Oro announced the release of OroCommerce 4.2, the latest version of its flagship eCommerce platform, and builds on the success of Version 4.1. It adds a slew of new features designed to maintain Oro’s commitment to its customers, partners, developers, and end-users by delivering better and more intuitive B2B eCommerce experiences.
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Key upgrades include a revamped shopping list interface allowing B2B buyers to compile, review, and place large orders with complex configurations. The streamlined ordering and checkout process also boosts back-office efficiency and productivity for manufacturers and distributors, allowing staff to respond to RFQs and manage customer orders quickly.
OroCommerce 4.2 is also faster than ever, with significant gains in browser loading and processing speeds, allowing everyone from site managers to end-users to easily manage shopping lists featuring thousands of items.
Content editing and previewing get a big upgrade in the new release. Customers can maintain multiple websites under a single OroCommerce instance, and preview changes for specific store sites. The new preview function also offers localized and personalized websites aimed at customer groups by geography or individual consumers.
Other new features include an OroCommerce-powered storefront boasting full compliance with web accessibility requirements (ADA and WCAG). To anticipate every customer’s needs, text elements are now more readable and buttons more intuitive to use, and storefronts include support for voice readers and keyboard navigation.
Finally, new OroCommerce API resources make it simpler for developers to test applications, with performance optimized for new authentication options and improved integration connectors performance. Dev teams can also look forward to increased stability: the long-term support (LTS) version will be actively maintained for 18 months after the release, and security fixes will be released for 18 additional months.
“Driven by our embrace of open-source technology and feedback from our global community of users, OroCommerce 4.2 represents an important step forward for B2B digital commerce. These powerful, customer-focused, and performance-enhancing improvements keep OroCommerce at the forefront of B2B eCommerce and cement its reputation as a must-have B2B digital commerce technology.”Dima Soroka, CTO at Oro, Inc.
Oro to Hold Webinar on March to Demo New Release
Oro is holding a live demonstration of OroCommerce 4.2 on Tuesday, March 2, to give users a firsthand look at the major upgrades and new features. Oro leadership will walk attendees through the major innovations in the B2B buyer experience and address the needs of OroCommerce customers, developers and integrators, business owners and C-level executives, and IT executives and managers.
OroCommerce is part of a suite of B2B focused open-source commerce applications by Oro, Inc. that also includes OroPlatform and OroCRM. The company’s founders previously founded the popular Magento Commerce platform.
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