Flexera's FSM Data Ingestion Utility is a powerful and versatile tool for integrating SaaS applications into your existing IT infrastructure. While direct integrations with popular SaaS applications are often available, there are times when direct integrations are not possible or desirable. In these cases, the FSM Data Ingestion Utility can be used to ingest data from SaaS applications using a variety of methods. This article will cover the basics of using the FSM Data Ingestion Utility for SaaS application integrations which are not direct integrations.
Getting Started with the FSM Data Ingestion Utility
Before you can begin using the FSM Data Ingestion Utility for SaaS application integrations, you will need to download and install the tool from HERE. The installation process is straightforward and can be completed in a matter of minutes (steps can be found HERE). Once the tool is installed, you will need to configure it for use with your SaaS applications.
Configuring the FSM Data Ingestion Utility
The FSM Data Ingestion Utility is highly configurable and can be customized to work with a wide variety of SaaS applications. To configure the tool, you will need to provide it with the necessary connection information for each SaaS application you wish to integrate. This information may include API keys, authentication tokens, and other credentials. You will also need to specify the type of data you wish to ingest from each application and how often you want the tool to pull data from the application.
Using the FSM Data Ingestion Utility
Once the FSM Data Ingestion Utility is configured, you can begin using it to ingest data from your SaaS applications. The tool can be used to pull data on a scheduled basis or run on-demand. You can also use the tool to transform and manipulate data (columns and data types) as it is ingested, allowing you to extract the information that you need in the format you require.
Common Use Cases for the FSM Data Ingestion Utility
Ingesting data from legacy or SaaS applications which do not offer direct integrations.
Ingesting data from SaaS applications which offer limited APIs or APIs which do not meet your needs.