Understanding your AWS Billing Conductor dashboard - AWS Billing Conductor

Understanding your AWS Billing Conductor dashboard

The AWS Billing Conductor dashboard provides a high-level summary of the key metrics to help you understand the impact of your custom pricing dimensions.

Key performance indicators

This section defines the key performance indicators (KPI) that are available on your AWS Billing Conductor dashboard. KPIs are all month-to-date. As you create or add accounts to your AWS Organizations, the accounts accrue to this KPI. When you delete a billing group, the accounts in that billing group also accrue to this KPI.

  • Charged amount – The combined charges for usage that's accrued by all billing groups, based on the custom rate that's defined by the applied pricing plans. The calculation doesn't account for any commitment-based discounts that were purchased outside of the billing group, any non-public pricing, or any credit consumed in the billable domain. Examples of commitment-based discounts include reserved instances and Savings Plans.

  • AWS costs – The combined month-to-date charge for usage that's accrued by all billing groups, according to the estimated charges on your AWS bill. The calculations include any commitment-based discounts purchased outside of the billing group if those benefits were applied in the billable domain, any non-public pricing, volume-tiered discounts, and credits. Examples of commitment-based discounts include reserved instances and Savings Plans.

  • Margin – The aggregated month-to-date margin that's accrued by all billing groups. The margin is calculated by subtracting the AWS costs from the charged amount. Based on the factors such as the pricing plan and the applied custom line items, the margin can also be a negative.

    Note

    Post-billing period adjustments impact your historical margins. For more information, see Analyzing your margins per billing group.

  • Billing groups – The number of mutually exclusive groups of accounts, with a primary account and an associated pricing plan.

  • Accounts – The number of accounts within a consolidated billing family.

  • Unmonitored accounts – The number of accounts within a consolidated billing family that haven't been assigned to a billing group.

Other definitions for AWS Billing Conductor

This section defines other terms that are used throughout AWS Billing Conductor to help you use the service effectively.

  • Billable – The billing output that's generated by AWS and used as the bias of calculating your AWS invoice.

  • Pro forma – The output that's generated by AWS Billing Conductor. It's consistent with your desired changes in rate management (pricing configuration) and aggregated account visibility (billing groups).

  • Resource groups – The inputs that are used to calculate percentage-based custom line items. Resource values include the accrued costs for the billing group and any flat custom line items that are associated with a given billing group for a billing period.

Viewing your top-five billing groups per charged amount

You can understand your top-five billing groups that generate revenue by referencing the visual and table view. To manage your existing billing groups, choose Manage billing groups on the dashboard page.