Stream Data from your Application to Chargify for Billing and Analysis

It’s easier than ever to send data from your application to Chargify Business Intelligence for custom analysis. With this information, you can hone in on how your users are consuming your product and identify key value metrics. Then, leverage this data to build complex, multi-attribute pricing models that charge your customers for the exact value they receive. 

Take a Data Ingestion Tool for example, with Events-Based Billing, they can charge different rates based on: Cloud Provider, Data Center Region, Cluster Type, and Availability.

Data Read Event Rate per GB:

Segment
Cloud Provider
Data Center Region
Cluster Type
Availability
Segment Rate
1AWSUS East N VirginiaBasicSingle Zone$0.0001/GB
2Microsoft AzureWest EuropeStandardMulti Zone$0.0009/GB
3Google CloudAPAC SydneyStandardMulti Zone$0.001/GB

To start streaming your data to Chargify, head to Business Intelligence and select ‘Manage Data Sources’. From there, you will be asked to define your new data source. You can follow this guide to start streaming your data in. 

For more information on Chargify Business Intelligence, see our documentation here>

Product Catalog UI Enhancements

After receiving valuable feedback from our customers, we are excited to bring 3 efficiency-boosting Product Catalog UI enhancements that our Billing Team has been working on! The following enhancements provide a more intuitive way of managing your Product Families, Products, Components or Coupons. It also includes converted currency amounts shown during price updates and changes. 

First, the Product Families view are now listed from newest to oldest. We heard from our customers that your newer Product Families are the ones you work with the most, so this will cut back from having your team navigate to the bottom of the list or several pages in to get to what you're looking for. 

Second, after editing a Product, Component, or Coupon on the Products Page, this page will not return the user to the same place they left off. You will no longer be returned to the main Products Page after submitting an edit. 

Third, converted amounts are now provided when configuring definitive pricing. This will save the user from having to check fx rates outside of Chargify. 

For more information on our Products Catalog, see our documentation here>

Introducing Dashboard Theming for Business Intelligence

Dashboards that are easy to understand and consistent with your branding allow you to seamlessly convey the value you provide to your end users. We are thrilled to announce the release of advanced theming capabilities for your dashboards, allowing you to easily control the look and feel of your dashboards.Whether you are running business reviews with key clients or embedding metrics for a strategic partner, you can now provide a more cohesive experience for dashboards that are shared or embedded  outside of Chargify BI. 

Our Dashboard Theming feature has three main categories: General, Chart Elements and Visualization Types. You can access this functionality in Dashboard Edit mode from the top, right ‘Theming’ button. 

Dashboard Theming 

  • The General tab  allows you to select the overall data color palette that you want to apply to your dashboard. Here, you are also  able to set the background color, fonts, and space between your chart elements.
  • On the Chart Elements tab you can set the text font, color, and size for your chart titles, subtitles, legends, labels, grids, X- and Y-Axis, as well as tooltips. 
  • The look and feel of each Visualization Type (Line & Aera, Pie & Donut, Funnel, Metric, Table) can be defined on the last Theming tab. This includes things like line thickness, values style, labels, and colors. 

Dashboard Theming - General

Dashboard Theming - Chart Elements

Dashboard Theming - Visualization Types

Business Intelligence is included on all 2021 public plans. To request access or discuss adding BI to your plan, please reach out to us at support@chargify.com 

For more information on Business Intelligence Dashboards, see our documentation here>

Enhanced Transactions Report Now Available in General Availability

The enhanced Transactions Report is now live and available for all Chargify users. The updated transactions page allows you to select a variety of filters and column selections, displaying the following items in a single page: 

  • Invoices
  • Payments
  • Credits
  • Refunds

This page has a user-friendly design offering the ability to customize your view, in addition to a separate tab for each transaction type, enabling you to segment and focus on specific transactions. In addition, the page offers an export of the transactional data with additional attributes if needed. 

For more information on the Transactions Report, see our documentation here>


Business Intelligence: Widget Naming and Filter Enhancements

Giving your stakeholders an easy way to interact with your dashboards empowers them to better understand the data and make impactful decisions across the organization. Our Product Team is continually working on enhancing charting functionality within Chargify Business Intelligence. 

We are excited to announce three new additions to dashboard settings, the ability to name your filters and date pickers, and an easy way for users to clear all dashboard filters. 

Naming Your Filters
We have added the option to name the filters on your dashboards. This will make it easier for users to know exactly how the filter will impact the connected charts.

