Yes, SeekTable offers free personal accounts, and we don't plan to remove them in the future.
It is very likely that the paid accounts will be introduced soon, but paid subscription will be needed only for new advanced features (multi-user accounts, team access control management, reports on schedule etc) and all existing functionality of free accounts would not be restricted.
Team management will be available for paid subscriptions; you'll be able to create new users (or link exiting) and manage their permissions and access rules:
In case of live data source (like a database) you might want to automate report generation on schedule (say, daily) and get a report with newest values directly to your email inbox, without the need to open SeekTable website. This feature will be available for paid subscriptions with the following options:
SeekTable is based on PivotData microservice, and it is possible to use its
web API directly.
All this means that, from one side, technically it is possible to generate reports with API - say, if you want to automate reports generation on your side, or embed web pivot builder into your web application.
From the other side, API access requires special authentication token, and it will be available only for paid subscriptions. If you interested in API usage and want to evaluate it you can contact us and request this authentication token for testing purposes.
We realize that in some cases you cannot use SeekTable as a cloud service for some reason - say, if you have sensitive data
that should not leave your company's intranet or your local computer.
Nevertheless, you still can use reporting functionality provided by SeekTable in one of the following ways:
In some cases you may have a CSV or Excel file that is already accessible with an URL:
SeekTable can track changes in the URL and download fresh data if needed; for example, you can update your CSV file in Google Sheets and these changes will be reflected in SeekTable reports.
If you're insterested in this feature please let us know.
If this database is SQL-compatible and it has Linux ODBC driver we can add it to the list of supported connectors. Examples of such databases: