Charges and Usage reports

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By default, the Charges and Usage report is broken down by the SKU, Google Entity, and Resource. When you set up your reports, you can choose these additional breakdowns:

  • By account: This adds Account Id and Insights Account Id columns to the report, which show a billing ID for the customer. You can use this ID to track metrics like churn or trial conversions. The Account Id isn't the customer's Google Cloud billing ID, but it is specific to the customer's billing account. There are two forms of obscured account ID in the report because, for historical reasons, the two reports use different algorithms to obscure the actual account ID. Use the Insights Account ID to match the disbursement to the information about the customer in the Customer insights report.

  • By location: This adds a Location column to the report, which holds the country code for the customer's location. If the customer is in the US or Canada, the column includes the country and state code.

If you need to link a payout in the Charges and Usage report to the customer name, you will need to

  1. Enable by account reporting.
  2. Configure receiving Customer insights reports
  3. Use the Insights Account Id column to find the row in the Customer insights reports with the matching external_account_id column.

Report frequency

This report is generated by the tenth business day of every month in the destination that you set up. It includes the details of usage and revenue for the previous month. Its name uses the following format: YYYYMMDD Charges and Usage

For example, a report named 20210401 means the report is for the usage that happened in April 2021.

Report fields

The report contains the following content. For any questions about the report, contact your Partner Engineer.

  • SKU: The description of the Cloud Marketplace product.

  • Google Entity: The Google corporation that received the payment from customers. The payment to you originates from this corporation.

  • Resource: The resource on which the product ran. The resource shown depends on your pricing model.

  • Usage: The quantity of the resource used by deployments of the product.

  • Units: The unit in which the Usage column is measured, such as hours, core-hours, or gibibyte-hours, depending on your pricing model.

  • Currency: The currency in which the following three columns are measured.

  • Charges: The customer's costs for using your product. Starting with April 2021's report, if you are paid in a currency other than USD, this field uses your payment currency.

  • Trial Use: The cost that was covered by product trial credits. Starting with April 2021's report, if you are paid in a currency other than USD, this field uses your payment currency.

  • Due Partner: Payment accrued for you, calculated as (Charges - Trial Use) * revenue share.

  • Payment Type: The means by which you will receive the disbursement: If it is old, you receive payments from Google US or a regional Google entity to your US-based bank account. If it is new, you receive a single payment to your local bank account.

  • Withheld: If a Google Cloud customer's billing account is placed on due to lack of payment, Google withholds disbursements until the account is back in good standing.

    This column tells you how much we would have paid you if we had collected it from the customer.

    When the billing account is back in good standing, we release the withheld funds in the next payment to you. If it never returns to good standing, we abandon the withheld funds.

  • Released: If Google had withheld funds, this column shows the total of the funds that are now released to you because the customer's billing account is back in good standing.

  • Abandoned: If Google had withheld funds, this column shows the total of the funds abandoned because we have terminated the billing account.

  • Probation Start: The first day that Google started withholding funds, in YYYY-MM-DD format. If we are releasing or abandoning funds, this may be in an earlier month. If the account is still on probation, this is the first day in the current month where we withheld funds (which may not be the very first day on which we withheld funds).

  • Probation End: The last day that Google withheld funds, in YYYY-MM-DD format. The day after this, the account either returned to good standing, or we closed it. If this is blank, then the account is still on probation.

  • Refund Start: The first day that Google refunded a customer's usage, in YYYY-MM-DD format.

  • Refund End: The last day that Google refunded a customer's usage, in YYYY-MM-DD format.

  • Refund Balance Deducted This Month: The amount of payout Google subtracted during the month related to a customer refund.

  • Refund Balance Outstanding: If the offset related to a customer's refund is greater than the month's payout, the remaining offset due to your future payout.

  • Refund Reason: The reason why a customer received the refund.