Billing groups enable you to set a common billing profile for multiple projects and generate a consolidated invoice.
Key benefits of billing groups#
The key benefits of using billing groups are:
Receive a single invoice for all your projects. When you have several Aiven projects that use the same payment method, you can receive a single invoice that consolidates all costs instead of receiving a separate invoice for each project.
Group costs based on your organization need. You can merge costs based on your organization or IT environment (development, test, production) by creating billing groups for related projects. Each billing group then generates a consolidated invoice.
Minimize administrative setup of billing profiles shared between projects. Move projects that use the same payment card into a billing group and designate a single billing profile to pay their costs.
Create dashboards in external Business Intelligence (BI) tools to track spending. Use the Invoice API to get the line item costs in the invoice to export the cost information for Aiven projects to external BI tools.
By default, each project belongs to a billing group, and can only belong to a single billing group at a time. A billing group always generates a single invoice. Aiven credits are available in the billing group.