Display the Context of a Sitecore Goal in the Experience Profile

For a while now I’ve been writing about collecting and displaying data unique to a client in Sitecore’s Experience Profile. What went hand in hand with that is the use of Sitecore Goals and Outcomes – giving a business value, sometimes monetary, to actions performed on the site. The Experience Profile currently shows the goals for each Contact.

However, beyond the goal being registered we don’t know the context in which the goal was met. Wouldn’t it be great if we knew WHAT was added to the basket when the ‘Add to Basket’ goal was registered?

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Extending Sitecore Experience Profile – The SPEAK App

Part 2 – The Experience Profile App

Sitecore’s Experience Profile shows a detailed breakdown of each Contact (visitor of the site) and is built using Sitecore’s SPEAK, so to modify the app it we are going need to use the Sitecore Rocks Visual Studio Extension. To refresh, here is an overview of what we’re trying to achieve.

We’re going to create a new Tab on the Experience Profile App for our Interaction Facet we built previously, the Tab will show the actions the User has completed on the site which are unique to the client. Within that Tab we have a collection of Sub Tabs, one for each Element of the Facet, e.g. Sample Orders, Videos Played etc. Then each Sub Tab has a Panel to display the data.

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Sitecore Hackathon 2015 Part I – Sitecore SPEAK

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Last weekend the second 24 hour Sitecore Hackathon took place with the best and brightest from the community competed in teams to build the best Sitecore 8 Module. My brother and I decided to enter a team with a nerdy name referencing the Sitecore API. This was my first Hackathon and I had a romantic view of it being like that scene in The Social Network however in reality it came to be something even better.

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