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Sitecore DX Announcement: XM Cloud Plus – Bundling Core Digital Experience Capabilities

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In the biggest announcement made at the latest Sitecore DX event held in Minneapolis, Sitecore introduced its first composable product bundle, XM Cloud Plus. As partners of Sitecore, we are excited to share our perspective on this exciting development, providing context and insights into how this offering aligns with Sitecore’s go-to-market approach.

XM Cloud Plus: A Bundle of Excellence

XM Cloud Plus is a comprehensive bundle that brings together five of Sitecore’s composable products to empower organizations with unparalleled digital experience management capabilities. This bundle is designed to provide not only feature parity with its Platform DXP offering, Sitecore XP, but also provide clients access to advanced composable capabilities that.

Xm Cloud Plus Components

The Components of XM Cloud Plus

Let’s explore the key components of this remarkable offering:

XM Cloud: At its core, XM Cloud serves as a robust and scalable enterprise grade content management platform, ensuring high performance, security, and scalability. It forms the foundation upon which exceptional digital experiences are built.

Sitecore Personalize: Personalization is the cornerstone of effective customer engagement. Sitecore Personalize provides data driven decision personalization and optimization tools to deliver tailored content and experiences to individual users, significantly enhancing engagement and conversion rates.

Sitecore CDP (Customer Data Platform): In the era of data-driven decision-making, Sitecore CDP aggregates and analyzes customer data from various sources, providing a 360-degree view of customer interactions. This valuable insight enables more personalized marketing campaigns and deeper customer relationships.

Sitecore Search: Sitecore Search equips organizations with advanced search capabilities, including personalization, content recommendations, search analytics and easy integration into your web experiences. It ensures that users find the information they seek swiftly and effortlessly, improving overall user experiences.

Sitecore Connect: Integration is the linchpin of a seamless digital ecosystem. Sitecore Connect simplifies the process of integrating Sitecore environments with other critical systems, such as CRM and ERP, facilitating data synchronization and workflow automation using a low code recipe-based approach with a large library of out of the box connectors.


The Strategic Approach: Aligning with Sitecore’s Vision

XM Cloud Plus represents not only a bundle of products but a strategic initiative that aligns with Sitecore’s vision for the future of digital experience management. This approach brings Sitecore’s product teams together to work collaboratively and cohesively, with a focus on developing features that seamlessly integrate and provide enhanced value when used together.

Clients who already have one of the bundled products may be able to upgrade their licensing contract to the full bundle to take advantage of the discounted fees and additional capabilities. If you rather not move the bundle, you can continue to use the products you have, or even create your own bundle with the products that meet your needs. As these products improve with additional features that make them easier to use together, you will get the benefits whether you own the bundle or a subset of these bundled products.


Perficient: Pioneering Innovation with Sitecore

As a trusted partner of Sitecore, Perficient has been at the forefront of innovation within the Sitecore ecosystem. Long before the unveiling of Sitecore DX XM Cloud Plus, we’ve been actively pioneering solutions and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with Sitecore’s composable products.

Our commitment to innovation is evident in our pioneering work on headless migrations, facilitating seamless transitions to the powerful XM Cloud platform. We understand the significance of this migration in unlocking the potential of XM Cloud Plus for our clients, and we’ve been working diligently to ensure a smooth and efficient transition.

In addition, we’ve invested significant effort into building robust tooling around Sitecore Personalize and CDP. This proactive approach allows us to harness the full potential of these solutions, providing our clients with tailored, data-driven strategies that enhance user engagement and drive conversions.

Our expertise extends to Sitecore Search and Sitecore Connect as well. We’ve delved deep into these components, honing our skills to offer clients top-tier services. Perficient understands that the integration capabilities provided by Sitecore Connect and the advanced search features of Sitecore Search are essential for a seamless digital experience, and we’re well-equipped to harness their power for our clients’ benefit.

In essence, Perficient has been actively innovating within the Sitecore ecosystem, ensuring that we are primed and ready to leverage the full capabilities of XM Cloud Plus for our clients. Our experience, expertise, and dedication to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with these tools position us as a trusted partner for organizations looking to unlock the full potential of digital experience management.


What to Expect Next

With the launch of XM Cloud Plus, businesses can anticipate a roadmap filled with continuous innovation. Sitecore’s product teams are committed to delivering enhancements and synergies that will keep clients’ digital strategies at the forefront of industry trends. Perficient is well positioned to support those strategies with its deep product expertise across the bundle as well as end to end digital and industry capabilities.

In conclusion, XM Cloud Plus is a testament to Sitecore’s dedication to empowering organizations to deliver exceptional digital experiences. As partners aligned with Sitecore’s vision, we look forward to supporting our clients on this exciting journey. The future of digital is here, and it’s more promising than ever.

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David San Filippo, Principal

David is the Prinicpal of the Sitecore and Optimizely practice at Perficient, David estimates, architects and delivers digital marketing solutions at scale on the Sitecore Platform. A 4X Sitecore Technology MVP, David has written articles for MSDN Magazine and the Microsoft Architecture Journal. He has spoken at Sitecore Symposium, Sitecore Virtual Developer Day, user group meetings and code camps.

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