Azure Cost Management and Billing

Manage your cloud spending with confidence

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 organization.

Always on by default and integrated in the Azure portal

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

Works seamlessly 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 Azure Cost Management and Billing APIs

Monitor cloud spending

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

Learn about cost analysis

Increase organizational accountability

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

Learn how to create budgets

Optimize cloud efficiency

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

Learn best practices

Manage your Azure and AWS spending

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

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  • We employ more than 3,500 security experts focused on securing your data and privacy.
  • Azure has more certifications than any other cloud provider. View the comprehensive list.

Azure Cost Management and Billing pricing

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

Documentation and training

Developer documentation and quickstarts

Learn how to use Azure Cost Management and Billing 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 and Billing features.

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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 other billing-related actions.

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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.

Optimize and save more

Learn to optimize your costs from a consolidated set of resources available to you in one place to help you take control over your spending needs. Learn more by visiting Cost Optimization.

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 and Billing

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

Schneider Electric

"We see value in Azure Cost Management and Billing 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 and Billing updates, blogs, and announcements

Frequently asked questions about Azure Cost Management and Billing

  • Cloudyn will be deprecated by the end of 2020. Existing Cloudyn features are being integrated directly into the Azure portal. With the exception of customers in the Cloud Solution Provider program (CSP), Cloudyn won’t be onboarding new customers. Cloudyn Support will remain available until it is fully deprecated. For more information visit, Choose between Azure Cost Management and Cloudyn.
  • 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 and Billing 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 and Billing should be ready for Cloud Solution Providers in the second half of 2019.
  • Azure Cost Management and Billing 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 and Billing data.

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