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Day: June 23, 2020

BigCommerce unveils Page Builder

BigCommerce announced the release of Page Builder, a drag-and-drop visual design tool that helps merchants quickly build shopping experiences across their online storefront. Now natively available to BigCommerce merchants across all plan types, Page Builder simplifies a brand’s ability to quickly build new and edit existing pages with drag-and-drop blocks of content called widgets—including individual products, carousels, text blocks, branded images and video, promotional banners, buy buttons, blocks of custom HTML and more. BigCommerce merchants leveraging Page Builder can:

  • Get up and running faster with drag-and-drop widgets: Design and launch your commerce site with an easy-to-use drag-and-drop solution for creating and managing page content. 
  • Personalize pages across your online storefront: Brands can change up the look and feel of their store including the homepage, product and category pages, as well as content and cart pages.
  • Preview before publishing and make changes on the fly: Test out new content and preview how pages will appear across different devices before publishing. Merchants can quickly make changes in real-time by accessing Page Builder directly from any live page.
  • Elevate your brand with the Widgets API: Developers can extend what’s possible with Page Builder and create custom applications for shopping experiences using BigCommerce’s Widgets API to inject custom capabilities via HTML, JavaScript and CSS.

MACH Alliance launches to promote “best-of-breed” solutions for digital experience

Commercetools, Contentstack, EPAM Systems and Valtech launched the MACH Alliance, a group of independent, tech companies dedicated to advocating for open technology ecosystems. The Alliance is rooted in the common belief that the interoperability and open architecture of modern software will propel current and future digital experiences. Algolia, Amplience, Cloudinary,, Contentful, E2X, Fluent commerce, Frontastic, Mobify and Vue Storefront have joined as inaugural members, and the Alliance invites like-minded companies to do the same.

The “MACH” namesake, which stands for Microservices based, API-first, Cloud-native SaaS and Headless, is inspired by the supersonic speed at which software ecosystems can better serve enterprises. The MACH Alliance is committed to helping enterprises adopt and adapt agile systems, processes and skills to turn their digital practices into business differentiators. The MACH Alliance will ensure the “best-of-breed” alternative is clear, visible and omni-present, by:

  • Sharing technical knowledge about MACH, and why and when it is better than what a suite can offer.
  • Creating best practices that show organizations how to transition to a MACH architecture.
  • Publishing technical documentation, such as architectural blueprints and other technical content, demonstrating how to integrate MACH technologies.
  • Developing and hosting MACH Alliance events and serving as a collective resource at industry events to demonstrate and educate the industry on the benefits of adopting an open, cloud-native, API first headless architecture technology ecosystem. 

One of the Alliance’s top priorities is to expand its footprint by welcoming like-minded independent technology and services companies to be a part of this open ecosystem technology collaboration.

Nuxeo Content Cloud validated with Amazon S3 Object Lock for SEC Rule 17a-4(f)

Nuxeo announced that Nuxeo Content Cloud, the company’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering, has validated its compliance with the electronic records requirements of Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) Rule 17a-4(f) with Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) Object Lock. SEC Rule 17a-4 is a regulation that has changed compliance expectations around record keeping for the financial services industry. The main objective of the regulation is to ensure records cannot be altered, and that specific records management and retention requirements are met according to legal and audit guidelines. Amazon S3 Object Lock enables enterprises to enforce retention policies as an added layer of data protection or for regulatory compliance for content and data stored in the cloud. Amazon S3 Object Lock has been assessed for SEC Rule 17a-4(f), FINRA Rule 4511, and CFTC Regulation 1.31 by Cohasset Associates, Inc., an independent management consulting firm specializing in records management and information governance.

Alfresco unveils new Claims Content Management solution

Alfresco Software announced the availability of Alfresco Claims Management as a Service offering, which enables insurance companies to access content faster and modernize their claims processes. Companies can create a fully digital claim file to improvs the efficiency of front-line, claims employees by increasing the speed of claims handling and decision-making, as well as the ability to create tailored customer experiences. Having been deployed on-premises for multiple large home and auto, health, workers compensation and other claims processes, the claims solution is now available as a cloud-based, fully managed and hosted service that leverages the core content management services of Alfresco’s Digital Business Platform. Clients can leverage the claims management solution ‘as-a-service’ immediately with minimal configuration and effort for faster ‘time to value’ operations – without the cost and complexity of deploying, managing, and updating the platform themselves.

Capabilities include the centralization of all workflows, insurer details, and supporting multimedia documentation (including video, audio, PDF and office documents) into a single, digital, claim file view to improve the accuracy of claims operations, increases customer retention, and reduces storage and manual handling costs. The claims solution includes high-speed viewing, annotation and redaction functionality as well as side-by-side viewing of documents in a single view. Other features include predefined stamps (approved, rejected, or user-defined…), document manipulation tools (delete, rotate, re-order), geometric annotation tools (arrows, free text, and rectangles), and ‘sticky notes.’

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