Merchants leveraging Adobe Commerce Cloud need to be preparing for the Magento 2.4.4 release (Adobe Commerce Cloud 2.4.4). Available starting in March, this upgrade includes a robust feature set, addresses security vulnerabilities, significantly improves site performance, and offers easier overall maintenance. With End-of-Life (EOL) dates approaching for both the 2.3 line and versions 2.4.0 to 2.4.3 in 2022, it is important to upgrade to version 2.4.4 or higher by November 2022.
Did you know that site search bars are one of the most used features by shoppers? A poor-performing site search is also one of the biggest reasons shoppers leave a site. With the upgrade to Adobe Commerce Cloud 2.4.4, merchants will now be able to integrate with Adobe Live Search using Adobe Sensei.
Live Search from Adobe Commerce delivers better site search experiences and allows merchants more control to optimize that experience. Powered by Adobe Sensei, Live Search uses artificial intelligence and machine-learning algorithms to perform a deep analysis of aggregated visitor data. This means merchants can create richer search experiences, more relevant to the individual shopper, all with simplified back-end management. This feature is available on Adobe Commerce 2.4.4 at no additional charge.
Adobe Commerce 2.4.4 also brings features that serve to support an improved customer checkout experience.
Adobe Commerce Cloud 2.4.4 makes it easier to launch, update, and manage your site.
Several features to take note of:
At the end of the day, month, even quarter running outdated eCommerce software is more costly then upgrading and can have a lasting impact on the business. Regular platform upgrades ultimately require less overall effort than infrequent upgrades which quickly become a more involved, costly process. Upgrades bring the opportunity to offer innovative, time-saving features to your customers along with security and performance improvements while ensuring PCI compliance.
If you need guidance preparing your site upgrade to Adobe Commerce 2.4.4, contact the experts at Echidna to start a conversation. As an Adobe Commerce Cloud partner with over a decade of experience working on the Magento platform, our team can help ensure you have a stable foundation on which to build to begin preparing for the upgrade and take you through the process with best practices.