The alpha phase of the release life cycle is the first phase of software testing. In this phase, developers generally test the software using white-box techniques. Additional validation is then performed using black-box or gray-box techniques, by another testing team. Moving to black-box testing inside the organisation is known as alpha release.
Beta is the software development phase following alpha. Software in the beta stage is also known as betaware. A beta phase generally begins when the software is feature complete but likely to contain a number of known or unknown bugs. Software in the beta phase will generally have many more bugs in it than completed software and speed or performance issues, and may still cause crashes or data loss.
The focus of beta testing is reducing impacts to users, often incorporating usability testing. The process of delivering a beta version to the users is called beta release and is typically the first time that the software is available outside of the organisation that developed it.
All those that buy in a given online store. By using Motive Commerce Search, they can:
Find what they’re looking for quickly and have an online shop assistant helping them find it.
Discover new products that may be of their interest.
Buy from any device and have a natural experience in various channels.
The Index Service, strongly related to the Search Service, is the entry point for the Motive schemas and feeds. This means that existing feeds and their associated schemas are digested by this service in order to index them in the best possible way. By indexing schemas, Motive achieves a sorting of results that is relevant for its users.
Modules are PrestaShop add-ons. More than 3,000 PrestaShop modules exist to help you to customise your online shop, increase traffic, improve conversion rates and build customer loyalty. Motive Commerce Search is a PrestaShop module to improve search.
Motive Commerce Search
Motive aims to provide an accurate search mechanism to help people find what they’re looking for and enjoy the process of online shopping by being able to find not only the thing they were looking for, but also those things they didn’t yet know they needed. In order to provide this search tool to make shopping fun from every device, Motive connects to shop builders using a plugin.
Plugins allow the communication between the shop builders and Motive, allowing it to gather the necessary information, index it, and perform the necessary steps to display the most relevant results. The adapter of Motive for PrestaShop transforms the information of your online shop to Motive's format, allowing the feed to facilitate the integration with it.
The plugin is thus needed to adapt the information retrieved from PrestaShop to Motive’s schema and send the data with a certain structure that Motive can digest. This means that, regardless of the structure of your feed, your information is correctly mapped to Motive, with both sides accepting the same data format.
PrestaShop is an open-source e-commerce solution which you can use to run shops in the cloud or via self-hosting. It's currently used by 250,000 shops worldwide and is available in 65 different languages.
PrestaShop's business model rests on selling services for commercial partners to its customer base, including optional add-on features and themes. This seems to allow it to offer a sophisticated e-commerce option for anyone interested in selling digital or physical goods online.
Playboard tools allow users to check search performance at the moment, review statistical data and play with Search, and adapt it to each kind of business needs. Using them, our customers can build attractive experiences by reducing the distance between catalogue and users expectations.
Search is a capability that allows you to input words representing the concepts you are looking for, and return a list of the results that are most likely to correspond to the criteria you were looking for. This service is in charge of sending all that data to ElasticSearch: a distributed, free and open search and analytics engine for all types of data.
All those in charge of an online shop selling a catalogue of products that can benefit from a good search service. Shop owners using Motive Commerce Search can:
Achieve an irresistible search experience to find and keep new customers.
Make customers happy and have them come back for the joy they feel.
Add a fully integrated search that matches brand design perfectly.
Better understand buyers' journey to the items they see.
Customise and animate how products are shown for online window shopping.