Adobe: New e-commerce tools and a funding program for merchants

Adobe on Tuesday announced new features for its recently rebranded Adobe Commerce platform (resulting from the Magento acquisition), aimed at improving product recommendations and live search, and to include the Adobe signature (Adobe sign) deeper in the checkout process. The company is also launching a new financing offering that allows Adobe Commerce merchants to apply for capital loans.

First, Adobe Commerce, formerly Magento Commerce, will get new search and recommendation features powered by Sensei. The new Live Search feature allows merchants to add “searchandising” functionality to their website, providing their customers with personalized search results that get richer over time.

At the same time, improvements to Adobe’s product recommendation feature aim to include more B2B buying scenarios in the recommendation rules. This enhancement aims to take into account the nuances of a B2B buyer’s buying behavior and then tailor recommendations based on their area of ​​interest.

Adobe also announced the upcoming integration of Adobe Commerce and Adobe Sign to make electronic signing a more natural part of the payment process. Adobe Commerce merchant customers will be able to integrate Adobe Sign into their storefront by downloading the Adobe Sign extension from the Magento marketplace, Adobe said. This feature is expected to be rolled out globally in the second half of this year.

Regarding the financing service, Adobe has partnered with Wayflyer to provide access to its financing solution through an extension for Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source merchants. According to Adobe, this new financing option will allow merchants to access working capital loans to help them improve and grow their online businesses. Loans can also be used by Magento merchants who qualify to upgrade to the latest Adobe Commerce platform.

New Document Cloud integrations for Microsoft Teams

The latest integrations include the availability of Adobe Sign in the new Microsoft Teams Approvals app and a live email signature tool for Teams.


Adobe and Microsoft have expanded their long-standing partnership with a new set of productivity integrations with Adobe Document Cloud and Microsoft Teams.

The latest integrations include the availability of Adobe Sign in the new Microsoft Teams Approvals app, a live email signature tool for Teams, and a Teams integration with Adobe Acrobat.

Adobe’s e-signature service has been Microsoft’s “preferred” online signature offering since 2017. The companies continue to grow this partnership through cross-cloud integrations, with a particular focus with native e-signature and approval services.

On the approvals front, Adobe Sign received recognition as the first electronic signature solution available in the Approvals app. When it comes to electronic signatures, companies are releasing a live signing tool for Microsoft Teams.

With Microsoft Teams Live Sign-in, users can host an agreement to sign in to a Teams video meeting. Using the Adobe Sign message extension, users can search for an Adobe Sign agreement to host the meeting, then send it to the signer in the chat for them to view and sign.

With the integration of Acrobat for Microsoft Teams, multiple Acrobat users can comment and annotate PDFs stored in SharePoint, OneDrive, or Teams without leaving the Teams app. Comments are captured in a PDF that can be stored.

“While this is an important milestone in our work together, we’re not stopping there,” Adobe said in a blog post. “You can expect to see more work between us and Microsoft not only on Adobe Document Cloud, but also on other Adobe solutions. »

Adobe has launched free software for identifying data threats and anomalies

Adobe provides the open source community with a “one-stop-shop” project for data processing.

Adobe’s OSAS (One-Stop Anomaly Shop) project, now available on GitHub, was developed to help detect anomalies in datasets, as well as improve log data processing and formatting of security.

According to Chris Parkerson, marketing manager for Adobe’s enterprise security team, OSAS combines previous vendor security research and other open source projects to deliver an “out-of-the-box” system. for experimentation and processing datasets, and to allow developers to explore ways to “shorten the path to a balanced threat detection solution”.

This includes using Hubble, an open source compliance monitoring tool.

Security logs can be complex to understand and may not measure well with machine learning (ML) analysis tools, creating data scarcity and problems turning unstructured data into structured ones. set and available.

The command-line interface (CLI) toolset applies two processes to the datasets in an attempt to make sense of the security logs. The first is the labeling of raw data with field types such as “multinomial, textual and numeric values”, explains Chris Parkerson, and it is also possible to label content according to defined rules.

In the second step, labels are used as input features for generic (unsupervised) or targeted (supervised) ML algorithms. Currently, there are three standard options, but more are planned for the future.

Adobe released the OSAS code in its entirety and also provided a Docker version.


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