Klipfolio PowerMetrics for Stripe

Get the best of both worlds – online payment processing and subscription management with Stripe and in-depth business analytics with PowerMetrics!

This article tells you everything you need to know to get started with the Klipfolio PowerMetrics for Stripe app, including:

Why you’ll love the PowerMetrics for Stripe app

Here are just a few of the things you’re going to love about PowerMetrics for Stripe:

  • In-depth data analytics. Monitor the metrics that matter most to you from your key metrics list in Stripe. See a trend you want to investigate further? Open the metric in PowerMetrics and dive in! There are many ways to explore your metrics. For example, segment your data to break it down and see it from multiple perspectives or try a different visualization type (we have lots of chart options). The changes you make to a metric when exploring are only visible to you, so it’s the perfect way to experiment with your data without affecting others.
  • Combine and compare data from multiple sources, all from within your Stripe Dashboard. PowerMetrics lets you access data and track metrics from multiple services, all in one place. Some of our most popular connections include Google Analytics, Google Drive, Google Ads, Facebook, HubSpot, QuickBooks, Xero, Salesforce, Shopify, Zendesk, and, of course, Stripe! Add metrics for the services you’re interested in and track them side by side in your Stripe Dashboard. You can also combine metrics from multiple services into calculated metrics, for example, you can create a single calculated metric that displays total followers by adding together the Followers instant metrics from Facebook and Instagram.
  • Access to 400+ instant metrics for 19 popular services (and we're adding more all the time!). Created by industry experts and based on best practices, our instant metrics are easy to add and will get you to your data fast. Simply pick the metrics you want to track and sign into your service account.
  • Create Stripe instant and custom metrics. Get more from your Stripe data with the advanced reporting and visualization capabilities found in PowerMetrics. Our Stripe instant and custom metrics allow you to get granular with your data. Break down your Stripe subscription data and payments to see fees, the distribution of refunds, your cash-in, or failed charges and to recognize patterns and trends. Segment your data so you can look at it by country, card type, and product across a wide variety of visualization types. Go to MetricHQ if you want to learn more about our Stripe instant metrics.
  • Set metric goals and get notifications on their status. Track your business’ progress by setting threshold and recurring target goals for your metrics. Visualize your metric goals in bar, line, area, and summary charts and keep updated on their status with in-app and email notifications.
  • Build dashboards to communicate business performance. Add your essential metrics to dashboards. Our dashboards are highly flexible, for example, you can choose unique colours for your charts, add text and images, and filter on dates (per metric or dashboard-wide). After perfecting your dashboard, you can optionally share it by downloading and printing it as a PDF. Note: The “Download as PDF” feature is available with our Pro and Plus plans.
  • Metrics include history. Accessing data history is key to understanding how your metrics have evolved over time. We can store up to 10 years’ worth of data history. As your data accumulates and your metrics grow, we continue to collect and store it for you.

Installing and connecting to the PowerMetrics for Stripe app

When you install and connect to PowerMetrics for Stripe, you give permission for your Stripe account to access your data in PowerMetrics.

Note: The installation method differs depending on whether you’re new to PowerMetrics or already have a PowerMetrics account. (See instructions below.)

To install and connect to the Klipfolio PowerMetrics for Stripe app:

  1. Sign into your Stripe account and go to the Stripe App Marketplace.
  2. Under Categories, click All and select the Klipfolio PowerMetrics app.

Alternatively, use this link to go directly to the Klipfolio PowerMetrics app page.

  1. On the Klipfolio PowerMetrics app page, click Install app.
  2. On the Install Klipfolio PowerMetrics page, click Install.
  3. When the installation is complete, click View app.
  4. If you don’t have a PowerMetrics account, in your Stripe Dashboard, on the Connect page, click Sign up for PowerMetrics.

If you already have a PowerMetrics account, skip to step #7.

  • Complete the sign-up form to create your free PowerMetrics account.
  • Click Approve, to allow your Stripe account to access your PowerMetrics account.

