Spartacus Roadmap

This document describes what what is planned for Spartacus for Q3 2021 and later.

Last updated August 5, 2021 by Bill Marcotte, Senior Product Manager, Spartacus


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Overview

General Release Information

New Spartacus libraries are usually published every week. Each release may contain bug fixes, improvements, and new features.

When new features are available for release, normally we will publish a pre-release “next” version of the libraries with the new features, in order to get feedback. When the final, new, minor version is ready, we usually publish a release candidate (RC), with the final new x.y.0 a few days or weeks later.

Some of the links provided in the following lists point to SAP Commerce Cloud Accelerator documentation, to give an idea of what the feature is about. These links are for context only. While we strive for feature parity, the Spartacus implementation of features may not work exactly as in Accelerator.

Other Release Documentation

Questions?

If you have technical questions, you can get in touch with us on Stack Overflow.

For non-technical questions and roadmap feedback, you can reach us on our Slack workspace.

Release Date Notes

4.0 released! See Release Information for All Versions of Spartacus Libraries.

Current release plans are:

  • 4.x: Every 6 weeks - new releases with new features end of Q2 and into Q3
  • 5.0: Planned for December 2021

Q3 2021

4.x:

  • B2B Inventory Display (includes option to display actual stock number instead of “in stock”) - For more information, see the SAP Commerce Cloud Documentation
  • B2B Import Products to Saved Cart and Export from Cart (*) (from/to files) - for more information, see the SAP Commerce Cloud Documentation
  • B2B Quick Order (dedicated form and from cart page) - For more information, see the SAP Commerce Cloud Documentation
  • Cart Validation More formal checking of carts before you proceed to checkout, for example, check if a product is still in stock
  • Image Zoom on Product Details page (will be released in an incubator library)
  • One app for running B2C and B2B stores
  • Toast option when adding to cart - Displays temporary confirmation message in top right corner, after adding to cart, instead of modal that must be closed
  • Product bundles (requires SAP Commerce Cloud 2011) - for more information, see the SAP Commerce Cloud Documentation
  • SAP Digital Payments support

5.0:

  • Buy online pickup in store - for more information, see the SAP Commerce Cloud Documentation
  • Accessibility - Screen Readers support
  • Site map
  • Code splitting for cart

Future Outlook - 2022 or later

The items in this section are planned for 2022 but do not yet have a specific date. APIs already support these features.

  • B2B Commerce Quotes (requires API update released in 2105) - for more information, see the SAP Commerce Cloud Documentation
  • ASM customer list - for more information, see the SAP Commerce Cloud Documentation
  • ASM Anonymous Cart Binding (requires API introduced in 2005)
  • ASM Search Autocomplete (requires API introduced in 2005)
  • Potential Promotions
  • Self-service customer support through the Customer Service Module (requires API update planned for 2105) - for more information, see the SAP Commerce Cloud Documentation
  • Buy it again (add to cart from existing order)
  • Social sharing of product information
  • B2B Order Form Builder - for more information, see the SAP Commerce Cloud Documentation

The following features are planned but depend on API updates, scheduled for the release-after-2105:

  • B2B Re-order
  • B2B Multi-dimensional product support and order grid
  • B2B Registration

The following features are on our radar but depend on API updates not yet scheduled: