The Microsoft Azure billing and provisioning experience with interworks.cloud
See how easily your resellers or end-customers can manage the New Azure plan leveraging the unique features of the interwoks.cloud platform. Azure provisioning and billing is now a piece of cake…
Microsoft has introduced a new commerce experience in Partner Center, the Azure plan. This way Microsoﬅ partners gain access to Azure services at pay-as-you-go rates for customers under the Microsoﬅ Customer Agreement. This plan simplifies the purchase experience since it allows multiple Azure subscriptions in an Azure plan and there is no need to submit a separate order per Azure subscription.
In the interworks.cloud platform, since the introduction of the “New Azure Experience”, our customers are able to order an Azure Plan instead of a legacy Azure product. The Azure Plan is defined in our platform as a pay-per-use product with consumption-based Azure billing. Additionally, the Azure Plan billing cycle is now calculated from the beginning of a month until its end and the CSP billing date on the Azure Plan is usually within the first until the eighth day of each following month.
Offer your customers a quick and seamless ordering process for the new Azure Plan! Once your customer or reseller logs in to your Marketplace, they can add an Azure Plan in their basket, declare a Microsoft tenant and the service gets instantly provisioned.
Do your resellers or customers need to buy Azure Reservation Instances? Once the Azure Plan gets successfully provisioned, they can head straight up to your marketplace and buy their desired Reservations. The best part? They can check within your marketplace, all the available Reservations to buy, along with their costs, based on the predefined cost policy that you have created for your customers.
Billing is worry-free. For an Azure Plan, which contains Azure subscriptions, the billing cycle in the interworks.cloud platform is aligned and fixed to Microsoft’s Azure billing cycle, meaning that it is always a calendar month. Each month, we use Microsoft’s billing APIs and once an invoice billing record is available for you, our platform receives it automatically and generates the final invoice for your customers. On the sneak peek you will notice that the lines in this Azure Plan invoice are identical with the lines you see in the reconciliation file Microsoft produces for your Azure Plan entitlements.
Offer your customers peace of mind with custom notifications upon crossovers on Azure plan subscriptions and never again let them lose track of their Azure resource spending. Budget Alerts allow your resellers or direct customers to setup a threshold for the consumption of each of their Azure Plan subscriptions. They can view if the current cost of their subscription is reaching close to the cost budget they defined and receive notifications for their predefined alerts.
The interworks.cloud Cost Management tool provides in-depth, visual and historical information on Azure Plan and Azure Subscription level. Bar charts, line charts, pie charts and more provide your resellers or end-customers with mission critical data for their Azure plan and all pay-per-use subscriptions, saving them time from manual checks and calculation of the consumption.
Increase your customers’ stickiness to your business, help them optimize their day-to-day activities and finally reduce the risk of unwanted overcharged bills.