At his company’s user conference last month, Jahia CEO Elie Auvray outlined the company's vision for "unified customer experiences."

The Paris-based digital experience provider promised to back it up today with the release of Digital Factory 7.1, which officials said “further strengthens" the platform's "velocity and robustness.”

The open-source Java Digital Platform introduces scalability, stability and performance improvements while “refining user experience for authors, developers and administrators," Jahia officials said.

Auvray said the company’s flagship product provides a foundation for  “highly-critical online initiatives.”

A little more than a year ago, Jahia Solutions Group SA announced new products based on Jahia 7

Digital Foundation

Digital Factory 7.1 operates current and future Jahia products:

  • Workspace Factory: document sharing solution that is a hybrid application featuring document sharing, collaboration and social communities
  • Portal Factory: unites content and business applications, whether they are internal or external data and apps
  • Form Factory for Digital Factory: allows digital marketing teams to create and monitor engagement tools
  • Commerce Factory: brings together the content management and portal features from Digital Factory and Portal Factory, Commerce Factory and embeds Mogobiz, the open source ecommerce framework from Jahia partner eBizNext
  • Marketing Factory: digital marketing and personalization platform

Digital Factory 7.1 will help customers “expand their online projects safely and with virtually no limit,” Auvray said in a statement.

Beefed-Up Editing, Search

Jahia officials promised enhancements through 7.1 in browsing and editing operations, search (frontal search engine based on Elasticsearch), authoring productivity, service redesign for users and groups and developer agility.

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​Digital Factory supports Java 8, IBM Websphere 8.5 and JBoss Application Server 7.x and provides the additional flexibility to externalize data and configurations.

Jahia’s update comes a month after its JahiaOne user conference. In addition to its “unified customer experiences” theme, Jahia also last month launched a collaboration and knowledge-sharing program to help its clients reduce risks, improve efficiency and simplify complex tasks like software integrations. The new initiative, dubbed Unity, was developed to address common client problems. 

Officials said it would streamline what has historically been an "inefficient way to conduct projects at an enterprise level."

Jahia’s also busy partnering with open source CMS vendor Enonic on a concept called Context Server (CXS), a framework for a protocol that would not only enable a website to retrieve anonymized information about a user, but would also enable the user to control how that information is used.