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Upgrades, updates, and staying current on Sitecore

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, personalized 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 personalization 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:
  • Renewed support
  • 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 optimization capabilities for business users, along with engagement value analysis, without IT intervention
  • Contextual intelligence on every customer
  • Omnichannel automation
  • 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 cataloging functionality (using one of our commerce options)
  • 9.0 brought Sitecore Forms, xConnect, federated authentication, and marketing automation enhancements
  • 9.1 features include headless with Sitecore Omni™, for the ultimate in flexibility and reach without losing personalization; and Sitecore Cortex™ advanced machine learning

Why upgrade to Sitecore® XP 9.1?

This white paper makes the case for moving from Sitecore XP 6.x, 7.x, 8.x, and 9, outlining each version’s strengths, upgrade paths, and packaging and deployment options.

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