Introducing eZ Publish Platform 5.1
The eZ Publish Platform 5.1 is designed to build, manage and run demanding websites and mobile channels collaboratively and meet the underlying business challenges. Beyond the traditional content management part which is needed to succeed, it has the ability to deliver tailored and personalized content to different audiences (customers, partners, employees...), offers measurement tools to track and adapt to user behaviors. It also bring optimization capabilities as well as nurturing and campaigning tool to increase conversion rates and efficiency and maximize engagement. The eZ Publish Platform offers a whole platform for organizations to build compelling content-driven digital experiences, covering the whole Create Deliver Optimize process.
This new release of the platform offers a range of interesting benefits for all involved in the making of a customer experience (CXM) or content management (CMS) project.
Cutting edge web stack and full-featured REST API for more agility, performance and interoperability
eZ Publish Platform 5.1 is based on a dual kernel approach where the legacy system is used for the editorial user interfaces, the content repository and all the power of the full-featured content management system while the new stack add on top of this a complete set of APIs (REST and PHP) as well as a brand new web framework based on Symfony2. eZ has closely collaborated with Sensiolabs, the developers of Symfony, in order to be able to offer additional support on the Symfony stack.
For more information, a full list of the improvements, bug fixes and new features brought to the eZ Publish core platform is available in the release notes.
Best-in-class at backwards compatibility
While eZ Publish 5 includes a brand new architecture with many benefits, it also fully support and rely on the old architecture, we call “Legacy”. The Legacy System is still a core component of the version 5. Existing eZ Publish users can benefit of version 5.1 at very low cost, being sure the “old way” of doing things is still possible. For instance using the old templating system or older extensions.
A more integrated platform approach for business to build digital experience
eZ Publish Platform 5.1 brings a few significant step forward to its main components related to the customer experience (CXM): eZ Marketing Automation, eZ Recommendation service, eZ Liveviewer 2, eZ odoscope has also been improved with a lot of usability and performance enhancement
eZ Publish Cloud for better time to market and total cost of ownership
With eZ Publish Platform 5.1, the cloud deployment service is now integrated as a core component of the platform subscription itself. When a customer subscribes to the eZ Publish Platform today, they also get access to a cloud environment, ready for deployment as part of the service. Charges are then only incurred for the usage of the infrastructure.