Sitecore, winner of both our People's Choice and Critic's Choice awards for Best Enterprise CMS , have recently acquired .NET Ecommerce solution, Commerce Server . This new purchase, shows how quickly Sitecore has been able to respond to calls within the industry to offer fully integrated all-in-one solutions to customers.
Commerceserver.net offers a powerful platform that is sure to integrate nicely with the Sitecore family of products, namely their Customer Experience Platform. To learn more about what Commerceserver.net offers, check out their product overview here: http://commerceserver.net/Product%20Overview/
E-commerce functionality is critical to delivering relevant, personalized experiences for online shoppers, yet current CMS solutions offer poor or non-existent e-commerce integration. The acquisition of commerceserver.net by Sitecore is great news for customers because it introduces a rich level of integration between commerce, content, and digital marketing that has not been achieved by any other vendor. It will also provide a compelling .NET choice for enterprise customers while ensuring a strong and viable future for Commerce Server technology to its sizeable install base. - Ryan Donovan, President, Commerce Server
From the Sitecore announcement:
Industry analysts have repeatedly highlighted the need for online retailers to adopt a holistic approach to their operations, taking full account of the overall customer experience. We understand that at Sitecore, it’s the philosophy behind our Customer Experience Platform. The addition of Commerce Server’s enterprise grade e-commerce capabilities means that we can quickly move to a position of leadership in this space to complement our successes and leadership in content management and customer experience.
From our standpoint here at CMS Critic, we see this as a positive change reflecting the need for solid integrations within CMS suites and platforms. Sitecore has made some significant strides this year and we are looking forward to seeing what 2014 brings to the CMS market.