To start using Liferay Analytics Cloud, first visit analytics.liferay.com, and you must sign in using your liferay.com account. If you do not have a liferay.com account, you can also sign up for one at the login page.
Once logged in, you can either sign up for a free trial workspace or purchase a paid tier workspace by contacting sales. If you already have a workspace, you will also see your workspace listed after login.
Creating a Free Trail Workspace
Free trial workspace allows you to test Analytics Cloud for 3 months for free, as long as you have a valid Liferay DXP instance to connect Analytics Cloud with.
Currently, only one free trial workspace is given to one valid email (liferay.com account). If you are a Liferay partner who wish to have more than one free trial account, please contact liferay sales.
Clicking on the the Start Free Trial button from the home screen will take your to the workspace configuration screen.
Workspace Name allows you to create your own analytics workspace name.
Data Center Location allows you to select the location of your server, which will store all of your analytics and website visitors data. Currently, Liferay Analytics Cloud offers three data center locations.
- North America - Oregon, USA
- South America - São Paulo, Brazil
- Europe - London, United Kingdom
We are also currently planning a new data center in Frankfurt, Germany.
Friendly URL allows you to setup a friendly url for your workspace that you can share to other collaborator with ease.
Allowable Email Domain will let other users with the the same email domain set in this configuration to find and see this workspace. For example, if you set @mycompany.com for this configuration. Other users login to Analytics Cloud with an email domain @mycompan.com will be able to see and request to join this workspace.
Once you click Create Workspace button, Analytics Cloud will take some time to finalize the workspace creation in the background. You will be prompted with the following screen:
This process may take from 30 minutes to 1 hour, and an email will be sent once the workspace is ready to be used.
See the next section on how to access your workspace.
Buying Analytics Cloud workspace
To purchase a business or enterprise tier workspace, you can click on the Contact Sales button from the home screen.
You will need to feel out the following form, and a sales representative will contact you shortly.
Once you successfully purchase your Analytic Cloud workspace, Liferay provisioning team will provision a workspace for your account. Make sure you provide the email of the workspace owner, and your desired data center location to your sales representative to make this process as smooth as possible.
Your workspace owner will receive an invitation email once the workspace is provisioned. Now the owner will just have to login to analytics.liferay.com and finish configuring the workspace.
See the next section on how to access your paid workspace.