This article explains about the procedure to follow when having a new invoicing customer.
Billing groups are a Ripple-specific grouping method. With this method, costs calculation can be done in any unit without depending on the structure of each vendor's account, subscription and project etc..
So basically, it can be thought of as 1 invoice = 1 billing group. Let's see how the setting should be done.
1. Creating a billing group
Click "Accounts and Groups" > "Billing Groups" in the left side menu, and click "Add Billing Group" in the top right corner
After successfully completing the step above, a field of details that you can add to your billing group will be displayed. Please fill in the required information in the field and click "Register".
- Basic setting - customer information to be associated with the billing group etc.
- Resource setting - aggregation unit (account, tag, project, subscription etc.)
- Invoice setting - commission calculation and support etc. (items to be billed separately from the cloud usage fee for each billing group)
2. Basic Setting
Note: The calculation type can be set to either Unblended or True Unblended for each billing group, but please be reminded that this can only be changed in this setting step.
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3. Resource setting
You may now select the AWS account and tag to be aggregated.
You can also see the linked accounts = consolidated accounts under the registered payer account as the system will automatically detect and display them.
Your account will be automatically registered when you make your selection and create a billing group.
4. Invoice Setting
In this step, you can set the costs to be calculated along with the cloud usage fee.
*It will be very convenient to have an invoice template created as you would not need to set it every time
You can also filter the billing group by different cloud vendors: AWS, Azure and GCP.