xSkrape offers solutions in four main areas:
SECURITY: Secure workbooks at a CELL/RANGE LEVEL. Our back-end server acts as a vault for data values and formulas, solving problems such as sharing workbooks with personal information (e.g. salary data), and anything else that can be considered sensitive. Your data can be encrypted with a password of your choice - we have NO visibility to your plain-text data. Optionally receive notifications if there are access failures when trying to unlock data and leverage a multi-level permission system. Securing and updating secured workbooks is as simple as clicking on lock and unlock buttons. Many use-cases are covered, including formula conversion to values and data obfuscation.
MESSAGING: Constructing messages from calculations in a worksheet has applications such as offering instant updates of critical metrics to interested parties. xSkrape makes it easy to send messages via email, SMS and RSS. These technologies allow alerting to a wide range of device types with no requirement to maintain email servers or other infrastructure.
DATA SCRAPING: Access data directly from the web in situations where other options either fail or require significant work. Our examples show how you can easily build data mash-ups that combine data from a wide range of sources, and our samples gallery offers both examples and complete, working solutions to real problems (for example, our Money Flow analysis workbook can be used by stock analysts, either as-is or with customization).
DATA CREATION: Create realistic sample and/or test data easily using the same approach we offer for data obfuscation / security. Use within Excel or export for use in other systems.
In addition to our samples gallery (http://xskrape.com/home/samples), at xskrape.com we provide detailed reference documentation and blog articles that include deep-dives into products, features, and general concepts. Check back regularly for new functional applications/examples, blog updates, or even submit your own solutions to the gallery: if we accept your solution, you'll receive a reward! We pride ourselves on being extremely responsive to community input.
The xSkrape add-in interacts with our xskrape.com website and services. This requires you to set up an account, which you can do directly from the add-in after it's installed. An unlimited trial of the add-in is free to install from the Office Store, where you can take advantage of the "free usage tier": 250 account credits good for 30 days, granted every 30 days. If you require more usage than this, additional monthly credits are available by buying from the Office Store, or additional credits can be purchased directly from https://www.xskrape.com/Home/Credits. As such, ADDITIONAL CHARGES MAY BE REQUIRED. Current credit rates and subscription details are available at http://www.xskrape.com/Home/Rates.
Feel free to contact us with questions or feature requests, and we look forward to serving your data, messaging and security needs.