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    Administration  
    Administration criteria describe the features and functionality that facilitate the management of the product.  
    Factor: Standard  
    Product Name net.Analysis
5.0
Enterprise Reporting Server
5.0
 
    Manufacturer net.Genesis WebTrends Software  
      Group Score:
156 out of 210
Total Score:
699 out of 1320
  Group Score:
116 out of 210
Total Score:
391 out of 1320
 
    Access Controls  
    Weight: 3   Weighted Score:
16


  Weighted Score:
8


 
      Yes, provides very specific access controls for the administration modules, as well as the Reporter interface. Workgroups can be managed according to what they need to be able to see and get reports on.   Uses standard HTTP authentication, does not secure with SSL.  
    Administrative Interface  
    Weight: 5   Weighted Score:
64


  Weighted Score:
64


 
      Uses a JavaScript interface to help manage administrative tasks across the network. Also has a command line interface that allows you to perform all the usual administrative tasks. The interface uses a general HTML design for layout, so while it is not fancy, all the capabilities are there for easy use. Designed for the remote administrator.   The interface is attractive, and well designed in general. It has a logical flow. However, the administrator cannot optimize the components or graphics for each function.  
    Browser-based Management  
    Weight: 3   Weighted Score:
16


  Weighted Score:
12


 
      Yes. Based on a web-enabled administrative interface. Can access the Reporter component from the web. The management consoles reflect the general HTML-based approach to the interface, so are a little less robust than some of the other console-based systems available.   Yes, the tool can be administered from any browser.  
    Remote Administration  
    Weight: 4   Weighted Score:
32


  Weighted Score:
24


 
      Yes. While the tool can be used locally, the emphasis is on having remote users administrate and request reports from separate locations.   Yes, the tool can be fully administered from remote locations.  
    Events and Alarms  
    Weight: 3   Weighted Score:
12


  Weighted Score:
8


 
      Scheduled event notification can be sent out to the creator, as well as to the administrator. Error alarms are also sent out to the administrators.   Report sequence status can be sent to administrators if specified. There are no application alarms though.  
    Error Log Monitors  
    Weight: 2   Weighted Score:
4


  Weighted Score:
0


 
      Does not monitor error logs, but does notify the administrator via email of failures. Also can save errors to a log file.   There are no error log monitors.  
    Performance Monitoring  
    Weight: 3   Weighted Score:
12


  Weighted Score:
0


 
      Does provide server performance metrics if the log files provide that information. Has a specific module for Netscape servers to provide the information.   None.  
 

    Reporting  
    Reporting criteria describe the environment for retrieving and manipulating ad hoc and stored reports.  
    Factor: Standard  
    Product Name net.Analysis
5.0
Enterprise Reporting Server
5.0
 
    Manufacturer net.Genesis WebTrends Software  
      Group Score:
150 out of 260
Total Score:
699 out of 1320
  Group Score:
72 out of 260
Total Score:
391 out of 1320
 
    Graph Options  
    Weight: 2   Weighted Score:
8


  Weighted Score:
6


 
      All standard graphing options are available. Additional metric-odometer displays come with the net.dashboard module.   Shows data in traditional 2D and 3D graphics.  
    Historical Data  
    Weight: 2   Weighted Score:
6


  Weighted Score:
6


 
      Yes, can import log files for historical trending in relation to new 'live' data.   Yes, will pull in historical log files for creating historical reports to correlate with current statistics.  
    Preview Options  
    Weight: 3   Weighted Score:
0


  Weighted Score:
8


 
      There are no real report previewing options available, though if saving a report in HTML, you get a preview of what that will look like.   No preview option for reports, but does explain all report types fully.  
    Published Reports  
    Weight: 4   Weighted Score:
24


  Weighted Score:
0


 
      Yes, reports are published to the ReportSite. Reports can also be saved to file locations that correspond to other web server locations for static presentation of report data.   Does not have a robust publishing module, instead can save specific reports to the proprietary server or onto another file system for publishing.  
    Report Design Interface  
    Weight: 5   Weighted Score:
48


  Weighted Score:
0


 
      Each element of a report can be added to a report set. In this way, you can have much more extensive list of reports than a lower end tool provides. The interface is still web-based, so it is a little less functional than a regular console. However, since it is web-based, the flexibility of access to it is increased.   No real report design interface, as the reports are all canned and there is no mix and matching of report elements for specialized reports.  
    Report Scheduler  
    Weight: 4   Weighted Score:
24


