In software, a dashboard is generally a real-time user interface that combines easy-to-read information about a user's tasks, business KPIs, etc.
In Intershop 7/Intershop Commerce Management, a dashboard is a customizable set of views (widgets) that display certain data and allow to navigate to the corresponding back office area.
A data center is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems. It generally includes redundant or backup power supplies, redundant data communications connections, environmental controls (e.g., air conditioning, fire suppression) and various security devices.
Intershop 7/Intershop Commerce Management clusters can be distributed over multiple data centers in an active-active scenario. Each data center hosts one or more Intershop cluster(s) consisting of multiple Intershop Web Servers, multiple Intershop Application Servers, at least one Intershop Shared Files instance and a database instance. The Intershop clusters are synchronized with each other to support session failover between the data centers. Each cluster hosts several sites, whereby a site is only active in one data center. Oracle Streams is set up and used to synchronize transactional data between the databases in the data centers.
Data replication is a process to transfer large amounts of data from a source cluster to a target cluster.
As a typical scenario, one could first update any storefront data (like product data) and other settings in an "editing system" and then transfer this information to a "live system". This mechanism allows to develop and maintain large content in the background without significant disturbances to the production system.
The mechanism for transferring individual business objects in an ad-hoc manner is called object replication (developer and administrator perspective) or publishing (shop manager perspective).
|data replication group|
in data replication, a means to identify the content to be replicated, with each replication group referring to a certain content domain
|data replication task|
In data replication, a means to determine the content to be replicated.
With Intershop 7/Intershop Commerce Management, the relational database system is used to store data whenever a transactional access or search capability is required. As a rule of thumb, all business data and some of the system configuration data is stored in the relational database system. Access to the database system happens primarily via the object-relational mapping mechanism of the ORM engine, which internally uses the native client drivers to access the database server.
Currently, Intershop 7/Intershop Commerce Management support Oracle database systems only.
DBInit is a tool for initially creating the database schema objects and for preparing the database content of one or more Intershop 7/Intershop Commerce Management cartridges. It is not designed to migrate the database content and structure (see DBMigrate).
DBMigrate is a tool used to migrate the database content and the database structure of an Intershop 7/Intershop Commerce Management installation from a defined previous release to an installed current release. It defines one global migration process, which can be executed in different environments. DBMigrate reuses some recurring migration steps (e.g., table creation), supports different development teams to create their own migration processes, and can minimize the effort to upgrade the development environment.
|DCA||see direct custom attribute|
refers to the account transaction of spending an amount of money
A debit card (also known as a bank card or check card) is a plastic card which provides an alternative payment method to cash when making purchases. Functionally, it can be called an electronic check, as the funds are withdrawn directly from either the bank account or from the remaining balance on the card.
A common debit card in Germany is the Maestro Card provided by MasterCard International. Currently a debit card can be used in stores (not virtual). To prepare debit card for the online business a special number will be assigned to the debit card. The debit card owner can use the debit card for online transaction in providing a separate PIN.
At the moment debit cards for online business are available in some countries like Austria, Spain, United Kingdom and Denmark.
|debt collection agency|
A debt collection agency is an agency that pursues payments on debts owed by individual customers or business customers. Most collection agencies operate as agents of creditors and collect debts for a fee or percentage of the total amount owed.
The process of debt collection also called dunning process can be performed by a dept collection agency on behalf of the merchant.
A flaw in a component or system that can cause the component or system to fail to perform its required function, e.g. an incorrect statement or data definition. A defect, if encountered during execution, may cause a failure of the component or system.
Intershop: Although a function apparently meets the requirements given by Requirement Engineering and is working as designed, defects may still be raised if the function design provided by Requirement Engineering is not suitable for the particular part of the application where the function is supposed to be working in or does not qualify adequately for the user's needs (e.g. illogical behavior or poor usability). All these issues have to be discussed with Product Management and Requirement Engineering.
users authorized to perform tasks on another user's behalf
to render something nonexistent, to eliminate an object, irrespective of its context
Note: sometimes "deletion" moves objects, e.g., products, to a recycle bin from where they can be recovered
see shipping address
see shipping method
A delivery note is a document (paper) shipped together with the products to the consumer. It contains a list of content of the package indicating the products and quantities of delivered products or services.
Enfinity Suite 6: In procurement models, a (paperless) means to register the (complete or partial) delivery of ordered products, issued by the goods receiver
The delivery regulation is a document that describes in which way the goods have to be delivered between
Regulations that have to be agreed on depend on the merchant, involved supplier and fulfillment center. Every business partner can have its own delivery regulations.
