Stop banging your head against the wall and get the tools to blow through it! Get Task Factory!
April 06, 2019

Stop banging your head against the wall and get the tools to blow through it! Get Task Factory!

Matt Cushing | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Task Factory

We use several components in our daily process to import data into our data warehouse. It allowed us to easily import Sharepoint data and grab emailed Excel attachments to process. It made it easier to accept and parse JSON data.

Pros

  • The ability to use the email source to play with individual messages in a mailbox is key. We get a lot of attachments that we download based on attachment extension and subject content to place them in network directories for further processing.
  • The ability to pull from Sharepoint lists that easily was a game changer. We can allow our users to maintain content that we can then consume and push to our data warehouse.
  • The REST source was easy to implement and utilize to pull data from vendor APIs.

Cons

  • The documentation could use some polishing, though I have seen significant improvement now that SentryOne took over.
  • Prebuilt templates or examples available for use to jumpstart development efforts.
  • We've been able to consolidate our data into one place and automate things to allow our users to spend their time wisely instead of on manual processes.
I've been using TF on and off since 2011, so familiarity with the product was key in deciding to retire some of our older components and replace them with TF. Plus, the customer service I received was far and away better than any I had experienced in the past with any tool.
We had 3rd parties sending attachments to multiple members of our teams. We had them redirect to a specific mailbox for processing. Then we used the "email move/delete" to strip the attachment and load it to a network share, and finally, we used the "email move/delete" task to shift the processed email into another folder so it wouldn't reprocess.

SolarWinds Task Factory Feature Ratings

Connect to traditional data sources
10
Simple transformations
10
Complex transformations
10

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