Note: After installing and connecting to PowerMetrics, you’ll manage your Stripe account access to PowerMetrics (connecting and disconnecting) either from within Stripe (on the Settings > Installed apps > Klipfolio PowerMetrics page) or from within PowerMetrics (on the Integrations page, accessed by clicking the button in the left navigation sidebar and selecting Integrations).

  • Click Go to PowerMetrics.

  1. If you have a PowerMetrics account, in your Stripe Dashboard, on the Connect page, click Connect account.

  • Enter your email address and password and click Sign in (or Sign in with Google) to sign into your PowerMetrics account.
  • Click Approve, to allow your Stripe account to access your PowerMetrics account.

Note: After installing and connecting to PowerMetrics, you’ll manage your Stripe account access to PowerMetrics (connecting and disconnecting) either from within Stripe (on the Settings and configuration page) or from within PowerMetrics (on the Integrations page, accessed by clicking the button in the left navigation sidebar and selecting Integrations).

  • Click Go to PowerMetrics or return to Stripe.
  • If you already have metrics in your PowerMetrics account, they’ll be available for selection in Stripe (on the My metrics page). From there, you can add them to your key metrics list. If you want to add some new metrics, you can either do that now or return to PowerMetrics later.

Adding metrics

You use PowerMetrics to connect to your data and create metrics. All the metrics you add in PowerMetrics (and that are shared with you by your colleagues) are automatically made accessible to you within Stripe.

Note: At any time you can click the Go to PowerMetrics link in Stripe to open PowerMetrics in a new window. (See below.)

The following set of instructions describes how to add Google Analytics instant metrics. If you want to learn how to add instant metrics for other services (or how to create custom and calculated metrics), go here.

To add metrics:

  1. In the left navigation sidebar, click the + button beside Metrics.

  1. On the Where is your data? page, select Google Analytics.
  2. Select the instant metrics you’re interested in and click Add metrics.

We recommend you start by adding instant metrics. When you’re more familiar with PowerMetrics, you can dig into our query builder and get creative with our custom metrics.

  1. In the Select Google account page, click +Add new account.
  2. Enter the Google login credentials for the account that has access to the data you want to use for your metrics.
  3. Click Allow to give Klipfolio PowerMetrics permission to access your Google account.
  4. To further define the data you’re looking for, on the Choose account settings page, select your Analytics Account, Web Property, and Analytics Profile from the drop-down lists.
  5. Click Use account.

Your list of Metrics opens with the metrics you just added displayed at the top.

That’s all there is to it! You just added your first metrics. Stay in PowerMetrics and do some more exploring or return to Stripe and add the metrics you just created to your key metrics list.

Your key metrics

After installing PowerMetrics and adding some metrics, return to Stripe and click the (in the right-side drawer of the Stripe Dashboard) to open your key metrics page. This is where you’ll view and interact with your favourite go-to metrics.

Note: Your key metrics list can display up to 30 metrics.

Adding metrics to your key metrics list

When you add metrics in PowerMetrics, they automatically display for selection in Stripe in your list of available metrics (on the My metrics page) and, from there, you can add them to your list of key metrics.

The method you use to add to your list of key metrics differs depending on whether:

You add new metrics to your list of available metrics like this:

  1. On your Stripe Dashboard, open the PowerMetrics app by clicking .
  2. On the Key metrics page, click the button on the top right.
  3. On the Add metrics page, under Connect more metrics, select the service you’re interested in or, if you don’t see the service you’re looking for, click See all services.
  4. PowerMetrics opens in a new window. You’re ready to add some new metrics.

Go here for detailed information on creating metrics. You can also refer to the example above, where we added some Google Analytics instant metrics.

When you add metrics in PowerMetrics, they’re automatically added to your list of available metrics (the My metrics page) in Stripe. From here, you can select the ones you want to feature in your list of key metrics. See “Adding metrics to your key metrics list from your list of available metrics”.

