View forecast costs
In cost analysis, forecast costs can be displayed in both area and stacked column views. The forecast is generated based on your organisation’s historical resource usage. Any changes made to your resource usage will impact the forecasted costs.
View forecast costs grouped by service
By default, the cost analysis view does not display forecast costs grouped by service. To view forecast costs for each service, a “group by” selection must be added. This will display the costs grouped for each individual service. However, it is important to note that the forecasted cost is not calculated for each individual service, but rather projected for the total cost of all services.
View forecast costs for a service
It is possible to view forecast costs for a specific service, such as virtual machines. This allows organisations to narrow down their focus and gain a more detailed understanding of their projected costs for a particular service.
View New Commerce license and consumption costs
In Cost Analysis, it is possible to view your New Commerce license and consumption products alongside your Azure charges. To do this, simply select the filter list, then choose “Provider”, and select the desired option from the list of available options. For example, Microsoft 365 or Dynamics 365. This will allow you to gain a more comprehensive understanding of your overall costs across various products and services.
Review invoiced charges in Cost analysis
To access your invoice details within the Azure portal, navigate to the Cost Analysis section for the scope associated with the invoice you wish to analyse. From there, select the “Invoice Details” view. This will provide you with a detailed breakdown of the charges as they appear on the invoice, allowing you to gain a better understanding of your overall expenses.
View costs per day or by month
Reviewing your daily and monthly costs can provide valuable insights into your organisation’s spending patterns and help you identify trends. For example, you may be able to determine if there are certain days or times of the year where your costs tend to be higher. This can be especially useful if you notice a correlation between an increase in customer traffic during holiday periods and a corresponding increase in Azure costs. Similarly, analysing your costs by day of the week can help you determine if certain days, such as Fridays, tend to be more costly than others, such as Mondays. By leveraging this information, businesses can take steps to adjust their spending and improve their return on investment.