If you are working with sitecore technology with any role
like developer, architect, marketer, CMS manager, Devops etc, then you must
know some common Sitecore acronyms which are heavily used in day to day
life conversation.

Sometime we heard “FXM” in the conversation, but we didn’t know the meaning of the term and we are
afraid to ask, which could through us out of the game of complete conversation.

And FXM is just one example, there
are some other common Acronyms in sitecore which gets confusing even for
the experienced Sitecore person  for
example  FXM, EXM, Speak, xfile, SXA, JSS,
SBOS, ML etc

So, I’ve  complied most common 40+ sitecore acronyms which we can study and build our vocabulary and can help us to navigate with more
sitecore topics.  

A/B Testing
Also known as split testing, this is the process of
comparing two variations of a single variable to determine which one performs
better to improve your marketing efforts. Some popular examples: Email
marketing (with variations in the subject line or copy), Landing Pages (with
variations in content), and with Search Engine Marketing (testing two ads
against one another to see which receives a higher click through rate).

API – Application program interface
(API) is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for
building software applications. Basically, an API specifies how software
components should interact

CD – Content
Content delivery servers make your web content available to
your website visitors.

CM – Content
Management (CM)
Content management (CM) servers enable content editors to
create and publish content to a website

– Content
Management Symtem
CMS manages the creation and modification of digital
content. It typically supports multiple users in a collaborative environment.
CMS features vary widely. Most CMSs include Web-based publishing, format
management, history editing and version control, indexing, search, and
retrieval. By their nature, content management systems support the separation
of content and preparation

CRM – Customer
relation management
CRM stands for Customer Relationship Management and it
refers to a set of software programs or apps that let companies keep track of
(that’s the “management” part) everything they do (the “relationship” part)
with their existing and potential customers.

CTA – Call To
CTA’s allow you to create a clear and prominent link to
other relevant sections within Sitecore, PDFs, and other useful sources of

CXM – customer
experience management
Customer experience management is all about: getting better
results by adapting to changes in how your customers are interacting, and where
they are interacting with you.

DevOps –  “development” and
DevOps  is a software engineering culture and practice
that aims at unifying software development (Dev) and software operation (Ops)

DEF – Data Exchange Framework

Sitecore Data Exchange Framework is designed to facilitate the transfer of data between systems. It allows you to define the logic needed to read data from a source system, transform that data into a format that is compatible with a target system, and write the transformed data into a target system. 

DMS – Sitecore’s
Digital Marketing System
Sitecore DMS is a module within Sitecore CMS
which is designed to improve digital marketing strategies and boost website

EP – Engagement
Plan (EP)
An engagement plan is a predefined plan that lets you
control how your website interacts with some contacts. You use engagement plans
to nurture relationships with your contacts by adapting communication to use
the content, channels, and media that are appropriate for each individual

EXM – Email
Experience Manager
Email Experience Manager (EXM) to create highly customizable
email campaigns and make them both personal and relevant to your customers.

FXM – Federated
Experience Manager
Federated Experience Manager (FXM) is a module that you use
with the Sitecore® Experience Platform™ (XP) to both serve web content as
well as capture visitor behavior on non-Sitecore sites

GDPR – The General Data Protection Regulation

GDPR is a European Union (EU) law taking effect on May 25, 2018. GDPR is designed to give greater protection to an individual’s personal information and how it’s collected, stored, and used. There are strict requirements placed on companies that possess the personal data of people located in the EU.

GUID – Globally
Unique Identifier
It is a 128-bit integer number used to identify

IaaS – Infrastructure as a service

IaaS is an instant computing infrastructure, provisioned and managed over the Internet. Quickly scale up and down with demand, and pay only for what you use.

