Overview of the Sitecore Launchpad

Abstract

Overview of the Sitecore Launchpad and the functionality it contains.

The Sitecore Launchpad is the central location for accessing all Sitecore functionality. You access the Launchpad by clicking the icon in the top left of the application window.

Sitecore Launchpad

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The features and functions you see on the Sitecore Launchpad depend on the roles and permissions you have been assigned.

The Sitecore Launchpad is divided into five areas.

From the Commerce area, you access the Commerce Business Tools, which provides all the functionality you need to manage catalogs and sellable items (products), inventory, orders, promotions, and pricing. It is also from the Business Tools that you can update and manage customer accounts and information.

The Marketing Applications area contains the features and functions that you require for digital marketing. This includes:

The Content Editing area contains all the features and functions that you require for content authoring including the Content Editor, the Experience Editor, and the Media Library. You can also access PowerShell features.

You can also access Horizon, the next-generation editor in Sitecore Experience Platform. Horizon comprises two editing tools where you can create and edit content.

The Control Panel area contains the Control Panel, which contains all personal settings, such as password and regional settings, administration tools, database functions, report features as well as security, indexing, and analytics. You can also access the Update Center and Sitecore Desktop.

The Access Management section contains security tools that allow you to manage users, security, domains, and roles.