ATG 10 Available

21 12 2010

ATG 10 is now available for download. The product documentation and software distribution can be downloaded from the customer care section of ATG.com. This release of the product is ATG’s most significant release to date.

ATG 10 adds a number of notable new features to the offering you’ll want to check out. The list below is only a brief introduction to some of the new features that ATG 10 brings so be sure to check out the latest information on both the ATG Community and ATG.com.

Here’s a short list of the key enhancements and new features in ATG 10.

  • Unified Multi-Site architecture
  • Multi-Site Administrations tools
  • Enhanced Merchandising tools
  • Promotions engine and template driven promotions wizard
  • Enhanced Reference Store

Finally take a look at the latest version of the ATG Business Intelligence and Analytics catalyst asset on the ATG Community site. It was recently updated to support ATG 10 and contains some exciting new features listed below as well.

  • Added support for ATG 10.0
  • Two new performance dashboards. Discover ‘how’ the business performing at a glance.
    • Promotions Performance Dashboard: Analyze how promotions affect your bottom line
    • Customer Analytics Dashboard: Better understand the mix of customers and segment behavior.
  • Easy to consume. Installs in minutes in existing ACI 9.1 or ACI 10.0 environment.
  • Sample data set allowing one to experiment with report and dashboard ideas.
  • Improved content navigation: drill down to gain deeper insight or drill across to view different perspectives.

Any feedback you might have on ATG 10 would be greatly appreciated. Please post your comments to the ATG Community.





ATG Business Intelligence and Analytics – Screenshots

31 03 2010

Here are some screen shots of the ATG Business Intelligence and Analytics catalyst asset for those who would like to see some of the dashboards that are included in the asset. For detailed information about the asset and information on how to download this asset use the following link.

https://community.atg.com/docs/DOC-1799

Each of these three  dashboards was developed using Report Studios professional authoring mode.  It probably took me more time thinking about what content to include on the dashboards then anything else. But once I knew what content made the most sense the development went rather smoothly. I guess it goes to show you that sometimes the hardest part of developing reports/dashboards is figuring out what content to include and how best to represent it (ie text, graph).

One of the other greatest things about using a tool like Report Studio is that you can rapidly develop a prototype for what you want to show and get immediate feedback. Then turn around and make adjustments to your design and get more feedback. In other words it a great tool to use for agile development. And thanks to all of you the provide valuable feedback!

One of my favorite things about these dashboard is the uses of conditional formatting to draw the consumers eye towards the problem areas. As you can see from the screen shots ones eye is immediately drawn to the ares which are under-performing because the format of the data is altered. Usually by changing the color. In someplace the color intensifies from yellow to a bright red as a function of  the change in magnitude of a particular KPI . You can see this in particular on the Sales Performance Dashboard for example.

And now the screen shots (click-to enlarge):

Sales Performance DashboardProduct Performance DashboardSite Performance Dashboard