Executive Summary

By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2002-08-26 Print this article Print

: WebTrends Reporting Center 5.0"> Executive Summary: WebTrends Reporting Center 5.0

Usability Good
Capability Good
Performance Fair
Interoperability Good
Manageability Good
Scalability Fair
Security Good
An excellent example of a log-based Web analysis application, WebTrends Reporting Center 5.0s improved interface and customization options make it easy for site administrators to dig deep into the data generated by their Web site.


At $10,500 for the Enterprise Edition, WebTrends Reporting Center costs no more—and, in some cases, much less—than competing enterprise solutions. Still, businesses should evaluate to make sure that their site really requires a high-level enterprise Web analysis application before discounting less expensive systems.

(+) Intuitive, interactive portallike Desktop and Dashboard interface; highly customizable; can record path analysis information through a browser.

(-) Client works only with Internet Explorer; not real-time results.

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    Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr RapozaÔÇÖs current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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