Broadleaf Commerce Announces Release of Version 2.0 of the Enterprise Open Source eCommerce Platform
New Demo Site and Streamlined "Getting Started" Approach Help Developers Build Solutions Quickly
DALLAS, TEXAS, USA (08/02/2012) - Broadleaf Commerce, an open source eCommerce company, is pleased to announce the release of Version 2.0 of its enterprise open source eCommerce platform. The release is coupled with a new demo site named The Heat Clinic that can be used as the starting point for a Broadleaf Commerce implementation. The release includes updated documentation and a streamlined "getting started" approach that will help developers get up and running quickly, allowing them to focus on building their custom solution.
"The Broadleaf Commerce team incorporated many lessons learned over the last few years into Version 2.0. We made a number of architecture and usability improvements that include making it easier to get started and use Broadleaf Commerce," said Brian Polster, President, Broadleaf Commerce. "We encourage all customers that are just starting their project or those that are new to Broadleaf Commerce to start using version 2.0 immediately. For those well into development cycles, we are working on a detailed migration guide from 1.6.x to 2.0."
Notable Enhancements Include
- Product Bundles - Bundled products allow users to specify multiple products to be sold together at a discounted price. Auto-bundling is included so customers can add products one at a time and automatically qualify for the bundle pricing if the correct number of units are added.
- Product Options - Administration of products with variations is supported. For example, a product might include size and color options. Users can vary price and images depending upon the product options.
- Fulfillment Model - The banded shipping modules have been expanded and are now more flexible making it easy for custom fulfillment scenarios to be introduced to the framework.
- Cart Operations Workflows - Set of hooks for managing custom workflows have been added for clients who need to introduce custom business rules into the add-to-cart (and similar) operations.
- Additional Payment Providers - Support for Authorize.net, Paypal, and Braintree have been added.
- Payment Provider Integration - Integration with payment providers has been simplified. Users can follow the recipe in Broadleaf Commerce's documentation for the appropriate payment provider.
- Templating - Examples for building rich, Ajax driven UIs are available with the new Broadleaf Commerce demo. Thymeleaf is the templating engine for pages and emails, giving users improved support for HTML5 and additional options for UI presentation.
- Mobile/Tablet Support - Examples for building a responsively designed site utilizing Broadleaf Commerce are included in the new demo.
- REST API - Broadleaf Commerce functionality can be exposed via a REST API.
About Broadleaf Commerce, LLC
Broadleaf Commerce, LLC is a privately held company committed to developing and supporting an open source alternative for enterprise eCommerce. It is the first company to develop an open source, enterprise-ready eCommerce solution using the widely adopted Spring Framework, which is the leading platform to build and run enterprise Java applications. Companies using Broadleaf Commerce are able to improve efficiency, capitalize on competitive advantages, and increase revenue. The open source business model yields a product that is superior to others for a fraction of the cost and is designed for customization.