IBM WebSphere Commerce V7.0 Feature Pack 8 accelerates time-to-market for next generation B2B e-commerce and adds important new capabilities for both B2B and B2C

IBM United States Software Announcement 214-379
October 1, 2014


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 Key prerequisites Key prerequisites  Ordering information Ordering information
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(Corrected on November 24, 2014)

Updated Terms and conditions section.

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Business to business (B2B) customers now expect the same rich content, cutting-edge capabilities, and productivity benefits that they experience when using business to consumer (B2C) websites. At the same time, many B2B businesses are looking to grow their business through direct B2C online selling channels. These businesses need to manage all their channels, whether B2B or B2C, on a common platform that provides business user tools with the capabilities to quickly create and publish engaging and seamless brand experiences across all digital channels, including mobile, with a reduced dependency on their IT department.

IBM® WebSphere® Commerce V7.0 Feature Pack 8 delivers enhanced e-commerce capabilities for B2B businesses that help accelerate time-to-market and deliver engaging brand experiences through an updated WebSphere Commerce Aurora store. Using best practices for store implementations and management, the Aurora store now provides a single starter store that supports both B2C and B2B models and takes advantage of the WebSphere Commerce representational state transfer (REST) application programming interface (API). With Feature Pack 8, B2B and B2C businesses are able to benefit from leading capabilities designed to:

In addition, WebSphere Commerce V7.0 Feature Pack 8 delivers productivity benefits with dynamic sales categories, flexibility through an expanded range of B2B and B2C REST API services, enhanced integration for IBM Sterling Configurator, and further enhancements for the benefit of B2B and B2C businesses as requested directly by customers through the IBM Request for Enhancement (RFE) Community. The RFE Community is available at

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe

WebSphere Commerce V7.0 Feature Pack 8 replaces Feature Pack 7 and includes all of the features previously released with Feature Pack 7. For complete details about WebSphere Commerce V7.0 and previous feature packs, refer to the announcement listed in the Reference information section.

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).



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WebSphere Commerce V7.0 Feature Pack 8 runs on selected levels of the IBM AIX®, IBM i, Microsoft™ Windows™, Red Hat Enterprise Linux™, Sun Solaris, and SUSE Linux Enterprise operating systems. Refer to the Technical information section for details.



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Description
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Enhancements in IBM WebSphere Commerce V7.0 Feature Pack 8

A single storefront for B2B and B2C

The Aurora storefront is enhanced with business to business (B2B) capabilities that include requisition lists, purchase orders, line of credit, multiple carts, product entitlement, and contract pricing to create a single starter store for all business models. The single storefront provides the following additional benefits:

Expanded REST API services

The WebSphere Commerce representational state transfer (REST) application programming interface (API) is expanded to include support for additional B2C functionality in the Aurora starter store and introduces B2B-specific functionality. In addition, the REST framework is updated to simplify the creation and consumption of REST APIs and helps support:

Enhanced IBM Sterling Configurator integration

Feature Pack 8 simplifies and accelerates the selling of complex products through an enhanced integration to IBM Sterling Configurator that:

You must acquire Sterling Configurator, Sterling Order Management, and IBM Sterling Order Management Configurator Add-on for WebSphere Commerce software separately. For details, refer to the Software requirements section.

Dynamic sales categories

Powerful new Management Center catalog tooling enables business users to quickly create sales categories containing products and SKUs based on search rules.

IBM Tealeaf® integration for B2B

Business users can employ Tealeaf Customer Experience to help rapidly identify and resolve hidden or hard-to-find site application problems through analytical insights and problem area drill down. By replaying troublesome shopper interactions, exact problems can be quickly pinpointed and resolutions can be actioned. The Aurora starter store B2B checkout flow is preconfigured for Tealeaf Customer Experience in Feature Pack 8. (The B2C checkout flow was preconfigured for Tealeaf Customer Experience in Feature Pack 6.)

Feature Pack 8 bundles IBM Tealeaf Customer Experience and IBM Tealeaf Impact for use in test environments. You must acquire IBM Tealeaf Customer Experience software separately for production and staging use. For details, refer to the Software requirements section.



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Reference information
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For details about WebSphere Commerce V7.0 Feature Pack 7 and previous feature packs, refer to 214-002, dated January 07, 2014.



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                                      Availability
Description                           date            Language

IBM WebSphere V7.0 Feature Pack 8     November 26,    English
    Electronic Download               2014            French
                                                      German
                                                      Italian
                                                      Polish
                                                      Portuguese
                                                       (Brazilian)
                                                      Romanian
                                                      Russian
                                                      Spanish
                                                      Chinese
                                                       (Simplified)
                                                      Chinese
                                                       (Traditional)
                                                      Japanese
                                                      Korean
 
IBM WebSphere V7.0 Feature Pack 8     December 5,     As above
    Physical Media                    2014


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Enhancements in Feature Pack 8 affect the following products:

Program
number     VRM      Program name

5724-I36   7.0.0    IBM WebSphere Commerce Express
5724-I37   7.0.0    IBM WebSphere Commerce Developer
                    Express
5724-I38   7.0.0    IBM WebSphere Commerce Enterprise
5724-I39   7.0.0    IBM WebSphere Commerce Developer
                    Enterprise
5724-I40   7.0.0    IBM WebSphere Commerce
                    Professional
5724-I41   7.0.0    IBM WebSphere Commerce Developer
                    Professional


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For basic requirements, refer to 209-362, dated October 27, 2009.

After the general availability date, visit the IBM WebSphere Commerce V7.0 Knowledge Center for the latest information at

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSZLC2_7.0.0/com.ibm.commerce.install.doc/re fs/rigsrvprereq.htm
Software requirements

For basic requirements, refer to 209-362, dated October 27, 2009.

After the general availability date, visit the IBM WebSphere Commerce V7.0 Knowledge Center for the latest information at

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSZLC2_7.0.0/com.ibm.commerce.install.doc/re fs/rigsrvprereq.htm

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

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Packaging

The products detailed in this announcement will be available in both ESD and packaged formats. Physical media is delivered on CDs or DVDs. This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.



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This product is only available via Passport Advantage®. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Software Value Plus.

For more information about IBM Software Value Plus, visit

http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/page/svp_authorized_portfolio

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Passport Advantage

The licensed part numbers for ordering have not changed.

Refer to 209-362, dated October 27, 2009.



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The terms and conditions for WebSphere Commerce V7.0, as previously announced in Software Announcement 209-362, dated October 27, 2009, are unchanged. Separate License Information documents are available for Feature Pack 8.0 as follows:

Product                                        License
identifier   Product name                      Information ID

5724-I38     WebSphere Commerce Enterprise     L-JTAG-9MYKLQ
             V7.0 Feature Pack 8
5724-I40     WebSphere Commerce Professional   L-JTAG-9MYKLQ
             V7.0 Feature Pack 8
5724-I36     WebSphere Commerce Express®        L-JTAG-9MYKLQ
             V7.0 Feature Pack 8
5724-I39     WebSphere Commerce Developer      L-JTAG-9MYKLQ
             Enterprise V7.0 Feature
             Pack 8
5724-I41     WebSphere Commerce Developer      L-JTAG-9MYKLQ
             Professional V7.0 Feature
             Pack 8
5724-I37     WebSphere Commerce Developer      L-JTAG-9MYKLQ
             Express V7.0 Feature Pack 8

The programs' License Information is available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf


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Prices
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The prices are unchanged by this announcement.



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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
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Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
            ibm.com® Sales Execution Center, Americas North
            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
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Reference: YE001

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