Flatfile products are built to solve challenges related to all stages of data onboarding.
As a tool:
Portal acts as an "Import" button for websites. When launched by a user, it allows for a file to be uploaded, or data entered. As data is added, validation checks if it's in line with what the destination will accept, and informs the user of missing/invalid data that will be rejected. This gives the user the ability to clean data immediately (aligning it with accepted values), and submit it. Portal can continue to provide validation/feedback as a user changes their data.
As a solution:
Portal is set up inside single user data import workflows. It is generally used for one time import, and tends to fit best in applications where data is able to be used as soon as a single file is onboarded. It can also be found in workflows where data is loaded, cleaned, and imported a single file at a time.
Common use cases:
Contact uploads (CRM, all industries)
Address/locational uploads (Last mile/delivery, transit, tied into contact uploads)
Inventory (POS, shipping, inventory management, retail)
Transaction uploads (POS, finance, security)