Cost Management

Tools for monitoring, controlling, and optimizing your costs.

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    Gain visibility into your current cost trends and forecasts

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    Drive clear accountability for costs across your organization

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    Control your costs with strong financial governance policies and permissions

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    Optimize your cloud costs and usage with intelligent recommendations

Benefits

Organize resources and understand your costs

Drive accountability for costs across your organization, and better understand your return on cloud investments with flexible options for organizing resources and allocating costs to departments and teams.

Take control of your costs

Control your costs and reduce the risk of overspending with strong financial governance policies and permissions that make it easy to control who can do the spending and view costs across your organization.

Optimize spending and savings

Stay smart about your spending with intelligent recommendations tailored to your business that help optimize usage, save time on management, and minimize costs.

Key features

A path to more predictable cloud costs

Resource hierarchy and access controls

Structure and organize your resource hierarchy for fine-grained management and cost allocation using organizations, folders, projects, and labels. Enforce organizational policies with granular permissions at different levels in the resource hierarchy to control who can spend and who has administrative and cost-viewing permissions.

Reports, dashboards, budgets, and alerts

Get at-a-glance views of your current cost trends and forecasts with intuitive reports in the Cloud Console and set budgets to closely monitor your costs and alert stakeholders through email or Pub/Sub when exceeding defined budget thresholds. Create custom dashboards for your teams with Google Data Studio.

Recommendations

View intelligent recommendations for optimizing your costs and usage. Easily apply these changes for immediate cost savings and greater efficiency.

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Customers

Businesses are doing more with less using Cost Management tools

What's new

Documentation

Google Cloud Basics
Help topics for billing and payments

Learn how to contact Cloud Billing Support if you need help with your Cloud Billing account and where to get information about managing your account.

Tutorial
Cost optimization for developers and operators

If you're a developer or operator and want to learn more about designing a cost-optimized foundation on Google Cloud, start here.

Best Practice
Google Cloud setup checklist

This checklist helps you set up Google Cloud for scalable, production-ready enterprise workloads.

Google Cloud Basics
Solving for operational efficiency

Learn to solve your toughest technology challenges, reduce IT spend, and prepare for whatever comes next.

Quickstart
Understanding your Google Cloud costs

Find out how to set up a billing account, organize resources, and manage billing access permissions.

Quickstart
Optimizing your GCP costs

Learn ways to control and optimize your GCP costs, including setting up budgets and alerts, managing quota limits, and taking advantage of committed-use discounts.

Tutorial
How-to guide

Find how-to guides explaining billing access control, cycles and payments history, billing reports, exporting billing data, managing accounts, and more.

All features

Cost Management features

Reports and dashboards Get at-a-glance views of your current cost trends and forecasts with intuitive reports in the Cloud Console. Create custom dashboards for your teams with Data Studio.
Resource hierarchy Structure and organize your resource hierarchy for fine-grained management and cost allocation using organizations, folders, projects, and labels.
Billing access control Enforce organizational policies with granular permissions at different levels in the resource hierarchy to control who can spend and who has administrative and cost-viewing permissions.
Budgets and alerts Set budgets to closely monitor your costs and alert stakeholders through email or Pub/Sub when exceeding defined budget thresholds.
Automated budget actions Configure automated actions using programmatic budget notifications to throttle resources and cap costs to prevent unexpected activity from affecting your budgeted cloud spend.
Billing export Export detailed usage and cost data automatically to CSV or JSON files stored in Cloud Storage or export directly to BigQuery so that you can use Data Studio or your preferred analytics tool for further cost analysis.
Recommendations View intelligent recommendations for optimizing your costs and usage. Easily apply these changes for immediate cost savings and greater efficiency.
Billing APIs Programmatically access and manage your billing accounts with Billing APIs.
Quotas Set quota limits to proactively control your spend rate and prevent unforeseen spikes in usage.

Pricing

Cost Management pricing

Cost Management tools and 24/7 billing support are offered at no additional charge for Google Cloud customers. You will be charged only for use of Google Cloud services, such as BigQuery, Pub/Sub, Cloud Functions, and Cloud Storage. For information on the pricing of Google Cloud services, see the Google Cloud Pricing Calculator.