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Automate the usage metering from Metronome to all cloud marketplaces.


If you currently rely on Metronome as your metering/billing service and are looking to expand your business in cloud marketplaces, Suger offers the ideal solution to bridge the gap. With our no-code, fully automated integration, you can seamlessly meter usages from your existing Metronome instance to clients in all cloud marketplaces. There is no need for migration or extensive engineering efforts, making the process smooth and hassle-free.

When it comes to adopting Suger with Metronome together, you have two options available. However, we highly recommend Option 2, and here's why:

Option 1Option 2 (recommend)
DescriptionMetronome offers officially integrating with AWS Marketplace and sends usage metering to AWS Marketplace metering service directly. Here is the official guidance.Suger provides pre-built integration to connect Metronome & cloud marketplaces. Hourly cron jobs automatically fetch aggregated usage events and report them to cloud marketplace in the right formats.
  • Officially supported by Metronome.
  • Support all cloud marketplaces (AWS, Azure & GCP).
  • No manual work in Metronome to support private offer in cloud marketplace.
  • Support usage metering verification to avoid overcharge or undercharge.
  • Fully support AutoRenew, Manual Renew / Upsell, Change Plan.
  • Easy configuration, no-code & engineering-free.
🚫 Cons
  • Only AWS Marketplace, GCP or Azure is not supported
  • Require mannual creation of plan & credit in Metronome for each private offer in cloud marketplace.
  • No usage metering verification
  • No support AutoRenew, Manual Renew / Upsell, Change Plan
  • Non-trivial configuration & setup
  • Up to 2 hours delay of reporting usage events to cloud marketplaces

Create Integration

In your Suger Console Integration, you will see the Metronome integration connection. Click the Connect button to create an integration with your Metronome instance. This will open an dialog for you to input

  • API Token: The Metronome API token.
  • Billing Mode: Select one of quantity, amount_hourly or amount_daily. Details about their difference can be found here

Once the integration process is finished, you can proceed by clicking the VERIFY button. This action triggers the Suger service to test the connection to the APIs of your Metronome instance. If everything is configured correctly, the integration status will be updated as VERIFIED.

Edit Integration

Editing an existing Metronome integration is supported. Click the Edit button to open the dialog of editing Metronome integration as shown below.

  • Enable Auto Report Usage. You can choose to enable or disable the automatic usage report feature for Metronome. Enabling this feature allows Suger to run an hourly cron job to retrieve the aggregated usage events from Metronome and report them as UsageRecordGroups to the Suger metering API. On the other hand, disabling this feature means that no cron job will be scheduled for this purpose.

  • Billing Mode: quantity, amount_hourly or amount_daily. Details about their difference can be found here

  • Enable Billable Metric Whitelist. If enabled, only the billable metrics in the whitelist will be metered & reported from Metronome to cloud marketplaces. Otherwise all the metrics listed in the Billable Metric Full List will be metered & reported to cloud marketplaces.

  • Billable Metric Whitelist. Applicable only when the Enable Billable Metric Whitelist is true.

  • Billable Metric Full List. The full list of billable metrics fetched from Metronome for all available Metronome customers. It is auto fetched from Metronome, not editable.

  • If the billing mode is quantity, please ensure all billable metrics in the Whitelist (if the whitelist is enabled) or the Full List (if the whitelist is not enabled) have been mapped to their respective cloud marketplace dimensions in the Metering Dimension Conversion.
  • Metronome Auto Fetch & Report Job: In case any billable metrics from Metronome cannot be successfully converted to metering dimensions in the cloud marketplace, it may result in the entire Metronome auto fetch and report job failing.
  • If you notice any discrepancies or missing usage reporting, please verify whether this is caused by incomplete mapping of billable metrics to cloud marketplace dimensions. If so, rectify the mapping accordingly to ensure accurate reporting.

Delete Integration

The Metronome integration can be deleted like all other integrations. Once the deletion is triggered, all integration info including the API token will be deleted immediately & permanently from Suger. No time window or methods to recover.

Billing Mode

There are three billing modes available for Suger-Metronome integration: quantity, amount_hourly or amount_daily.

  1. quantity: Suger fetch & report the billable metrics by quantity every one HOUR. Use the original Metronome billable metrics as the source dimension keys in the configuration of metering dimension conversion

  2. amount_hourly: Suger fetch & report invoice total amount every one HOUR. The invoice total amount is converted to the dimension metronome with fixed unit price as $1. Use metronome as the only source dimension key in the configuration of metering dimension conversion.

    • Suger fetches Metronome Invoice API every one hour. If there is an increase in the invoice total amount, Suger will generate a new usage record and report it to cloud marketplaces. However, if the invoice total amount remains the same or decreases, Suger will refrain from creating new usage records..
    • In cases where credits are granted to the customer in Metronome, resulting in a potential decrease in the invoice total amount, Suger retains a comprehensive history of invoice total amounts and monitors any changes. If the invoice total amount decreases or remains unchanged, Suger will suspend the automatic fetching and reporting of usage until it surpasses the maximum value recorded in its history.
  3. amount_daily: Suger fetch & report the invoice total amount every one DAY. The total amount is converted to the dimension metronome with fixed unit price as $1. Use metronome as the only source dimension key in the configuration of metering dimension conversion.

Connect Metronome Customer

To enable Suger to fetch and report the billable metrics of Metronome Customers to the appropriate entitlements in Cloud Marketplace, you need to connect the Buyer in Suger with the corresponding Customer in Metronome. Simply click the Edit button in the Buyer and add the corresponding Metronome Customer ID. This setup only needs to be done once; afterward, Suger's service will automatically retrieve the latest billable metrics and report them to the correct Cloud Marketplace entitlements.