Many professional Postpro-Studios need quick databases for managing big sound-libraries of sound-fx and music.
Popular software-products come from SOUNDMINER, CND (Netmix) or BASEHEAD.
Those external Applications can SPOT audio directly TO the protools-TIMELINE.
Unfortunately there comes an protools-ERROR if spotting to tracks WITH ELASTIC-AUDIO enabled.
Its not a nice workaround if you need to create additional non-elastic-tracks just for spotting,
since you not want to care about different plugin-automation and different channel-formats for each import.
Conclusion: I would like to see Avid ALLOWING third party software SPOTTING directly to ELASTIC-TRACKS.