Tony Jaensch, CEO
As companies across industries continue to adopt the latest technological trends swirling around Cloud Computing and Big Data, web scraping is becoming an essential part of just about any organization. However, the notoriously unreliable process makes it hard for CIOs to properly manage the data coming in and, furthermore, use it as an instrumental decision-making component. Through a unique set of offerings, Sequentum ensures organizations can properly extract and manage data from any online source and use it in a business sense. “In a strange and unstructured world like the Internet, data reliability is one of the key components of running a business,” connotes Tony Jaensch, CEO, Sequentum. “We provide our customers with the confidence to effectively manage their online data extraction processes and scale it across their business.”
Improvements in sourcing data reliably from the Internet is now opening the flood gates for a wave of a new online businesses. Sequentum’s Content Grabber provides enterprise level features, a friendly browser like visual editor and the ability to extract data from the most difficult sites. It also includes advanced features like the ability to build self-contained web scraping agents, which users can brand and distribute as their own royalty-free. Moreover, “our API enables easy integration into third-party software, which makes it very easy to encapsulate as a one-package offering,” notes Jaensch.
Changes in the way websites are built today is also helping to fuel this data revolution. “Modern websites often utilize web APIs that provide data through the web page. Content Grabber has functionality inbuilt which makes it easy to access this directly. This approach increases reliability and speed for data extraction,” added Jaensch.
On the other side of the table is its Visual Web Ripper for small businesses and individual users. The industry-established software differentiates from its successor in a different set of features and a price point which is a lot more affordable.
Our API enables easy integration into third-party software, which makes it very easy to encapsulate as a one-package offering
“If you are looking for a web scraping solution that can navigate and get data from difficult websites, Visual Web Ripper gives you the reliability to do just that,” notes Jaensch.
Additionally, Sequentum’s clients are quite fond of their Managed Data Services offering. “Essentially, this is where we do everything for the customer,” says Jaensch. With an expert developer team, Sequentum develops, hosts, monitors and maintains any number of agents for the customer and ensures their business runs smoothly. Based on the number of agents used, the services come at a fixed monthly fee, hence eliminating any nasty unknown data usage or IP proxy charges.
Content Grabber is also used for website automation. One example of this is a large European health provider who has used it to optimize processes and remove redundancy across their entire organization. Instead of doing tasks and data re-entry manually, Content Grabber automatically transfers information between numerous online systems using more than fifty web agents, “making it easy for the client to take care of day-to-day business while we deal with the data,” says Jaensch. In this regard, he emphasizes the importance of always putting the customers’ needs first in order to stay ahead of the game and cater to the ever-increasing industry needs.
Heading into the future, Sequentum keeps the door open to new market areas and developing a Cloud-based solution that will drive a new set of customers. Moreover, recognizing the importance of current trends revolving around Big Data and their expected impact in the future, Jaensch emphasizes the massive array of opportunities around industry-specific solutions and self-contained agents. “In the long run, we want to provide our customers with the utmost reliability to not just track data, but make it easy to use. By continuing to focus on the industry demands, we believe we can change the way businesses extract data completely,” he concludes.