Cost Management

Microsoft Azure Cost Management helps you effectively monitor, control, and optimize cloud costs across your organization. Learn more in the Cost Management documentation.

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  1. Usage analysis

    Similar to cost analysis, add the ability to build a report on usage, like VM hours or network I/O.

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  2. For an invoice period, need a way for daily consumption to match the invoice consumption.

    We need a way to calc and/or run reports for an invoice period where the invoice consumption and the daily usage consumption match, ideally by tags.

    Through out portal.azure.com and Cloudyn, invoice consumption does not tie to the usage/resource consumption for the same periods. Even on reports that include both invoice consumption and daily usage consumption.

    Example: account.azuer.com/subscriptions/statement... "Download usage details". This csv report has 2 sections: the upper which ties to the invoice and the lower which ties to usage and resource reports. But the upper section does not tie to the lower section.

    I am comparing:
    1) the…

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    Support for querying based on invoice (billing period) will come as part of the support for pay-as-you-go and dev/test subscriptions. Currently, Enterprise Agreement (EA) billing periods are bound to the calendar.

    Not being able to reconcile usage/charges is not a design goal, but an unfortunate design limitation. We’ll improve this as we add support to native Cost Management. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  3. Ability to hide subscriptions in reports that don't meet spend minimum.

    In Cloudyn I would like to be able have a filter or threshold setting where I could hide a subscription or service from appearing if the cost is below $10 , $100 , [$XX] threshold I set for the report.

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  4. Costs of yesterday

    Azure billing --> Costs by resource --> Timespan selection --> New menuitem for the last (whole billed) day. For checking fees of the recent day. Interesting during testing of different services / combinations.

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  5. Better management of subscription and resource billing currency

    Current base pricing is in X currency and now I want it to be in Y currency, which is currently not supported out of the box for the portal, hence after raising a ticket I realise that the engineering team at MS is still on it and that would take significant time.

    So as a customer I should be allowed to:
    - Switch pricing from X currency to Y currency. Support this scenario when I raise a ticket and may be not from the portal, you may allow me to switch the currency 5 times and there after apply a…

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  6. Add quotes to the Costs by Resource CSV download

    When using the Costs by Resource grid and selecting "Download", the commas in the Type column throw off the file layout.

    e.g. Standard IO - Table Write Operation Units (in 10,000s) should be "Standard IO - Table Write Operation Units (in 10,000s)" otherwise it shifts the rest of the row over by one.

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  7. Resource costs listing should have hyperlinks to bring you to that group / item

    and or item for visibility directly into managing costs.
    right now they are plain text labels. shouldn't be hard to include hyperlink to the named resourcegroup or resource itself.

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  8. Separate out subscriptions for separate monitoring and billing live views

    It would be cool to be able to have a blade for each subscription with the billing costs at the top of each to show monitoring and the costs breakdown for each item within a subscription. This will allow an administrator to see if one of the resources is getting out of wack cost wise and be able to manage that issue.

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  9. Having a better bill split to understand our usage.

    we want to understand which of our
    resource group and services are
    costing how much.
    We need a detailed bill to understand
    our usages.
    Can we get a detailed bill which is split
    based on the resource group, with the
    bill of each of VM shown separately?

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  10. View costs across multiple scopes at once

    Add functionality to browse the cost based on multiple subscriptions

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    Please view costs across subscriptions by organizing subscriptions into management groups. There are no plans to introduce multi-select scopes outside of management groups today, but we’ll keep this feedback open to track the request. To help prioritize, please add specifics about how management groups are not addressing your needs in this area.

  11. Group by multiple properties

    Add support for grouping by multiple properties

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  12. Show YOY historical data

    Wish I could also use it to look at last year's data to make some y to y comparisons...

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  13. Group and filter by EA cost center

    Cost analysis should allow grouping and filtering by the EA cost center property

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  14. Easy way to identify new charges

    I do like the new drill down UI and now able to see per day very needed.

    I would like to see new charges per day and be able to sort on new market place items.

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  15. Cost analysis feedback

    1. Why are you showing Accumlated info from 1st of each month?
    2. there is no last 30 days (1 month) option date range drodown box
    3. I don't understand how to use 'Custom' date range UI
    4. I can recognize 'Windows VM' cost is too high from Service name donat chart. Then click the 'Windows VM' resource, then I guessed all Windows VM list with each cost, but NO. What kind of useful info can I get in next page??

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    1 comment  ·  Cost analysis  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Accumulated allows you to get a quick view of how your costs are trending against your budget.

    We’ll add more options to the date picker and simplify the custom date range experience. Let us know if there are any specific changes you’d like to see in this area. We’ll also look at ways to optimize the drill-down experience.

    Thanks for the feedback!

  16. Azure Cost Management by Cloudyn in Azure OPEN Subscription

    Allow Azure OPEN customers to manage their cloud spend with transparency and accuracy via Cost Management, (aka Cloudyn).

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  17. Invoice and Cost Analysis Naming inconsistencies

    Your tools make it VERY DIFFICULT to understand what is going on the invoice, when the Name and Type used on the Usage Charges do not correspond with the Name and Type on the Cost Analysis blade.'

    To be precise...

    Items in Dashboard/All Resources/Name correspond with Dashboard/CostManagement/Cost Analysis/Name, *but*

    neither of these correspond with Invoice/Usage Charges/Name

    So, please make the names in Invoice/Usage Charges correspond with Dashboard/All Resources and Dashboard/CostManagement/Cost Analysis.

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  18. Total Cost of Resource

    When looking at the cost management blade, I see several costs broken down by each piece of a resource. I'd like to see total cost of a given VM, with all of it's resources bundled in. An example would be a server I built has three disks, a network interface and the actual VM size. I want to see the total cost of that VM without having to dig through a report and identify the different pieces that tie in to a server. This is especially useful when the Azure environment is inherited and I didn't get the opportunity to…

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  19. Show Resource Names on Azure Bill and / or Usage Report

    The Azure Bill details the Usage charges for different resource types but it doesn't specify the specific resource names so some investigative work is required to work out which resource is causing which cost.

    Either breaking down on the invoice or providing the invoice information in the usage report (together with resource names) would make managing Azure costs easier.

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  20. Accounts Administrator Role

    Please can a role be created purely for the use of a companies accounts team. This role would only be permitted access to the subscription invoices along with predicted costs.

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