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IBM Management Center for WebSphere Commerce

The IBM Management Center for WebSphere Commerce, or Management Center, is a suite of tools to support store management, merchandising and marketing tasks for business users (Sellers, Marketing Managers, Product Managers, Catalog Managers and others).

Other business user roles, such as Customer Service Representatives, use WebSphere Commerce Accelerator to perform business operations, such as managing stores, inventory, fulfillment, orders, returns, payments, and auctions.

Access the tools from the Management Center menu:
WebSphere Commerce v7.0.0.0

Management Center menu
Feature Pack 1

Management Center Tools menu with workspaces enabled
Feature Pack 2

Management Center Tools menu with workspaces enabled
Each tool displays in its own tab within the Management Center:
WebSphere Commerce v7.0.0.0

Management Center tool tabs
Feature Pack 1

Management Center tool tabs
Feature Pack 2

Management Center tool tabs
To switch between each tool, click the appropriate tab.

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Manage catalogs and merchandise Catalogs tool

  • Create and manage master and sales catalogs, including defining categories, creating products and SKUs, categorizing SKUs, and bundling SKUs
  • Enrich and manage product content, and create merchandising associations
  • Feature Pack 2 Create, restore, view, and delete versions of catalog objects (sales catalog, category, and catalog entries).

Manage promotions Promotions tool

  • Create and manage promotions for the merchandise
  • Review and manage promotions

Manage marketing campaigns Marketing tool

  • Design creative marketing campaigns containing Web and e-mail activities
  • Create experiments to test the campaign activities' effectiveness
  • Create and manage marketing content
  • Define the flow of marketing activities
  • Review and manage marketing activities

Manage assets Assets tool

  • Browse attachments, managed files, and managed directories
  • Create, change, and delete attachments
  • Create, change, and delete managed files
  • Create and delete managed directories
  • Upload files, such as product images and marketing content.

Feature Pack 1 Managing installment rules Installments tool

  • Create installment rules to offer customers different installment payment options when they purchase items from the store catalog
  • Review how installment rules are scheduled in relation to one another in a calendar tool
  • Review the list of active and inactive installment rules
  • Activate and deactivate installment rules
  • Update installment rules
  • Delete installment rules

Feature Pack 2 Managing stores Store Management tool

  • Update store profile information such as the name or description of a store, contact information, store location, and supported languages and currencies.
  • Change the style of a store, including the store layout and color.
  • Specify the functions that are available in the store, such as which optional fields to display on store pages.
  • View the changes in the store.
  • Open or close a store.

Feature Pack 2 Managing catalog filters, price lists, and price rules Catalog Filter and Pricing tool

  • Create, and manage catalog filters.
  • Create and manage price lists and price rules.
  • Upload catalog filters.
  • Upload price lists.

Manage tasks Tasks tool

  • Manage content within a workspace by selecting tasks, managing content within tasks, adding comments, and approving or rejecting tasks
  • Work on assigned tasks, complete tasks, and submit tasks for approval

Related tasks

Enable the Management Center

Disable the Management Center

Enable Management Center marketing features

Use the Management Center

Plan to use Management Center

Prepare to use Management Center

Related reference

Management Center keyboard shortcuts

Migrate from WebSphere Commerce Accelerator to Management Center


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