Identifying Sitecore Reporting discrepancies with Google Analytics

From time to time I get asked why metrics within Sitecore’s reporting differ to what is being seen in Google Analytics. Most often its due to Sitecore’s tracking happening server side vs GA’s tracking happening client side. But on occasion it can be due to 3rd party monitoring. This post is going to outline some… Continue reading Identifying Sitecore Reporting discrepancies with Google Analytics

Getting around Sitecore Experience Database with a focus on available data to create rich customer experiences

This post is going to form part of a series aimed to walking through some Sitecore technical marketing concepts, how to leverage them from a commerce perspective with the ultimate goal to enable rich and immersive customer experiences. What is xDB Sitecore’s Experience Database, xDB for short, is Sitecore’s central data repository for the entire… Continue reading Getting around Sitecore Experience Database with a focus on available data to create rich customer experiences

Migrating Microsoft Commerce Server Passwords to Sitecore (Microsoft ASP.NET Membership Provider)

A few years ago (back in 2013) before Sitecore took ownership of Microsoft Commerce Server I had to migrate users from a pure Commerce Server implementation into Sitecore. I was pretty easy to do, took about a day to figure things out from what I remember. Here is a small POC I produced at the… Continue reading Migrating Microsoft Commerce Server Passwords to Sitecore (Microsoft ASP.NET Membership Provider)

Sitecore Commerce–How to add encrypted properties for profiles (SCpbCS 8.1)

I’m using the latest Sitecore Reference Storefront available from Github for this walk through: https://github.com/Sitecore/Reference-Storefront/releases/tag/8.1.478.2 Sitecore Commerce Server supports asymmetric encryption and one-way hashing to enable the encryption of profile properties. One-way hashing is used typically for passwords. Once a string is hashed, we should not be able to get back to the original string… Continue reading Sitecore Commerce–How to add encrypted properties for profiles (SCpbCS 8.1)

Sitecore Commerce powered by Commerce Server 8.1 – Developer Machine Installation Guide

This guide is aimed at complementing the Sitecore Reference Storefront Quick Setup Guide which is primarily used to setup local developer machines and used in our training sessions. It goes through a lot of the pre-setup required. Ensure your computer matches these system requirements: http://commercesdn.sitecore.net/SCpbCS81/SitecoreCommerceConnectGuide/en-us/index.html#Concepts/c_SystemRequirements.html This guide does not cover the installation of SQL Server… Continue reading Sitecore Commerce powered by Commerce Server 8.1 – Developer Machine Installation Guide

Sitecore Commerce, enabling click and collect

I’ve been working with a large retailer to enable click and collect. Here is one approach to implement click and collect within Sitecore Commerce. Like with most things there are many ways to approach this and each customer will have their own unique requirements which need to be factored in. For those not familiar with… Continue reading Sitecore Commerce, enabling click and collect