On December 31st, 2018, mainstream support for Sitecore 8.0 and 8.1 came to an end. Earlier versions, including Sitecore 7.2 and 7.5 have already reached their support cessation dates. With no further developments, you could be at risk of running unsupported software
On December 31st, 2018, mainstream support for Sitecore 8.0 and 8.1 came to an end. Earlier versions, including Sitecore 7.2 and 7.5 have already reached their support cessation dates. With no further developments, you could be at risk of running unsupported software.
What does this mean? Not only could you run into problems with production incidents and unexpected behaviour, but more crucially, you are no longer protected with security fixes.
If you already have an ongoing support and maintenance agreement with Sitecore, you are entitled to upgrade to the latest version of the software at no additional cost. By upgrading to Sitecore 9, you can rebuild and refresh your Sitecore solution, providing you with the opportunity to maximise efficiency and enhance usability throughout your website.
With the latest fully supported version of the platform, you are protected from security issues and can take advantage of a number of powerful new features:
Smart omni-channel campaign manager: It’s essential for a customers’ online experience to be as integrated and user-friendly as possible. Sitecore campaigns do just this – it acts as a single point for omni-channel marketing helping you take charge of your campaigns across all platforms.
Integrated email system:Having both your CMS and customer database in one place makes for a good email marketing platform enabling you to create personalised segmented campaigns resulting in a higher ROI
Better forms experience: Experience Forms feature a simplified and redesigned UI making creating forms a much easier experience. It allows for the collection of quality data from nurture or follow-up emails at scale
The upgrade to Sitecore Version 9 was straightforward and trouble free. We conducted detailed planning with the Nemetos team and the upgrade was completed on time and within budget. After the upgrade, the performance of the website has improved and Sitecore feels much faster to work with, particularly when using the various editors and performing day-to-day operations. Publishing is faster, and changes are visible straight away. We are delighted with the outcome and we are now well positioned to take advantage of some of the features of version 9
Nemetos is a Certified Sitecore Partner and has been implementing Sitecore solutions for over ten years and has delivered hundreds of websites. As experienced Sitecore developers, we are able to provide a range of upgrade support options from taking full ownership of the upgrade to supporting and advising our clients’ internal teams to deliver the upgrade.