Excel Manager update

We are pleased to announce the release version 126 of SiteSphere’s Excel Manager.

This new version supports the following new features:

  1. Transaction Types: Sale, rental or service
  2. Pricing: Price Breaks and Quantity Price Break Groups

To download your copy of the Excel Manager spreadsheet log into SiteSphere and go to Settings and then Excel Manager.

For more information or to speak to us please contact SiteSphere Support on UK 08707 661 799 or emai lsupport@sitesphere.com.

SiteSphere Buyer – Requisitions and sourcing made easy

SiteSphere Supplier is fast establishing itself in the PunchOut catalog market as a ready-to-go solution for connecting suppliers to eProcurement networks and services. SiteSphere provideintegrated PunchOut cataloguesin the UK and across Europe using the Ariba, cXML, Oracle iProcurement and SAP OCI methods.

Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of SiteSphere Buyer. This enables your buying staff to easily create requisitions (and then purchase orders) with products from multiple suppliers powered by Ariba and cXML. Hundreds of thousands of suppliers will be available to SiteSphere Buyer with many pre-loaded ready to use.

There are so many reasons to choose SiteSphere Buyer. A single view of your supplier’s catalogues in one easy-to-use Buyer portal. Unlimited suppliers. Ready-to-go support for punchout-enabled vendors using Ariba, Oracle iProcurement, SAP and eProcurement networks. No software. Cloud-based. UK Support Team.

Nominet Domain Names

Nominet is officially recognised as the .uk domain name registry by the internet industry, users and the UK Government.

SiteSphere is a registered member of Nominet and sells domain names in the .uk space.

Domain names from Nominet are subject to their Terms and Conditions which can be viewed by clicking here.

Charges

We charge £25 per domain for 2 years registration.

Related services

We only offer domain name registration, renewal and maintenances services.

Customer Support

Click here to contact SiteSphere Customer Support or email support@sitesphere.com

Code of Practice

We abide by the same code of practice, complaint handling and dispute resolution process as Nominet

Checking if a .uk domain is available

You can check the availability by clicking here…

Transferring .uk domains to us

You can transfer .uk domains to us by asking your current Tag Holder (the company which registered the domain) to change the Tag to SITESPHERE we are notified automatically as soon as this is actioned.If you have a question about domain names, please contact us at support@sitesphere.com.

Further Updates to the SiteSphere API

We are pleased to announce the release of the next version of our SiteSphere API.

The SiteSphere API provides any third party system (e.g. Microsoft, SAP or Oracle) secured access to your SiteSphere account data.

We have recently launched v1.007 of the API featuring new Web Services and REST-based interfaces which enable your SiteSphere content to be accessed seamlessly from other applications.

Contact us for your updated SiteSphere API key and the documentation

For more information or to speak to us please contact SiteSphere Support on UK 08707 661 799 or email support@sitesphere.com.

Excel Manager Spreadsheet Update

We have recently updated our popular macro-enabled Excel Manager spreadsheet which allows you to bulk update your product data.

The Items & Variants spreadsheets now include columns for Minimum & Maximum Order Quantities, Unit Size and Normal Lead Time (days).

The Settings spreadsheet now also has an option to enable the use of SSL certificates should they be required.

To download your copy of the Excel Manager spreadsheet log into Sitesphere and go to Settings and then Excel Manager to grab your copy now!

For more information or to speak to us please contact SiteSphere Support on UK 08707 661 799 or email support@sitesphere.com.

Sending an email broadcast

SiteSphere has so many good features that sometimes we forget what it can do.

By highlighting an existing feature every now and then we hope it helps you to make the most of your SiteSphere subscription.

So to kick things off we’re going to talk about Email Broadcasts.

SiteSphere allows you to send a broadcast email to Contacts who have a registered email address.

In this way you can market your company and website to a wide range of customers who have visited your website before and either purchased something or signed up to receive promotional information from your company.

We’ve written a How To which explains how you can use this SiteSphere feature to reach out to your customers regularly, keeping them informed of new products just in, special offers and other useful information about your company.

To read our How To click here.

For more information or to speak to us please contact SiteSphere Support on UK 08707 661 799 or email support@sitesphere.com.

UK VAT Rate adjustments

The standard VAT rate in the UK has risen from 17.5% to 20% today, Jan 4, 2011. Your SiteSphere tax rate settings were automatically adjusted if you were using the old VAT rate for UK sales.

Happy New Year to all our users.

SiteSphere and OpenID

Would YOU like your website to support OpenID?

Yes, but what is OpenID we hear you ask? We’re glad you asked as an OpenID-enabled website means:

One login, many sites

An OpenID is a single username and password that allows you login to any OpenID-enabled site. OpenID makes remembering different usernames and passwords for different sites a thing of the past. There are literally thousands of OpenID-enabled websites and more are being added every day.

Getting an OpenID account is fast & easy
In fact, you may already have one. For example, every Google Mail user has an OpenID address (example: myaddress@googlemail.com). Or you can quickly obtain one from an OpenID provider like myOpenID – and what’s more, it’s free!

So you too could have OpenID integrated with your website!

For more information or to speak to us please contact SiteSphere Support on UK 08707 661 799 or email support@sitesphere.com.

SiteSphere Cloud Publishing

Serve your web pages from cloud-based servers

Use static snapshots of your website to improve performance using SiteSphere’s RapidServe technology
Publish live and test sites to cloud-based servers via our secure FTP services
RapidServe even supports static and partially dynamic websites (ecommerce stores)
Take advantage of limitless scaling and load-balancing using the latest CDN’s (Content Distribution Networks)

SiteSphere is now able to publish your website to servers based in ‘the cloud’. This means you can now take advantage of cloud-based infrastructure at multiple locations enhancing access to your website around the world. SiteSphere publishes an entire website to cloud-hosted servers minimizing or, in many instances, completely eliminating the need for a database. This greatly reduces website page loading time – even for data-intensive ecommerce stores.

For more information or to speak to us please contact SiteSphere Support on UK 08707 661 799 or email support@sitesphere.com.

SiteSphere LDAP Integration

Log users into SiteSphere using your LDAP-compatible enterprise directory

  • Allow the users from your website partners to be registered on your internal LDAP-compatible directory, such as Active Directory
  • Provides enterprise-level authentication behind your firewall

SiteSphere now enables users to login using your company’s address book held in any LDAP-compatible directory. Many organisations use a shared address book based on Microsoft’s Active Directory. This enables contact details to be stored and updated in one location for the entire company, using the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). Now you no longer need to set up a separate login for each employee using SiteSphere instead you just need to enable logging in using the company’s existing address book. This means that areas of the website can be configured as part of your Intranet, which only employees and associates of the organisation can access.

For more information or to speak to us please contact SiteSphere Support on UK 08707 661 799 or email support@sitesphere.com.