Product overview: HCL Commerce Search

In keeping with HCL's commitment to open standards, HCL Commerce Search provides the Apache Solr and Apache Lucene frameworks for managing Search. This open-standards approach considerably eases the process of integrating Search with existing and third-party applications.

Business benefits

HCL Commerce Search provides the following key business benefits:

User roles that interact with HCL Commerce Search

The following user roles interact with HCL Commerce Search:
  • Store developers who want to deliver powerful search-based catalog browsing flows.
  • Site Administrators who want to deploy, manage, and maintain HCL Commerce Search implementations.
  • Business users who want to influence search results by using the Management center.

Finding HCL Commerce Search documentation

The following entry points in the IBM Knowledge Center exist for the main focus areas in HCL Commerce Search:
HCL Commerce Search documentation
Concept Details and audience For more information
Introduction Learn about HCL Commerce Search and how it is integrated within HCL Commerce.

This information is intended for any HCL Commerce role responsible for researching HCL Commerce Search.

Tutorials Learn about HCL Commerce Search by completing tutorials.

This information is intended for any HCL Commerce role responsible for researching HCL Commerce Search.

Storefront features Learn about the cross-channel starter stores that take advantage of WebSphere Commerce search, including the ability to search by voice in mobile starter stores.

This information is intended for storefront developers responsible for deploying HCL Commerce search-enabled starter stores.

Configuration Learn about the configuration scenarios in HCL Commerce Search and how they can be set up in your environment.

This information is intended for Site Administrators responsible for setting up HCL Commerce Search.

Administration Learn about the day to day tasks of HCL Commerce Search and how they are managed over time.

This information is intended for Site Administrators responsible for administering HCL Commerce Search.

Index lifecycle Learn about the index lifecycle in HCL Commerce Search and how Site administrators and business users can play potential roles in updating the search index to meet their business needs.

This information is intended for Site Administrators responsible for administering HCL Commerce Search.

Search relevancy Learn about tuning search relevancy, so that customers can find products more efficiently.

This information is intended for Business Users and Site Administrators who are responsible for influencing search results in starter stores.

Overview:Search term management: Search relevancy configuration:Auto-suggestion:
Search merchandising Learn about merchandising the store catalog so that you can personalize the storefront with content that is more relevant to the target audience.

This information is intended for Business Users who are responsible for influencing search results and product listings to maximize conversion.

Overview:Landing pages:Catalog, Ruled Based Sales Categories, and facet management - Catalog Administrators:Merchandising rules:
Customization Learn about the customization points in HCL Commerce Search and how they can be used in your implementation.

This information is intended for HCL Commerce developers responsible for customizing HCL Commerce Search.

Migration Learn about the capabilities of HCL Commerce Search, and how its functions can be upgraded between Feature Packs.

This information is intended for Site Administrators responsible for migrating their HCL Commerce Search implementation to a newer feature pack.

Performance tuning Learn about how to tune and optimize your HCL Commerce Search implementation to meet your business needs.

This information is intended for Site Administrators responsible for tuning HCL Commerce Search.

Pricing Learn about how to index different pricing models in HCL Commerce search.

This information is intended for Site Administrators responsible for configuring HCL Commerce Search.