Single Month Billing Summary Report

The Single Month Billing Summary report shows statistics on your bill taken directly from your AWS invoice for each day for a specific month.  The billing statistics can be based on CloudWatch data or on your Detailed Billing Report (using Unblended costs).

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NOTE: Detailed Billing Reports are only available for CloudCheckr Pro accounts and include details such as costs, credits, net bill, tags, and service type.  For instructions on enabling the Detailed Billing Report within AWS, please go here:  https://support.cloudcheckr.com/enable-aws-detailed-billing/

NOTE: Monitoring for your charges must be enabled within your AWS account for CloudCheckr to be able to report on your AWS bill.  For instruction on enabling monitoring within AWS, please go here: https://support.cloudcheckr.com/enable-aws-billing-monitoring/

 

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You can use the month selector at the top of the report to view your AWS bill from any month in the past, for as long as your project has existed within CloudCheckr.  If you are using Consolidated Billing, within the Payer Account you will see a dropdown listing all the other accounts for which this account is a payer.

The Source of billing data dropdown allows you to view the report using CloudWatch data or Detailed Billing data.

Using CloudWatch data:

CloudWatch provides the capability to monitor your AWS Bill by querying the CloudWatch API. Using this CloudWatch data has some limitations. It does not provide any information on tags, credits, or break out the information other than by service. As well, updates from Amazon to CloudWatch are occasionally delayed for a day or two, resulting in lumpiness in the AWS Bill. If the AWS billing system delays your CloudWatch data for two days, the costs will all appear in the second day and the costs will be misleading.

Using Detailed Billing Reports:

We recommend you enable Detailed Billing in AWS and use the Detailed Billing Report (BETA) to provide more accurate billing reports.

AWS also provides Detailed Billing Reports which write into a file on S3 the complete details of your charges, credits, and net bill. Enable the Detailed Billing by following the directions here.

The latest billing information from AWS is often not pushed to the Detailed Billing Reports for several days, particularly at the beginning or end of the month. You will not see your AWS Billing information in the CloudCheckr Billing reports until it is updated in your Detailed Billing reports from AWS.

The bottom of the report provides daily details on AWS costs.

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Expand any date you would like to see details for by clicking on the green ‘plus’ symbol (+).  This will expand that day and show the total cost, credit, and net bill for each AWS service that day, as well as the month-to-date cost, credit, and net bill through that day.

AWS Bills are monthly, starting on the 1st and resetting the last day of each month. When viewing CloudWatch data, on the 1st of the month you will be billed by AWS for all your Heavy Utilization Reserved Instances and other upfront costs. This will cause a large spike in your AWS bill on the first of the month.

For more information on AWS Pricing, see the Amazon website at http://aws.amazon.com/pricing/.

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