Billing centers provide a method to allocate costs into certain groups, or cost centers, which can then be analyzed, reported, and alerted on. Users can create any number of billing centers, each one spanning across various cloud vendors and accounts. The aggregate costs are then rolled up into the associated billing center.
What are Billing Centers?
A billing center contains a collection of cloud charges which come from public cloud bills that have been connected to RightScale. Bill charges are associated to a billing center by creating allocation rules that match a cloud account or cloud tag. Billing centers should be logically organized by cost center, department, project, etc., to separate cloud costs for costs analysis, showback, and/or chargeback.
Use billing centers to provide scheduled cost reports, implement budgets, and organize your cloud charges across all of your public cloud providers.
See the Billing Center Guide for more details on creating and using billing centers.