JSS – Sitecore
JavaScript Services
JSS is a complete SDK for JavaScript developers allowing to
build full-fledged solutions using Sitecore and modern JavaScript UI libraries
and frameworks (React.js and Angular)

ML – machine
This is one of the most exciting areas of development in
Sitecore 9

ODG’s – Online
Document Generator

PaaS – Platform
as a Service
PaaS, is a category of cloud computing that provides a
platform and environment to allow developers to build applications and services
over the internet

PCL – Portable
Class Library (PCL)
The Portable Class Library project enables you to
write and build managed assemblies that work on more than one .NET Framework

PXM – Print experience
PXM is a platform that provides a bridge (various bridges,
in fact) between Adobe InDesign and Sitecore. It can be used for various use
cases such as;

RTE – Rich text
A special box that allows you to enter or modify text and
links without having to use programming code

SBOS – Sitecore
Business Optimization Strategies.
Supports Sitecore customers and implementation partners
through their transformation from marketing with a brand-centric, static web
presence to marketing with a personalized, contextual, omnichannel digital
platform that creates great customer experiences and builds loyal customers

SDN – Sitecore
Developer Network
Developer Network website

SIF – Sitecore
Installation Framework
The Sitecore Installation Framework is a Microsoft
PowerShell module that supports local and remote installations of Sitecore, and
it is fully extensible

SIM – (Sitecore Instance Manager)

SIM is an open source tool for managing the local park of Sitecore instances. You can install, locate, maintain, reinstall or delete Sitecore products. It has API and plugin engine so you can extend it for any your need

Solid – In
object-oriented computer programming, the term SOLID is a mnemonic acronym for
five design principles intended to make software designs more understandable,
flexible and maintainable. The principles are a subset of many principles
promoted by Robert C. Martin
S stands for SRP (Single responsibility principle
O stands for OCP (Open closed principle)
L stands for LSP (Liskov substitution principle)
I stands for ISP ( Interface segregation principle)
D stands for DIP ( Dependency inversion principle)”   

SPE – Sitecore PowerShell Extensions     
SPE Module is a Sitecore development accelerator which can drastically increase your productivity and curtail the amount of time it takes to deliver a Sitecore solution.

Speak – Sitecore
Process Enablement & Accelerator Kit
Speak  is a framework
for developing Sitecore applications with a consistent interface quickly and

SPN – Sitecore
Partner Network
Sitecore partner website

SSC – Sitecore.Services.Client
Sitecore.Services.Client provides a service layer on both
the server and the client side of Sitecore applications that you use to develop
data-driven applications.

SXA – Sitecore
Experience Accelerator
SXA separates structure from design, so front-end designers,
creative designers, content authors, and developers can work in parallel and
you can deploy and maintain multiple sites quickly and cost effectively

TDS – Team
Development for Sitecore
TDS Reduce deployment time, ensure team integration, and
create an environment in which you can easily and quickly move code from your
local environment all the way through your development workflowTFS                   

UTC – Universal
Time Coordinated

UX – User Experience
User experience encompasses the overall experience a
customer has with a business, from their discovery and awareness of the brand
all the way through their interaction, purchase, use of a service or product,
and even the advocacy of the brand. To deliver great customer experience, you
need to put yourself in the shoes of the customer. Think about what would
appeal to them in terms of your product or service           

WCM – Web content

WDP – Web Deploy

WFFM – Web Forms
for Marketers
Sitecore’s free module that allows marketers to create and
publish simple forms

You See Is What You Get        

xConnect is the service layer that sits in between
the xDB and any trusted client, device, or interface that
wants to read, write, or search xDB data

XC – Sitecore Experience Commerce

XC deliver personalized shopping experiences by integrating commerce and digital marketing

xDB – Experience
The Sitecore Experience Database (xDB) is a big data
marketing repository that collects and connects customer interactions to create
a comprehensive, unified view of each individual customer

xFile – Sitecore
Experience Profile
The Experience Profile lets you monitor the behavior of
contacts that have interacted with your company or with your website

XM – Sitecore
Experience Manager         
the Sitecore Experience Manager (XM) empowers you to deliver
the right content, to the right person, exactly at the right time

XP – Sitecore
Experience platform
World-class content management combined with deep data
insights deliver omnichannel, personalized interactions in real time                      

XSLT – Extensible
Stylesheet Language Transformations
Xslt is a language for transforming XML documents into other
XML documents, or other formats such as HTML for web pages,
I have missed out a few obvious one, please add
in the comment, I will update accordingly.
I hope this blog will help you.

Happy Sitecoring

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