Introducing Magento Enterprise Edition 1.13

Magento Commerce Enterprise Edition Version 1.13 is now available.

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Key performance and scalability enhancements of Magento 1.13:

Optimized Indexing

We’ve optimized the Magento Enterprise indexing process to enable significantly faster indexing with limited to no impact to the customer’s shopping experience. This will make it easier for you to add and update products more frequently while ensuring your URLs, promotions, navigational menus and product search tools are always completely up to date, while never slowing down the performance of your online store.

The introduction of incremental indexing reduces the need to perform a full re-index and most indexing operations are now automated – saving you and your staff time and energy to focus on revenue-generating activities.

Improved Caching

The full page caching capabilities in Magento Enterprise help ensure that high volume pages load quickly. We’ve improved our caching to enable even greater performance by invalidating only relevant pages making it easier to cache content without affecting site performance for your customers. Improved caching performance also drastically reduces server load enabling your to store to support even larger traffic volumes while conducting back end operations.

Speedier Checkout Flow

1.13 showcases tremendous improvements in further speeding up the checkout process by reducing page load times for browsing and placing orders. Faster checkout can significantly improve your customers’ shopping experience and customer satisfaction.

Enhanced Tax Calculations Algorithms

This latest version of Magento Enterprise Edition improves tax calculation algorithms eliminating potential rounding offsets that can be displayed on buyer facing screens. This release also provides additional support for Canadian tax requirements.

Functional Improvements

We’ve also made approximately 350 functional improvements in key areas including in the web store and shopping cart, admin order creation, import and export functionality, web API components and payment methods.

You can get all the details about Magento Enterprise Edition 1.13 here.