Business Benchmarks

AlertSite business benchmark reports enable you to compare your website and API availability and response time – two of the most telling performance metrics – against well-known companies in your industries, and against the top 25 US websites such as Amazon, Facebook, Wikipedia and others. Market indexes for comparison include:

  • APIs and Web Services (for SoapUI monitors)
  • Blogging Platforms
  • Cell Phone Carriers
  • EMEA Banks
  • EMEA Internet Retailers
  • Health Insurance
  • Healthcare
  • Job Boards
  • Luxury Automotive
  • Luxury Retail
  • Online Aggregators
  • Retail Top 50
  • Shortening Tools
  • Social Couponing
  • Social Networking
  • Technology
  • Top 25 US Sites
  • US Banking Index
  • US Mobile Top Sites
  • US Stock Brokerage Sites
  • Weather search

Benchmark metrics include the website availability, and the web page response time as the time required to view a fully rendered home page, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, images and third-party objects. Data is collected every 15 minutes, 24/7, from multiple locations around the globe.

Here is a sample summary report that compares three of our monitors (bold font) to the Technology market index for a single day, and includes the graphs, trends, and stability:

Business Benchmark Summary report

This is another report that compares the daily summary and network timings of our SmartBear site and the Technology market for a period of 9 days:

Business Benchmark Daily report

AlertSite Plans with Business Benchmarks

All AlertSite users have access to the basic Business Benchmarks Summary that lets you select up to 5 of your monitors to compare with the market indexes of the Top 25 US Sites (for website monitors) or APIs and Web Services (for SoapUI monitors) over the last week.

AlertSite Enterprise customers can also purchase an optional Business Benchmarks plan to get:

For details, please contact your AlertSite Sales Representative. (To view the contact information, select settings > AlertSite 1.0 from the top menu, then go to Support > Support Center.)

Supported Monitor Types

Report Type Monitor Types
Web URL* Real-browser (DéjàClick) * SoapUI
Business Benchmark Summary
Business Benchmark Daily  
Business Benchmark Hourly  
Business Benchmark Detail  

* Only monitors with the full page response time monitoring (enabled by the Fullpage Interval option).

Creating Benchmark Reports

You can create benchmark reports under Reports > Performance Reports. You can create these reports manually, or schedule them to be generated and emailed to you automatically.

To create a benchmark report manually:

  1. In AlertSite UXM, go to Reports > Performance Reports.
  2. Configure the report as follows:
  3. Click Run Report.
  4. Once the report is ready, you can view it as a web page (HTML) or as PDF, email it or schedule it to run regularly.

    Report builder

The created report is also added to your Document Manager.

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