Executive Summary

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

: Sitecatalyst 8.0"> Executive Summary: SiteCatalyst 8.0

Usability Good
Capability Excellent
Performance Fair
Interoperability Good
Manageability Good
Scalability Fair
Security Fair
For companies that want detailed information about their Web site activity right now, Omnitures SiteCatalyst provides flexible, powerful analysis tools that give clients all the information they need about how visitors are using their site.


Like most other service providers, SiteCatalyst is very costly, with most sites probably paying more than $100,000 per year. Although these services are powerful, this is well out of the range of many companies.

(+) Excellent visitor site path analysis; reports can be viewed over time; real-time analysis.

(-) Very expensive; code must be inserted in every page on-site; may miss some file downloads.

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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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