The Accounts page lists all the accounts the user has access to.
Additional accounts can be added by clicking the Add drop down menu. The article Adding Accounts will guide you through adding accounts for each Cloud provider.
The View drop down menu against each account provides the following options:
- View: Drill into an overview of the account
- Edit: Change properties of the selected account
- Disable billing processing: Toggles harvesting and processing of billing data
- Delete account: Removes the account from Buttonwood Analytics
The Overview tab provides a summary of the selected account.
This section provides a summary of spending for the account, including:
- Current spend for the invoice period
- Projected spend for the invoice period
- Amount of the last invoice
- Average invoice spend
- Total spend through the life of the account
This section provides a view of the spend history for this account. Use this section to view and identify spikes and troughs in Cloud spend.
Where a Cloud Provider invoices in a non-default currency of the account, the exchange rate and converted amount are shown in addition to the invoice amount.
This section provides a view of the resource make-up of this account.
The Details tab displays specific account details of the account.
Clicking the Edit button against each sub-account allows a friendly nickname to be specified for the sub-account.
The Authorisation tab allows Buttonwood Analytics to be re-authorised with the Cloud provider to gain access to billing information.
Click the Reauthorise button to log in to the Cloud provider to grant access.
The Invoices tab displays details of each invoice which has been processed by Analytics. It provides a quick view into trends of Cloud spend which could be areas for further analysis.
Hover over each of the bars to view the invoice amount for the month.
Click on the View button to drill further into each invoice, providing the following information:
- Invoice Overview
Similar to its parent pages, the Invoice Overview page provides an invoice summary, breakdown of charges - in this case, a daily summary, and resource breakdowns.
- Invoice Charges
Lists the invoice line items processed under this invoice with its resource type and description.
- Invoice Comparison
Displays a comparison of charges to easily identify differences in usage of different services.
The Charges tab displays charges processed under the selected account.
Use the filter toolbox to present only charges that are of interest.
The Advanced tab contains advanced configuration and parameters.
Cost Centre Mappings
Mappings allow creation of custom rules which align business reporting with key information available in billing data harvested from service providers.
Administrators create rules which match resources based on attributes such as Account Number, Resource ID, or Tag. Resources which match defined rules are automatically allocated to the Cost Centre specified in the matched rule, ensuring that consumption costs are accurately allocated.
Refer to the article Configuring Cost Centre Mappings for detailed steps in configuring mappings.
Tag Translations allow creation of rules which normalise billing data tags across multiple providers.
Administrators create rules which match a source tag name and value, and translates them into a target tag and value, allowing consistent grouping and reporting of tagged resources.
Refer to the article Configuring Tag Translations for detailed steps in configuring translations.
The Notes tab can be used to enter comments against the account.
Use the drop down menu to Edit or Remove existing notes.
Click Add to add new notes and set its importance.