Monday, May 14, 2018

KPIwatchdog closing down

We are closing down the KPIwatchdog website and all their services (like gahint).. 

Operating in the crowded market of reporting tools and with the new privacy regulations coming into the effect on 25th of May, we do not find sustainable to keep the service up and running. We have decided to focus on our other products and services. 

Your next steps:

1. Export: You can export your dashboards and metrics using pdf export or copy/paste table with your data from the metric detail to excel or your favourite spreadsheet application.  

2. Delete: When you are done, you can delete your KPIWatchdog account(s) here:   
3. AlternativesGoogle Data Studio is probably the closest alternative to what we planned to achieve with KPIWatchdog. And it is free! 

Should you have any questions or concerns about this announcement, please feel free to contact us.

Thank you for your support and good luck with your future business. 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Import your invoices and expenses from the invoicing system Fakturoid

Fakturoid is a Czech-based online invoicing system for entrepreneurs and small and medium companies.

Based on the request from our user, we have now added the option to automatically import the the most important metrics- your invoiced sum and expenses from the invoicing system into KPI Watchdog where you can process it further. Our connector used Fakturoid API so it is secure and easy to create.

Typical use cases:

  • Compare the invoiced revenues with your other web performance metrics (e.g. visits from Google analytics), Facebook engagement, AdWords and AdSense costs or number of registered users from your web database.
  •  Calculate automatically the commission for your partners, registered user value, etc.
  • Share your project business performance and financial cash flow to your partners, team or investors. 

Are you interested in connecting another data source? Let us know.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

E-commerce: Which data sources are the most popular for reporting KPIs

Most popular KPI metrics
Have you ever wondered which data sources are mostly used in e-commerce business for creating reports and dashboards?

Here are some stats from KPI watchdog reporting tool. The most popular data sources in 2015 were Google products- Google Analytics, Google Adsense and Google AdWords which combined generate 35 per cent of all active metrics.
They are followed by database and API metrics with 21%.
Manually uploaded metrics from excel and .csv files hold a third position with 15 per cent share of all metrics.

What is coming ?

Using the sport terminology, these metrics will need to defend their positions in the next year as other data sources have started to chase them significantly.
Calculated metric and Woocommerce metrics reported the biggest year-on-year growth (monthly average of December 2015 compared to the same period of previous year). We will see if they will be able to keep the momentum and reach the podium the next year.

*data from users of

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Introducing GAHINT- the simplest online reporting tool

Let's be honest. Sometimes you simply do not feel for deep-dive analysis of your key performance indicators and dashboards.
You do not want to spend hours with searching for trends and root causes why the traffic of your website has suddenly dropped or increased.

For those moments, we offer:

GAHINT- the simplest reporting tool in the world.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Keep forgetting passwords? Login with Google

Google oAuth registration
If you keep forgetting your KPI Watchdog password, we have just launched a quick remedy.

You can know create your new account and log in with your Google account. 

It uses a standard Google OAuth 2.0 protocol so you share only gmail or google e-mail address with us. Google password or other private information stays at Google.

New users: 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A simple guide to AdWords profit calculation

You can easily automate your AdWords campaign profit calculations.

Use this simple formula:

AdWords Revenue (Goal Conversion Value)- AdWords Cost = Profit 

How to get it:

Friday, September 11, 2015

MySQL connector- Date field settings

When you create your database metric, one of the options is Date field. In this post, we will explain how and why to use it. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Google Analytics alternative

google analytics alternative kpi watchdog

Can KPI Watchdog Reporting serve as a Google Analytics alternative?

Google Analytics is one of the data sources which can be used for creating business reports in KPI Watchdog so these two services are not in conflict.

We definitely recommend to use the web analytics tool collecting data with javascript tracking code- Google Analytics, Piwik or commercial alternatives from Omniture or Comscore. KPI Watchdog itself does not track the web users.

KPI Watchdog uses the data from the above mentioned online analytics tools and combines them with other more reliable data sources in order to provide the top-level reports and calculations.

Google Analytics side-by-side comparison with KPI Watchdog:

KPI Watchdog
Starting Price
Method of data collection
Single tracking javascript code
Multiple tracking javascript codes (via multiple Google Analytics accounts), database entries (via DB connector) and from other tools (via APIs)
Hourly, daily, weekly, monthly
Daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly
E-mail alerts
Manual set-up
Automatic algorithms
Data collection frequency
Daily, weekly or monthly
Yes (in free GA account)
Depending on data source:
Yes (in free GA account)
No data sampling
 (in database reporting)
Best for
Real-time insight, drill-down analysis, conversion tracking, tracking of the complete consumer journey on the website.   
Business and financial reporting of true recorded data (from database), automatic calculations, easy combination of multiple sources

KPI Watchdog is not a direct Google Analytics alternative but more sort of mash-up which can enrich your Google Analytics experience. It has set-up Google templates for automatic import of your most important Google Analytics metrics and you can start to use it for free.

Create your free KPI Watchdog account now >>  

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Geckoboard alternative

Can KPI Watchdog Reporting serve as a Geckoboard alternative?

We hear this question a lot from our users. Firstly, we do not see KPI Watchdog as a direct competitor to Geckoboard and other online dataviz and dashboarding tools. They are great for preparing the fancy, visually pleasing dashboards from various, not necessarily only business services. They serve as a pure visualisations tools and they are really good at it.

On the other hand, KPI Watchdog can serve to some extent for the same purpose (dashboards, sharing, display on mobile, etc). But its value grows enormously if you are tasked to prepare and deliver the full-scale online reports. So not only pre-defined widgets showing the current status but including the ability to drill down to the details such as history, different time aggregations, comparison to other metrics, or custom calculations (margins, conversion rates, etc.).

Here is side-by-side key features Geckoboard comparison:

KPI Watchdog
Starting Price
49$ / month


Data source integrations
8 (other upon request)
Widget types
2 (line and number widget)
Project admins

Max. 1
Max. 2
Metrics with saved history
5 in Free plan,
50 metrics for 21$/month
Best for
Data visualisation- real time and instant status overview, demonstration on the big screen/TV and sharing.

Data visualisation and data analysis- daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly reporting, time aggregations, data merging and custom calculation from multiple sources, trend analysis, e-mail alerts

As both products offer a free 30-days trial with all features enabled, you can try it on your own and check which one (or both) fit your needs.

Register to KPI Watchdog. It is free  >>