You add to your empty key metrics list from your list of available metrics like this:

  1. On your Stripe Dashboard, open the PowerMetrics app by clicking .

On the Key metrics page, you’ll see this message: You haven’t selected any key metrics. This means you have metrics available -- they just haven’t been selected to display in your list of key metrics yet.

  1. On the Key metrics page, click Select metrics.
  2. A list of all of your metrics displays.

If you have a long list, you can narrow it down by filtering on service type or entering the metric name in the search field.

  1. Select the checkbox beside the metric(s) you want to add to your list of key metrics.
  2. When you’re done, click Add selected metrics.

You add to your key metrics list from your list of available metrics like this:

  1. On your Stripe Dashboard, open the PowerMetrics app by clicking .
  2. On the Key metrics page, click the button on the top right.

On the Add metrics page, under My metrics, a shortlist of your 4 most recently updated metrics displays. If no metrics display in your shortlist, this likely means they've all been added to your key metrics list already.

  1. If you see what you’re looking for in the My metrics shortlist, click the + button beside the metric you want to add to your key metrics list.
  2. If you don’t see what you’re looking for in the My metrics shortlist, click See all to access the list of all your available metrics.

If you have a long list, you can narrow it down by filtering on service type or entering the metric name in the search field.

  1. Select the checkbox beside the metric(s) you want to add to your list of key metrics.
  2. When you’re done, click Add selected metrics.

Working with your key metrics

Use the key metrics list to keep an eye on your most important metrics. When you notice activity that warrants a deeper investigation, click the metric name in your list to open it in PowerMetrics. Your metric will display in explore mode, where you can modify your view of the metric by, for example, selecting a different visualization type (there are multiple chart and style options to choose from). You can also gain insights by focusing on a specific view of your data using segmentation and filtering. There are too many exploring options to list in this article. Please go here for all the details on exploring your metrics.

Your key metric charts give you everything you need to effectively monitor your data. On the key metrics page, your metrics display as line charts, where current and previous values display on top of each other. (See below.)

On the key metrics page, you can:

  • Click the 3-dot menu and select View app settings to go to the Klipfolio PowerMetrics Settings page (Settings > Installed apps > Klipfolio PowerMetrics). This is where you manage your active connection to PowerMetrics and access help resources and pricing plan information.
  • Click X to close the PowerMetrics for Stripe app.
  • Click Go to PowerMetrics to open your list of metrics in PowerMetrics in a new window.
  • Click the button to add metrics to your key metric list (or the +Add metrics button, if you're editing the key metrics list).
  • Click the Edit button to rearrange metrics in the list and to add metrics to and remove metrics from the key metrics list.

See “Editing your key metrics list” for more detailed information.

  • Click the name of the metric to open it, in its explore mode, in PowerMetrics.
  • Select the date range over which you want to view your data. The specific days for the selected range also display.

Note: You may notice that some date ranges are unavailable. This is because the maximum date range window you can access depends on your pricing plan. Go here to learn more.

  • Select a periodicity (hourly, daily, weekly, monthly). Available options depend on the date range that’s currently selected. Your choice determines how your metric data is grouped (by hour, by week, etc.).

Note: To select a periodicity, click and hold, then select.

  • See the following details for each metric:
  • The metric name.
  • The associated service (or services) icon. Understanding metric icons.
  • The last time data was added to the metric by PowerMetrics. About refresh.
  • The metric value for the selected date range. Transactional metrics will show the aggregated value over the whole date range. Current values metrics will show the current value at the end of the date range (the last refreshed or modified value). If you want to learn more about transactional and current values metrics, go here.
  • A comparison of the metric's current value versus its value from the previous, equivalent date range. For example, if the selected date range is “Last 7 days”, a comparison to the previous 7 day period will display. If you see “N/A”, that means there’s no data available for a comparison, for example, the value hasn’t changed since the last period. In this case, try selecting a different date range.

Comparisons are indicated as positive (+ sign, with a green background) (values have changed with a positive trend) or negative (- sign, with a red background) (values have changed with a negative trend).

