The Activity page displays a calendar of the user’s cloud resource activity. This screen provides the user with a visual insight of the invoice, and the resources have been spun up each day. On the left-hand side of the screen there is an option to filter the results shown in the calendar, by provider, account, resource type, month and year.
The calendar shows two numbers on each day. The first, larger number, indicates the number of resources that were spun up on that day. The number in brackets indicates the number of resources that need attention.
If a resource needs attention, it means that the resource has been assigned to the default cost centre, and the user has either not accepted that cost centre, or has not chosen their own cost centre.
Resources that need attention
The bottom of the screen displays the resources spun up each day, and indicates which resource need attention. The “” icon indicates that the resource need to be assigned to a cost centre. To view the resource or edit the name of the resource, click on the drop-down arrow below the action button and then select either “view” or “edit name”.
Assigning a cost centre
To assign a cost centre to the resource, click on the drop-down arrow below the action button and then select either “change cost centre” or “accept default cost centre”. The default cost centre is the cost centre assigned by the program as being the best cost centre for the resource. The cost centre is an important budgeting tool in the Buttonwood Cloud analytics program as all expenditure in Buttonwood is recorded against a Cost Centre. Users may want to change the default cost centre to a cost centre that they believe is better suited to their organisational needs.