Validating invoices has nothing to do with checking whether a cloud provider has charged us the correct amounts. Cloud providers have fully automated this process, so you may rest assured that if you or your company uses a resource in their cloud, it will show up in the bill. Validating invoices is about checking whether invoiced costs correspond with the forecasted usage of your company. Are you on budget or are you overspending? Are there resources on the bill that you aren't using anymore? And if so, why didn't you delete these resources?
Some key decisions will need to be made. These decisions are the same for all clouds covered:
- Will the organization use one or multiple billing accounts? If you want a project manager to be able to validate the costs for a specific project or in a particular environment, then he or she should be granted access to view these costs. As we have seen in the previous section, we can set these privileges granularly in...