Sonra Intelligence

Flexter


4.5 / 5
5 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Any industry dealing with data in XML and JSON - mainly banking, finance, healthcare, transportation but any other using Industry Data Standards. Mainly large enterprises.


Average Ratings

5 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Sonra Intelligence
  • sonra.io
  • Founded 2014
  • Ireland

About Flexter

Flexter is XML converter which automates the conversion of complex XML/JSON to a relational or tabular format. It stores the output in text files (CSV, TSV), a relational database (Oracle, SQL Server etc.), or big data formats on Hadoop/Spark (Avro, Parquet, ORC).


Flexter Features

  • Customer Data
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Capture
  • Data Integration
  • Data Migration
  • Data Quality Control
  • Data Security
  • Information Governance
  • Master Data Management
  • Match & Merge

Flexter Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Easy to break apart complex XML documents into CSV files for further processing.

Jun 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: The flexibility of the CSV output allows me to manipulate the data in Excel and reassemble XML into the format I need for my business. I also love being able to use it for free!

Cons: Does not handle special characters well - when working with European languages, I had to do a lot of find/replace to restore special characters, and for Japanese, it was unusable.

Vendor Response

by Sonra Intelligence on June 08, 2018

Flexter actually supports UTF-8 and any special characters.

Decent data converter but leaves much to be desired in terms of user experience and functionality

Jun 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: Super easy to use - just upload your data and go!

Compatible with various XML formatted data

Uses SSL on upload form for proper security

Cons: Limited to 50MB on free tier

No pricing listed on website - have to contact for details

Must provide email address instead of handling conversion in online session

Overall: None, as it was unable to convert our XML data into a usable file format. We went with a JSON export from our scheduling system instead, and piped it through a different data conversion tool.

Vendor Response

by Sonra Intelligence on June 08, 2018

50 MB is quite generous for the free tier version of Flexter.

The e-mail is required so we can contact the user in case of an issue during conversion.
Some complex XML can take a long time to convert and it does not make sense to be converted in the browser session due to timeouts.

We don't recall being contacted by the user. This is unfortunate as we would have been able to help with the issue. .

Good product

Jun 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to use, it is very user-friendly for beginners! I recommend it for everyone

Cons: Signing up process it is too long. It could be alot easier if I sign into my facebook or google+ accounts

I would like to setup wich parts of the tree in the XML structure to parse.

Jun 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
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Pros: The software it's very easy to use. Also, the ER diagram it's very helpful to understand the whole structure.

Cons: I have a very complicated XML structure, and I don't want all the "branchs" of my json file. So it's would be great if I can "prune" some parts of the tree, before convert the file to a table.

Overall: - Easy to use

- Excellent performance

- A clean and well structure output file

It did exactly what it is described to do and what I wanted it to do.

Jun 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: The software was extremly easy to use. It was very intuitive and eventhough I didn't take much time reding about it I got my results. Additionally the many formats are great.

Cons: There is not much I can say that is negative about the product. The one point one could say is that the layout of the website isn't the greatest but that would be about it.

Overall: I used the software to transform JSON Strings into XML files for use in a database.