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  • quibble12345
    Aug 2, 2004
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      Any idea why CentrPort, Core Metrics, Datanautics, and Sane Solutions
      declined to participate?



      --- In webanalytics@yahoogroups.com, "Eric Peterson"
      <eric.peterson@g...> wrote:
      > Network Computing's Bruce Boardman is about to put an article on the
      > street giving top marks to Omniture with WebSideStory, WebTrends and
      > SurfAid following closely on their heels. This article is pretty
      > well done, and mind you I was pretty critical of Boardman's work when
      > they started this process, they even include an interactive report
      > card so that you can play with the numbers (and make your favorite
      > vendor the top pick!)
      >
      > Check it out:
      >
      > http://www.nwc.com/showitem.jhtml?articleID=20003001&pgno=1
      >
      > A couple relevant things to this group (besides the obvious):
      >
      > * CMP looked at pricing and had this to say - "We also presented
      > pricing scenarios and asked for monthly recurring and other possible
      > charges. Our chart shows retail pricing. We won't divulge the pricing
      > CMP received, but our advice is, negotiate!" (So, as Mary and Jarid
      > were discussing, pricing is still very flexible from top vendors.)
      >
      > * Regarding some companies notably missing - "CentrPort, Core
      > Metrics, Datanautics and Sane Solutions declined to participate,
      > while the services from Maxamine and Route Science did not meet our
      > minimum require- ments." (He means Revenue Sciences I think ... I
      > don't know CentrPort, anyone?!)
      >
      > Their summary, spun as a nod to the upcoming Olympics in Athens:
      >
      > "We were pleasantly surprised by most of the services. Our Editor's
      > Choice, Omniture's SiteCatalyst, just edged out WebSideStory's HBX On-
      > Demand Web Analytics, thanks to its all-around good analytics--
      > delivered in a usable form--combined with supreme dynamic
      > segmentation. HBX has some sexy reporting features, though, and it
      > got rave reviews from our real users.
      >
      > NetIQ's WebTrends service takes the bronze spot this time. NetIQ owns
      > the lion's share of the Web analytics market, according to Forrester
      > Research, thanks to the maturity of its standalone product, and we
      > like that it's offering a service with most of the same features.
      > IBM's SurfAid Analytics matched our top products feature for feature
      > and added lots of no-nonsense tools, but its price held it back.
      > Honorable mention goes to Manticore's Virtual Traffic Master, which
      > showed us good integration between Web analytics and e-mail."
      >
      > This is one of the better pieces on analytics we've seen in awhile so
      > I'd encourage all of you to give it a read. If any of you know Bruce
      > or Emily Sunderman (CMP's head of Web Analytics) tell them I
      > said, "Nice work!" and to join this discussion ;-)
      >
      > http://www.nwc.com/showitem.jhtml?articleID=20003001&pgno=1
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