Dynamicweb 8.5 is now ready for download. The headlines for this release are Quotes, Discount matrix, New assortments, Email personalization, Extensive update of items and more than 150 small additions and improvements to existing functionality. In line with our efforts to constantly improve software quality we have fixed over 50 customer reported issues. Dynamicweb 8.5 also contains some exciting Beta features waiting in the wings: Recommendations and Loyalty points.
Email Marketing now includes the possibility to personalize your email content for different smart search segments providing you with a full control over who sees what. You can furthermore construct smart searches with recipients that clicked a specific email link. We have implemented bulk send of selected leads from leads management. Average order value statistics are now part of split test reports. User statistics has been augmented with visits showing all lead details for the selected user. And try out the new SMS module!
Dynamicweb 8.5 now supports approvable and editable Quotes as a new flow beside standard orders. Assortments have been entirely remodeled and is now a flexible way to show certain products to selected users only. The Discount matrix has been introduced as a powerful tool to specialize the conditions for obtaining a discount similar to what is known from ERP systems. Adding variants to products has received a makeover and will offer new options to the editor.
As usual we maintain a full focus on items and are continually responding to user feedback. Among the more extensive item improvements are field inheritance, named lists and translations. For a complete list please check the release notes. The template translation system is coming in a brand new version making it much easier to handle translations for implementers and editors.
With 8.5 we have made it very easy for you to upgrade your solution type. For admins it is now possible to edit the license configuration directly from the backend quickly changing the solution from e.g. standard to enterprise. To get a new solution up and running fast we now sport an Install wizard. Dynamicweb 8.5 will support MSSQL 2014. For large scale solutions we now support Content Delivery Network and Load Balancing for improved scalability.
The integration framework has been extended to support CRM integration with export of lead data and email marketing activities from Dynamicweb. An Excel provider has been included together with the supported providers. Active Directory integration is coming in a new disconnected version making it possible to synchronize multiple Active Directories to the user database of Dynamicweb while keeping authentication on the AD.