Keep your platform up-to-date to ensure access to new features and fixes.
Plan your strategy.
Every release since Sitecore 6 in 2008 has built on our core strength in web content management to offer a platform that lets you manage the entire customer experience in an omnichannel, personalised manner. By upgrading to the current version, you get access to new features and ensure that your mainstream support is still active. It's also a great time to think about whether your content and personalisation strategies need updates, too.
From Sitecore 6.x
If you’re still on Sitecore 6.x, your mainstream support has expired (as of December 2015). What you’ll gain from upgrading:
Ease of use for content marketers
Experience management rather than just content management
360-degree view of your customers, with Sitecore® Experience Database ™
Multichannel marketing apps
Greater visitor data accuracy
From Sitecore 7.x
If you’re still on Sitecore 7.0 or 7.1, your mainstream support has expired (as of December 2016). What you’ll gain from upgrading:
Consistent user interface across the entire platform
New automated testing and optimisation capabilities for business users, along with engagement value analysis, without IT intervention
Contextual intelligence on every customer
Embedded device detection
Improved email and dispatch performance and user experience
From Sitecore 7.5 and up
If you’re moving from Sitecore 7.5 or higher, you gain:
Complete experience management capabilities
Lower cost of ownership
Opportunity to integrate web content with commerce and product cataloguing functionality (using one of our commerce options)