Help Cost Account Management

Cost Account Management

The CloudSpend Admin section contains the set of configuration settings that you can view and configure for your CloudSpend accounts. This section also provides you with a summary of your CloudSpend account details like scheduled reports, configured tag profiles, and set budgets.

Scheduled Reports

Slice-and-dice reporting is an ideal way to track spending effectively. Reports customized to your needs will be delivered to your inbox as often as you choose. Use reports to analyze the cost per user, team, project, and resource type based on consumption.

A summary of all the reports that have been scheduled until now or those that can be scheduled will be provided in this section.

Schedule reports for your cloud cost.

  1. Accounts

    The default frequency for this report to be scheduled is monthly. You can add a Display Name for the report, and choose an AWS account and email ID to which the report is to be delivered. Click Save to schedule the report.

  2. Spend Analysis

    The reporting from the spend analysis tab can be scheduled to deliver on a monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis. You can add a Display Name, and choose an AWS account and email ID to which the report is to be delivered. Click Save to schedule the report.

  3. Resource Explorer

    A unique aspect of scheduling reports from the resource explorer section is that you get to choose the grouping criteria based on which reports will be generated. The various grouping criteria are Region, Service, and Accounts. Reports can be delivered on a monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis. You can add a Display name, and choose an AWS account and email ID to which the report is to be delivered. Click Save to schedule the report.

    Learn more about Resource Explorer here.

  4. BU Spend Analysis

    Schedule reports exclusively for Business Units (BU) with the spend analysis view by choosing your respective BU from the drop-down. The reports can be scheduled to be delivered on a monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis. You can add a Display Name, and choose an AWS account and email ID to which the report is to be delivered. Click Save to schedule the report.

    Learn more about Business Units here.

  5. BU Resource Explorer

    A report scheduled from the BU Resource Explorer lets you group the reports according to the criterion you choose. The grouping criteria available are Region, Service, and Accounts. Group the reports to be delivered to a particular BU by selecting the BU from the drop-down. The reports can be scheduled to be delivered on a monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis. You can add a Display Name, and choose an AWS account and email ID to which the report is to be delivered. Click Save to schedule the report.

  6. BU List

    Schedule reports exclusively for your BUs by choosing your respective BU from the drop-down. The default frequency for this report to be scheduled is monthly. You can add a display name, and choose an AWS account and email ID to which the report is to be delivered. Click Save to schedule the report.

Profiles

A consolidated view of all the profiles and policies that have been set up for your CloudSpend account can be viewed here.

Tag profiles and budgets to manage your cloud cost.

  1. Tag Profile

    Tags are a powerful feature used to organize your cloud costs. Create customized tags using logical operations based on the usage type of an account.

    For example, consider a project that contains all of the services applicable for an application. One set of tags could represent the components of that application (i.e. front end and back end) and another set of tags could represent common costs across applications (i.e. development, security, and testing).

    Learn more about creating a Tag Profile here.

  2. Budget Policy

    The budget policy section lets you view or add budgets for your CloudSpend accounts at an account level or a business-unit level. An advantage of adding a budget policy is that you get to reuse the same budget across multiple teams. By setting up targets for your linked accounts or business units, you can continuously track your cloud expenditure, and choose to receive an email notification when a team overshoots a budget.

    Learn more about creating a Budget Policy here.

Was this document helpful?
Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. We’ll use your feedback to improve our online help resources.

Help Cost Account Management