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Francisco Partners, one of the world's largest technology-focused private equity funds, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the WebTrends business unit, a leading provider of web analytics, of NetIQ Corporation. The transaction is being undertaken with the full participation and support of the WebTrends management team, members of which will be investing in the new business together with Francisco Partners. Greg Drew, currently general manager of WebTrends, will continue to lead the business and will assume the role of president and chief executive officer of the new standalone WebTrends business.
Several yrs ago they only asked $69 for it, then $99 for a long time, but later increased that price by 10 fold or more since then.
I also found their support very poor when I was a customer in the past. Most of my emails for support were ignored.
When I owned it for $69 (later $99) they allowed unlimited number of sites, unlimited installs, and no support cost or extra charge for ongoing support.
Can you get that with the $595 version or do you need the $3,495 program, or $9,995 version? Now I see they also impose a limit on number of page views, someting they did not do in the past from what I recall.
I doubt if it's really that much better and worth that much money when AWstats or Weblizer is free?
As far as support, they have always charged for support, but they never enforced making you have that support contract to contact them.
The $595 version of the software can do far more than the old mom&pop bargin version that was available years ago. You can always get a trial of the new version and play around with it yourself to see if the new features are worth it to you.
The licensing changed to the page view licening to force companies to purchace the correct version of the software to stay in line with the licening agreement. It used to be done on a physical server basis, but that was too easy for large companies to buy the entry level product to produce large reports on web farms and to try and curve the reselling of the entry level reports by companies that where forbidden by the license agreement.
As a side note, that $69/$99 version was never supposed to be supported by the webtrends technical support, it was supposed to be supported by the hosting provider that sold it to you as per the contract with the hosting providers at the time.
Processor: 2.0 GHz
RAM: 1 GB
Hard Disk: IDE ¦ 7200 ¦ 50 GB Usable
A gig of RAM and 50 megs of space available? We're talking a dedicated machine here, and a fairly new one at that. Those are some requirements.