Generally, a supply chain (the entire network of entities, directly or indirectly interlinked and interdependent in serving the same customer) as seen from the viewpoint of the customer-x, the entity who chooses among competing products and services and, thus, controls the demand.
In Enfinity Suite 6, products (or other content) can be delivered through the organizations from the sales organization via partners to customers.
hierarchical sub-divisions of an organization, which define a set of roles and host the pool of users
A department account is a specific account type to record information for departments.
budget that applies to all users of a department
a type of role, defines a specific set of access privileges for a department
|department user budget|
budget that applies to a particular user with a department role
In Intershop 7/Intershop Commerce Management, dependency injection is the preferred approach for accessing implementations of manager and provider interfaces. Intershop 7/Intershop Commerce Management support the dependency injection via the Guice framework. This enables type-safe binding of implementations to interfaces, simple injection of members, and makes it possible to remove static singleton access from the code.
As opposed to the component framework, which specifically supports Intershop's development artifacts, the dependency injection framework is easier to use and standard compliant.
Generally, dependency management (or dependency injection) is a software design pattern in which one or more dependencies (or services) are injected, or passed by reference, into a dependent object (or client) and are made part of the client's state. More specifically, it refers to the approach for accessing implementations of manager and provider interfaces.
a container for all kinds of implementation artifacts that are to be "deployed" ("set up") upon installing the software, may be a cartridge (as a result of a build process) or any other software component required to run Enfinity Suite 6/Intershop 7
The specific type of deployment of Intershop Commerce Suite tailored to meet specific business needs. Intershop offers three basic deployment models:
Products that have been created from source products via syndication
The Design View is a major functionality of Intershop's web content management. It is a fully functional working mode of Intershop 7/Intershop Commerce Management front ends that allows for creating and managing content in its target context. The Design View makes it possible to immediately preview the result of any editing action on the corresponding web page. This includes content composition like, for example, the assignment of a component to a slot and content editing such as replacing pictures or changing data.
a view in front end applications of Enfinity Suite 6, Intershop 7 and Intershop Commerce Management, displays all information of a single object
Development artifact refers to the source code files that make up Intershop 7/Intershop Commerce Management. Development artifacts include
as well as other individually "tangible" resources like, for example, extension points. Development artifacts are created, modified, debugged, built, and tested using Intershop Studio.
Intershop provides several development tools packaged in cartridges. Once integrated into the development environment, these development cartridges allow to:
The generic term "development tool" refers to software applications or helper programs that provide comprehensive or specific facilities to computer programmers for software development. In the context of Intershop software, the development tools include
|different order unit|
a product link that refers to offer(s) of the same product sold in a different order unit
|direct custom attribute|
A direct custom attribute (DCA) is an extensible object attribute that is stored directly in a column in the table of the extensible object. This is achieved by a special DCA configuration for the ORM engine. In contrast to normal extensible object attributes, which are stored in a separate "AV" table, it cannot be localized. A DCA needs less memory and can be accessed with better performance.
A direct debit or direct withdrawal is an instruction that a bank account holder gives to his or her bank to collect an amount directly from another account. It is similar to a direct deposit but initiated by the beneficiary. That means the merchant (financial department of the fulfillment center) initiate the direct debit from the customer-x's account. Therefore the account information has to be known by the FFC (financial department).
Direct debit can be offered in online shops as payment method.
the key element of promotions, defines the benefit offered to a target group
in Enfinity Suite 6, an information means used to exchange messages with other members of your organization
Disposition in general is the planning of resources like material, non-material or personal resources. It is a main function within the enterprise resource planning.
Different strategies are possible:
(1) disposition steered by a new request (new order)
(2) disposition steered by consumption
in Enfinity Suite 6's procurement model, a communication channel connecting the system administrator and the back office users of buying organizations and suppliers for addressing issues like contract or product problems
in Enfinity Suite 6's procurement model, the organization a dispute is about
in Enfinity Suite 6's procurement model, the organization that raises a dispute
In Enfinity Suite 6/Intershop 7/Intershop Commerce Management, a structuring entity used to group business objects.
The double opt-in procedure is a form of permission marketing.
The merchant asks for permission to send e-mails like newsletters only to those customers who have explicitly requested it.
Therefore the customer provides an e-mail address for the newsletter subscription. The merchant sends an e-mail including a link to the provided e-mail address. The customer has to confirm the subscription selecting the provided link. The merchant confirms the successful newsletter subscription via, for example, a second e-mail.
The dunning process is the process of collecting bills outstanding, also called dept collection. Different reasons are possible:
The country-related laws restrictions have to be considered.
As opposed to master data, dynamic data denotes information that is asynchronously changed as further updates to the information become available. In the business context, this may refer to orders, payments, stock information, etc.
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