Tools for intranet analytics

Illustration on web analytics (credit: James Royal-Lawson, Flickr)

To get started on the subject of intranet analytics I thought some suggestions of tools and products may do the trick. These tools gather the data, get the statistics sorted out and work with analytics for your intranet, or extranet, perhaps.

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Google Analytics

Google Analytics is the industry-standard on the public web and is also used by many organizations on their intranets.

Go to Google Analytics »

Piwik

Piwik is a open source alternative for those who don’t want to share data on their users behaviour. Piwik offers a demo you can check out here. Piwik is also capable of crunching server-logs, so there is not really necessary to use client-based techniques for tracking visitors.

Visit piwik.org »

IBM Unica NetInsight

Unica is designed to be used on-premise instead of cloud-based solutions like Google Analytics that leak visitor data to third parties.

Read more about Unica NetInsight »

IBM Digital Analytics (formerly Coremetrics Web Analytics)

Offers, among other features, comparative benchmarks and knowledge of how the best performers reach their successes.

View screenshots of Digital Analytics etc at IBM.com »

Angelfish Web Analytics for Intranets

Web analytics software which can be installed on-premise (ie. within your network) to control collected data. Sometimes intranet/extranet analytics need to store customer data and other sensitive information most prefer to keep close.

analytics.angelfishstats.com

Woopra

How do the users engage with the intranet?

Woopra.com »

NextSTAT Web Analytics & Traffic Statistics

Hosts the solution for you and all you do is put a tracking-code on your pages.

Go to nextstat.com »

GoStats

Got hit counters as well as website analytics.

Go to Gostats.com »

Chartbeat

Lists some major publishing firms as their customers.

Go to chartbeat.com »

Webtrends Reinvigorate

Works with realtime data and heatmaps.

Check out reinvigorate.net »

GoSquared

Claims to be the simplest analytics in the world.

Go to GoSquared.com »

Clicky Real Time Web Analytics

You can inspect an individual visitors journey on your intranet. Live demo here.

Go to Clicky.com »

gauges

Provides an overview to see all websites on a single page.

Go to get.gaug.es »

HitsLink Web Analytics

Visual presentation of a website’s performance. Public demo can be found here.

Read more on HitsLink »

VisiStat

Offers proactive tools on where to make improvement of your pages. Public demo here.

Check out VisiStat here »

Webtrends

Founded 1993 and support multi-channel measurement.

Read more about Webtrends at webtrends.com »

Adobe Analytics (formerly Omniture)

More on Adobe Analytics at adobe.com »

AWStats Log Analyzer

Open source tool that analyzes the web server logs and display the data on a web page. Used at lots of web hosting firms.

Check out AWStats at Sourceforge.com »

OneStat

Services starting at 125 USD per year.

See packages of OneStats »

Crazy Egg

Tracking user behaviour made simple with Crazy Egg.

Go to Crazy Egg »

ClickTale

Records users sessions on the intranet for you to analyze.

See more at clicktale.com »

Optimizely

Perform A/B-testing or multivariate testing on your intranet.

Go to optimizely.com »

Heap

Instant and also retroactive analytics on your data.

Go to heapanalytics.com »

Did we miss your favorite analytics tool? Please leave a comment.


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