Deployment will provide baseline for future growth & investment strategy
London, UK, January 2016 – SOASTA, the leader in performance analytics, today announced Trinity Mirror Group, Britain’s biggest newspaper group, as the latest media organisation to deploy its mPulse platform. The announcement follows an extensive nine-month validation exercise that saw SOASTA beat off intense competition to secure the contract. Trinity Mirror’s decision will enable it to gain detailed insights into the impact that performance issues across their digital estate have on user experiences. Financial details related to the deal were not disclosed.
The Trinity Mirror Group is one of the UK’s largest multimedia organisations with a portfolio of newspapers, websites and digital products. It includes iconic national brands such as The Mirror, The Daily Record and The People to regional brands such as The Manchester Evening News, Liverpool Echo and Western Mail. The group’s online websites, such as mirror.co.uk and dailyrecord.co.uk, collectively attract over 100 million unique visitors a month. Understanding the impact performance issues have on these end users is key to driving growth and investment.
“TMG re-launched its digital platforms in 2012 on a new CMS system with a single code base shared across all 29 core sites. We have seen significant growth in traffic over the past 3 years but what we lacked was a better understanding of how page load times impacted user traffic from a range of devices. mPulse delivers that and much more. The SOASTA platform crystallises the relationship between page performance, bounce rates and user behaviour in granular detail. Importantly for us, the ability to customise the mPulse dashboards makes the data and information more widely available and applicable. The result is that our development teams can instantly see the impact that new code releases have across single or multiple sites while our editorial and business teams can see the correlation metrics on the advertising-driven parts of the sites. Fundamentally it enables more insightful decisions based on accurate data when we are building the business case for immediate, on-going and future investment in our sites. With mPulse, we can now establish a baseline for our group sites and build from a position of strength and certainty,” said Neil McIntyre, Director of Engineering, Digital, Trinity Mirror Group.
“One of the biggest challenges facing media organisations today is gaining a better insight of their online users’ behaviours. For organisations such as TMG, understanding their users’ pain points, expectations and reactions is critical to delivering the overall customer experience. Synthetic monitoring has its place but real user monitoring delivers actionable intelligence. It’s often said that you can’t manage what you can’t measure and this is very true in today’s digital age. The only way to address this is to ensure you have 100% of the data 100% of the time, in real time. TMG’s decision to select and deploy mPulse is a reflection of this fact and also a recognition of the innovation and scope of SOASTA’s technology portfolio,” said Chris Addis, VP EMEA, SOASTA.
About Trinity Mirror Group
Trinity Mirror, with an award-winning portfolio of newspapers, websites and digital products, is one of the UK’s largest multimedia companies employing over 4300 people across 48 locations around the country. Our drive to capture, present and analyse the news inspired the launch of our very first papers in the early 19th Century. And today our commitment is just as strong. Whether via page or screen, our audiences get the trusted, reliable news service they have come to expect.
SOASTA is the leader in performance analytics. The SOASTA platform enables digital business owners to gain unprecedented and continuous performance insights into their real user experience on mobile and Web devices – in real time, and at scale. With more than 10 million tests performed and more than 100 billion user experiences measured, SOASTA is the digital performance expert trusted by industry-leading companies including Experian, Hallmark, Intuit and Microsoft. SOASTA is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. For more information about SOASTA, please visit www.soasta.com.
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