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Remove Azure Plan Billing Complexities With Cloudmore

by Mark Adams, on 03-Jun-2021 13:17:12

From the 21st of July 2021, all new Azure services sold by Microsoft CSP’s must adopt the new Azure Plan pricing model.

In 2019 Microsoft introduced Azure Plan, a new pricing and charging model for CSP Partners for Azure subscriptions, Reserved Instances, Microsoft Subscription, and Marketplace services. An Azure plan gives you access to Azure services at standard pay-as-you-go rates.

These changes can present a billing challenge for Microsoft CSP partners who do not use a CSP automation solution.  

Cloudmore offers Price Management to complement the Azure Plan billing report. Cloudmore's price management removes all the hassle of managing end-customer pricing despite charging models' complexity, from Microsoft. 

At the heart of this Price, Management is the concept of a price adjustment. Using this concept, it becomes a predictable and straightforward way to adjust, up or down, the price your customer will pay.  

Price Management is performed by the Broker on the price management Page: 

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Using this functionality, you can set specific persistent price adjustments from the Microsoft published price, MRSP, for Azure Plan. 

To further extend the functionality, price adjustments can be made to an organization (end-customer) and even at a subscription level. Our intelligent systems checks for price adjustments made at the subscription level first, then organization, and then finally at the global level, and applies the price deepest down the chain.  

By gaining a deep understanding of the Microsoft API structure, Cloudmore has cracked the code of Azure Plan and other One Time Billing Items such as Reserved Instances, Microsoft Subscriptions, and Marketplace Services so that Cloudmore Azure Plan users benefit by: 

  • Significantly reducing the time to bill and, 
  • Ensure the accuracy of billing with 100% reconciliation against costs. 
  • Avoid any margin leakage through the incorrect interpretation of the Microsoft data and by applying the correct sales price rules to every customer. 

By gaining control of the billing for Azure Plan, CSP Partners using Cloudmore for billing automation can make the migration to the new Microsoft plans faster and with greater confidence that their margins are protected. 

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Topics:Microsoft CSP

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