In this chapter, we learned how to automate most of our billing and cost control information by using scheduled exports, Azure Advisor, Azure Budgets, and Azure Alerts. We explored using the pre-packaged Power BI app for cost management and learned how powerful Azure Automation can be for cost governance. Finally, we learned how to think of a customized tool that can be tailored to our company's needs. Laying out a custom cost management tool is the foundation of a cost-saving strategy, as we'll explore in the next chapter.
You now know how to read, interpret, extract, and monitor your cloud costs, and can create a governance tool. The next few chapters will dive deeper into every cost-saving option so that your full cost governance process can make the most out of all the possible saving techniques.