Agreed - and just for the record, we are not an Omniture partner - just a
My passion for Omniture stems from my many years of Web Analytics experience
(I've deployed over a half dozen platforms and thoroughly evaluated many
more). I believe Omniture is highly differentiated in the market for a
multitude of reasons, and while I do not believe Omniture is the best fit
for every single website, when it comes to enterprise-class Analytics, I
believe they are currently best-in-class. If you - or anyone else disagrees
- think this forum is a great opportunity to discuss that. If I'm missing
something that is mission-critical, I'd love to hear about it.
Finally, I do have some insight into HBX v2 from various industry sources -
not just the press release.
From: Eric Peterson
Sent: 7/31/2004 7:52 PM
Subject: [webanalytics] Re: HBX V2
Two quick things:
1) While I don't think that Matt's response was "propaganda" and I
do know that Matt's passion from Omniture stems from his actual use
of SiteCatalyst -- not their business relationship -- I am all in
favor of keeping propoganda to a minimum. I'm very proud of every
vendor who has posted thus far being restrained regarding pitching
their particular flavor of analytics. That being said, this group is
only as good as the opinions of its membership ... have an opinion,
state it, defend it ... and trust that I will intervene if anyone
gets too "snippy" or is rude to another member in any way.
2) WebSideStory is unable to post to this group and defend
themselves (if needed) due to SEC regulations governing the quiet
period prior to a public offering. While I'm sure that when the time
comes they'll have a lot to say, let's please again be respectful
when offering one's opinion (see comment #1) of ** any ** vendor's
--- In email@example.com, "Mary" <holowebs@y...> wrote:
> Macromedia is an Omniture partner. Let's try to keep the
> to a minimum in this forum. I think it's a bit premature to make
> comments about an upcoming vendor release based on pre-release
> marketing material. For example, some vendors claim never to have
> lost a customer in eight years in their marketing material, which
> may be stretching the truth a bit... Why don't we wait until the
> release comes out before dismissing it, unless you've somehow seen
> an advance demonstration of it?
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Matt Belkin <mbelkin@m...>
> > As a former HitBox customer and current Omniture customer, here's
> my 2c.
> > - 'Tagless' Campaigns: This has been available in other Web
> > packages for quite a while, and has been a limitation of HitBox.
> I can't
> > speak for other vendors, but I know Omniture rolled out this
> > about 12 months ago.
> > - Conversion rules and groups: Not sure about this one, though it
> may be
> > similar to the notion of Calculated Metrics, which has been
> available for
> > sometime.
> > - Active Segmentation - This has been available thru other
> packages like
> > Omniture, Visual Sciences, SageMetrics, and coreMetrics for
> sometime as
> > well. The real question is whether this is a real-time engine
> (i.e. it acts
> > on data as it is received) or if it is retroactive (i.e. it acts
> on data
> > that has already been recorded). Those two capabilities are
> similar, but
> > very different in what they provide to the customer. In my mind,
> any move
> > by any vendor towards more segmentation features are good - I'm
> just not
> > sure I'd characterize any of this as Hitbox "moving into the
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Ken Schafer
> > To: email@example.com
> > Sent: 7/31/2004 1:30 PM
> > Subject: [webanalytics] HBX V2
> > Hi all,
> > I'm delurking to point the list to the log-in for HBX
> > ( https://login.hitbox.com/login) <https://login.hitbox.com/login)>
< https://login.hitbox.com/login) <https://login.hitbox.com/login)>
> > which has this notice (that I noticed
> > for the first time today):
> > <quote>
> > WebSideStory will soon release the latest version of its flagship
> > service, HBX. Version 2 of HBX has been designed based on direct
> > customer feedback.
> > Enhancements:
> > - 'Tagless' Campaigns: Create and manage campaigns directly from
> > user interface, with no change in your page tags. You can define
> > campaign response, leads and conversions from the user interface,
> > simplifying your campaign measurement activities.
> > - Conversion Rules: The conversion events introduced in HBX have
> > improved to include advanced rules such as conditional
> > more.
> > - Conversion Groups: Group any number of conversion rules and get
> > conversion-specific reports in HBX.
> > Add-ons:
> > Active Segmentation: Use this add-on module to create advanced
> > on your visitor sessions. Examples of filters may include any
> > combination of geographical, purchase or site behavior parameters.
> > Active Segmentation lets you create advanced segments directly
> > the user interface, with no changes in your HBX page tags.
> > HBX v2 and Active Segmentation were developed to provide you
> > control in improving your online business initiatives. We'll keep
> > updated on the release schedule.
> > </quote>
> > Is this the beginning of a new round of feature wars as we move
> > the fall? How do these new features fit into the picture
> presented by
> > the NC article Eric recently linked to? Will HBX move into the
> lead or
> > does Omniture have or plan to have similar features soon?
> > Cheers,
> > Ken Schafer
> > Schafer Group - The Internet Best Practices Company
> > ============================================
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