Thoughts on the Data Ecosystem

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Integrating Web Services with Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets

November 4, 2019 by Ken Kaczmarek

If you could have any data in your spreadsheet with a single click of the mouse, what would it be?

Data from your CRM system? Data enrichment capabilities from an API? A research list from Twitter? An on-demand, refreshable view of a corporate database? That master item file that your colleague keeps locked up in his own Excel spreadsheet?

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Onboarding and API Service

The "Aha" Moment: How to Onboard an API Service and Get Active Users

February 21, 2018 by Ken Kaczmarek

Since the recent launch of our Flex.io data feed API, onboarding has been top of mind. There have been gallons of ink spilled over the importance of SaaS onboarding, UserOnboard’s teardowns being one of the best.

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Developer Productivity

Introducing Serverless Data Feeds

January 29, 2018 by Nate Williams

It’s been a busy season of coding for our team. But with frigid temperatures and snow falling, what better time to hunker down and work on a major product update?

After many long winter nights, we have a new version of Flex.io in the wild that’s loaded with goodies.

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Share Data Without Sharing Credentials: Introducing Pipe-level Permissions

June 16, 2017 by Ken Kaczmarek

Throughout the Flex.io journey, we’ve often used the phrase: “Data is a Team Sport.”

More often than not data processing requires some type of hand off between an ‘owner’ and a ‘user’. For instance, a business user might need an extract from an IT-supported system. Or a consultant may need a file that is owned by her customer.

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Just Binge-Listened to 95 SaaStr Podcasts, Here's What I Learned

February 6, 2017 by Ken Kaczmarek

Who needs a #drinkwithharry?

Over the past few weeks, I tasked myself with listening to all ~32 hours of the SaaStr podcast, in preparation for the SaaStr Annual conference. Each show is an incredibly dense, 20-minute nugget on the business of SaaS. IMHO, it is totally and completely worthwhile to meander through twice-weekly.

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Lessons from the Data Ecosystem: Part 2

January 4, 2017 by Nate Williams

In my previous post, I covered some recurring themes from our conversations with different user communities in the data ecosystem, which highlight common facets of data projects.

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