WebSphere Commerce Version

What's new in Version 8 Mod Pack 1

What's new includes information about new functionality and changes in existing functionality from WebSphere Commerce Version 8 to WebSphere Commerce Version 8 Mod Pack 1.

To download the mod pack, see WebSphere Commerce Version 8.0 Mod Pack 1 ( and 8.0.1.x fix packs.

IBM Watson Campaign Automation integration with WebSphere Commerce

You can integrate IBM Watson Campaign Automation with WebSphere Commerce so that transactional emails are sent by IBM Watson Campaign Automation.

IBM Watson Campaign Automation provides the following benefits:
  • Send custom-branded transactional messages in rich HTML.
  • Cross-sell and up-sell by dynamically recommending products or services in transactional messages.
  • Review reports that use advanced tracking to gain insight into the deliverability and performance of transactional emails.
  • Integrate with Point of Sale and receipt systems to monitor offline and online behaviors.
  • Trigger billing notifications and password resets for real-time interactions.
  • Save copies of transactional messages for future use.
  • Access Engage Transact by using XML APIs or SMTP relays.

For more information, see IBM Watson Campaign Automation integration with WebSphere Commerce.

CSR order comments

A customer service representative (CSR) can add or view customer comments for specific orders on either the Aurora B2C or the Aurora B2B storefront. Order comments can be viewed or added during the checkout flow or after the order is submitted, including orders that are shipped. With this enhancement, a CSR can review or document details about a customer's shopping experience. These order comments can be used by business users for auditing purposes, customer satisfaction initiatives, and more. For more information about order comments, see Add or view order comments.

Staging environment migration

Staging environments can now be migrated from WebSphere Commerce Version 7.0 to version 8.0. The staging server migration path, which includes live production environments, supports a minimal downtime solution to help limit the impact to business users and shoppers. For more information about migrating staging environments, see Migrating the staging server.

Management Center Migration Utility

Previous versions of Management Center were written in OpenLaszlo and compiled into Flash. If you customized the OpenLaszlo Management Center and want to use those customizations in version 8.0, the Management Center Migration Utility can facilitate the migration. The migration utility supports migrations from WebSphere Commerce Version 7.0 Feature Pack 2 - Feature Pack 8. Migrations from version 6.0, version 7.0 base, or version 7.0 Feature Pack 1 are not supported by this utility.

The utility extracts customizations from your version 7.0 Management Center, and then applies those customizations to a version 8.0 Management Center. For more information about the utility, see Migrating Management Center.

For IBM i OS operating system

WebSphere Commerce on IBM i

You can now install WebSphere Commerce on systems that are running IBM i Version 7.1 or 7.2. WebSphere Commerce for IBM i is packaged with Mod Pack 1. Therefore, when you install WebSphere Commerce for IBM i, your environment is automatically at the Mod Pack 1 ( level.

For more information about where to download WebSphere Commerce for IBM i, see Downloading WebSphere Commerce media images.