Azure Billing FAQ

How can usage in Azure Cost Management be compared to usage in the Partner Portal?

Microsoft sends Azure charges to CSPs within a 72-hour timeframe. Therefore, in the Cost Analysis screen of Azure Cost Management, it is required to select a date range that ends four days before the current date. Subsequently, in the Partner Portal, go to Reports > Azure Usage, select the same date range, and under Date, select Usage Date. The same charges will be displayed in ACM and Partner Portal. For detailed information by meter type in the Partner Portal, export the information to a .csv file.

Why is there no usage shown in Azure Cost Management?

Following a transition from the legacy Azure offer to the Azure Plan, there is typically a delay of 5 business days before usage will appear in Azure Cost Management.

What type of pricing is shown in Azure Cost Management?

Microsoft shows retail pricing in Azure Cost Management.

What are the main billing changes related to the Azure Plan offer?

With the Azure Plan offer, Microsoft introduced the concept of Partner Earned Credit (PEC). Detailed information about the PEC is available on this Microsoft page. In the Partner Portal, it's possible to see PEC information in the Azure usage details exported as a .csv file, from the Invoice page, as well as from the Reports page.

For customers outside of the U.S., pricing of the resources under Azure Plan is now based on a monthly exchange rate as applied by Microsoft. The exchange rate applied to the resources can also be seen in the Azure usage details exported as a .csv file, from the Invoice and Reports pages.

Is it possible to see Azure Marketplace charges in Azure Cost Management?

Yes. In Azure Cost Management > Cost Analysis, click Add Filter. Select Publisher Type > Marketplace. With this filter, only charges related to Markeplace resources will be displayed on the report.