Thoughts on technology and innovation
Dawn VanDamme, CEO
Recently ASI released iMIS version 15.2. Many of our clients have been seeing the marketing that ASI has out promoting the 15.2 version, and there are a number of worthy fixes and enhancements in this release.
Aside from the fixes, there is also new functionality for the web. This new functionality requires some explaining from the perspective of iMIS clients already using iMIS eCommerce because it is a completely new approach to that function from ASI.
First, the idea is a good one. The 15.2 eCommerce functionality allows for a more fluid experience by not using the older methodology of having modules be sections of the website. Rather you can pull in various iParts onto the pages of the site where ever you think is best.
There are a few things to keep in mind if you are already using iMIS Public Views or another eCommerce product:
So our take on the 15.2 release right now is:
1. Wait and see, for a bit anyway. Generally we like to recommend new versions after about 3 to 6 months of real use. Let the folks that really need the fixes go for it.
2. For your web eCommerce, it is likely that the iParts would be good for new iMIS clients that do not already have an investment in Public Views. If you are ready for an eCommerce overhall, see my point one above and give it some time before embarking.
If you have been considering iMIS 15.2 feel free to contact NimbleUser to discuss your options. And post any questions you have right here on this blog!