Magento has released the newest version of Magento Enterprise Edition 1.14.1 and announced Community Edition 1.9.1.
Here’s a summary of the new capabilities:
Visual merchandising tool for product categories
Magento Enterprise Edition 1.14.1 enables retailers to organize products on category pages dramatically faster and easier. The new drag-and-drop visual merchandising tool lets merchants preview what a category page will look like to shoppers and adjust product positions with the click of a mouse. This lets them test and iterate to create more visually appealing pages and more easily make real-time updates in response to changes in consumer demand and inventory levels.
The visual merchandising tool also saves merchants time when establishing or updating categories. It gives them the ability to bulk-add or remove products, set up rules to automatically assign products to categories, and create dynamic categories (such as “new products” and “on sale items”) that pull in products from other categories based on product attributes.
Other new merchandising features, including the ability to consistently fix “hero” products at the top of a category and automatically sort products according to special rules, help to further optimize category sales.
New “swatch” capabilities empower merchants to show off a broad range of product attributes to boost conversion rates. Richer at-a-glance product information, like available colors, fabrics, and sizes, improves consumer confidence to proceed with their purchase.
Better collaborative support in the Admin Panel
This makes it easier for multiple administrators to make product updates at the same time, without diminishing performance.
Long list of other enhancements
Magento Enterprise Edition 1.14.1 includes over 70 updates to related products, payments, security, and other features as part of our commitment to continually improve product quality.
Updated Google Analytics
Magento Enterprise Edition 1.14.1 has been updated to support Universal Analytics, the new standard for Google Analytics. With this update, merchants can define more custom dimensions and metrics for tracking and gain access to ongoing feature updates that will only be available on Universal Analytics.