Magento Enterprise Edition 1.14.1 now available
Many businesses seek out the latest and greatest technology. Emerging systems with upgrades and new capabilities give company users an edge over the rest of the industry – including their competitors. In this spirit, we'd like to introduce Magento Enterprise Edition 1.14.1, the latest version available.
Magento has been the leading e-commerce platform for a number of years now, and this latest instance builds upon that reputation. Enterprise Edition 1.14.1 contains several updates and features not available in the past, and these can make all the difference when it comes to a brand's online presence. Let's take a look at what's new in Magento EE 1.14.1:
"Magento Enterprise Edition 1.14.1 contains several updates and features not available in the past, and these can make all the difference when it comes to a brand's online presence."
Product organization: Visual Merchandiser
Just one of the updates in the new Magento Enterprise Edition is its Visual Merchandiser tool, which enables administrators to more easily and efficiently organize the offerings included across all category pages. Users can simply drag and drop products to feature more popular items toward the top of category pages, creating a mockup of what the finished page will look like. This tool also enables users to access essential pricing and inventory information to help make the best decisions about merchandise.
Go mobile: Responsive design improvements
The new Magento EE also features improvements to its responsive design capabilities, making it easier than ever to create a robust website that is fully functional on mobile platforms. Now, users are able to utilize all the core Magento features in the responsive design reference theme, such as gift registries, downloadable offerings, multiple wish lists and private sales. This means the mobile-friendly site is just as useful and valuable as the desktop site, and mobile users need not deal with watered-down versions that don't provide the same capabilities.
Performance and security: MySQL 5.6 and PHP 5.5
The updated Magento platform includes new technology that will enhance users' website performance and security through support for MySQL 5.6 and PHP 5.5. With MySQL 5.6 in place, websites experience faster speed and increased scalability, as well as improved debugging tools and less memory usage on the database server. PHP 5.5 helps ensure that code updates are rolled out to enhance a website's overall security.
Diagnostic resolutions: Magento EE System Reports
In addition, version 1.14.1 includes administrative access to detailed installation reports, which can help support teams streamline the process of diagnosing and addressing any issues. The reports include a wealth of information, including that related to Apache, MySQL settings, PHP extensions and database statuses.
Overall improvements: By the numbers
Clearly, Magento Enterprise Edition 1.14.1 has a lot to offer current users, as well as those new to the Magento platform. But don't just take our word for it. Magento recently completed a series of benchmark tests carried out by third-party system integrator Zynovo which illustrate just how much faster, more efficient and more valuable this version of Magento is compared to past iterations.
According to these tests, Magento EE 1.14.1 brings considerable speed to the table, including up to 44 percent faster home pages, up to 47 percent faster checkout pages and 48 percent faster simple product pages.
This version is also much easier on CPU use, utilizing the application server in a much more superior way. Enterprise Edition 1.14.1 has a 43 percent lower CPU utilization than the 1.14.0 edition, as well as a 37 percent lower usage than the 1.13.1 version. While CPU utilization may not seem all that impactful, Magento noted that this can translate to considerable money savings for retailers, as they are able to handle increasing amounts of Web traffic within their existing infrastructure.
To find out more or upgrade to Magento Enterprise Edition 1.14.1, contact Simple Helix today.