As the story goes back in July 2017, that the founder of aMiSTACX was having a huge problem getting a Bitnami Piwik stack working after deployment on AWS, that he decided it would be quicker just to build an EC2 Ubuntu server with Piwik on it from scratch.
As this build-out of Piwik [now called Matomo] was for a consulting gig, he came to realize that his new creation was so much better and faster than the Bitnami’s, he decided to throw his 20+ IT years experience into the ring on AWS Marketplace, and build a better mouse trap for everyone. aMiSTACX was born and he soon threw away the rear view mirror and focused on the future.
Two years and 50+ stacks later, a majority of them Magento, and to celebrate the milestone of our 2nd year anniversary, we decided to finally offer our own bridge module to marry Matomo and Magento together. Again, it was because of a consulting project that necessity drove innovation.
Our client, a high-end home theater provider out of the UK, needed a faster solution than Google GA could provide, and while keeping his customer data private. Something that seems to be very difficult for GA. [Seriously, do you think the Google team that has pictures of your front door and roof are not also data mining your GA customer data?]
Introducing Trak for Matomo-Magento
Trak was born. Well, that was the code name for the project, and it kind of stuck. The Trak module that resides on Magento is state-of-the-art. A module built specifically for Magento 2.3.2 and Matomo 3.11, and will allow a seamless integration with our aMiSTACX stack G4 for Matomo 3.11+.
Trak will be available for ALL aMiSTACX G4 Magento stacks, and select Developer and Demo stacks. The only caveat is you will need to use an aMiSTACX stack for Matomo. This is the only way we can assure a completely turnkey and hassle free solution solution for our customers.
From the Matomo dashboard you will be able to use the ecommerce features, and track Cart Abandonment, Visits, Sales, SKUs, Products, and much more. Here is a screenshot from our Trak in use on our LUMA demo server:
We are very pleased with Trak, and can’t wait to get it into the hands of our customers. Hopefully with some great feedback we can even make it better! Release dates for various stacks should be around mid-August. If you are on a G4 stack for Magento, we will just post the repo information, and you can append your composer.json file for installation.