Evance 3.1 launches December 2011
This release has been all about improving product management. We've completely redeveloped the UI to make life easier!
The new product category manager has drag and drop ordering of both products and categories making life so much easier...and
True WYSIWYG Editing
We've unleashed the advanced editing capabilities of Evance's new CMS software onto products and categories. So the enjoyment
content authors have experienced whilst editing CMS pages within a true WYSIWYG environment can now be enjoyed
by product managers too.
Better category defaults
In the previous version of Evance managing the default product order of your store wasn't quite as clear cut as you wanted.
So we've changed the default options to be clearer. Oh, and we've added a few more options to the drop-down whilst
we were at it.
Product status icons
It wasn't always easy to see the current status of your products. So we've redeveloped product search to include images,
pricing and introduced a new set of status icons to quickly convey the status of each product. Rolling your mouse
over each icon gives you a tool-tip of the precise status.
Faster, better & more accurate product searches
in a sexier User Interface Experience (UIX)
Product search now returns more information to product managers,
making product management a more enjoyable experience.
Easily establish your stock position
Product search hasn't just been redeveloped to look prettier...although it is. We designed it to be clearer and also
more functional. Product managers can now filter search results by status and stock position. For example you
can filter all active products with low stock levels - wow that was so much easier!
Editing specifications had become a bit of a bind. So we've redeveloped the product specification system to make your life
easier. Editing specifications is now faster, clearer and more intuitive than in previous versions by implementing
combo fields to select existing values or add new ones on the fly.
Pricing as you intend it
Many of you had expressed confusion over how pricing worked in Evance. Including VAT and excluding VAT wasn't always as clear
as it should have been so we've completely rethought the pricing architecture of Evance. We haven't just changed
the field labels, there's some serious architectural changes that make life better.
Easier variant management
We knew product variants needed work doing to it and now we've done it. Managing stock controlled product variants is now
so much easier than in the previous version. You'll notice that the Product Pools menu item has disappeared.
Pools no longer exist as such and product Variant such as colour are now managed directly from product profiles.
Simpler multi-image management
We've harnessed the power of the new CMS media library within the product manager to make uploading multiple images to products
as simple as we could. Select multiple images from your PC, upload, job done! Evance automatically crops and
sizes the images for you - no need to worry about maintaining different product image sizes.
Plus, a whole lot more
Wow, 3.1 has been a great improvement on the product manager, but there have been a whole load of other improvements we've
not mentioned. If you're an Evance subscriber you'll be getting these updates very soon. And then, we'll be working
on Evance 3.2 - Order Desk redesign.