SuperMetrics is the bridge between our MySQL database and a spreadsheet. Without this addon/plugin we would not be able to automatically import records from our MySQL database into a spreadsheet. Yes, it is a plugin.Some of you might be thinking, “What about when this becomes unsupported, like Adobe Flash?”. Well, your concerns are very valid. We had the same concerns. So why did we move forward with this option? We did our research and found that the developers of this plugin had a solid following, which means they had enough customers to warrant continuous development of their product. Additionally, we tested it out and it worked as advertised, and continues to get better year after year.