In Tempo: Spring 2024 changelog

Jun 11, 2024
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Maggie Lin
Product Marketing

It’s heating up as we head into Summer and so is our changelog! We’re excited to share all the engineering investments over the past few months, including the creation and management of billable metrics over API, more configuration flexibility with Alerts, new credit grant functionality, and more.

What’s new 

API investments 

Create and manage billable metrics over API 

Programmatically create, archive, and get billable metrics through the API. This is a longstanding customer request and we’re excited to support the automated creation of billable metrics. Previously, billable metric creation was done solely through the UI. See docs here

Define how alerts should be evaluated using the API and UI 

The ‘Create alerts’ endpoint can be configured to evaluate immediately for all customers who meet the alert threshold or evaluate only for future updates on customers who meet the alert threshold.

The default behavior is to evaluate on all customers, but in certain instances, for example creating alerts on an existing set of customers, the preferred behavior may be to only evaluate this alert for future updates (e.g. new usage, customer updates, plan updates, etc.). See API docs here

Choose alert evaluation behavior in the UI or API

Force re-evaluation of alerts for a customer

While alerts are continuously evaluated, Metronome only triggers notifications when an alert changes state. This could lead to unintended behavior if your systems reset their state in response to changes in a customer's plan and an alert re-notification is expected. You can force a re-evaluation of the alert for a specific customer using the ‘Customer alerts reset’ endpoint. See Alerts docs here and API docs here

Set free trials when adding a customer to a plan through the API 

‘Add a plan to a customer’ endpoint now supports setting free trials. Programmatically set and edit free trials for customers through the API. See docs here

Prevent writing duplicate credit grants 

Create credit grant’ endpoint now has a ‘uniqueness_key’ on the request body to ensure idempotency and that there is no creation of duplicate credit grants for a customer. See docs here

Create credit grant and add custom fields in a unified API 

Add custom fields to credit grants using the ‘Create credit grant’ endpoint. These custom fields can be used to map to downstream integrations like Stripe. See docs here

Set an idempotent billing configuration for AWS Marketplace

The ‘Set billing config’  endpoint for the AWS Marketplace integration is now more ergonomic by treating identical configurations set on the same Metronome customer as idempotent. This ensures that a second identical request isn’t treated as a duplicate configuration error. 

Audit log enhancements 

  • Added Action description’ string to each mutation endpoint to show what changes have been made. 
  • Filter ‘AuditLogs’ by 'resource_type', 'resource_id', and 'ending_before' to more easily track changes. See docs here

Integration updates 

Interact with the Metronome API using our public Workato connector 

Customers using Workato can now interact with the Metronome API without writing custom HTTP calls. This also makes it easier for non-technical users to pull data from an API response through the Workato UI. See docs here

Map credit grant custom fields to Stripe invoice line item metadata 

In the Edit Stripe mappings UI, map credit grant metadata to the Stripe invoice line item metadata. One example use case is for revenue recognition–using Metronome custom fields to pass through NetSuite metadata into the Stripe credit purchase invoice.

UI updates 

Data Export UI 

  • Data Export is is now under General Settings in its own tab, not nested under the Integrations tab.
  • Data Export layout has been updated to clearly show connected destinations and make it easier to update the destination and see the list of models being transferred out directly in the Metronome UI.  
See the improved Data Export UI under General Settings.

Audit logs UI 

Audit logs are now available in the Metronome UI. Easily view actions taken by users and export audit log data.

Track changes and export audit logs in the UI

RBAC error page 

When a user is mistakenly assigned multiple RBAC roles, an error page will show the roles misconfigured to the same user, so you can quickly resolve errors. 

Get in touch 

Enjoying our changelog? Have feedback on how we can improve it? We’d love to hear from you! To learn more about these features, get in touch with us here or reach out to your Metronome representative.