Is it time to upgrade your Sitecore solution?

When is it a good idea to upgrade to the latest version of Sitecore and what are the benefits? This depends on your needs and whether you feel real value will be added by upgrading your Sitecore solution.

What are you getting?

Sitecore XP 8.2, the latest version of the Sitecore Experience Platform, offers even more functionality than its predecessors. The entire facelift in version 8 was a welcome addition to the Sitecore family, which, amongst new and enhanced features, included a slick interface and significantly improved analytics (delivered by the Experience Database (xDB) which moved from SQL Server to MongoDB).

The enhanced reporting in Experience Analytics delivers a much improved aggregated view of website traffic. Plus, in the Experience Profile, you can also drill down into visitor activity and obtain greater insights to visitor behaviour so that you can improve the overall visiting experience.

Sitecore 8.2 includes:

  • Improved analytics reporting and charting (includes support for historical re-aggregation)
  • Enhanced Path Analyser
  • The ability to segment website visitors into audiences
  • Automated testing and optimisation
  • Federated Experience Manager (FXM) which allows you to personalise content and track visitor activity on sites not running Sitecore
  • Language fall-back
  • Sales Intelligence
  • Campaign creator tool
  • Sitecore Experience Accelerator
  • Express Migration Tool
  • Enhanced publishing capabilities
  • Experience Editor enhancements
  • Data Exchange Framework
  • Support for .NET Framework 4.5.2 and .NET 4.6, Solr 5.1 and SQL Always On

Sitecore has also improved its commerce offerings with Sitecore Commerce 8.2

By upgrading to Sitecore 8.2, your business will be enabled to deliver, measure and track your customers’ digital experiences across all your touch-points. Managed under one solution; inside one integrated, user interface.

Now what?

To facilitate the upgrade of your existing Sitecore website you should choose an experienced Sitecore Partner mindful of the potential pitfalls in the upgrade process. Choose Codehouse if your priority is a professional, smooth and safe transition to your next Sitecore version.

As one of the most experienced Sitecore Partners with multiple Sitecore awards we have huge expertise in implementing, upgrading and integrating Sitecore solutions within businesses. Choosing Codehouse will give you a future-proof solution tailored to fit your needs – with the added value of custom-made Codehouse modules.

If you want to know more about the advantages of upgrading your Sitecore solution to version 8.2 then get in touch.