This is a SECOND part of the 3-hour presentation given by Rauf Aliev (EPAM SAP hybris Solution Architect) in SAP Moscow on Sep 29, 2017.

In this video, I explain the details of the project of e-commerce search optimization project as well as the details of the software components developed for this purpose.  Using the approach from the video, you will be able to detect the issues with the search configuration, identify the weak points and bottlenecks of your search system, calculate search KPIs for your system and compare the search KPIs before and after the change.

The video is available both in English (voice-over + subtitles) and Russian (original).

This is a first part of my 3-hour presentation in SAP Moscow on Sep 29, 2017.

In this introductory video, I tell about hybris development in the simple, concise and clear way. No special technical background is required. The presentation is about the technologies under the hood as well as the requirements for the team to support and develop your SAP hybris system.

The video is available in Russian (original) and in English (translated). The latter has subtitles to let you watch it without turning the sound on. The slides are also available for download.

On August, 30 SAP announced a new version of hybris Commerce, Release 6.5. The detailed information about the new features and changes of the release is published on hybris wiki. However, the official releases are often filled primarily with marketing highlights, so I decided to quickly analyze the data from the documentation portal to reveal important changes possibly not mentioned in the official release notes.

Wish Lists (WLs) are collections of desired products saved by customers to their user account. Offering WLs is an effective way to reduce shopping cart abandonment and boosting sales. This feature gives customers the way to remind themselves of a product and also help merchants to measure  interest to it. WL sharing to friends, colleagues, etc. expands the shop audience. This concept is widely used by e-merchants and generally included into a default set of e-commerce functionality.

In SAP Hybris Commerce, the requests for the SOLR search engine are created by Query Builders. Simply put, these components convert the user queries to SOLR queries. Certainly, it is not possible to explain the search results if you don’t know what SOLR request was generated and why it contains particular conditions in the particular form.   Unfortunately, the official documentation is very sparse and lack of examples. This article explains the differences between available query builders. You will also find a good compliment to one of the previous articles about the search relevancy. 

In this article, Sergei shares his experience with Spring Integration in the clustered environment. Spring Integration requires special configuration to avoid the concurrency issues. The article explains how this configuration can be done within SAP hybris Commerce.

A synonym is a word having the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or other words in a language. In any search engine, handling synonyms is very important. In SAP Hybris Commerce, synonyms are handled by Apache SOLR, the built-in search engine. The phrase search gives the product a higher position in the search results if any of the product attributes configured as searchable contain the whole user query. 

In this article, I present my PoC that demonstrates the better synonym handling and enhanced phrase search in hybris.