Your product seems to assume that with a file based extract that the file pre-exists a nd possibly quite rightly leaves the collection of the file in the first plaxe to something else.
But I was wondering if you had considered an optional extra module that could provide a comms gateway of sorts providing the ability to collect the file to be collected from a mailbox or perhaps even streaming data from a webservice resulting in a physical file that EM could then consume.
There are of course much larger solutions such as SSIS that can do this plus the ETL. But whilst I am still in ‘tyre kicking stage’ I am very impressed with the intuitive interface and approach that you have created. Having said this the missing link for me is the collection from these other types of platforms without the need to create a separate set of scripts or indeed an entire comms management platform.
In our case we have partners who want us to be the FTP client or anoher who needs us to be the FTP server. Then others send us data as file attachments and thenother more advanced ones who have a webservice from which we can collext data. All of these can be scripted using CLI tools which i am comfortable with but it would be good to shed these scripts as well in favour of a more central and intuitive platform like EM.