For example, see below, where the percentage of page views per session (a metric where a higher value indicates a positive trend) for the current period is lower than that of the previous period by 4.71%.

Editing your key metrics list

When in edit mode, you can add and remove metrics from your list of key metrics and rearrange the order of items in the list.

To edit your key metrics list:

  1. On your Stripe Dashboard, open the PowerMetrics app by clicking .
  2. On the Key metrics page, click the Edit button.
  3. Add metrics by clicking the  Add metric button.
  4. Remove metrics by clicking the Remove button beside the metrics you want to remove and then clicking .
  5. Rearrange metrics in the list using the Arrow buttons.
  6. Click Back to go to your updated key metric list.

A few differences to note

You may notice a few differences in the way your data displays in PowerMetrics for Stripe and in PowerMetrics.

Chart types:

  • In PowerMetrics for Stripe, your metric data is always displayed as a line chart, where current and previous values display on top of each other.
  • In PowerMetrics, depending on the data type, you can visualize metrics in bar/column charts, line/area charts, pie/donut charts, tree maps, radar charts, waterfall charts, heat maps, summary charts, tables, scatter/bubble charts, or combination charts. Go here to learn more about our chart types and styles.

Date range filters:

  • In PowerMetrics for Stripe, you can filter your data using these preset options: Today, Last 7 days, Last 4 weeks, Last 3 months, Last 12 months, Month to date, Quarter to date, and Year to date.
  • In PowerMetrics, you can filter your data using these preset options: Today, Yesterday, Last 7 days, This week, Last week, Last 30 days, This month, Last month, Last 6 months, Last 12 months, This year, and Last year. PowerMetrics also includes two handy preset options designed to meet the majority of date filtering needs: Auto and Maximum. Learn more about these options here.
  • In PowerMetrics for Stripe, all date ranges include “today".
  • In PowerMetrics, preset date ranges do not include “today”.
  • In PowerMetrics, you can create unique date ranges using the custom option. Custom date filter settings can also help you align metric date ranges between products.

For example:

  • The “quarter to date” time range that’s available in Stripe for PowerMetrics can be easily replicated in PowerMetrics by selecting a custom date range.
  • As mentioned above, PowerMetrics for Stripe date ranges include “today” but PowerMetrics preset date ranges do not. To make your charts align, in PowerMetrics use a custom date range and include today.
  • Note: Regardless of the product you're viewing metrics in, the date ranges available to you depend on your PowerMetrics pricing plan. Learn more about date range windows and your pricing plan.

Data format types:

  • In PowerMetrics for Stripe, duration as a data format is not supported.
  • In PowerMetrics, duration as a data format is supported.

Handling gaps in data:

  • In PowerMetrics for Stripe, we handle gaps in data by inferring values when there are none. Current value metrics keep the previous value and transactional value metrics assume “0” for missing data.
  • In PowerMetrics, by default, missing data points display as gaps in visualizations. However, when exploring a metric in PowerMetrics, you can deselect the break lines for blank values option to display a continuous line. When you do this, a line is drawn between known data points to fill in the gaps.

Finding help

On the Klipfolio PowerMetrics Settings and configuration page (accessed by clicking the 3-dot menu and selecting View app settings) you’ll find quick links to:

  • The Help Center. Clicking the link opens this article, but our Knowledge Base also includes lots of other informative articles to help you on your PowerMetrics journey.
  • Chat with a PowerMetrics expert. For a quick answer to your immediate questions, reach out to us using live chat.
  • Submit a ticket. Submit your questions or concerns and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
  • Manage your plan. Have questions about what’s included in your current plan or are interested in changing your plan? Click Manage your plan to go to your PowerMetrics plan page.

At any time, you can also email our Support Team with your questions and we’ll get back to you.

Learning more

There are many informative PowerMetrics articles in our Knowledge Base. See all of our PowerMetrics articles in one place.

Here is a recommended list of articles for those of you just starting out with PowerMetrics for Stripe:

These articles include links to some great introductory videos:

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