Broadleaf Commerce, the enterprise open source e-commerce platform provider, is proud to announce the release of version 3.1. As the e-commerce platform for The Container Store and Pep Boys, Broadleaf has been touted for unparalleled scalability and ease of use across both technology and business users. With version 3.1 of the Broadleaf Enterprise Edition, Broadleaf has expanded the cross-team functionality for business users within the admin tool.

“Business users can now schedule advertising campaigns, seasonal product catalog launches, and share multiple sandbox environments with other users. Team members can also submit changes to managers for approval via workflow functionalities, said Brian Polster, President of Broadleaf Commerce. Merchandisers will enjoy the freedom to manage changes without the involvement of IT, and IT teams will appreciate the ability to focus on application development rather than merchandising and content support.”

Broadleafs latest version 3.1 offering also comes with the ability for Customer Service Representatives (CSRs) to browse Broadleaf-powered websites and place orders on behalf of customers, including the ability to override price, tax, and shipping amounts.

“Broadleaf clients continue to focus more on providing the best service possible,” noted Brad Buhl, Director of Marketing & Channel Strategy at Broadleaf. Providing online shopping assistance via phone with the ability to make financial concessions to ensure a great customer experience enables Broadleaf clients to provide an enhanced omni-channel experience.”

Broadleaf v3.1 Enterprise additions include feature sets around Payments and Promotions, Offer and Discount enhancements, Ad Targeting enhancements, Workflow and Approval functionality, Sandbox Environments, and Multi-Tenant capabilities. If a business has specific needs, Broadleaf provides the option to customize freely. Buhl states, It's like what we say around here, ‘Build your platform around your business, not the other way around.’”