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Cloud Management
September 2022
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SaniyaJeswani - PeerSpot reviewer
Finance consultant at Accenture
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Easy to use and provides in-depth information in one place
Pros and Cons
  • "AWS Cost Management is good for providing in-depth information in one place."
  • "I would like to see the forecasting models improved with AWS Cost Management."

What is our primary use case?

Currently, I am a Finance Consultant. My organization uses Cost Explorer and Compute Optimizer from AWS Cost Management. 

Our primary use case for the solution includes a review of monthly bills to ensure they are compliant with the budget that has been set. 

We also look for opportunities to optimize by breaking down the costs into different services, applications, teams, and projects. 

From here, we create dashboards for the leadership team to review.

What is most valuable?

AWS Cost Management is good for providing in-depth information in one place. The reports are good, particularly the CSV file, which is the master file. It has all the information you would need to do any analysis. Most of the analysis is done using one of the other services from AWS Cost Explorer. 

The solution is easy to use and easy to access any information that someone may be interested in, such as understanding why a particular cost is high.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the forecasting models improved with AWS Cost Management. There is too much of a gap between what AWS forecasts and the actual bills we are charged. It is a machine learning system and relies on more data being collected over time. However, so far, we have not seen that.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with AWS Cost Management for four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable solution. This can depend on the cloud management tool or other third-party tools. Sometimes there is a lag of a few hours for the data to populate into the CMP tool. But the costs in Cost Explorer are in real-time.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

AWS Cost Management is scalable.

How are customer service and support?

When I used technical support, I found that they require a bit of time, particularly when it is a problem with a report or if we need an explanation of the cost that has been charged by AWS.

How would you rate customer service and support?

Positive

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I worked with CloudChekr and other native cost management tools like Azure Cost Management and Computer Optimizer, and Cost Explorer.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of AWS Cost Management is straightforward, it is not complex.

What about the implementation team?

The implementation and data integration with AWS takes time to get all the information set up in the tool. It can take up to two weeks. We had three people deploy and maintain the solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We get AWS Cost Management for free because we use AWS services.

What other advice do I have?

If you are just venturing into cost management, I believe this is the best solution to start with. I rate AWS Cost Management a nine out 10 overall.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Buyer's Guide
Cloud Management
September 2022
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