Creating custom line items per billing group - AWS Billing Conductor

Creating custom line items per billing group

You can use AWS Billing Conductor to create custom line items and associate them to a billing group. Using custom line items, you can manually allocate costs and discounts at your discretion. Custom line items can be calculated using the flat charge or percentage charge values. You can configure the percentage-based custom line item to include or exclude resources. These resources might include billing group cost and other flat custom line items that are associated with a billing group for a given billing period.

Common use cases for custom line item creation include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Allocating AWS Support fees

  • Allocating shared service costs

  • Applying managed service fees

  • Applying tax

  • Distributing credits

  • Distributing RI and Savings Plans savings (as opposed to On-Demand)

  • Adding organizational credits and discount line items

Creating a flat charge custom line item

Use the following steps to create a custom line item that applies either a credit or fee line item to an individual billing group.

To create a custom line item

  1. Open AWS Billing Conductor at https://console.aws.amazon.com/billingconductor/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Custom line items.

  3. Choose Create custom line item.

  4. For Custom line item details, enter the name of the custom line item. For naming restrictions, see Quotas and restrictions.

  5. For Description, enter a description for the custom line item. The character limit is 255.

  6. For Billing period, choose either the existing billing period or the previous billing period.

  7. For Billing group, choose a billing group. You can only associate the custom charge to one billing group at a time.

  8. Choose Flat charge for your charge type.

  9. Choose a charge value and enter an input amount.

    A discount line item adds a credit. This reduces the amount that's charged to the selected billing group. A markup line item adds a charge. This increases the amount that's charged to the selected billing group. All custom line items are in USD.

  10. Choose Create.

Creating a percentage charge custom line item

Use the following steps to create a custom line item that applies either a credit or fee line item to an individual billing group.

To create a custom line item

  1. Open AWS Billing Conductor at https://console.aws.amazon.com/billingconductor/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Custom line items.

  3. Choose Create custom line item.

  4. For Custom line item details, enter the name of the custom line item. For naming restrictions, see Quotas and restrictions.

  5. For Description, enter a description for the custom line item. The character limit is 255.

  6. For Billing period, choose either the existing billing period or the previous billing period.

  7. For Billing group, choose a billing group. You can only associate the custom charge to one billing group at a time.

  8. Choose percentage charge for your charge type.

  9. Choose a charge value and enter an input amount.

    A discount line item adds a credit. This reduces the amount that's charged to the selected billing group. A markup line item adds a charge. This increases the amount that's charged to the selected billing group. All custom line items are in USD.

  10. (Optional) Choose the resource values that you want included in the calculation. By default, the billing group cost is selected as a resource. This excludes all flat custom line items.

  11. (Optional) Include one of more flat custom line item. Choose each applicable flat custom line item from the table that you want included in the percentage-based calculation.

    Note

    Percentage custom line items can be created with no associated resources. These custom line items show as $0.00 value in your billing data.

  12. Choose Create.

Custom line items table

After you create a custom line item, you can view the details of the line item in a filterable table. You can filter by the following dimensions:

  • The line item name

  • The line item description

  • The amount that's charged

  • The billing group that the line item is attributed to

  • The date that line item was created

To view custom line items that you created in previous billing periods, use the date picker dropdown list.