Accrue Enhances Network Collector App

Accrue Software, a provider of e-business
measurement and reporting tools, delivered an enhanced version of Accrue
Insight’s Network Collector tool for gathering and analyzing data.

The enhancements enable complex, high-volume Web sites to collect and analyze
both dynamic content and customer demographic data submitted in Web site
registration forms or stored in cookies, the company said.

The enhanced Network Collector enables any site, including sites served by
dynamic content engines such as Vignette’s StoryServer, to be analyzed with a
single solution, the company said.

“Accrue’s target customers are large enterprises with high-volume business
sites,” said Rickk Kreysar, president and CEO of Accrue.

“We’ve assembled a management team that truly understands the realities
and requirements of e-business enterprise computing. One of those realities is the need for
solutions that address a variety of needs, and a growing need is
interoperability between those solutions. Our enhanced Network Collector
widens the scope of data that Insight can manage, delivering a highly
scalable solution for all Web data analysis.”

The enhanced Network Collector captures HTTP POST parameters along with Web
server information ensuring that any combination of static and dynamic content
can be analyzed.

Also, while site visitors may enter demographic information into registration
forms, this information is often not correlated with visitor activity data.
Now, Accrue’s Network Collector is designed to capture this data as well as other
data stored in cookies. By combining customer activity and demographic data,
Accrue Insight enables more in-depth analysis of site activity and individual
customer behavior, the company said.

Accrue’s enhanced Network Collector runs on Sun Solaris 2.5/2.6 and is scheduled for
availability in early April 1999. Pricing for Accrue Insight begins at $17,000.

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