#FeatureFRIYAY October: a new connector, integration updates and more!

With many people out of office for All Saints Day this Friday, we decided to celebrate our #FeatureFRIYAY one day earlier, on the spookiest day of the year: Halloween! 👻🎃

No cobwebs on the Cumul.io platform though! We’ve been working hard on some new updates. Check out what’s new on the platform in this month’s #FeatureFRIYAY.

What’s new for database connections

A new connector with Stardog

We’ve added a new connector to our inventory. You can now connect Cumul.io to your Stardog database in just a few clicks! Simply enter your Stardog credentials and you’re good to go.

Don’t know Stardog yet? The advantage of Stardog is that you can connect data from multiple data sources & unify it. In that way, you’ll build a knowledge graph, which enables you to find hidden connections & insights across all your data sources.

And now, thanks to our new connector, you can use Cumul.io as a visual layer on top of your Stardog database. Go & try it out!

Rich error messages when connecting DB

Connecting your database to Cumul.io can be done in just a few clicks. However, it’s always possible that you encounter an error for some reason while connecting your database.

If you would get an error, we’ve made life a little easier on you. We’ve improved our error messaging when connecting your DB, so you’ll know better what went wrong and how to solve it.

What’s new in integration

A live example of bi-directional communication

Bi-directional communication is a powerful feature if you’ve integrated Cumul.io dashboards in your platform. It enables communication between your own platform and your embedded dashboards.

This feature is not new, but we recently published a live example of bi-directional communication. If you’re curious to find out more about this feature, try it out live in our sample integration!

In this specific example, you’ll see how this would work within a marketing platform. You can filter out a specific market segment in the dashboard, and then send a targeted campaign to that filtered segment. All with one click on the button, thanks to bi-directional communication!

If you’d like to learn more about this feature, get in touch & we’ll explore the possibilities together.

A special integration plan for startups

With Cumul.io, we want to make good reporting accessible to any SaaS company. Not only to enterprise businesses with thousands of users, but also to early-stage startups who are loading their guns to conquer the market.

To give these startups a head-start, we launched a special startup plan. You’ll get access to all our integration features, and pay 70% less compared to our standard licenses. Dashboards in this plan will have branding enabled by default. To learn more about unbranding, check out the Academy article.

So, does your startup exist less than 2 years, and do you have less than 10 employees? Then you should definitely apply for our startup program!

Feature highlight: parameters

Last month, we introduced parameters to our platform. A parameter is a group of values which you give a certain name, so you can then use it as a filter in your integration.

In this month’s webinar, our customer success team gives you a full introduction to parameters & how to use them. If you’re interested to learn more, watch the recording below.

What’s new in the dashboard editor

Improvements to scatter plot

When using scatter plots, by default the axes will show the range between 0 and the maximum value of your dataset. This is common best practice in data visualization.

In addition, we’ve now made it possible – like in the bar & column chart – to set a manual axis range in the scatter plot. This might be useful if you want to include negative values, or to limit your range in very specific use cases.

“Un-owner” yourself from a dashboard

In Cumul.io, you have different usage rights such as Owner, Can Edit, Can View, etcetera. It was already possible to have multiple owners, but now you can also delete yourself as the owner of a dashboard.

Yes. I’m sure you’re thinking: “Why on earth would I do that?” 🤔 Well, it’s actually a handy feature if you are managing integrated dashboards. if you have dashboards integrated in your app or website, it’s always good practice to keep your dashboards that are ‘in production’ in a separate account.

With the “un-owner” function, you can now easily create the dashboards first in your own account, and then transfer them to your production user account, without having to log in & out of different accounts. Simply delete your ownership from the dashboard & it’s done!

Pro-tip: if you want to keep your accounts organized, try adding tags to group your dashboards. It will become much easier to search & find the right dashboards!

Which feature are you most excited about? Share your thoughts in the comments below, or go straight to the app & play around with our new features!

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