OS33 Unified Consumption Report Gives View of Cloud Costs
Hosted IT automation platform provider OS33 is enhancing its offering with a new tool called the Unified Consumption Report, designed to give MSPs and their customers a more detailed view of the cloud services they are consuming and what they are paying for them.
This reporting and billing tool allows companies to assess how they use multiple cloud resources and services through a single Webtop window.
“Organizations can see the utilization on a granular level,” OS33 President Jacob Kazakevich told me. “What’s the pattern of user usage? How can I eliminate redundant usage and have more efficiency in terms of the consumption of the cloud? I see companies cutting down on bills and spending and reducing waste.”
The unified consumption report tool provides a view of a customer’s cloud utilization across all services, including consumption of software licenses, application management services, servers and storage infrastructure and multi-tenant cloud services resources, by company, cost center or user on a daily basis, according to OS33. The tool takes reporting a step further by integrating the information about technology from many different vendors into a single view.
According to OS33, the new cloud consumption reporting and billing tool provides a unified view into the following:
- Third-party software licensing (Microsoft, Citrix)
- Other Cloud Providers (Amazon, Google Apps)
- Application Management Services (Server monitoring, Backup, Security)
- Cloud Infrastructure (Servers, Storage)
- Multi-tenant Cloud Services (Exchange, SharePoint, BlackBerry)
But it’s not just the service provider who benefits from the reporting tool. Customers are likely to appreciate it as well. For any service provider who has been barraged with questions about charges from customers, this report could provide the answers.
OS33’s report is currently directly integrated with Connectwise and Service Now and the company is considering integrations with TigerPaw and Autotask, Kazakevich said.
“What we enable service providers to do, depending on their PSA systems, is provide them with a unique subset of data to import into their billing system,” he said.
MSPmentor took a deeper look under the hood at OS33 last year. What’s next for the company? Watch this space. We expect there just might be more news to come in the weeks ahead.