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September 13, 2019 / kiranpatils

Coveo for Sitecore (C4S) Quick Start guide

Challenge:

Your client/your company has got Coveo for Sitecore license and you have to get your Coveo implementation done. And you have few of the following questions:

  • How to approach?
  • Does Coveo replaces Solr/AzureSearch?
  • Coveo for Sitecore setup is complex?
  • Coveo is on Cloud only?
  • How much development time it takes? I must develop everything on my own?
  • Can I have Coveo on premise setup?
  • From where I should start?

Then this post is for you only!

Solution:

Before I go in step by step approach let me try to answer few of the above common questions:

  1. Coveo doesn’t replace Solr/AzureSearch/Lucene [If you are still using Lucene]. Even if you have Coveo you will need to use Solr/AzureSearch because Sitecore still relies on it. Also, for some of the functionality which doesn’t need Machine learning and relevance based tuning capabilities. Would strongly recommend not to use Coveo. But use Solr/AzureSearch. As Coveo has query limits and Coveo is not right fit for those kinds of needs.
  2. Coveo for Sitecore is only available on Cloud — Coveo has stopped giving on premise version any more. Coveo for Cloud setup is straight forward and in cloud.

I hope these answers few of your basic questions. You have more? please drop a note in comment section of this post.

Have been involved in few of the Coveo for Sitecore implementations and based on my learning came up with my approach towards starting Coveo project.

Before you delve further, I’m not Coveo Guru. And following list is just few pointers based on my learning. Hope it works for you as well. And I encourage you to amend to this list. So, someone can have smooth start on Coveo as you had

For saving my keystrokes, As I’ve also limited keystrokes left : https://keysleft.com/ instead of writing Coveo for Sitecore, I will mention C4S. They both are same.

Let’s delve in to this:

Hope you found this information helpful. If yes, then Thanks to Coveo team, Few awesome community members for all such helpful material for someone to get started.

Everything has been there already. This post has just indexed all the information in single post — Like Coveo does with your data!

Happy Coveo Implementation! 🙂

Featured image credits : https://blog.coveo.com/coveo-for-sitecore-5-the-ultimate-search-recommendations-engine-for-sitecore/

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