Tools for monitoring, controlling, and optimizing your costs.
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.
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.
Best practices for cost optimization
Design recommendations and best practices to help architects, developers, and administrators to optimize the cost of workloads in Google Cloud.
Google Cloud setup checklist
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Understanding your Google Cloud costs
Find out how to set up a billing account, organize resources, and manage billing access permissions.
Optimizing your Google Cloud costs
Learn ways to optimize your Google Cloud costs, including setting up budgets and alerts, managing quota limits and taking advantage of committed-use discounts.
Find how-to guides explaining billing access control, cycles and payments history, billing reports, exporting billing data, managing accounts, and more.
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 Looker 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, cost, and pricing data automatically to BigQuery so that you can use Looker 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.|