Naming Dashboard Filters


Naming Your Date Pickers
We have added the option to name the date pickers on your dashboards. This will make it easier for users to know exactly how and where the selected date range will impact the connected charts.

Naming Dashboard Date Pickers


Clearing All Filters on a Dashboard  
We have made it easier for users to clear all selected filters on a dashboard with a single click.

Clearing Filters on a Dashboard

For more information on Business Intelligence, see our documentation here>

Business Intelligence: Chart Enhancements

Understanding your data and communicating it clearly to your key stakeholders is crucial in making impactful decisions across the organization. Our Product Team is continually working on enhancing charting functionality within Chargify Business Intelligence. We are excited to announce new chart settings, additional data handling, and some improvements to Heatmaps. 

Chart Settings
We have added additional settings options to our charts, so you can further customize how your data is presented. The settings available will depend on the visualization type that has been selected.

  • Legend - You now have the ability to turn the legend on and off as well as deciding its placement on the chart.
  • Grids - The vertical and horizontal grids can now be turned on and off.
  • Metric Chart title - The metric chart now also has titles and subtitles in line with all the other visualization types.

Chart Settings - Legend and Grids

Choropleth Chart
Support for US postal codes: You will now be able to see your MRR data by US state when you select the Choropleth visualization type. Visualizing your MRR data by country on a world map is also supported.

Heatmap Improvements
Support for negative values: It is now a lot easier to visualize negative values on a heatmap. This enables you to identify patterns by month across the MRR movement types.

Negative Values (Churn) on a Heat Map

Enhanced Syncing Options & Action Triggers in HubSpot

Our native HubSpot integration gives you all the information needed to sell and manage your customers while simultaneously driving marketing activities. As we continue to invest in strengthening our integration, we are very excited to announce that our Product Team has released new syncing options around your product catalog and customer data! Additionally, new subscription action triggers are available through the HubSpot user like:
  • Cancel & reactivate a subscription
Admin users can now enable the Chargify Product Catalog sync for one or more Chargify sites which will provide full flexibility in segmenting your revenue streams.The added action triggers are listed below:
  • Create deals in HubSpot when subscriptions are created”: The admin users can select whether the integration will auto-create deals in HubSpot when subscriptions are created inside Chargify using the Chargify public signup pages.
  • Create deals in HubSpot when existing subscriptions’ component allocations increase”: Select whether the integration will auto-create deals in HubSpot when existing subscriptions’ component allocations increases
  • The deal amount for component allocation change should be set to”: The user will select what values will construct the deal record “deal amount” property. Whether this is the prorated amount or the full amount for a mid period component allocation.
Interested in integrating your Chargify and HubSpot environments? Reach out to your customer success manager or support@chargify.com to get started!

For more information on our HubSpot integration, see our documentation here>

A/R Export Enhancements

As your company scales, having the ability to effectively reconcile your invoices becomes critical in servicing your customers, detecting fraud, and saving time and money on costly errors. Chargify's Accounts Receivable report breaks down outstanding balances into invoiced amounts, payments, and refunds. To provide more intricate detail for your finance and accounting teams, we are excited to announce a new export option to the A/R report!  

The Invoice Application Detail export will allow you to select an Invoice Issue Date option. The date range will give you a snapshot of your invoices for a particular period of time and their exact status relative to a payment. In addition to including all invoices, regardless of paid status, it will also show their respective refunds, credits, and applied payments. The ability to reconcile invoices has never been easier!

For more information on the Accounts Receivable report, see our documentation here>

Navigation Bar Enhancements

Our Product Design Team has been hard at work after receiving feedback from our customers! We are excited to announce some enhancements to the Chargify UI:
  • Search is now front and center and easy to get to
  • Quick actions are clearer and now under the “Create” button
  • Site switcher now shows subdomain alongside the site mode
These enhancements were made to improve the navigation in-app to make things easier to find. If you would like to provide any feedback, please reach out to your dedicated Customer Success Manager or support@chargify.com.

Business Intelligence Demo Video

Over the past few weeks, we’ve highlighted the powerful capabilities of Chargify Business Intelligence and how they enable you to get a granular, 360-degree view of your business. 

Now, you can see it in action. Here is an end-to-end walkthrough video that will take you through:

  • Out-of-the-box metrics and dashboards
  • Cloning and customizing a metric
  • Creating a metric from scratch
  • Building and sharing a dashboard

Interested in getting access to Chargify Business Intelligence? Please reach out to your Customer Success Manager or support@chargify.com.

For more information on Chargify Business Intelligence, see our documentation here>

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