CloudCheckr’s Custom Fee Based on On Demand Cost tool is designed to increase margins for MSPs who lose revenue when their customers purchase Reserved Instances directly from AWS. This feature effectively allows an MSP to modify the On Demand cost by a pre-determined percentage, before the RI pricing discount has been applied.
To access the tool, from within a Payer account, navigate to Custom Fee Based On Demand Cost, located under Cost > AWS Partner Tools > Configure.
Once inside the tool, you will see a list of all the accounts in your Consolidated Billing Family. Under the Actions section, click on the gear icon to access the configuration for the payee in question.
When inside the account you have the ability to modify all the On Demand costs by a set percentage. The available options are:
- Description: A text field for your information only where you can describe the type of charge you are creating.
- Percentage: A numerical field where you can enter the percentage by which to modify the On Demand Cost.
- Charges by individual account within the Account Family: The recommended practice is to check this box in order to allow the algorithm to modify the charges in an individual account when Account Families are in use.
When you are complete, click Save Custom Fee configuration. You’ll return to the main screen, and then you will need to reload your billing data so that these customizations will take effect. Do this for any historical months and for the current month as well, if desired. Click here for more details on reloading your billing data.