IBM Websphere Commerce

HCL Commerce Solution Provider

Agile Commerce at Scale

As of July 2019 HCL Technologies (HCL) announced the acquisition of IBM WebSphere Commerce taking full ownership of the software and renaming it HCL Commerce.

HCL Commerce v9, formerly known as IBM WebSphere Commerce

Making agile commerce at scale a reality for enterprise companies, and delivering world-class experiences that are easy to customise on a platform that enables non-stop innovation.

HCL Commerce is developing and investing in the platform, which is really exciting! Listen to the latest roadmap pointers from the HCL Commerce Connect Toronto Event, with Sales & Marketing Director – Chris Booker.

You can also read our latest review from the sneak peek we were given of the next release, HCL Commerce v9.1 and the future Roadmap for v9.2 and v9.3 on LinkedIn Pulse (May 2020). This was in advance of the v9.1 release scheduled for 23rd June 2020.

Find out about the HCL Commerce Virtual Summit and HCL Commerce v9.1 launch event.


Why Choose DeeperThanBlue as your trusted HCL Partner?

We have worked with IBM WebSphere Commerce/ HCL Commerce as a technology for over twenty years delivering high profile brand success in both bespoke and large-scale eCommerce solutions. Our Consultancy and Services cover user experience design, application development and integration, license management and after-care/support.

To learn more about our approach and client successes get in touch with us today.

View our Senior Solutions Architect, Matt Dunn's 'Store Front' roadmap takeaway comments from Toronto

Some of our latest work with eCommerce

Case Study

Andertons Music – Making their digital channels Rock

Andertons Music Co. is a global music brand with a reach extending well beyond the British Isles. Their online store has become an international destination, but perhaps an even bigger phenomenon is Andertons TV. With over 60% of most UK e-commerce traffic being on mobile, Andertons Music new they had to up the beat with their digital transformation. The original site wasn’t optimised for consumer mobile devices and tablets. Working with DeeperThanBlue and their creative agency we designed a new user experience and new branding to engage consumers in the brand, help them find products easily on the small form factor and purchase quickly to ensure no loss in conversion. The solution was built on IBM’s WebSphere Commerce on Cloud offering and is run on the IBM Cloud (Softlayer) with DeeperThanBlue providing AMS support.

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Case Study

Studio Retail

One of the largest online value retailers in the UK. Whilst historically catalogue based, over 68% of customers now shop on the web, mobile and through the call centre channels for their broad range of fashion, home and leisure items, toys and gifts. Serving 1.8m customers annually and, growing at double-digit, driving Findel Group performance. Developed and launched on IBM WebSphere Commerce with DeeperThanBlue in 2016 the team continue to extend the proposition from a backlog and planned development pipeline feeding monthly sprints and releases. This is not your simple everyday ecommerce site. Consumers are offered credit options for payment and therefore the integration and scoring services required to provide an instant credit decision at checkout are key.

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Beauty Pie (Foam & Substance) Building the Pie

Featured in Grazia, The Guardian, The Times, Harpers Bazaar and many more we have helped build a new entrant to the beauty and cosmetics market with the team at Beauty Pie. They’re a digital disruptor, one like you read about and hear about in presentations and the TV. In 2016 we developed and launched their initial ecommerce offering into the UK and US marketplace but since then we have been working with Beauty Pie on a continuous development programme. The collaborative team work on two-week sprints and deployments from a continuous pipeline improving the offering and features to their consumers proving that even enterprise ecommerce platforms can be agile. Rigorous testing of the solution is key in order to maintain product quality and confidence with consumers. This solution was delivered on IBM’s Commerce on Cloud offering powered by WebSphere Commerce and is supported 24*7 by DeeperThanBlue.

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Some background on the new owners HCL Commerce

With any change of ownership, it’s key to maintain relationships and ensure that your investment in software is safe. Below we provide a few key pointers to help you with HCL:


  • HCL Software is the name of the new division of HCL Technologies formed to serve customers and partners in the area of Marketing (Unica) and Commerce (HCL Commerce), DevOps, Automation, Digital Solutions (DX & WebSphere Portal), and Data Management. Some of the technologies they acquired from IBM will be well known to you.
  • HCL Commerce is the new name of the product – it is frequently referenced as Commerce by HCL.
  • Similar to IBM you will need to be registered as an HCL customer to access a variety of customer service portals. The first place to start is a Visit the Welcome Page to register and then gain access to the following resources/ portals:


As part of the transfer of business between IBM and HCL data about software entitlements has been shared. When engaging with clients we have found that not all of the information regarding renewals and software entitlements has been passed across as smoothly or completely as desired.  If you do experience difficulty with registration or getting notification of renewals we are here to help. We will need sight of your previous PoE’s IBM Proof of Entitlements. Please get in touch so that we can help you resolve this.


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At DeeperThanBlue we have years of high profile success delivering both bespoke and large-scale eCommerce solutions to brands with complex and demanding infrastructures. To learn more about our approach and client successes get in touch with us today.

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