Parabola 2.0

Automate manual processes without spreadsheets or code

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#4 Product of the WeekJanuary 31, 2018
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Repetitive tasks are for machines. Free up your time to discover new ways to use your data and leave the boring stuff to us. Parabola 2.0 now enables anyone to use drag-and-drop to build flows with powerful sources, transforms, and destinations, and then schedule them to run automatically on our servers with no code necessary.

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Reviews

  • 28788
    JP BertramHey. Head of Marketing, RolePoint.
    Pros: 

    Simple UI, infinite use cases

    Cons: 

    None

    We've been using Parabola for a few years and it's changed the way we do business. Parabola has allowed us to streamline and automate our manual sales operations processes, and do more with the free time that was created. We've been able to build automation flows without any coding experience and without borrowing engineering time. It's super easy. Whenever anything comes up internally, we often first ask, "I wonder if we can do this in Parabola?" Most of the time, the answer is yes. Definitely worth checking out if you're spending a lot of your day in spreadsheets. The potential is really left up to your imagination. Great product, great team.

    JP Bertram has used this product for one year.
  • 10378
    Thomas KorteFounder, AngelPad (SF & NYC Accelerator)
    Pros: 

    super useful once it is set up

    Cons: 

    none

    Once everything is connected, the application is incredibly powerful.

    Highly recommended for anyone with many data sources who needs to run analysis & share it with people who should not have access to the underlaying data, but the aggregate results/analysis.

    Thomas Korte has used this product for one year.

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Alex YaseenMakerHiring@alexyaseen · Co-Founder and CEO, Parabola
Hi Product Hunt! Co-Founder/CEO here at Parabola. We’re really excited to show you what we’ve been up to and hear what you think! Parabola 2.0 has some incredible new features, including: - Huge amount of new sources (like Product Hunt and GDAX) as well as new transforms (like sentiment analysis and Google Maps) - A new category of objects called destinations that let you take action and send data to other tools (like Salesforce and Geckoboard) - The ability to schedule flows to run on our servers - A fantastic new design - Improved performance, stability, keyboard shortcuts, and so much more If you could use help getting started, we have some templates to get you off to the races. Since this is Product Hunt, you may be particularly interested in this one: https://parabola.io/recipes/trac... Please let us know what you think, and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out!
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Adnan Ammache@adnan_ammache · Magician
The next big thing. @alexyaseen
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Pascal Andy@_pascalandy · Cofounder at a "stealth startup"
@alexyaseen I still no idea what your product is. Any use case to share?
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Alex YaseenMakerHiring@alexyaseen · Co-Founder and CEO, Parabola
@_pascalandy we have some collections of use cases and corresponding ready-to-use templates here: https://parabola.io/use-cases
Amrith ShanbhagHiring@amrith · Community at Product Hunt & Feathrd
Congrats on the launch @alexyaseen :) How would you differentiate Parabola from your competitors and what makes you better?
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Alex YaseenMakerHiring@alexyaseen · Co-Founder and CEO, Parabola
Thanks @amrith! Our main value proposition to users is they can harness the power of programming without have to take on the overhead of actually learning how to code. Most of our users come to us after either wasting hours per week manually transforming/manipulating their data, or running into problems trying to pay engineers to write them scripts to do it. For example, we have some customers using Parabola to pull data out of Salesforce every night, merge in new data from form entries, clean/standardize/update everything, set open/close status on leads based on complex conditional logic, and then put it all back into Salesforce so that everything is ready for their AEs and SDRs in the morning.
Curious as to what makes this different from Zapier other than sources like GDAX (which is pretty neat!).
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Michael Oblak@michaloblak · Sheetsu.com founder
@ghiliweld Exactly. I have the same question. What the main difference between Parabola and Zapier?
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Alex YaseenMakerHiring@alexyaseen · Co-Founder and CEO, Parabola
Hi @ghiliweld and @michaloblak, we focus primarily on data manipulation, whereas Zapier has a fantastic library of integrations and focuses primarily on moving data between two different tools. There are probably some simple use cases that could be solved by either tool, but as things get more complex, it's usually pretty clear which type of tool you need. Parabola is best for automating tasks that require a lot of logic, something that would otherwise require a lot of manual work in Excel or an engineer to write a script. We've seen some creative solutions to using both tools together, utilizing Google Sheets as an intermediary (e.g. Zapier responds to an event and puts data in a Google Sheet which Parabola grabs every hour, merges in other data sources, applies a variety of customizable complex logic, and then either takes its own action or pushes it back to a new Google Sheet that Zapier can listen to).
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Chris Davis@imchrisdavis · Founder, Data Davis
@alexyaseen Interested to try this out -- I _just_ ported over a decently intricate process from Sheets to Zapier and it was slightly painful. Solving the logic-based pain point would be a great value-add. Also added to my "Tools for Non-Devs" collection: https://www.producthunt.com/@imc...
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Chris Frantz@frantzlight · presskite.com 👀
This tool looks so good I'm trying to come up with a reason to use it. Maybe I'll give this recipe a try during our launch. https://parabola.io/recipes/trac...
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Brian SanchezMakerHiring@briansanchez1 · Solutions Engineering at Parabola
Hey @frantzlight that's great to hear! We are currently using a version of that recipe to track this launch on a big screen. Let me know what you end up building! Check out our PH dashboard here: https://share.geckoboard.com/das...
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Chris Frantz@frantzlight · presskite.com 👀
@briansanchez1 Nice! With no nav or footer, I could see hitting the fullscreen button and throw it up on an extra monitor during launch. Looks great!
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dan@dannolan · Engineering Director, Proxima
This looks absolutely amazing! I love the graphical editor. I've been fiddling with scripts at our company of late to automate a few manual processes, I'm going to try to move them to Parabola! What an awesome product, you should be really proud!
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Alex YaseenMakerHiring@alexyaseen · Co-Founder and CEO, Parabola
Thanks @dannolan! Let me know how it goes and feel free to reach out through Intercom if you need help getting set up!