Parabola's Mission Statement
Parabola’s mission states that “everyone has an amazingly analytical, curious, and creative capability yearning to be expressed.” This mission is on their career page, but is also applied to what they do as a company.
They want everyone to have access to the power of programming even if they don’t know how to code, which is a pretty great message. Through their team, Parabola wants to ensure that all people are able to get organized using technology tools even if they aren’t web developers.
Before being blinded by words like ‘easy to use,” and “data management” it’s important to figure out if Parabola is right for you. The software has a lot of incredible features, but it could be confusing to use if you don’t know your way around. Let’s dive into Parabola.
Since Parabola is heavily focused on Shopify, their native integrations are ones that work well with that platform. Currently there are around 50 Parabola, with the option to use Webhooks. The top three native integrations on Parabola are:
Essentially, if you aren’t using Shopify you might not find a lot to work with on Parabola. It is, however, integrated with other automation software and apps such as:
You can find the Complete list here: https://parabola.io/integrations
The native integrations in Parabola allow you to pull and send data to the tools that you use. It’s extremely helpful with automation.
If we’re talking about Parabola, we need to take some time to talk about Shopify. Parabola’s website boasts that they are the most powerful Shopify automation tool. For Shopify users, Parabola can be a great platform for teams to collaborate on and have access to data all in one place.
Typically, you would do in and manually add your data to spreadsheets when you’re running an eCommerce site. Automation has really changed the game in this department, and Parabola strives to do this with their main focus being on Shopify users. Being able to have all of your data reports and management in one spot can increase efficiency and cause less headaches when you’re looking for something.
Parabola specifically has features for Shopify in their paid plans, including being able to transfer data in and out of the program right into Parabola. If there is one thing Parabola does well, it’s make things easy for the Shopify community.
Parabola’s pricing is a little confusing. They have monthly plans, as well as a credit system where you can earn credits for flows when you refer friends to the platform. All they need to do is use your referral link. Parabola also offers you an option to contact their sales team to discuss plans if you don’t see something that suits your needs.
The base plan for Parabola is free, but as with any free plan there are limitations. For example, the Shopify benefits don’t kick in until you are on a paid plan. You can also try any paid plan for free for 14 days to see if it’s a good fit.
- The basic plan is free to use and is great if you want to test the waters and see if you like Parabola. You get access to their community forums, but no Shopify data transfer perks.
- If you like Parabola, and want to use it for Shopify anf with your team, the first paid option is a good place to start. You get plenty of features to try. Two users can be added to this plan.
- The advanced plan is recommended for enterprises and users experiencing plenty of business growth. This plan unlocks all of Parabola’s features and Shopfiy data transfers.
Parabola is a good product for enterprises that utilize Shopify. The native integrations make it easy to transfer data to and from the Shopify platform with the Advanced plant that is geared towards enterprises. So, if your enterprise is eCommerce based then this platform should have plenty of features for you.
Parabola’s features include sales reporting, marketing reporting and customer management that can cater to enterprises, as well. There are also inventory management capabilities so you can keep track of your stock, customers and other data that can be uploaded into the system. The thing about Parabola is that is isn’t just for simple automation to send things OUT of the program, you can use it for internal organization.
There are a lot of things you can do inside of Parabola which make it very complex. There are several ways to automate your data, and store it inside of the software. Automations, or flows, are customizable and you can manipulate the data from inside the program. Data can also be used in multiple steps.
For example, you pull data from Shopify, filter it down inside Parabola, send it back to Shopify, and trigger an email to be sent all in one workflow. That’s pretty complex and impressive.
Community and Partner Ecosystem
When you sign up for the free plan of Parabola, you will get access to their online community page. Here you’ll find a forum with other users asking and answering questions about Parabola. This is pretty standard for any software, and Parabola’s community is no different.
Parabola also has an active blog and podcast, where you can keep up on new features, and other helpful information. The blog will also give you an inside look into users that have had success with Parabola, too.
As for their partner ecosystem, Parabola has a contact form listed on their website to inquire about partnership here. They do emphasize being a Shopify expert here, and partnerships don’t appear to be just for app developers. Since they have such a limited amount of native integrations, there doesn’t seem to be a place where developers can easily integrate their applications with Parabola.