Cloud Billing Report

The Cloud Billing report gives you full cost visibility by showing historical data for all services, including services that Commander doesn't manage, so all of your cloud costs are included in one report. Service providers can use this report to generate accurate billing reports for their customers.

In the Cloud Billing report, you can filter your expenses to focus on a single cloud type, organization or timeframe, and you can narrow the results further using advanced filters.

This report is based on historical billing data that is retrieved nightly. To learn how to retrieve historical data, see:

For more information on setting report options, see Running and Scheduling Reports.

Taxes aren't shown on the Cloud Billing report for Azure.

Report settings

Access through:

Reports menu > Chargeback and IT Costing > Cloud Billing

and

From the Cost Analytics dashboard: Views > Cost Analytics

Available to:

All Access Rights Levels

During: Specify a time period for the report.

  • When you select By Period, the period will be the last completed timespan. For example, if the current month is May and you select Last 3 Months, the range for the report will be February, March and April. See Using Date Filters for Reporting and Searching for more information.
  • When you select By Dates, Commander prepopulates the From Date field with the earliest date available for selection, which is the date that the first historical data was added to Commander.

Cloud Type: Select public or private cloud, or all cloud types. The cloud type you select will determine the availability of your managed systems.

Organization: If you're generating a billing report for a particular customer, you likely want to filter the report by organization.

  • Any Organization: VMs that aren't assigned to an organization are excluded from the results.
  • All VMs/Services: The report includes all VMs and services, regardless of organizational assignment.

    You can also select a particular organization from the list. If you want to use a "contains" operator or filter on multiple organizations, use the advanced filter Organization Name instead.

    Upgrade note: If an organization name has been changed and you filter on the new organization name, billing data created prior to upgrading to release 7.5 will not be included in the report.

Group By: Select a custom attribute for grouping the report data (for example, you can group by cost center). If the report includes a section titled "Value not set", it contains entries with no value for the grouping option you selected.

Add Advanced Filters: You can filter the report by managed system, organization name, parent organization name and custom attributes.

Unlike the basic Organization filter, the advanced filter Organization Name provides a contains operator. For example, if you have organizations named Acme 1 and Acme 2, filtering the report by Organization Name contains Acme ensures that the report contains data for both organizations. Note that the advanced Organization Name filter doesn't take cost allocation into account.

Upgrade note: If an organization name has been changed and you filter on the new organization name, billing data created prior to upgrading to release 7.5 will not be included in the report.

If you don't have permission on a managed system, data pertaining to that managed system won't be visible in the Cloud Billing report. If regions aren't selected on a managed system, data pertaining to those regions won't be visible.

The Cloud Billing report displays one entry per service or cost category with the number showing the total usage and total cost over the reporting period. The summary table shows the sum of all the service costs per service type. The pie chart represents the top 10 most expensive service types. The remaining service types are grouped under the title “Others”.

Itemized costs are rounded to two decimal places, however the total cost is calculated before rounding.

Example Cloud Billing report

Cloud Billing Report