  Weighted Score:
24


 
      Reports can be scheduled for specific times during any day, week or month.   Yes, the reporter can be scheduled to create and save new reports for users at specific times.  
    Reporting Interface  
    Weight: 4   Weighted Score:
32


  Weighted Score:
16


 
      For wide dissemination of reports, net.Analysis provides an easy-to-use, browser-based ReportSite which allows users to easily find the reports they are looking for. When users need more sophisticated business analysis, net.Analysis provides the desktop Reporter for interactive analysis and extended capabilities, as well as 150 canned report elements for use in both interfaces.   The reporting interface is simple to master. There are very few choices to make, as all reports canned.  
    Reports Saved  
    Weight: 3   Weighted Score:
8


  Weighted Score:
12


 
      Yes, reports can be saved until they start taking up too much space, and can also be mailed and saved to file for archiving purposes. HTML output cannot be emailed however.   Yes, reports can be exported into web pages or other file types for later use.  
 

    General  
    General criteria describe basic information about the product such as ease of installation, security, documentation, and language availability..  
    Factor: Standard  
    Product Name net.Analysis
5.0
Enterprise Reporting Server
5.0
 
    Manufacturer net.Genesis WebTrends Software  
      Group Score:
145 out of 205
Total Score:
699 out of 1320
  Group Score:
115 out of 205
Total Score:
391 out of 1320
 
    Ease of Configuration  
    Weight: 2   Weighted Score:
6


  Weighted Score:
8


 
      Configuration of the different sites to monitor and collect information seems fairly simple, but it all really depends on the reporting capabilities you need out of the software. For the more extensive reporting figures to be gathered from combined databases or multiple sites, you need to work with a professional services group to tweak the system.   Configuration once installed is well thought out and is part of the attractive general administrative GUI.  
    Ease of Installation  
    Weight: 3   Weighted Score:
16


  Weighted Score:
8


 
      The product installs very easily in both NT and Solaris environments. The person installing the product is prompted with clear questions. The product guide for installation is also very well written.   Easy to install, but does not have an attractive administrative GUI for installation, uses a standard UNIX-style installation script with prompts for installation.  
    Online Help  
    Weight: 4   Weighted Score:
24


  Weighted Score:
24


 
      Yes, has context sensitive help files for each section of the application.   The full documentation set is only in PDF format, with some general help available within the tool.  
    Security Features  
    Weight: 4   Weighted Score:
32


  Weighted Score:
8


 
      The security of the tool is fairly robust, as each component has its own access rights. Specific groups or people can be granted access to all or specific reports. Sites and domains can be denied access as well.   Limited security capabilities, uses either OS access controls or internal password file for authentication.  
    Web Servers Bundled or Supported  
    Weight: 4   Weighted Score:
32


  Weighted Score:
24


 
      Works actively with Microsoft IIS, Netscape Enterprise Server and Apache. Can read log files from all major web servers out there.   Uses own internal web server for report publishing and application management from remote locations, but can use external web servers if configured.  
    Product Positioning  
    Weight: 1   Weighted Score:
1


  Weighted Score:
1


 
      The net.Analysis e-business intelligence solution helps companies understand the behavior of online customers, improving business and strategic decision making and maximizing ROI for Web investments.   WebTrends Enterprise Reporting Server is the most powerful and comprehensive web reporting solution on the market. Built to specifically address the complex needs of high traffic web sites, ISPs, MSPs, large corporate intranets, and site hosting server farms.  
    Documentation  
    Weight: 4   Weighted Score:
32


  Weighted Score:
40


 
      Documentation is very extensive, both in the form of help files, as well as additional guides.   The documentation is well written and explains all the capabilities of the product. It uses screen and configuration samples to clarify configuration administration.  
    Language Availability  
    Weight: 2   Weighted Score:
2


  Weighted Score:
2


 
      English only.   English only.  
 

