Any recommendations for a product analytics tool?

Hello people, I am ready to test my product to a test group. I was looking for some product analytics tools, but the prices were high.

Do you guys have any recommendations? We have budget constraints.

Thanks in advance.


You can get away with using Amplitude for free for a long while (I’ve just hit my 4-year mark).


@MarcoSilva, what are the limitations with the free plan?


@CarolynMiles, the number of events that you can track for one.

We also have used Mixpanel, Mode, Redash. I use Mode and Amplitude simultaneously. Amplitude for specific product feature usage and mode for user activity, retention, churn, etc.


Why didn’t you like MixPanel? were you looking for free?


@MaroaWilson, I am comparing the prices according to my needs. If I get a deal on a lower price, I might go with that. But what’s the point of purchasing something if free can work well.


Wasn’t responding to you. Was asking @MarcoSilva who used MixPanel, but chose to use Amplitude.


10 million events per month is the primary limitation. You also don’t get all of the advanced analytics/collaboration features, but they’re probably not too important early on. If you get traction and start needing more volume, you can also check out the scholarship program: Startups - Amplitude


Redash is open source -


@NathanEndicott. For me that will be on an expensive side. But thanks so much :pray:


By open source i mean if you have developers you can configure and use it for free Redash · GitHub


@NathanEndicott, Really? I will talk to my tech guy. Thank you so much for your help


It’s pretty cheap and you get all the data, which is helpful for long term reporting. Check it out. Hope this helps.


Thank you so much, lemme check it out


I used to be a MixPanel buff but switched to Heap and I think it’s the best option.

IMO, the main requirements should be:

  1. Mixpanel used to offer it but not anymore. I’m not that familiar with Amplitude, but I think they also don’t offer this ability. Without it, for every new event you have to wait for dev, and then wait a few weeks to get results. Impossible to get anywhere like that.
  2. Auto-track that gives you retroactive data, so you can set an event and right away see the results.

Mixpanel used to offer it but not anymore. I’m not that familiar with Amplitude, but I think they also don’t offer this ability. Without it, for every new even you have to wait for dev, and then wait a a few weeks to get results. Impossible to get anywhere like that.


@MichaelYoffe, how have you found the event visualizer in Heap, can you easily set up events? Was thinking about integrating it into our product, but I was worried the visualizer wouldn’t work as well as advertised.


Works really well in most cases. For advanced event you might need to dive into some CSS selectors, (like if you want to track attributes, for example not only who clicked on a search field, but what the typed as well…).

But all in all, works as advertised, at least for me :slight_smile:


Is the test group internal or external facing and how many customers do you planning to have them be part of the group?

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