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Automation

Our work with nonprofits fall into 5 categories:

  • INTEGRATIONS. We sync data between over a hundred nonprofit systems. Our work is different than a traditional point to point integration. Frakture’s Bots sync a limited set of fields between systems. The bots focus on people, transaction and messaging data.
  • REPORTING. Frakture has standard reports and also helps clients set up a 3rd party reporting suite like Google Data Studio, PowerBI, Tableau and more.
  • COMMUNICATION. Frakture helps you manage segments of people between systems. For example, you have a group of people defined in your email system that you want to push out to both a Custom Facebook Audience as well as for an SMS campaign. Frakture pushes the people both directions and manages constituent communication preferences/unsubscribes.
  • CUSTOM PROJECTS.
    • Transaction reconciliation between systems.
    • List cleaning, deduping, householding and CASS standardization
  • AGENCIES. Frakture’s work with agencies is focused on automating their client’s reporting and attribution. This allows our agency clients to spend more time analyzing their client’s data!

Yes. We have Bots for over 60 end-point systems and we’re building new Bots every week. Ask us for a list.

Bots

If you already use one of these data visualization tools, you are intimately familiar with the work that goes into loading the data into the tool. The role Frakture can play is to do a daily refresh of the data, giving you more time to prepare reports and analyze and gain insights from the data.  Frakture has a few standard reports, but if you need something more customized, ask us about our partners who help clients with reports. Here’s a relevant blog post.

Frakture’s Bots are great at pulling advertising data down from these platforms and helping you set up a cross-channel report. The Bots do not match social handles to your constituent list. There are other companies who specialize in that.

There are three ways that Frakture’s Bots access systems to get data out. Our preferred method is to do a direct database read. Our secondary method is to use an existing API. If neither of those methods are available, the Bots are trained to log into the user interface.

For the non techie, think of a bot as a robot in your computer that automates things. There are many different types of Bots, there are chat bots, voice bots, search bots, and many bad bots. Frakture bots specialize in automating highly repetitive routine data jobs such as downloading a transaction file, sorting, filtering and appending source codes. Bots are good at data jobs, but they are not good at jobs that require a human brain. They also are not magic, but often seem that way.  Frakture’s Bots specialize in people, transaction and messaging data.

Data Security

Frakture uses an Amazon Aurora Database (MySQL) for hosting. Each client gets their own warehouse, we never commingle client data and we give you full access. After all, it is your data. If you prefer, client’s can host their own warehouse. If you want more details, please ask for our security statement.

Data Warehouses

Our work with nonprofits fall into 5 categories:

  • INTEGRATIONS. We sync data between over a hundred nonprofit systems. Our work is different than a traditional point to point integration. Frakture’s Bots sync a limited set of fields between systems. The bots focus on people, transaction and messaging data.
  • REPORTING. Frakture has standard reports and also helps clients set up a 3rd party reporting suite like Google Data Studio, PowerBI, Tableau and more.
  • COMMUNICATION. Frakture helps you manage segments of people between systems. For example, you have a group of people defined in your email system that you want to push out to both a Custom Facebook Audience as well as for an SMS campaign. Frakture pushes the people both directions and manages constituent communication preferences/unsubscribes.
  • CUSTOM PROJECTS.
    • Transaction reconciliation between systems.
    • List cleaning, deduping, householding and CASS standardization
  • AGENCIES. Frakture’s work with agencies is focused on automating their client’s reporting and attribution. This allows our agency clients to spend more time analyzing their client’s data!

A data warehouse, data lake and data mart are all names for basically the same thing.  It’s a central place to store all of your data.

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For nonprofits, Frakture starts at $750/month. The cost of our subscription service is based on the number of systems connected to Frakture and what additional services your organization needs.

Please ask about pricing for agencies or companies.

 

That’s a great question and simplest answer is that it depends. Implementations range from 1 – 6 months, with 3 months being the average. After you sign a contract, Frakture needs access to your systems.  Then, Frakture’s Bots log in and push data into the warehouse. At this point, you have full SQL access to your warehoused data. Then, if you have specific integrations or segments you want set up, we’ll talk through those details with you and create an implementation plan.

Are you tired of manually moving or manipulating data? Frakture has built automations to extract, transform, normalize and then push data between hundreds of systems that nonprofits use. This not only saves our clients time, but it eliminates human errors that often occur when moving large amounts of data.

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