    Database  
    Database criteria describe the tools provided and the functionality included for creating and connecting to databases.  
    Factor: Standard  
    Product Name net.Analysis
5.0
Enterprise Reporting Server
5.0
 
    Manufacturer net.Genesis WebTrends Software  
      Group Score:
92 out of 200
Total Score:
699 out of 1320
  Group Score:
28 out of 200
Total Score:
391 out of 1320
 
    Database Scripting  
    Weight: 3   Weighted Score:
12


  Weighted Score:
0


 
      Yes, the net.instruments module allows you to develop specific database scripts to customize your reporting information.   No database scripting capabilities, since it cannot communicate with external databases.  
    Database Required  
    Weight: 3   Weighted Score:
12


  Weighted Score:
12


 
      Yes. Requires one of the supported databases, the internal Informix-SE database, or Sybase or SQL.   No database required, as it uses its own file based database.  
    Dynamic Content Translation  
    Weight: 4   Weighted Score:
24


  Weighted Score:
0


 
      Yes, can translate dynamic content strings into data within fields of an external database.   Cannot translate dynamic content, only give the full string for hit counts, etc.  
    External Database Connectivity  
    Weight: 3   Weighted Score:
16


  Weighted Score:
0


 
      Yes, by using the net.Instrument module, the product can interact with outside databases to translate URL information to more useful information.   None.  
    ODBC Support  
    Weight: 4   Weighted Score:
0


  Weighted Score:
0


 
      No, for improved performance reasons the tool uses native drivers for communication.   No ODBC support.  
    Data Refresh  
    Weight: 4   Weighted Score:
16


  Weighted Score:
16


 
      The quickest the data refresh can be is on an hourly basis. If not using the live data option, you will only get daily updated information.   Data is refreshed at a hourly rate  
    Databases Supported  
    Weight: 3   Weighted Score:
12


  Weighted Score:
0


 
      Currently works with either Informix SE, Sybase on Solaris or SQL server on NT. Oracle support is currently being beta tested.   No databases supported. Creates its own file-based database.  
 

    Advanced Data Analysis  
    Features for manipulating and analyzing data. Functionality includes features to filter data and present it in a variety of formats.  
    Factor: Standard  
    Product Name net.Analysis
5.0
Enterprise Reporting Server
5.0
 
    Manufacturer net.Genesis WebTrends Software  
      Group Score:
132 out of 180
Total Score:
699 out of 1320
  Group Score:
36 out of 180
Total Score:
391 out of 1320
 
    Clickthrough Analysis  
    Weight: 5   Weighted Score:
64


  Weighted Score:
0


 
      Yes, has an extensive set of clickstream reports that provide illustration of flow through the site.   No real clickthrough analysis of traffic to the website.  
    Custom Filters  
    Weight: 4   Weighted Score:
32


  Weighted Score:
24


 
      Ships with over 50 pre-defined filters and allows users to create their own filters through the Filter Builder GUI. Users can create new filters on any of the fields in the net.Analysis database or even on fields coming from data linked in through net.Instrument. Once a filter has been defined, it can be applied to any standard net.Analysis report to look at the behavior of the specific user-segment you are interested in.   Yes, allows each user or group of users to create specific filters for their own specialized reports.  
    Drill-Down Reports  
    Weight: 4   Weighted Score:
24


  Weighted Score:
0


 
      Drill down is available from any report set, allowing users to explore all the ramifications of the information presented to them.   No drill-down capabilities.  
    Ad Hoc Reporting  
    Weight: 3   Weighted Score:
12


  Weighted Score:
12


 
      Yes, ad hoc reporting is possible through any of the Report modules. You can save reports that give you appropriate information and schedule them for daily or weekly release.   Reports that have already been created can be run at any point, either immediately, or scheduled.  
 

    Data Gathering and Storage  
    The methods of gathering data from various sources and compiling them into a composite repository. Includes features for managing the merging of multiple sites as well as individual servers.  
    Factor: Standard  
    Product Name net.Analysis
5.0
Enterprise Reporting Server
5.0
 
    Manufacturer net.Genesis WebTrends Software  
      Group Score:
24 out of 265
Total Score:
699 out of 1320
  Group Score:
24 out of 265
Total Score:
391 out of 1320
 
    Support for Additional Services  
    Weight: 3   Weighted Score:
0


  Weighted Score:
0


 
             
    Virtual Servers (Hardware and Software)  
    Weight: 4   Weighted Score:
24


  Weighted Score:
24


 
      Yes, fully supports virtual servers of both hardware and software varieties.   Yes, can handle virtual servers.  
    Support for Real-time Data Collection  
    Weight: 4   Weighted Score:
0


  Weighted Score:
0


 
             
    Log Files Supported  
    Weight: 1   Weighted Score:
0


  Weighted Score:
0


 
             
    Automatic Data Gathering  
    Weight: 5   Weighted Score:
0


  Weighted Score:
0


 
             
    Data Storing  
    Weight: 5   Weighted Score:
0


  Weighted Score:
0


 
             
 

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