A Commerce System Administrator (refer to ‘Commerce User Management’ for additional information), is able to configure the Commerce application theme and brand the application (using corporate logos, descriptions), configure screens, decide which filters to offer, embed additional links, and more.
After having logged on to the Commerce application, the administrator can access the Commerce Administration application by clicking the following link:
A new browser tab will be opened with the Commerce administration application loaded.
Under ‘Global Settings’, the Commerce administrator can maintain general information such as company name, logos, adjust the theming and control header, and footer information.
In this section, company logos (a color logo and a white logo) a fav logo, as well as company name and a logout page, can be maintained.
Description / Usage
Corporate Color Logo
Used in the navigation bar:
Corporate White Logo
Used only on the landing page with a transparent navigation bar:
In the browser tab:
In the browser tab:
After the user logs out, the Commerce application will redirect to this page (e.g. a corporate website). If left blank, the user will be redirected to the Commerce logon page.
A Commerce administrator can create specific themes to adhere to corporate design. The Commerce application comes with a default theme which can be used to create new themes by copying the existing theme:
If a new theme is desired, the administrator will click on ‘add’ which will load a new theme based on the current selection:
The administrator can provide a name for the theme, adjust the respective colors, and change from a given set of fonts.
By clicking on ‘Apply Theme’ the theme can be applied to the Commerce application:
Results in the Commerce application:
The header navigation allows you to customize navigational links in Commerce. External applications can also be embedded using iFrames by completing the following steps:
- Click on 'Add' to create a new navigation entry and use the localization feature to provide a name for the entry itself:
- Inside the newly created entry, the administrator can decide whether upon clicking the link the user should be taken to 1) a URL (inside the current or in a new browser tab; iFrame toggle switch 'no / false') or 2) a new page with an embedded application (iFrame toggle switch 'yes / true'):
- For embedded iFrames, the mode and dimensions control the size of the iFrame which will hold the embedded application. Available options are
- Left Aligned
- Right Aligned
- The URL parameter defines the link to the site / application that should be embedded or that the user should be taken to (i.e. when the iFrame toggle switch is set to 'no / false').
These sequence of how they appear in the navigation bar can be altered by dragging and dropping the respective lines:
The labels can be changed and localized by clicking on the respective button as shown in the screenshot below:
You will then be brought to a localisation window as shown in the screenshot below:
For the navigational links for Spare Parts and Consumables, the administrator can make an additional configuration which is to assign specific product categories to the links. E.g. in the following figure, the two (2) product categories have been assigned to Consumables:
By clicking the ‘Add’ button in the above figure, the system will prompt the administrator to set from existing product categories:
After selecting a category and saving, the following configuration is saved:
When launching the Commerce application again and clicking on the link for Consumables, the user will be shown the three (3) categories:
If this configuration was not done, the user would directly be prompted with the following screen by clicking on Consumables:
In the above images, since no product categories were added to the Consumables navigational link, the user is directed to the screen showing the entire product hierarchy alongside with the respective product filters.
Footer information is structured into the following sections:
Address and Contact Information:
Social Media Links:
The sequence of the links can change by dragging and dropping the respective table row. For additional links, the administrator can decide whether they should open in the current browser tab or in a new one. Localization options are available as well.
The footer in the Commerce application looks like this (when configured):
In this section, the administrator can specify an image that is rendered on the login screen:
This image is used here on the login page:
Landing Page Banners
The administrator can maintain multiple landing page banners that render in a slide show on the homepage of the Commerce application:
In the respective administrator setting, these banners can be maintained:
The following figure shows the impact of the different fields and settings that can be maintained here:
Available product filters can be maintained here:
If removed / unchecked, the respective filters won’t be available on the product search pages. Refer to the following sections for additional information: