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What is Retrace?

Retrace (formerly APM+) is a lightweight Application Performance Management solution. Retrace gives developers continuous, real-time analysis through a combination of code-level visibility with in-line log and error data. Retrace helps identify top performance offenders by analyzing top page requests, top…

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What is Retrace?

Stackify Retrace provides application performance management across the entire stack. Coupled with aggregated logs from common logging frameworks, find every exception in code. Retrace code with lightweight code profiling and track and monitor all key application and server metrics. The vendor states that with coverage for full lifecycle development, the Stackify Retrace software offering is tailored to be inclusive for multiple role types, and presents everything your team needs to know about your applications, performance, and diagnostics is all in one place.

Retrace Features

  • Supported: Advanced deployment reporting
  • Supported: Detailed SQL query monitoring
  • Supported: Integrated logging and profiling
  • Supported: Unlimited users
  • Supported: Full software life cycle coverage
  • Supported: 1 hour support response time
  • Supported: .NET, .NET Core, Java, PHP, Node.js, Ruby, and Python support
  • Supported: Code Profiling
  • Supported: Error Tracking
  • Supported: Centralized Logging
  • Supported: App and Server Metrics

Retrace Screenshots

Screenshot of Detailed stack trace with inline error and logsScreenshot of Web Apps Dashboard:
The Apps Page gives you a high-level overview of all applications found and monitored across all servers in each environment. Click on any app to take you to the App Dashboard to view more information for a particular app.Screenshot of Apps Dashboard:
The App Dashboard is a powerful monitoring and troubleshooting perspective that gives you a view of application health across one or more environments.Screenshot of Performance (APM+) Dashboard:
The Performance section will give you a report of how well the application is performing overall, as perceived by your users.  A graph will allow you to view all requests by Satisfaction by viewing "Fast", "Sluggish", "Too Slow", or "Failed" types of requests.  Another report includes graphs of HTTP Error%, Satisfaction Score%, and Page Load Time.  Lastly, you will have the ability to sort each page request of your App by different categories: Satisfaction, Slowest page, Failed pages, pages hit, and total load time.  By clicking on an individual page a Performance Details page with further information about that specific page's health, performance, and errors will be displayed.Screenshot of Performance Traces:
One of the ways we strive to deliver relevant insights is to only collect traces around interesting requests. Some examples of these request types that are interesting would be faster than normal, slower than normal, new web requests, requests introducing new SQL, requests introducing new exceptions, or abnormal satisfaction scores. Under performing requests will be profiled more often than fast requests. As long as the app is getting steady traffic Retrace should be saving a trace every 5 to 15 minutes.Screenshot of Errors Dashboard:
From the Errors Dashboard, you can get an overview of all the exceptions of all your applications across different environments. It gives you a central location to view details about your errors.Screenshot of Logs Dashboard:
Find contextual insights about your apps that can assist you in solving any error you might face. View all logging messages in an inline view across all apps, on all servers, and in all environments. Along with this comes the ability to tail log files in real time and search through all the logs of a given app.

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Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
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Retrace, a software developed by Stackify, has been widely praised by users for its versatile use cases and ability to address various application performance issues. Users have found that Retrace allows them to set up error exceptions, custom alerts, and consolidate log files across multiple environments. This feature has proven effective in helping users implement highly optimized code with benchmarked standards. Additionally, Retrace enables users to create log queries and assign search timeframes to monitor applications, receiving immediate alerts for critical issues and outages. By implementing Retrace, users have been able to efficiently track down memory leaks, orphaned SQL connections, and other performance issues, resulting in smoother server operation and improved database performance. The software's real-time alerts have been invaluable in preventing crashes and ensuring customer satisfaction. Moreover, Retrace offers features such as business intelligence reports and data tables access, aiding in decision-making processes. Overall, Retrace provides a comprehensive solution for monitoring application performance and facilitating efficient issue resolution for development teams.

