What’s New in Sitecore 9?

May 01, 2018

Sitecore's latest version, Sitecore 9, comes with new features that help improve user experience and provide more integrations. This version promises to make the platform more powerful and smarter. Below I have outlined some of the most relevant benefits.

Migrating Content from Older Versions

 

As with the other versions of Sitecore, you can migrate your content from an older version, but now you can do it in a much easier and faster way. This feature works with versions 6.6, 7.2, 7.5 and 8.0. If you are using versions 8.1 or 8.2, Sitecore offers the upgrading process, which is simple, fast and easy.

gpi-sitecore 9-1Using xConnect for Data Integration

 

Sitecore now offers xConnect Client API, which supplies a much more comprehensive data integration, based on several analytics data providers and customer interactions. According to Sitecore, "The xConnect Client API is a portable web API that allows trusted clients to create, read, update, and search contacts and interactions over HTTPS. The xConnect Client API implements the oData protocol." This API is a very powerful tool for marketers.

New Web Forms

 

Marketers have a much easier form creation process because the CMS now offers a drag-and-drop functionality in the new forms creation tool, which will replace the older one. This feature will help create, edit, duplicate and publish forms in a more efficient way. It is also a tool for creating more complex forms like questionnaires, surveys and membership signups forms.

Cortex Machine Learning

 

Sitecore Cortex is a very powerful new feature that provides smarter solutions for data tracking and new opportunities for increasing traffic and optimizing content on the fly to catch new customer segments.

Marketing Automation

 

Sitecore's new version comes with a lot of features related to automation, integration and centralization. The marketing automation visual campaign builder tool is a powerful tool with drag-and-drop functionality that allows users to easily create custom campaigns and comes with pre-built templates.

Further GPI Resources on Connectors and Website Development

Globalization Partners International (GPI) frequently assists customers with multilingual website design, development and deployment, and has developed a suite of globalization tools to help you achieve your multilingual website localization project goals. You can explore them under the Translation tools and Portals section of our website. You may also find some of the following articles and links useful:

 

 

For more information or help with your next website translation project, please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail at info@globalizationpartners.com, or by phone at (866) 272-5874, or by requesting a free web translation quote on your next website translation project.

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Fernando is a Spanish native speaker from San Nicolás de los Arroyos, Argentina. He lives in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and is learning Portuguese. He is a passionate worker in technology and enjoys connecting people and building long term good relationships, working on it every day. He has 10 years of experience in software/websites engineering with C#, ASP.Net, PHP, SQL Server, Oracle, JavaScript and several frameworks and likes to focus on user experience.