Spend Reports


Spend Reports

You can generate spend reports by navigating to Reporting > Spend Reports. When you create a spend report, easily accessible buttons at the top of the page let you save to your My Saved Reports page, copy the report link, or export to a .csv file.

You can also view reports on individual resources by selecting the appropriate tabs on their details page. For example, to view the spend report for an account, navigate to Accounts > All Accounts, click on the account, and select Spend Reports.

Report Criteria

Spend data type.

  • Billed. The billed (invoiced) amount is shown for each funding source. Commitment charges are shown at the funding source level. This view is useful if you want to see spend represented the same way that you see it on your financial invoice.
  • Amortized and Attributed (AWS Only). With amortized billing, upfront costs for the resources you purchased are distributed across the term of the plan (the commitment period). In most cases, this is on a recurring monthly basis. This attributed view provides vertical financial data through your organization chart by attributing spend to accounts linked to the billing source based on their effective resource consumption. This view is useful if you have set up budgets at the project level.
  • Amortized (AWS Only). With amortized billing, upfront costs for the resources you purchased are distributed across the term of the plan (the commitment period). In most cases, this is on a recurring monthly basis. This unattributed view provides horizontal financial data across your organization chart, showing spend at the parent, billing account where the resources were purchased, not on the linked accounts. This view is useful if you track spend at the top-level OU or funding source level.
  • List. The on-demand list prices for resources are shown. This does not reflect any discounts or price variances. This view is useful if you want to reduce end-user visibility into the discounts your organization receives.

Dimension. Spend reports can be generated for OUs, projects, accounts, services, resources, billing sources, funding sources, and cloud providers. You can also create custom reporting dimensions by using labels and cloud provider tags.

Deduct credits. Credits are adjustments that are applied to your account to cover eligible service costs. This can include promotional, purchased, and other granted credits.

Deduct refunds and discounts. Refunds can occur when a billing report is updated after finalizing your bill for the previous month. Discounts include reductions to your rate that are applied during a given billing period. Some discount examples are reservation discounts, committed use discounts, and savings plan discounts.

If you use a relative time frame (e.g. last 6 months) and save the report, the report will automatically update with the most up-to-date information every time it is viewed.

Reporting with Labels

Labels group objects together, making it easy to find information and create reports on related items, regardless of where they fall in your organization structure. Labeling objects makes it easy to search, filter, and report on any attribute that is important to your organization.

Some helpful labels for reporting that you may want to set up include:

  • Cost center
  • Department
  • Environment
  • Owner

For information on creating and applying labels, see What is a Label?

Reporting with Cloud Provider Tags

Kion can create reports using tags you have configured in your cloud provider's console. Applicable tags are automatically recognized in your billing data and made available in the report dropdown menus.

Kion supports reporting on tags within AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. If you're using more than one of these cloud providers, you can take advantage of Kion's unified tagging. For more information, see Reporting with Tags.

AWS Cost Allocation Tags

AWS cost allocation tags give you the ability to drill down on resource-level spend. In order to use tags, they must first be enabled in the Billing and Cost Management console within AWS.

To learn how to enable cost allocation tags, see Amazon's article Activating User-Defined Cost Allocation Tags. Once they are enabled, your selected tags and values are automatically added as options within Kion reporting dropdown menus.