Users commonly make the following recommendations for the software:

  1. Enhance organization and productivity: Users have found that the software helps them manage their working routines more efficiently. They appreciate how it keeps everything in the right place, making it easier to stay organized and productive.

  2. Provide more features and customization options: Users would like to see additional features and customization options in the software. This would allow them to tailor it to their specific needs and maximize its usefulness for their work.

  3. Improve user interface and navigation: Some users have suggested enhancing the user interface and navigation of the software. They believe that a more intuitive and user-friendly interface would make it easier for them to navigate through different sections and access the desired functions more quickly.

Implementing these recommendations can help the software continue to grow its user base and provide an even better experience for managing working routines.


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Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

APM Plus is used by the entire company from sending out purchase orders to sending customer invoices and sales order acknowledgments and even advanced ship notices when something ships out for a customer. Internally APM Plus is used as a document archive to get the exact document that was sent to the customer. This can be used to follow up with customer statements to help customers see what they owe with great consistency. The emails can be sent individually or in groups or sent to different companies. APM Plus can even fax when email is not possible.

  • APM Plus has a searchable archive that makes it easy to find a previously sent document.
  • APM plus can automatically decide if the email address isn't present on a document, send it by fax. If no fax number exists the document is sent back to sender for evaluation.
  • Sending to APM Plus is as simple as sending a document to a Printer! APM Plus does the rest!
  • To set up the fields that APM Plus monitors, you need to map each field area on each document.
  • APM Plus could use a way to link the documents back into the finance or business software so you can find the document under the PO, Sales Order, Invoice, etc.
  • APM Plus setup is only for the professionals. There are many areas that need tweaking on setup, having a better default setup would lessen the learning curve to set it up for use.
If I need to change a logo design on the invoice, the new logo is slightly larger or smaller so the type below the logo is in a different area than before. In this case, you would need to load the new version of the document into APM Plus and redo the mapping of the field areas to properly grab the information needed to process the document. Without doing this, the document could fail or go to the wrong archive based on the fields.
  • APM Plus has freed up users from having to manually attach documents to each place they are sending it. APM Plus will do it automatically.
  • APM Plus provides a searchable archive to re-visit sent documents with customers and vendors. Having to reprint a document you risk the potential that something has changed since it was last printed.
  • APM Plus does need IT staff for adjustments and to review sending problems. Not for an average user.
APM Plus does a better job of archiving documents than DocSend and makes it easier to find the documents when you need them. DocSend seemed to be more of a marketing tool than a business tool. APM Plus is all business and consistently does what you need on a daily basis. We selected APM Plus because of the great support on setup and after implementation. They are always ready to help.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We were using New Relic, but it wasn't providing us the info we wanted and it was so expensive that we couldn't afford having it on all production servers. I've been using Stackify in a .net, Azure based webapp; the app is with high traffic subscription service, and solid services is essential. In one case we were using Stackify to identify an issue that made the site slow occasionally; it was very hard to pin point the source of the problem. Once installed it was a very fast process and we identified the combination of issues that lead to this behavior. Having the log and error data as part of the detailed trace was tremendous help. And seeing all the logs recorded when an exception was thrown is a cool little feature. Personally I can watch their real-time tailing all day long.
  • Integration of performance management with log management so you get the parameters sent
  • In-line log and error data in trace
  • Integration of error and log data, so in one click you can see all the logs recorded when an error was thrown
  • Very reasonably priced
  • Need to improve their mobile support
  • Documentation improvment
If you're a Java or .net shop they will do excellent. I believe that for PHP, Ruby, Java and few others they have only the error and log management and the application and server monitoring.
  • We shorten the time we fix app issues
  • We spend a lot less time digging through data
  • We can be proactive and see issues as they are trending before the completely explode
  • I have APM on all production servers so I can catch issues as they happen
  • I no longer get 2000 email on an issue but rather one full of data
It is a very impressive tool which doesn't overwhelm you with unnecessary data. They have combination of tools that haven't seen by any other company which makes it a very powerful tool
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