Product updates

Integromat integration

Geckoboard integrates with a wide range of popular business tools to make it easier to pull key metrics into your dashboard, but we know there are useful data sources out there that we haven’t got covered yet.

To make it easier to get data from those sources into Geckoboard, we’ve integrated with Integromat - a no-code tool that allows you to fetch data from a huge range of services, add filters and functions to customise your data, and then send it to Geckoboard using our Datasets API.

Here’s a simple ‘scenario’ in Integromat that automatically sends data from Airtable to your dashboard, as an example:

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To try this for yourself, sign up to Integromat, create a scenario, and look for Geckoboard in the list of services (here’s some guidance on how to do this). Alternatively, we can set a custom scenario up for you - get in touch to discuss your use case with our team here.

Dashboard Snapshots for Slack

We’ve added a whole new way to share your dashboards with your team, via Slack. Open up the Share menu on any of your dashboards, and you’ll now find the option to schedule a daily screenshot of that dashboard to a Slack channel, at a time of your choosing. Ideal for keeping everyone in sync whilst working remotely!

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To schedule a daily snapshot of your dashboard to Slack, you’ll first need to create a Sharing Link. Normally a premium feature, we’ve made Sharing Links free on all accounts until September 2020 as part of our COVID-19 response, so customers on any of our plans can use our new Slack integration to keep sharing important metrics and goals with their colleagues.

Learn more here!

New ChartMogul widgets

We’ve overhauled our ChartMogul data source from the ground up to make more ChartMogul metrics available, provide more options for visualizing them, and to improve data accuracy.

Here’s a breakdown of what’s new:

  • Expanded range of metrics, so you can now visualize the following in Geckoboard:

    • Recurring revenue: ARR, MRR, MRR Contraction, MRR New Business, MRR Churn, MRR Expansion, MRR Reactivation, Net MRR Movement (new)
    • Subscribers: ARPA, ASP, Subscriber Count, LTV (new)
    • Churn: Customer Churn Rate, Net MRR Churn Rate (new)
  • Ability to filter by plan, as well as country

  • New reporting periods, allowing you to show data for today, yesterday, this week, this month, or this quarter, depending on the metric.

  • On our line chart visualization, incomplete time periods are now shown as a dotted line

  • Expanded comparison options that now allow you to compare the current month to same month last year, and the current quarter to same quarter last year.

Performance improvements to Google Sheets widgets

We’ve upgraded our Google Sheets data source, making it a whole lot easier to keep your Google-Sheet-powered widgets up to date. First and foremost, we’ve changed the way we pull in data from a Google Sheet; instead of automatically updating every 15 minutes as before, each widget will now update within three minutes of a change to your spreadsheet.

This applies to all Google Sheets widgets, apart from those that rely on pivot tables or IMPORT functions, such as IMPORTDATA. Those will continue to refresh every 15 minutes, however it’s now no longer necessary to use a script or other workaround to get these to work in Geckoboard. Just set up your widget the way you want it and our automatic refresh will do the rest!

Mobile-friendly view

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Log in to your Geckoboard account using the web browser on your phone, and your dashboards will now be perfectly formatted to fit the screen you’re using - ideal for accessing your metrics when you’re away from the office.

All your widgets, groups, status indicators and goals that you’ve set up on your desktop view will be displayed on your mobile-friendly dashboards, and you can easily browse the dashboards on your account by tapping the icon in the bottom right.

A few things to note:

  • Dashboards will be read-only when accessed through a mobile browser. To add or edit dashboards, switch to a desktop browser.
  • Mobile-friendly dashboards are available on Team plans or above, however as part of our response to the COVID-19 crisis we are making this available on all plans until 1st September 2020

Status indicators and number formatting on new dashboard layouts

It’s now possible to add and edit status indicators on our new dashboards, to automatically flag to your team when a number is performing particularly well or poorly.

To add a status indicator, click the top right of a widget, select “Add status indicator”, and set a value for when the widget should show a ‘warning’ or ‘success’ state.

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This update also allows you to adjust number formatting from within our new layouts, making it quicker and easier to display numerical data just the way you want.

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Enhanced Mixpanel widgets

We’ve remodelled several of our Mixpanel widgets, making it possible to access more metrics from your Mixpanel account, as well as adding user property filters and improving data accuracy.

Here’s a breakdown of what’s changed:

  • New Funnel Completion Number widget that supports Funnel Completion Rate, and adds Drop-off Rate and Unique Funnel Completions
  • New Events Number widget with stronger support for custom events, and now user property filters
  • More organized setup experience
  • Support for more filter operators, such as ‘does not equal’ and ‘is between
  • Improved data accuracy, particularly for custom events and averages
  • Added ability to define whether an increasing number is ’good’ or ‘bad’

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The all new Geckoboard

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After months of hard work behind the scenes, we’re incredibly excited to release a huge update to Geckoboard to kick the year off with a bang! For the full story behind what we’ve improved and why, check out the announcement blog post from our CEO, Paul. Here are the highlights:

New dashboard layouts

Our new dashboard layouts make your key metrics clearer and easier to understand than ever before. Widgets can now be grouped so you can show how metrics relate to each other, and you can make better use of space on your dashboard by labelling groups of metrics.

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To learn how to convert your dashboards to use the new look, check out our help article.

Redesigned visualizations

We’ve redesigned key visualizations and indicators to make them even easier to read at a distance.

Fresh new design and brand

Our dashboards have been updated with a bold new design that improves legibility and makes them more engaging for your team. We’ve carried this through to our website and help center with a complete rebrand that we hope you love as much as we do.