- On August 25, 2016
Want to connect some of your favorite tools and devices to SMARTABASE? Now you can! Simply choose one of our new connectors or uploaders and create automated link capability to your current workflows and forms.
What’s the Difference?
Connectors are actual connections between SMARTABASE and 3rd party vendor software, while our desktop uploader takes exports from 3rd party software and uploads it to SMARTABASE. Connectors are fully automated links whereas an uploader requires a manual local file save following which all flow-on data upload is automated.
Connectors use full API automation procedures. Which simply put, means when you save your data it is automatically pushed into your SMARTABASE site.
There are two types – Fusion Connectors and Vendor Connectors
Where we have developed software which connects to the 3rd party product, to retrieve and then push data into your SMARTABASE site.
Where the 3rd party vendor’s software pushes data directly into your SMARTABASE site.
Fusion Connectors Example: Statsports GPS
Open the 3rd party software which has the connector ‘API’ function and activate the send to API / send to SMARTABASE function.
Your data is now available in BOTH Statsports and Smartabase view / interact and report / D3 Dashboard / analyse in Spotfire. It’s your choice!
The uploader is a specialized local app you save to your computer (anyone who you authorize can access and download the app). This app then enables automation, so once the user saves a file to a specified location the file is automatically found and uploaded to your Smartabase site.
Desktop Uploader Example: Catapult GPS
Open your Desktop Uploader app.
Set up the file location and import template, for example Catapult GPS. Now you are good to go – every time a new file is uploaded to that location the uploader takes care of the rest.
After your GPS session, export the session summary file from the Catapult software to the target folder on your computer.
Your data is now available in Smartabase as normal to view / interact and report on.
What do you need to access these new tools?
- Notify your Fusion Sport lead builder or sales manager
- Pay for the appropriate licenses – Connectors(s) / Uploader
What’s the cost?
Connectors created by Fusion Sport are charged at an annual licence fee per connector.
This fee covers annual software maintenance for linkage optimization to Smartabase and ongoing software changes to match modifications by the equipment / tool vendor to ensure continued connectivity.
Connectors created by vendors are only charged for the use of a professional licence in Smartabase to access the API.
This fee covers the API use of a professional licence account, BUT no fee is charged for any annual software maintenance for linkage to Smartabase and ongoing software changes to match modifications, which is the sole responsibility of the 3rd party vendor.
The Uploader is charged as a single annual licence fee for your organization.
This fee covers all software tools utilizing the uploader technology as well as annual software maintenance for linkage optimization to Smartabase and ongoing software changes to match modification by the equipment / tool vendor to ensure continued connectivity.
Have Your Say!
We are very much interested to hear from you regarding your needs for new Connectors and/or Uploader capability. If you are interested in voting for which Connectors / Uploaders should be prioritized first from our pipeline into our ‘Available’ listings or additional tools you would like to use to add to our pipeline please connect with us.
Contact your Fusion Sport lead builder or sales manager today!