Document history - Amazon Cost Management
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Document history

The following table describes the documentation for this release of the Amazon Cost Management console.

ChangeDescriptionDate

New templates and tutorials in Amazon Budgets

Added a new feature to create a budget using a template with recommended configurations as well as walk-through tutorials to learn about creating different kinds of budgets.

September 27, 2022

New Amazon Cost Anomaly Detection history values

Added information about new values in the Amazon Cost Anomaly Detection history tab into the Amazon Cost Management guide to align with the console.

August 16, 2022

New split-view panel in Amazon Budgets

Added a new feature to enhance the console experience by adding a split-view panel that allows you to view budget details without leaving the Budgets Overview page.

June 15, 2022

New Amazon Cost Management guide

Split the Billing and Cost Management user guide and aligned the feature details into the Billing guide and Amazon Cost Management guide to align with the console.

October 20, 2021

New Amazon Cost Anomaly Detection

Added a new Amazon Cost Anomaly Detection feature that uses machine learning to continuously monitor your cost and usage to detect unusual spends.

December 16, 2020

New Purchase Order Management

Added a new purchase order feature to configure how your purchases are reflected on your invoices.

October 15, 2020

New Budget Actions

Added a new Amazon Budgets actions feature to run an action on your behalf when a budget exceeds a certain cost or usage threshold.

October 15, 2020

New China bank redirect payment method

Added a new payment method that allows China CNY customers using Amazon to pay their overdue payments using China Bank Redirect.

February 20, 2020

New security chapter

Added a new security chapter that provides information about various security controls. Former "Controlling Access" chapter contents have been migrated here.

February 6, 2020

New reporting method using Amazon Budgets

Added a new reporting functionality using Amazon Budgets reports.

June 27, 2019

Added normalized units to Amazon Cost Explorer

Amazon Cost Explorer reports now include normalized units.

February 5, 2019

New payment behavior

AISPL customers can now enable the auto-charge ability for their payments.

December 20, 2018

Updated the Amazon Cost Explorer UI

Updated the Amazon Cost Explorer UI.

November 15, 2018

Added budget history

Added the ability to see the history of a budget.

November 13, 2018

Expanded budget services

Expanded RI budgets to Amazon OpenSearch Service.

November 8, 2018

Added a new payment method

Added the SEPA Direct Debit payment method.

October 25, 2018

Redesigned budget experience

Updated the budget UI and workflow.

October 23, 2018

New Reserved Instance recommendation columns

Added new columns to the Amazon Cost Explorer RI recommendations.

October 18, 2018

Added a new Reserved Instance report

Expanded RI reports to Amazon OpenSearch Service.

October 10, 2018

Amazon Cost Explorer walkthrough

Amazon Cost Explorer now provides a walkthrough for the most common functionality.

September 24, 2018

Added a new payment method

Added the ACH Direct Debit payment method.

July 24, 2018

Added RI purchase recommendations for additional services

Added RI purchase recommendations for additional services in Amazon Cost Explorer.

July 11, 2018

Added RI purchase recommendations for linked accounts

Added RI purchase recommendations for linked accounts in Amazon Cost Explorer.

June 27, 2018

Added Amazon CloudFormation for budgets

Added Budgets templates for Amazon CloudFormation.

May 22, 2018

Updated RI allocation behavior for linked accounts

Updated the RI allocation behavior size-flexible RI for linked accounts.

May 9, 2018

RI coverage alerts

Added RI coverage alerts.

May 8, 2018

Unblend linked account bills

Linked account bills no longer show the blended rate for the organization.

May 7, 2018

Added Amazon RDS recommendations to Amazon Cost Explorer

Added Amazon RDS Recommendations to Amazon Cost Explorer.

April 19, 2018

Added a new Amazon Cost Explorer dimension and Amazon Cost and Usage Reports line item

Added a new Amazon Cost Explorer dimension and Amazon Cost and Usage Reports line item.

March 27, 2018

Added purchase recommendations to the Amazon Cost Explorer API

Added access to the Amazon EC2 Reserved Instance (RI) purchase recommendations via the Amazon Cost Explorer API.

March 20, 2018

Added RI coverage for Amazon RDS, Amazon Redshift, and ElastiCache

Reserved Instance (RI) coverage for Amazon RDS, Amazon Redshift, and ElastiCache .

