Miesięczne archiwum: Sierpień 2017

Release i-systems core 4.6

The needs of the owners of online sales systems are constantly changing. New functionalities are being developed to increase sales and efficiency of internal and external activities of the business. For this reason, i-systems regularly updates the core version of the system. In response to changing e-commerce trends, release 4.6 has been created.

Dictionary Module

The translation module of the online store has been moved to the admin panel, where you can edit the translations into the appropriate language. The way of adding new and editing current translations has been greatly improved. Once downloaded, the translation is cached, saving the time and resources. The solution also helps to keep control of repetitions and eliminates conflicts when updating your store.

Calendar

The Calendar module has been expanded with new functionalities. Now you can add access privileges to groups and users of the calendars. The ability to automatically create calendars has also been added. For the record, the Calendar Module is a place that gathers all dates, associated with a given user, in one place. There can be entered meetings with customers, deadlines for individual tasks, passing deadlines to respond to complaints. With this module you can also track holidays, sick leaves, remote work, reservations of conference rooms, business cars or equipment.

Other solutions within this release

In addition, a discount delegate has been added to the discount policy module, which enables giving discount for product recommendation on Facebook. More about the discount policy module can be read under this link.  

There is also a new solution that allows to combine all the customer orders with the same email address, even without registration in the system database. Orders are assigned to a single account, and after registration, the entire order history, even those submitted before the account was created, is available.

The release is an update of the base version of the e-commerce system, where the new functionalities are regularly added. Thanks to the update, it is possible to develop the system and adapt it to the changing market. It is also possible to update dedicated solutions in subsequent releases.

Newsweek and PWC awards i-systems

The i-systems company was awarded the title of “Innovation Initiator”. The 3rd edition of the competition was held on June 6, 2017 at the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw. The weekly magazine Newsweek Poland is the organizer of the project, and the content partner is – the global audit and advisory company PWC.

The purpose of the event was to distinguish companies for which innovation is the driving force. There were two stages of the competition, during which the jury assessed both achieved market success, internal innovation management, and implemented innovative solutions.

– We always wanted to make shopping on the internet a natural thing, but also fun. A few years ago we decided that we would make all the solutions ourselves. That is why the Innovation Initiator is a special honor for us, which shows that we are moving in the right direction – says Paweł Szewczyk, CMO i-systems


Photo during the Gala of the 2017 Innovation Initiator winners

Photo during the Gala of the 2017 Innovation Initiator winners

The jury appreciated i-systems for a thriving research and development department that creates pioneering e-commerce solutions, which have a real impact on the development of online sales – not only in Poland but also abroad.

The Innovation Initiator 2017 was awarded in three categories: large companies, small and medium enterprises and startups. Alior Bank won in the first category, while in the startup category, the competition jury awarded three more companies. These companies were: Smart Fluid, mReh and Hector24. IDN InDaHash Media Limited was the winner of the startup category. In addition, Business Insider, media patron of the event, has awarded a special prize to G2A company.



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Log server – application in e-commerce

The term „log server” for many people probably sounds quite enigmatic. To fully understand what this term means, you first need to know the meaning of the word “log” itself.

Every service, part of an e-commerce application, such as a store application, particular modules, databases, web server, mail server, or integrations – generates logs. They are created automatically, chronologically and independently of the user. They are saved in text files describing the event.

Individual logs may also have different degrees of detail. A single entry may include: information about the date and time of the event, its type, the name and IP address of the user, download data, and a text description of the event.

The main use of logs is an analysis of the way information systems work. They allow to check server’s performance, detect system malfunctions, as well as create statistics and detect security breaches.

A modern e-commerce system consists of multiple distributed services and components physically located on different servers. This allows scaling of the system, but it has consequences – the logs of the operations are also scattered across multiple servers. Analysis of one problem is therefore extremely time-consuming. The log server cumulates all events in one place with full-text, advanced search engine and analysis tools.

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Thanks to this solution, there is one machine for each system that transfers logs from all servers and provides a unified interface for their viewing. This facilitates the monitoring of the system’s condition. When it is necessary to check or analyze the operation mode of the system, both searching, comparing and graphing takes seconds because the logs are indexed. In the absence of log server, these actions can take several hours. That is why the log server is part of a modern e-commerce server infrastructure.