Azure Cost Management + Billing

Optimise cloud costs while maximizing cloud potential

Get a full set of cloud cost management capabilities

Take advantage of the tools included in your Azure subscription to get more value out of the cloud and implement financial governance in your organisation.

Always on by default and integrated in the Azure portal

Best-in-class performance, with data latency of eight hours or less

Integration with Azure Advisor to optimize cloud costs by taking advantage of reservations, rightsizing, or removing idle resources

More customization capabilities using Microsoft Power BI connectors and Cost Management APIs

Monitor cloud spend

Track resource usage and manage cloud costs across all your clouds with a single, unified view while accessing rich operational and financial insights to make informed decisions.

Learn about cost analysis

Drive organisational accountability

Implement governance policies for effective enterprise cloud cost management and increase accountability with cost allocation and chargebacks.

Learn how to create a VM.

Optimise cloud efficiency

Improve the return on your cloud investment by using continuous cost optimisation and industry best practices.

Best Practices

Manage your Azure and AWS spending

Now in public preview: Manage costs across Azure and AWS from a single location. Get insights based on data from both clouds to simplify your cost management processes.

Unmatched security and compliance to keep your data safe and consistently accessible

  • Microsoft invests over USD 1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.
  • We employ more than 3500 security experts focused on securing your data and privacy.
  • Azure has more certifications than any other cloud provider. View the comprehensive list.

Cost Management pricing

Cost Management for Azure is available at no additional cost. Azure Cost Management for AWS is charged at 1% of the total AWS managed spend at general availability and free during public preview.

Documentation and training

Documentation and quickstarts

Learn how to use Azure Cost Management APIs to add cloud cost data to your applications, and learn how to use the Power BI connectors to create custom dashboards.

Training videos

Microsoft engineers walk you through the Azure Cost Management features.

Watch videos

Azure billing documentation

Learn how to manage your Azure billing account including granting others access, viewing and downloading your invoice and usage data, paying your invoice and more.

Learn More

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Community and Azure support

Ask questions and get support from Microsoft engineers and Azure community experts on MSDN Forum and Stack Overflow or contact Azure support.

Financial governance best practices

Learn how to implement financial governance as part of your overall governance strategy. Read best practices for designing your governance strategy, which includes cost management, and take an assessment to get started.

Over 70 percent of Azure enterprise customers are using Azure Cost Management

Global energy management leader uses Azure Cost Management to monitor cloud costs

Schneider Electric

"We see value in Azure Cost Management added as a service on the Azure portal, as we can now view cost information under a single pane of glass."

Alexis Chauvin, Ops Tech Lead, IoT & Digital Transformation, Schneider Electric

Azure Cost Management updates, blogs and announcements

Frequently asked questions about Azure Search

  • Microsoft acquired the Cloudyn cost management platform in 2017. After releasing Azure Cost Management by Cloudyn, we built our own version in the Azure portal. Azure Cost Management is always on; it also offers improved performance and a better user experience, and additional features are on the way.
  • No, Azure Cost Management is on by default for Microsoft Enterprise Agreement and Pay-As-You-Go customers.
  • No, but the process of replicating Cloudyn dashboards in Azure Cost Management is very similar. You’ll be able to take advantage of the integration with other Azure services and features, including Azure Policy, management groups, and action groups.
  • Azure Cost Management should be ready for Cloud Solution Providers in the second half of 2019.
  • Azure Cost Management includes Azure service and third-party Azure Marketplace usage, and purchases including reservations. All costs are based on your negotiated prices, and data is refreshed every four hours. Learn more about Azure Cost Management data.

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