March 13, 2018

Added RI coverage to the Amazon Cost Explorer API

Added GetReservationCoverage to the Amazon Cost Explorer API.

February 22, 2018

RI recommendations

Added RI recommendations based on previous usage.

November 20, 2017

Amazon Cost Explorer API

Enabled programmatic access to Amazon Cost Explorer via API.

November 20, 2017

RI utilization alerts for additional services

Added notifications for additional services.

November 10, 2017

Added RI reports

Expanded RI reports to Amazon RDS, Redshift, and ElastiCache.

November 10, 2017

Discount sharing preferences

Updated preferences so that Amazon credits and RI discount sharing can be turned off.

November 6, 2017

RI utilization alerts

Added notifications for when RI utilization drops below a preset percentage-based threshold.

August 21, 2017

Updated Amazon Cost Explorer UI

Released a new Amazon Cost Explorer UI.

August 16, 2017

Amazon Web Services Marketplace data integration

Added Amazon Web Services Marketplace so that customers can see their data reflected in all billing artifacts, including the Bills page, Amazon Cost Explorer, and more.

August 10, 2017

Linked account access and usage type groups in budgets

Added support for creating cost and usage budgets based on specific usage types and usage type groups, and extended budget creation capabilities to all account types.

June 19, 2017

Added Amazon Cost Explorer advanced options

You can now filter Amazon Cost Explorer reports by additional advanced options, such as refunds, credits, RI upfront fees, RI recurring charges, and support charges.

March 22, 2017

Added a Amazon Cost Explorer report

You can now track your Reserved Instance (RI) coverage in Amazon Cost Explorer.

March 20, 2017

Added Amazon Cost Explorer filters

You can now filter Amazon Cost Explorer reports by tenancy, platform, and the Amazon EC2 Spot and Scheduled Reserved Instance purchase options.

March 20, 2017

Amazon Cost Explorer and budgets for AISPL

AISPL users can now use Amazon Cost Explorer and budgets.

March 6, 2017

Added grouping for Amazon Cost Explorer usage types

Amazon Cost Explorer supports grouping for both cost and usage data, enabling customers to identify their cost drivers by cross-referencing their cost and usage charts.

February 24, 2017

Added a Amazon Cost Explorer report

You can now track your monthly Amazon EC2 Reserved Instance (RI) utilization in Amazon Cost Explorer.

December 16, 2016

Added a Amazon Cost Explorer report

You can now track your daily Amazon EC2 Reserved Instance (RI) utilization in Amazon Cost Explorer.

December 15, 2016

Added Amazon Cost Explorer advanced options

You can now exclude tagged resources from your Amazon Cost Explorer reports.

November 18, 2016

Expanded budget functionality

You can now use budgets to track usage data.

October 20, 2016

Expanded Amazon Cost Explorer functionality

You can now use Amazon Cost Explorer to visualize your costs by usage type groups.

September 15, 2016

Amazon Cost Explorer report manager

You can now save Amazon Cost Explorer queries.

November 12, 2015

Budgets and forecasting

You can now manage your Amazon usage and costs using budgets and cost forecasts.

June 29, 2015

Amazon Internet Services Pvt. Ltd

You can now manage your account settings and payment methods for an Amazon Internet Services Pvt. Ltd (AISPL) account.

June 1, 2015

Expanded Amazon Cost Explorer functionality

You can now use Amazon Cost Explorer to visualize your costs by Availability Zone, API operation, purchase option, or multiple cost allocation tags.

February 19, 2015

Preferred payment currencies

You can now change the currency associated with your credit card.

February 16, 2015

Expanded Amazon Cost Explorer functionality

You can now use Amazon Cost Explorer to visualize your costs by Amazon EC2 instance type or region.

January 5, 2015

IAM user permissions

You can now enable Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) users and federated users to access and manage your account settings, view your bills, and perform cost management. For example, you can grant people in your finance department full access to the financial setup and control of your Amazon account, without having to give them access to your production Amazon environment.

July 7, 2014

Amazon Cost Explorer launched

Amazon Cost Explorer provides a visualization of your Amazon costs that enables you to analyze your costs in multiple ways.

April 8, 2014

Version 2.0 published for the Billing guide

The Amazon Billing User Guide has been reorganized and rewritten to use the new Billing and Cost Management console.

October 25, 2013