: company admin, manager, and buyer
    • Budget management at the role level
  • Quoting workflow
    • Simplified access and management of quotes via My Accounts
    • Ability to configure rules to activate quotes
    • Improved quote workflow management for B2B accounts
  • Improved product pricing
    • Ability to configure unit of measure (UOM) at the product level
    • Support for the following UOMs: piece, gram, inch, ozt, kit, and cubic feet
    • Workflow to configure tier pricing either manually or rule based, amount, or percent off

Multifront 8.1.2 will be featured at IRCE (booth #1441) from June 7-9 in Chicago.  You can also visit www.znode.com to download the Multifront Product Sheet or call 888-755-5541 to schedule a demo.

About Znode:

Znode provides an enterprise .NET eCommerce 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, enterprise system integrations, and is adaptable to the unique requirements of B2B and B2B eCommerce.  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.  Learn more at www.znode.com.

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Znode Launches Multifront 8.0

Znode’s New .NET eCommerce Software Version Offers a Comprehensive Set of Upgrades for an Enriched eCommerce Experience

 

MILWAUKEE (May 28, 2015) – Znode, a provider of the eCommerce platform Multifront, launched version 8.0 today.  The anticipated release comes with a number of new features, including full .NET MVC 5 framework and a redesigned admin.  Multifront 8.0 kicks off a series of new updates to be released throughout the next year, with 8.0.1 due out this August.  The platform provides an enriched eCommerce experience for customers to garner the benefits of online shopping.

“With our last release of Multifront we moved towards an MVC framework,” explains Yash Shah, Chief Technology Officer at Znode.  “8.0 now finalizes that setup with MVC. Plus we’ve completely redesigned the admin to be fully responsive, just like the front-end of Multifront.”

Upgrades in Multifront 8.0 include:

  • Full .NET MVC 5 architecture for a leaner, more scalable eCommerce platform.  Cut down on development time with the ability to reuse and maintain the same code.
  • Redesigned admin brings an improved user experience and simplified operational flow.  This new design is responsive and will enable administrative functions via mobile and tablet devices.
  • Extension framework for third party plugins to be developed by clients, partners, and independent developers.  Plugins can be managed via the SiteAdmin.
  • Abandoned shopping cart management.  Increase conversions by motivating customers to recover abandoned carts.

Multifront 8.0 will be featured at IRCE (booth 768) this June and Shop.org Digital Summit (booth 742) this October.  You can also visit www.znode.com to download the Multifront 8.0 Product Sheet or call 888-755-5541 to schedule a product demonstration.  Discover relevant eCommerce with Znode.

About Znode:

Znode provides a leading .NET eCommerce 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, enterprise system integrations, and is adaptable to the unique requirements of B2B and B2B eCommerce.  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.  Learn more at www.znode.com.

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Sitecore And Znode Announce Release Of E-Commerce Integration For Sitecore 7 Customer Experience Platform

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